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Start Your Classes in RioLearn

The final step before starting your classes is to participate in the New Student Orientation (NSO101) class. NSO101 is a free non-credit class that provides an overview of Rio Salado College and introduces you to RioLearn, our online learning system.

New Student Orientation (NSO101)

If you are new to Rio Salado College, you will be automatically enrolled in NSO101.

  • NSO101 will be available in RioLearn the Monday after you register for your first class.
  • You will have 4 weeks to complete NSO101.
  • The class will take approximately 2 hours to complete.

If you have already taken classes at Rio Salado and want to take NSO101, email and include your name and student ID number.

Start Your Classes in RioLearn

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Now that you have successfully completed the new student checklist, you are ready to start your classes in RioLearn, our online learning system. RioLearn provides 24/7 access to your classes and assignments.


Before you log into your online classes for the first time, you will need to create a username and password for RioLearn.

  1. Go to the RioLearn login page.
  2. In the "New to RioLearn" box, click “Get Your Username/MEID & Password.”
  3. You are now ready to access your online classes. Be sure to read and acknowledge the syllabus for each class.
  4. You must complete the first assignment in each class to avoid being dropped for non-participation.
  5. Review the Tips and Tools page for navigating RioLearn.

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Need Help?

Rio Salado is here to support you and your success! If you have any further questions, please contact us at 480-517-8580

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