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Complete Pre-Registration Requirements

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

Documents & Verifications


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Many programs and facilities require a fingerprint clearance card to work, volunteer, or intern at their location, especially in early childhood programs and working with children. You are encouraged to obtain your fingerprint clearance card before beginning specialized courses in Early Childhood to ensure you have proper clearance to participate, observe, or intern at various locations. This process may take up to 8 weeks to obtain clearance from the vendor. To learn more about fingerprint requirements for early childhood programs, please visit the Arizona Department of Public Safety website.

Proof of Lawful Presence

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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.

Prior Education Verification

To verify your prior education, have your official high school, GED and/or college transcripts sent to:

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Rio Salado College
A&R/Transcript Processing
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281


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

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