Rock Valley College

Register Early: Register early so you won’t be disappointed. Often classes reach the maximum enrollment early. Also, classes depend on minimum enrollments. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled one week prior to start date. Don’t take a chance. Your class may be cancelled.

Age Appropriate Guidline: Community Education classes are designed for students of all ages. Age guidelines are stated with each class. Classes designated as ADULT are intended for students 18 years and older. With INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION, high school students may attend adult classes. Students 16-17 years old may be admitted to Continuing Education credit courses upon request from the chief executive officers (or designees) of the high school districts in which the student resides. Call (815) 921-3900 for information.


Out-of-District/Out-of-State Students: In addition to the regular tuition and service fee, students residing outside District 511 will be charged out-of-district/state fees for credit courses. These additional fees will be waived if a student living outside the district/state is employed full-time within the district and able to present a letter from the employer testifying to that fact. Property owners paying taxes to District 511 are also eligible for in-district rates. No out-of-district/state fees are charged for non-credit courses.
 

Special Needs: The College is committed to providing an accessible and supportive learning environment for all Whiz Kids and Eagle Academic Camp students. To help us meet this goal, at least three weeks in advance of the beginning of a Whiz Kids class or Eagle Academic Camp, call the College
Community & Continuing Education office at (815) 921-3900. Notification of any disabilities or conditions requiring special accommodations or attention will allow the College to determine reasonable accommodations which can be made. For adult students, call the RVC Disability Support Services
Office at (815) 921-2371. Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm.


Full And Cancelled Classes: RVC reserves the right to limit enrollments or cancel any class. Every effort will be made to notify registrants when a class is cancelled. Students may choose alternate courses or receive full refunds. All paid fees are non-refundable. There are NO REFUNDS after a class begins. Exceptions noted in individual course descriptions.


Withdrawal: If you wish to withdraw from a class, you must do so ONE business day before the first session to receive a full refund. All paid fees are non-refundable. Exceptions noted in individual course descriptions.

Textbooks: Textbooks should be purchased before the first class. Textbooks, where required, are an additional expense. For specific textbook information, call the Rock Valley College Bookstore at (815) 921-1680.


Grading Policy: A grade of pass (P) indicating completion or (I) indicating incomplete will be issued for most courses. Courses and grades will be listed on an RVC transcript. Notification of Students' Rights: The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended identifies the rights of students and their families with respect to student educational records kept by the institutions. The act provides students with four significant rights: (1) inspect and review their record, (2) restrict the disclosure of their record, (3) seek to amend their record and (4) file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. Students have the right to expect that information in their educational
records will be kept confidential, and will be disclosed only with their permission or under provision of the law. For specific details regarding these rights, refer to RockValleyCollege.edu/FERPA.


College Closure: To access real-time information regarding weather-related closings or campus emergencies, you may call (815) 921-6397 or visit the RVC website home page at  RockValleyCollege.edu.


Campus Security Report: This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible
from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. the complete report is available at RockValleyCollege.edu/PublicSafety. You may also request a paper copy of this report by contacting the Public Safety Department, (815) 921-4357, in the Support Services Building.


Notice of Directory Information: Rock Valley College has identified the following information as “Directory Information” that may be disclosed by Rock Valley College for any purpose at its discretion: student’s name, date and place of birth, height and weight of athletic participants, and degrees received. Currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure by submitting a written request to the Registrar, second floor, Student Center, prior to the tenth day of classes. Rock Valley College assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request the withholding of “Directory Information” indicates approval of disclosure.

Failure to read this announcement does not excuse students from the rules and procedures described herein. Personal factors, illness, or contradictory advice from any source are not acceptable grounds for seeking exemptions from these rules and procedures.