Academic Advising

Academic and Transfer Advisors educate and provide quality services and opportunities that engage students in developing their personal growth and educational goals.

Meet with Advising

Meet with an advisor to identify your career goals and get on a path to graduation, prepare for priority registration to determine the necessary classes to achieve your academic goals and graduate on time, and avoid taking classes you really don't need.

  • New Students: Connect with an Enrollment Coordinator at (815) 921-4000
  • Current Students: Schedule an appointmentto meet with an advisor

Walk-ins are welcome Monday-Thursday from 10-12 and 1-3, based on staff availability.

Advising Requirement: Beginning Fall 2023, all new students will be assigned an academic advisor. New students will be required to meet with that advisor during their first semester. Failure to do so will result in a registration hold being placed on the student's record. Until the student meets with an advisor in a scheduled appointment, they will be unable to register for classes in future semesters.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The following informational guides are intended to assist students when choosing courses for an Associate of Arts or Associate in Science degree program. These are only tools and are not intended for any specific program/school. Please check with Academic & Transfer Advising if you are planning to transfer for a specific program.

The IA sheet is used as a tool to help in selecting requirements for specific categories on the planning sheets.

  • AA Planning Sheet
  • AS Planning Sheet
  • IAI Sheet

To access these resources, please contact Academic & Transfer Advising.

Think of success coaching like a step between academic advising and personal counseling. We are here to support you through your academic journey, however that may be, but we are not clinical counselors. This is an additional academic based support who can help you navigate the college process and serve as a drop-in/catch-all resource for you.

Our specialists can help you: 

  • Assess, identify, and address challenges
  • Create a Student Success Plan that includes academic and personal goals
  • Identify ways to spend your time and energy effectively
  • Assist in the development of essential college success strategies including organization and time management, study skills, effective communication with faculty and administrators, and other valuable practices
  • Connect you with academic and campus resources
  • Successfully adjust to a college environment
  • Prepare for life after RVC, including college transfer and career exploration

Our specialists will not: 

  • Make decisions for you
  • Serve as mediators between faculty and students
  • Contact faculty or staff on your behalf
  • Replace tutoring or academic advising
  • Do your work for you
  • Provide psychological counseling services

Success Coaching

Success coaching provides one-to-one mentoring for students to help you recognize and build upon strengths, make plans based on academic and personal goals, get involved in the campus community, and ultimately work toward better grades and a positive college experience.

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