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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.

NSO101 features an extra lesson especially for veterans. It includes important information on how your VA benefits work at Rio Salado College and other helpful veteran resources. Please take time to read through the information and contact the Rio Salado Veterans Services Office at if you have any questions.

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

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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.

  1. Go to the RioLearn login page.
  2. Log in by using your MEID and password that you created in Step 2.
  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.

Auto Drop for Non-Participation

Once the drop/add date has passed, you can be dropped from non-participation. Make sure to access your courses weekly and submit assignments only when they are due. Courses that are completed prior to the official end date will only be paid for the period of participation.

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Rio Salado is here to support you and your success! If you have any further questions, please contact us at 800-517-8590.

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