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.
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 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
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?
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!
All new students attending Rock Valley College must complete an Enrollment Information Form, regardless of the program of study or courses they intend to complete.
The best way to enroll is to complete and SUBMIT AN ONLINE ENROLLMENT INFORMATION FORM. You may also print the Enrollment Information Form, complete it, and mail or deliver it to the Admissions office at 3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114-5699. The form is a PDF file and can be opened using Acrobat Reader. If you don't have Reader, download it free from Adobe.
Enrollment Information Forms are also located in the Admissions office in the Student Center on the main campus and local high schools and libraries. If you would like one sent to you, complete our information request form.
Rock Valley College has an open door admission policy, which means educational opportunities are available to anyone who wants to further his/her education and/or skills. Admission to degree and certificate programs requires students to have completed a high school diploma or GED certificate. Admission to Community or Continuing Education courses does not have such requirements.
A non-graduate 16 or 17 years of age who has severed his or her connection with the high school system, as certified in writing by the chief executive officer (or designee) of the high school district in which the student had legal residence, or a non -graduate 18 years of age or older, may be admitted if he or she demonstrates the capacity to benefit from programs and courses offered by the College.
High school students, age 16 and older, may be admitted to selected courses upon the written approval of their high school principal (or designee) and their parent or guardian. Students under age 16 must receive written approval of these individuals as well as interview with the High School Connections office. For more information call the High School Connections office at (815) 921-4080.