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Distinguished Transitions

Who is the Distinguished Transitions Pathway for?

The program serves the following populations:

  • Students who completed Adult ACE with a minimum 3.25 GPA and have obtained their GED® test credentials.
  • Students in Rio Salado’s online GED® test prep classes and ELAA students who have completed high school in their country of origin or have obtained their GED® test credentials.
  • Students in Rio Salado’s online GED® test prep classes who have obtained their GED® test credentials and meet the program requirements.

What are the requirements of the program?

  • Take the Accuplacer test and place into ENG101 and CRE101 or above
  • Meet with an academic advisor to develop an academic plan and to complete the application packet
  • Submit the following:
    • Distinguished Transitions application
    • Accuplacer results and/or transcripts
    • Maricopa Grant application with supporting documentation
    • Student Admission Application
    • Declaration of Citizenship Form
    • Essay explaining how the Distinguished Transitions will help you achieve your educational and personal goals
    • Academic plan

How do I enroll?

To enroll, students need to do the following:

  • Email adult.ace@riosalado.edu to request information about the program.
  • Meet with an advisor and develop academic plan
  • Complete the enrollment packet in its entirety, and submit it to the advisor.

The program director will review the application and inform the student about acceptance via email.

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