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Apply for Your Certificate or Diploma

View from the graduation platform looking into the audience

Congratulations on finishing all of your coursework to earn your certificate or degree! Celebrate your success by taking the next few steps to apply for your diploma.

There is no deadline to apply for your degree. Graduation applications are processed year-round and can be submitted within one week of completing the final course of a degree/certificate program.

Please be sure that you complete the following steps before applying for graduation

  1. Please verify through your Student Center that your program of study is correct. If your program plan needs to be updated, please call Admissions, Records, and Registration (AR&R) at 480-517-8540.
  2. Verify that all official transcripts from other colleges or universities are on file at Rio Salado College (RSC).
  3. Verify that your mailing address is correct. All degrees/certificates will be mailed to the applicant’s address of record in RSC’s Student Information System.
  4. Pay all debts with any of the Maricopa Community Colleges. All debts must be cleared before a degree/certificate can be awarded.

Please contact RSC’s Admissions, Records, and Registration at 480-517-8540 to complete the above mentioned items.

Then, follow the link below to submit your application for graduation/commencement. Fill out the form completely.

Submit Application


If you are planning to attend the commencement ceremony in May, your application must be submitted by March 15.

Apply for Your Certificate or Diploma