Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Advanced Placement Exam (AP)

Through College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, students have the opportunity to earn credit or advanced standing at most of the nation's colleges and universities - including Rock Valley College. With 37 courses and exams across 22 subject areas, AP offers students the opportunity to:

  • Broaden their Intellectual Horizons - by studying subjects in greater depth
  • Gain the Edge in College Preparation - by completing college-level coursework
  • Stand out in the College Admissions Process - and increase their eligibility for scholar awards
  • Save tuition dollars - by taking and passing AP examinations


High School Students: Talk to your guidance counselor, to see if AP courses are right for you. If your high school doesn't offer AP, or if you are a home-schooled student, you can still participate and take AP exams, as long as you have covered the same course material. Each year hundreds of students participate in AP through independent study and some states even sponsor online AP courses.

To find out more about Advanced Placement (AP), visit the official AP web site: www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html

Read the Rock Valley College AP Policy.

Contact the RVC Testing Center: Student Center, lower level, (815) 921-2380