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Getting Started Steps

If you haven't applied to Rock Valley College yet, you can get signed up for classes in just five easy steps.

Enrollment Form

1. Enrollment Form

The first step for every new student is to fill out our free, online enrollment information form. 

Financial Aid

2. Financial Aid

Did you know half of RVC's students receive some sort of financial assistance (grants, scholarships, loans, or student employment)? Find out what's available to you.

3. Placement

All new students must meet placement requirements in reading, English and math. You can do that by taking our placement test or by submitting ACT or SAT scores or prior college transcripts if you have them.

4. Advising

You'll meet with a helpful academic advisor to help make sure you are taking the right classes to meet your academic goals. 


5. Register

It's time to go online and sign up for your classes. Use our handy web-based course schedule to look for classes that interest you.

Getting Started Events

Starting May 5, we will be hosting Getting Started events every Thursday on our main campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. At a Getting Started event we will have extra staff on hand specifically to help you complete the Getting Started steps listed above. Our staff can guide you through each step so you can complete the process the same day and register for classes!

See the box on this page for upcoming Getting Started event dates.

Want to visit with a recruiter?

Ready to discuss your future at RVC with a recruiter? Recruiters are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet with prospective students and their families. Call (815) 921-4250 to set up your appointment.