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Start Date/Semester Block

When registering for classes at Rio Salado, you select a start date for your class. Your start date will determine your semester block. You must complete all of your classes within your semester block's start and end date.

If you plan to earn a degree or certificate at Rio Salado College, you must plan your classes to comply with the Block Calendar System

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Plan ahead!
It can take 6-8 weeks to complete the Financial Aid application process, which may affect your start date options.
Semester Block Auto Drop
Our system will auto-drop any class that is set to start or end outside of your assigned semester block. Read more about our semester block system.
Budget Your Time
On average you will need to devote 7-10 hours per week for a 14-week 3-credit class. You can use this as a guide to determine whether you will be a part-time or full-time student. A full-time course load is at least 12 credits. If you have questions about course loads, please contact a Rio Salado academic advisor.


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