Rock Valley College

RVC and Rockford University Partner on "Rockford Ready"

Posted: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Media Contact: RVC Public Relations, 815-921-4510

Rock Valley College and Rockford University announced a new partnership on October 22 designed to provide a seamless path for adult students to complete a business management bachelor’s degree at Rockford University through its Puri School of Business. The Rockford Ready program enables anyone who has completed an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) to easily transfer their degree credentials for full-credit and earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Management Studies in as little as 24-months through a combination of online and hybrid courses.

Rockford University and RVC have long-standing transfer articulation agreements for students who begin their college studies at RVC to earn Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees that are designed to prepare students for transfer into a four-year college. Rockford Ready differs in that it is customized more specifically for working individuals who have an A.A.S. degree. A.A.S. degrees are more career-focused programs that provide specific skill sets and certifications to go directly into the workforce.

Rockford Ready is designed to be convenient (providing a seamless transition from RVC's A.A.S. to Rockford University), flexible (online and hybrid courses offered in an accelerated format to balance school with work and family), and affordable (earn a four-year degree for less than the cost of one year at an out-of-state, public four-year university).

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