Rockford, Illinois

Right Place to Start

About Us

The Right Place to Start (RPS) program* provides comprehensive academic and personal support to RVC students who either graduated from a Rockford Public School 205 high school or currently reside in the RPS-205 district. Acceptance into the program is based on a student profile review and department coordinator approval.

We help ensure your success by offering Student Success Workshops, and Life Coaches and Peer Accountability Trainers (PAT), who give you one-on-one attention.

Customized classes like our Summer Bridge, a FREE jump-start to your college experience, also give you extra support.

Once you’ve achieved your personal goals at RVC, we even offer FREE college tours of transfer schools in the area—to help keep you on the road to success!

*The Right Place to Start (RPS) program at Rock Valley College is a grant-funded program through the office of Representative Chuck Jefferson and coordinated by the Intercultural Student Services (ISS) office.

For more information on this exciting academic opportunity please contact Intercultural Student Services at (815) 921-4116.