Rock Valley College

Community Education, Whiz Kids, & Continuing Education Policies

Register Early

Register early so you won’t be disappointed. Often classes reach the maximum enrollment early. Don't take a chance on cancellations; classes with insufficient enrollment may be canceled.

Age Appropriate Guideline

Community Education classes are designed for students of all ages. Whiz Kids classes are designed for birth-young adults. 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. 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, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Refunds & Cancellations

Full and Canceled Classes

RVC reserves the right to limit enrollments or cancel any class. We make every effort to notify you when a class is canceled. Help us contact you! After enrolling, email with your name, phone number, class title, and email (we need this information to contact you).


If you wish to withdraw from a class, you must do so 7 business days before the first session.

Refund Policy

Our instructors look forward to seeing you in their classrooms! They need a little time to purchase the supplies & materials that you will need to participate.  Of course, we understand that sometimes your schedule changes, so we've updated our Refund Policy:
  1. Withdrawal/Drop by student 7 days or more before the start of class: receive a 100% refund.*
  2. Canceled by RVC: receive a 100% refund.*
  3. Suspended/Postponed by RVC: Refunds will be handled on a class-by- class basis contingent upon the situation.
  4. Withdrawal/Drop by student after class start: No Refund.

Your satisfaction and continued participation is important to us.  If you need assistance regarding a refund, e-mail

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


Purchase textbooks before the 1st class. When required for class they are an additional expense. For more information & pricing, contact 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

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.

Course Content

Rock Valley College makes no endorsement, express or implied, of any content contained in instructional or other materials associated with the College’s Community and Continuing Education course offerings. The content contained in instructional and other course materials shared by CCE instructors and/or business partners does not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of Rock Valley College or its Board of Trustees. Finance workshops are intended to provide general financial information. For individual plans, consult your financial advisor.

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 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.