Returning Students

Welcome back, Golden Eagle. Ready to finish what you started?

Returning to RVC

  1. Apply to Rock Valley College. Your first step is to apply to the college. For help, review our getting started steps.
  2. Meet with an advisor. Your academic advisor can help review your past credits and plan for your future certificate or degree program goals.
  3. Register and pay for classes. Once you have a plan in place, prepare for the first day of the semester by registering for classes and paying for college.

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Visiting Students

Returning home to the Rockford-area for the summer or winter is a great time to take a few classes and get ahead on your educational journey. Visiting Students, or Students-at-Large, are non-degree seeking students that are interested in completing a few classes at Rock Valley College while enrolled at another college or university. These opportunities may be for personal growth, or transferable to help you complete your degree faster. Browse courses online to see what we have to offer!

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Get Extra Credit

Did you know? With Credit for Prior Learning, you can receive credit for learning experiences outside of the classroom, including work experience, military experience, and special exams.

Credit for Prior Learning