Registering for Classes

Get Started

Current Students

Current students can search and register for classes online through Self Service.

Go to Self Service

New Students

New students must complete the Getting Started steps before they are eligible to register for classes. You may also browse courses online to see what's available.

Getting Started at RVC

Priority Registration

Students (enrolled within the last year) who have accumulated a certain number of credit hours are eligible to register earlier through priority registration.

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Plan Your Schedule

Meet with an Academic and Transfer Advisor by scheduling an appointment online or contacting (815) 921-4100 or Walk-in advising is also available on the second floor of the Student Center, Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Schedule Appointment via The Nest


Registration Options

Midterm and Withdraw dates vary for short-term classes. Review the Summer II Dates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Need technical assistance? Stop by the Welcome Desk, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can also call (815) 921-4250 or email

Having password problems? Reset your password online.

Log in to your RVC Gmail account to view the priority registration email that is sent approximately five weeks prior to registration.

Based on the number of RVC credits earned (includes courses under and above 100 level) as well as any additional coursework from other colleges you have had reviewed to apply to your RVC degree/certificate. Evaluations must be completed no less than five weeks prior to your assigned priority date to be used in the computation of completed hours. 

A computer program assigns students to specific dates. 

You can register as early as your assigned date. After that date you may make schedule changes until registration for the semester ends. Refer to our calendar for the last day to register for a given semester. 

You can register Monday through Friday via the following methods: in-person or via Self Service. In-person registration hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Priority Registration was implemented in response to a significant amount of student feedback received from previous registration periods due to high volume and length of time necessary to register on the first day. In addition, priority registration is meant to give priority to the students who are close to graduation so that they may enroll in the required courses needed to graduate.