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
 

No out-of-district/state fees are charged for non-credit courses.

Disability Accommodations
 

Rock Valley College is committed to providing an accessible and supportive learning environment for all students. Any student requiring an academic accommodation due to a disability, should contact the Disability Support Services (DSS) office; 3 weeks advance notice is preferred. The DSS office is located on the ground floor of the Student Center, and can be reached at (815) 921-2371. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

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.

Withdrawal
 

If you wish to withdraw from a class, you must do so ONE business day before the first session.

Refund Policy
 

A refund will be granted according to:

  1.  Students who drop a CCE course 24 hours or more before the start of class: 100% refund.*
     
  2. Students enrolled in class cancelled by RVC: 100% refund.*
     
  3. Students enrolled in a class Suspended/Postponed by RVC: Refunds will be handled on a class-by- class basis contingent uponthe situation.
     
  4. Students who drop a CCE course after class has started: No Refund.
     

*Refunds exclude non-RVC fees, such as credit card and echeck fees.
*Exclusions apply – see individual courses for details.

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.