Rock Valley College
Rock Valley College offers many opportunities for high school students. We provide services and support to enroll you in college credit courses for Dual Credit*, Dual Enrollment**, and/or Articulated Credit.

Early College

The Early College department offers opportunities for students to prepare for and get a head start on college courses. With options like Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment, Running Start, Pathways, and Bridge Programs, students have the opportunity to earn college credits and begin their career pathway while in high school. We encourage you and your family to explore the option that is best for you!

*Dual Credit options vary from school to school. Check with your high school about your options.

**All high school students taking college courses are considered dually enrolled; enrolled in high school and enrolled at RVC.

These courses are offered at RVC campuses with students receiving both high school and college credit for college-level courses successfully completed.

Dual Credit at RVC

These courses are offered at RVC campuses with students receiving both high school and college credit for college-level courses successfully completed.

Dual Credit at High School

Dual Credit at High School

These courses are offered at the high school level with students receiving both high school and college credit for Rock Valley College approved high school courses.

Running Start Student at RVC

Running Start

This program allows select, qualified, academically motivated students enrolled in Illinois District 511 public high schools an opportunity to earn both their high school diploma and associate degree concurrently by attending RVC full-time during their junior and/or senior years of high school.