Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
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At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
Priority registration was implemented to allow current students who have accumulated a specified number of credit hours to register before students who have more courses yet to complete. Please see the following chart detailing the breakdown for the earliest date you may register. NOTE: Priority registration will be used for fall and spring semesters only (not in place for summer or interims).
|Initial Registration Date
||48/+ credit hours earned*
||24/+ credit hours earned*
||12/+ credit hours earned*
||1/+ credit hours earned*
||0 credit hours earned or currently enrolled in the current semester with zero hours earned*
||Open Registration for all students*
*Students enrolled in the last two academic years will be eligible for priority registration placement. Students enrolled prior, but not currently, will register during the open registration period.
1. How do I know what is my registration day?
Log into your RVC GMail account to view the priority registration email that is sent approximately 5 weeks prior to registration.
2. How is my total hours earned computed?
Based on the number of RVC credits earned (includes courses under and above 100 level) as well as any additional coursework from other colleges you have had reviewed to apply to your RVC degree/certificate. Evaluations must be completed no less than 5 weeks prior to your assigned priority date to be used in the computation of completed hours.
3. What prevents students from registering on the wrong day?
Computer program assigns students to specific dates.
4. If I register on my priority date, when can I make schedule changes?
You can register as early as your assigned date. After that date you may make schedule changes until registration for the semester ends. Refer to the registration calendar for the last day to register for a given semester.
5. What are my registration options?
You can register Monday through Friday via the following methods in person, or online. In person registration hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays - Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.
6. Why is there priority registration?
Priority Registration was implemented in response to significant number of student complaints received from previous registration periods due to high volume and length of time necessary to register on the first day. In addition priority registration is meant to give priority to the students who are close to graduation so that they may enroll in the required courses needed to graduate.