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Transferring Has Never Been Easier!


Whether you attended a four-year institution, a community college, or an international institution, and earned a few credits, several credits, or a lot of credits, you’ve begun your educational journey, and transferring to Rockford University is the next step to becoming Rock Solid. Explore our program options and easily find out how your previous college credit and work experience will transfer to RU.

Begin your life at RU today! Apply now and meet with our admissions team to imagine yourself enrolling at Rockford University. Your journey begins with this decision.

Office of Admission
Johnson Center
5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
Phone: 815-226-4050

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please call to reserve an appointment on Saturdays.

Apply Today


Submit your application through the website or the Common App. Only our admission team will see your application.

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Submit Your Transcripts


Submit your official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended. If you have less than 12 credit hours, your ACT or SAT scores may be requested.

Fill Out Your 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 Rockford University’s school code is 001748.

Life @ RU


Rockford University is an intimate environment to focus on your area of study. With a 10:1 student to faculty ratio, classes are tailored just for you, communities develop, and your career opportunities expand. 

Locked In 4-year Tuition


To better help ensure your focus is on your education, we have locked in our 2024-25 4-year tuition rate at a rate of $37,230. Put your peace of mind at the forefront when you enroll.

$1,000 Off


When you visit campus, you’ll receive $1,000 off tuition at enrollment. Our campus truly shows the culture and community that Rockford University has cultivated over it’s 177 year history. Schedule your visit today!