Transfer After RVC

What's next?

Are you interested in furthering your education after RVC? Maybe you have plans to transfer to a four-year institution and obtain your bachelor's degree.

To help you get started, here are three tips:

  1. Learn how your credits transfer. This will help ensure you're taking the right classes to carry forward with you.
  2. Check out our helpful Transfer Checklist to help you make steady progress in transferring after RVC.
  3. Review existing Transfer Guides to give you an idea of the courses you need to complete before transferring out.


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How Your Credits Transfer

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide agreement that allows transfer of a 37-41 credit General Education Core between participating Illinois institutions. Completion of this core at Rock Valley College assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for an associate or bachelor's degree have been satisfied.

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Credit Transfer Tool

You can also use MyCreditsTransfer (powered by Transferology) to find out how courses transfer between institutions, how courses satisfy degree requirements, and the different majors institutions offer.

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Transfer Checklist

Depending on where you are in your journey at Rock Valley College, it's never too early to start planning for what's next. Our team has developed two checklists to guide your transfer experience, depending on the number of credits you have earned so far.

Transfer Guides

The purpose of the transfer guides is to give you an idea of the courses you will need to complete at RVC before you transfer to a four-year institution. At this time, we have Transfer Guides from a few schools with the most popular majors that our students typically pursue. Please keep in mind that these are only tools and that it is your responsibility to contact the four-year school of your choice for further information.

  • Northern Illinois University – Biology
  • Northern Illinois University – Business
  • Northern Illinois University – Elementary Education
  • Northern Illinois University – Mechanical Engineering
  • Northern Illinois University – Nursing