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Complete Pre-Registration Requirements

To complete the registration process, students must complete the following documentation and verifications.

Documents & Verifications

Proof of Lawful Presence

In order to be eligible for in-state tuition rates, Arizona residents must verify lawful presence in the United States and meet residency requirements. Financial aid students must also submit lawful presence documentation. Click here for eligible documentation

Identity Verification

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To verify your identity, submit a color copy (scanned) of your valid driver’s license to the college. Your driver’s license must have been issued AFTER 1996. Note: Cell phone photos are not accepted. For more information on other ID forms accepted and how to submit online, see our Student Identity Verification page.

Special Admissions Form for Students Under 18

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  1. Fill out the Special Admission Form. You can submit the form by:
    • Online: Request for Admission (Dynamic Form)
    • In-person (forms are available)
      Rio Salado College
      Student Enrollment Services
      2323 West 14th Street
      Tempe, AZ 85281-6950.
  2. Obtain an unofficial copy of your high school transcript, SAT, PSAT, or ACT scores and a copy of your birth certificate. (You do not need to submit these if you have already taken dual enrollment classes at Rio Salado).


Be sure to check your official Maricopa student email account for important messages and “To Do” list items.

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