Thank you for completing your application to Rockford University.

You did it! Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey with Rockford University.

Your admissions counselor will be in touch soon with information regarding your next steps and your application status. In the meantime, please review our admission checklists below and explore what RU has to offer.

Questions about your application? Contact the Admission Team at admissions@rockford.edu or 815-226-4050.

First Time Freshman Admission Checklist

You’ve applied to Rockford University. What’s next?

  • Request your high school transcript be sent to Rockford University, Office of Admission, 5050 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108.
  • (Optional): Request your ACT/SAT score be sent to Rockford University. Rockford University’s ACT code is 1122; SAT code is 1665. Test scores are not required. Students with a test score may submit them to our university. If the score(s) help your application, they will be considered. If they do not help your application, they will not be reviewed during the admission decision process.
  • Fill out the FAFSA. The first step to receiving your financial aid package (grants, scholarships, loan eligibility) is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Rockford University’s school code is 001748.
  • (Bonus): Visit campus. Call the Office of Admission at 815.226.4050 or schedule your visit right now. Students are welcome to visit at any point in the process, and even more than once.

Once you have submitted your application, transcript, and any additional information that may be requested, you will be notified of your admission status and the next steps to becoming a Rock Solid Regent.

Transfer Student Admission Checklist

You’ve applied to Rockford University. What’s next?

  • Submit your official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended*
  • Fill out the FAFSA. The first step to receiving your financial aid package (grants, scholarships, loan eligibility) is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Rockford University’s school code is 001748.
  • (Bonus): Visit campus. Call the Office of Admission at 815.226.4050 or schedule your visit right now. Students are welcome to visit at any point in the process, and even more than once.

*If you have less than 12 credit hours, your high school transcript, ACT, or SAT scores may be requested.

Once you have submitted your application, transcript, and any additional information that may be requested, you will be notified of your admission status and the next steps to becoming a Rock Solid Regent.

Online Degree Completion Admission Checklist

You’ve applied to Rockford University. What’s next?

  • Request official, sealed transcripts or e-transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  • Fill out the FAFSA. The first step to receiving your financial aid package (grants, scholarships, loan eligibility) is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Rockford University’s school code is 001748.

Once you have submitted your application, transcript, and any additional information that may be requested, you will be notified of your admission status and the next steps to becoming a Rock Solid Regent.

Graduate Admission Checklist

You’ve applied to Rockford University. What’s next?

  • Request official, sealed transcripts or e-transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  • Fill out the FAFSA. The first step to receiving your financial aid package (loan eligibility) is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. Rockford University’s school code is 001748.

Once you have submitted your application, transcript, and any additional information that may be requested, you will be notified of your admission status and the next steps to becoming a Rock Solid Regent.

Certificate and Post-MBA Admission Checklist

You’ve applied to Rockford University. What’s next?

  • Request official, sealed transcripts or e-transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. If you have never attended a college or university, you will need to request a high school transcript.

Once you have submitted your application, transcript, and any additional information that may be requested, you will be notified of your admission status and the next steps to becoming a Rock Solid Regent.

International Student Admission Checklist

You’ve applied to Rockford University. What’s next?

1. Email your transcript(s) to globalaffairs@rockford.edu

  • *Transcripts are considered official if they are sent directly from an institution or approved evaluation company.
  • First-year students: Submit a copy of your secondary school transcript and examination score (if applicable) with the English translation if the transcript is not in English.
  • Transfer or graduate students: Submit copies of all post-secondary level transcripts with English translations (if applicable).  U.S. transcripts must be officially sent from your university to Rockford University;  foreign transcripts may be copies for admission purposes.  (Official/original foreign transcripts will be required upon arrival.)
  • *An official course-by-course evaluation from a NACES or AICE member may be required by Rockford University.
  • Exclusive course-by-course transcript evaluations may be ordered at a 10% discount from the following companies:

2.  Submit a copy of the data/photo page of your passport.

3.  Submit a bank statement equivalent to the following amount:

  • Undergraduate—40,000 U.S. dollars
  • Masters of Business Administration–28,000 U.S. dollars
  • Master of Education—26,000 U.S. dollars
  • English as a Second Language Program—24,000 U.S. dollars

4.  Submit an affidavit (affidavit form available upon request).

  • This step is not required if the bank statement is in the student’s name.  Affidavits must be notarized.

5.  Submit an English language proficiency score.

  • This step is not required for applicants with 12+ U.S. university credits or from approved countries.
  • Rockford University accepts Cambridge, Duolingo, IELTS, Pearson PTE, and TOEFL.

6.  Submit a copy of your most recent graduation certificate (if applicable). 

Once you have submitted your application, transcript, and any additional information that may be requested, you will be notified of your admission status and the next steps to becoming a Rock Solid Regent.

English Language Institute Student Admission Checklist

You’ve applied to Rockford University. What’s next?

1. Email your transcript(s) to globalaffairs@rockford.edu

  • *Transcripts are considered official if they are sent directly from an institution or approved evaluation company.
  • First-year students: Submit a copy of your secondary school transcript and examination score (if applicable) with the English translation if the transcript is not in English.
  • Transfer or graduate students: Submit copies of all post-secondary level transcripts with English translations (if applicable).  U.S. transcripts must be officially sent from your university to Rockford University;  foreign transcripts may be copies for admission purposes.  (Official/original foreign transcripts will be required upon arrival.)
  • *An official course-by-course evaluation from a NACES or AICE member may be required by Rockford University.
  • Exclusive course-by-course transcript evaluations may be ordered at a 10% discount from the following companies:

2.  Submit a copy of the data/photo page of your passport.

3.  Submit a bank statement equivalent to the following amount:

  • English as a Second Language Program—24,000 U.S. dollars

4.  Submit an affidavit (affidavit form available upon request).

  • This step is not required if the bank statement is in the student’s name.  Affidavits must be notarized.

5.  Submit an English language proficiency score.

  • This step is not required for applicants with 12+ U.S. university credits or from approved countries.
  • Rockford University accepts Cambridge, Duolingo, IELTS, Pearson PTE, and TOEFL.

6.  Submit a copy of your most recent graduation certificate (if applicable). 

Once you have submitted your application, transcript, and any additional information that may be requested, you will be notified of your admission status and the next steps to becoming a Rock Solid Regent.

at may be requested, you will be notified of your admission status and the next steps to becoming a Rock Solid Regent.

Office of Admission
Johnson Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4050
Fax 815-226-2822
Admissions@rockford.edu

Hours
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Sat: 9 am to 1 pm
Please call to reserve an appointment on Saturdays.

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