Rock Valley College

Graduation Requirements

Student at graduation after receiving his diplomaIf you plan to receive a degree or certificate from RVC you are required to meet all of the following requirements in order to have the degree or certificate granted:

  1. Meet all program requirements for the degree or certificate being pursued.
  2. Receive a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 for all college-level coursework.
  3. Complete a minimum of twenty (20) credit hours at Rock Valley College if applying for a degree.
  4. Apply for graduation (completion) at the Records and Registration office on the top floor of the Student Center. Your application for graduation (completion) must be signed by an academic advisor.  Please make an appointment with your advisor or visit the Academic Advising Open Lab on the top floor of the Student Center to obtain the signature.   

While it is required to meet with an advisor or program director prior to filing for graduation (completion), if you are unable to file in person please download the application and return it to:

Rock Valley College
Records & Registration Office
3301 N. Mulford Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114
Phone: (815) 921-4250
Fax: (815) 921-4269

Your application must be filed during the semester in which you plan to complete program requirements by the following deadlines:
Spring completion: Apply by March 1
Summer completion: Apply by June 1

Fall completion: Apply by October 1

Graduation Academic Honors

Graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 to 3.74 will graduate with honors. Those with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 3.99 will graduate with high honors. Those with a cumulative GPA of 4.00 will graduate with highest honors.