Registering for Classes
Almost all general education/transfer courses at RVC have the option to waitlist. When registering for classes, if you find that a section is full, you may have the option to join the waitlist for that course. Please note: You may not add yourself to the waitlist for multiple sections of the same course. You will receive an alert that your request has been processed. When a seat becomes available, if you are next in line on the waitlist, you will receive an email to your student email informing you of the available seat. It is your responsibility to register for the class within the time specified in the email or you will forfeit the opportunity to obtain the seat.
When you receive the email that a seat is available, go to Self Service, choose Manage My Waitlist, register for the class, and make payment arrangements. Once you have successfully registered for the course, you will receive an email to your student email confirming your registration was successful.
Add, Drop, or Withdraw
Once you have registered for classes, you can add or drop before the start of the semester. After classes start, please refer to the registration deadlines listed on the website calendar.
- You may add a course during the first seven days of the semester, if you are currently enrolled at RVC for the semester. You must obtain an Authorization to Add Form from the faculty member teaching the course. The form must be submitted to the Records & Registration office prior to attending the course.
- You may drop a course prior to the last day for tuition refunds. A drop means the course is "erased" from your record so that the transcript will not show you attempted the course. If the course was already paid for, a refund will be generated. You may drop courses during the specified period in-person or via Self Service.
- You may withdraw from a course after the last day for tuition refunds and before the last day to withdraw. A withdraw means the course remains on your academic record. A "W" will be listed and no refund will be given. The "W" mark does not impact your GPA but may impact the your financial aid. You may withdraw from courses using our withdraw form.
- Rock Valley College reserves the right to administratively withdraw at midterm those students who are not actively pursuing the course. You may also be withdrawn for emergency or disciplinary reasons or if you are enrolled in courses inconsistent with placement testing and course prerequisites.
Auditing a Course
If you wish to audit a course without receiving credit you must visit Records & Registration. If auditing a course, you must pay full tuition and fees. Changes may be made from credit to audit, or vice versa, only during the open registration period. Audits are not allowed for non-credit courses.