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Summer Courses

Who says summer school is a bad thing? Whether you are a current RVC student or a student from another college or university, we encourage you to consider taking summer courses to help lighten your load for the fall semester. 

When does summer registration open?

Registration for summer 2016 opens March 27 (summer grad priority registration dates will be March 23-24).

How do I register?

Please refer to the section below that best describes your situation or contact Admissions at (815) 921-4250 or

Which situation below best describes you?

I am a student at another college or university looking to take summer courses at RVC

We welcome students attending other colleges and universities to take courses at Rock Valley during the summer semester.

Students who have never attended RVC before should follow these steps:

1. Fill out an Enrollment Form online or in person at the Information Center located on the first floor of the Student Center.

2. Meet placement requirements by completing one of the three options below:

  • Submitting college transcripts * OR
  • Taking the placement test OR
  • Submitting ACT/SAT scores *(ACT/SAT scores cannot be more than three years old)

* ACT/SAT scores or college transcripts can be submitted to the Records and Registration office. 

Mail or fax to:

Rock Valley College
Attn: Records & Registration
3301 North Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61114

(815) 921-4269 (fax)

3. Verify course transferability with your currently enrolled institution.

If the course in which you are wanting to enroll has a prerequisite that needs to be met contact the Records & Registration office at (815) 921-4250 or

4. Complete a Getting Started Session (GSS)

5. Meet, if needed, with an academic advisor regarding Rock Valley College courses.

6. Search for summer course offerings (you can begin browsing summer courses that will be available starting February 15).

7. Register and pay for your classes.

I am a student at another college or university but recently took courses and attended RVC

If you have attended RVC in the last two years and you know your  student id and password, you can register via Online Services any time after open registration for summer begins. If you do not know your password, please visit our password management page to reset your password or call (815) 921-4250.

I am a current RVC student who wishes to take summer courses

Great! You can register via Online Services any time after open registration for summer begins.