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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
Rock Valley College has once again been recognized on the coveted Military Friendly Schools list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans, and spouses as students; and ensure their success on campus. This is the third year in a row that Rock Valley College has made this distinguished list.
***New Veteran Services and Student Employment Specialist Hours***
Beginning October 28, 2013; Sue Swenson, the financial aid office VA and student employment specialist, will be implementing office hours. These will be as follows:
Open Office Hours- 10am- 12pm and 2pm-5pm
***If other hours are needed, student will need to make an appointment.
For a list of Federal and state veterans benefits, please go to the links below.
Scholarships & Specialized Grants D=3A
1775 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015-5209
Veterans are able to register for ebenefits.
This online resource can help veterans; verify their eligibility and benefits, download their DD-214, see their benefits status, and view payment history of received VA benefits.
Go to ebenefits.va.gov to register.
The post-9/11 GI Bill allows service members (officer or enlisted, active duty or selected reserve), on or after August 1, 2009 to transfer unused education benefits to immediate family members (spouse and children). The service member must have at least six years of service, and commit to an additional four years of service in order to transfer benefits to a spouse or child. Because of the potential impact of this benefit on military recruiting and retention, transferability policy is determined by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the military services.
For more information visit GIBill.va.gov.
Office of Veterans Services Specialist: Sue Swenson
Location: Second floor of the Student Center at Rock Valley College, Room 2334