The Maricopa to ASU Pathways Program (MAPP) is designed for students who want to start their education at a Maricopa community college and complete their bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University (ASU).
Rio Salado College students are guaranteed admission to ASU degree programs when all MAPP requirements are met. Through MAPP, you follow a prescribed sequence of coursework at Rio Salado to meet lower-division course requirements for an ASU major. Best of all, you save time and money by paying community college tuition and fees while taking Rio Salado's online classes before transferring to ASU.
*Maricopa to ASU Pathways Program Terms
- Work with your community college and ASU advisors to monitor MAPP progress.
- Complete the MAPP with a specified GPA and meet any special requirements.
- Complete the MAPP in a period not to exceed three years.
- Agree that your student academic data and advising information may be shared between your community college and ASU.
- Verify completion of the MAPP requirements with an advisor.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
- Why should I follow a MAPP?
The MAPP is a tool that outlines a prescribed sequence of classes for you to take at the community college to prepare you for your desired degree at ASU. The MAPP outlines all of the specific classes that are required for your ASU degree. This will help you to know which classes you can take at the community college. Each MAPP has an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) and an associate degree built into it and the necessary grade point average (GPA) for the program.
- Can I get any degree I want?
At this time, MAPPs are being developed for the most popular ASU majors for community college transfer students. For a list of MAPPs that are currently available, please visit: http://transfer.asu.edu/maricopa#mapp. More MAPPs will be developed over time.
- What if I’m undecided and don’t have a major yet?
The MAPP program is designed for students who have already selected a major and know what they want to study. If you are unsure of your major, please meet with your academic advisor or a career services staff member to determine the best major for you. Since a MAPP outlines all of the courses required for a particular degree, a MAPP can be a great way to compare majors and find the best fit for you.
- Can I go to any of the Maricopa Community Colleges?
The MAPPs are applicable to any of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges.
- How much does it cost?
There is no cost to sign up for the MAPP program. While you are at the community college, you will pay community college tuition and fees. While you are at ASU, you will pay university tuition and fees.
- What is the tuition Commitment Program?
If you are an Arizona resident participating in MAPP, you are also eligible for a special tuition program called the Tuition Commitment Program, which limits the tuition increases that will occur during completion of your bachelor’s degree. The Tuition Commitment Program tuition rate is based on the student’s semester of acceptance in a MAPP program and compliance with the MAPP requirements. Please visit http://students.asu.edu/tuition/commitment for more information about how the tuition incentive works.