Rock Valley College

Options for High-School Students

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Getting Started After High School

If you haven't applied to Rock Valley College yet, you can get signed up for classes in just five easy steps.

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.

Pathways at RVC

Pathways

For high school students, "Pathways" allows you as early as the ninth grade to begin exploring career paths to high priority occupations. You can earn up to 16 college credits, in some cases industry certifications, and graduate high school “college ready” in Math and Reading.