Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
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 13 national championships and we have had more than 140 All-Americans.
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.
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!
An online GED test preparation course
The Illinois Community College Board in partnership with The Department of Employment Security is proud to present i-Pathways GED. This partnership allows Illinois Adult Education and Family Literacy programs to expand their services to current and potential students through GED Online Instruction.
Welcome to Rock Valley College Adult Education GED Online instruction
Our GED online classes are offered at no cost to residents who are at least 17 years of age and are legally withdrawn from high school. Placement into GED Online classes requires a 9th grade or higher reading level which will be determined through testing at a registration session. Online classes are designed for students who are competent using a computer to access the Internet and communicate using e-mail. Online classes are reading intensive and are not for everyone. Please inquire about our traditional GED classes by calling (815) 921-2000.
Are online courses right for you? They are, if you have the right equipment, basic computer skills and the discipline to learn by working almost exclusively on a computer.
Find out more by visiting ipathways.org.
To begin the pre-registration process for our online classes or to determine if this class is right for you, complete the following steps:
1. Complete the Study Skills Survey in the OASIS program and count the number of green responses on your Study Skills Report. Visit OASIS to access the Study Skills Program. (OASIS page will open in a new window, so you can easily return to this page.)
2. Return to this page and enter your number of green responses along with your full name, email address and phone number on the Contact Form (click button below)
3. Use the submit button to send the form to the Rock Valley College GED-i Online contact person.
4. The GED-i online contact person will send you an email with information about completing the online pre-registration and attending a required registration/orientation session. Allow 2-5 days to receive this email.
Complete these steps as soon as possible since students are enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (815) 921-2001 if you require assistance.