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Request Transcript Evaluation

If you have been to college previously, please have all transcripts sent to Rio Salado College. Your advisor will work with you to see how to best fit your past courses into your current educational plan. It does not usually matter how long ago the courses were taken.

Transcript Evaluation

Credit for Prior Learning

Rio Salado College and the Maricopa Community Colleges also recognize that learning takes place in a variety of situations and circumstances. Please see our Credit for Prior Learning website for credit by exam, credit by evaluation, and other options.

Verify Prerequisites

If you want to take a class that has a prerequisite that you think you’ve satisfied, we have a simple process to verify it and get you enrolled.

Once we verify that you have met the prerequisite, you will be enrolled and notified. Requests are usually processed within a day, but during busy periods processing can take up to 72 hours.

Prerequisite Approval


Once transcripts are evaluated, any previous classes or credit for prior learning that apply to your program will be added to your online checksheet in our RioCompass System. RioCompass is available to you to track "task list" items, individualized checksheets, and your semester by semester plan. RioCompass helps you keep track of your academic progress. It is secure and available online 24/7 with a valid username and password.


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