Step 2: Complete Enrollment Tasks
Course Placement for English, Math and Reading
If you're taking English, math or reading courses, Rio Salado College offers five options for determining your course placement:
- Placement using the unweighted GPA on your high school transcript
- Placement with an ACT score
- Placement with a GED score
- Placement with SAT score
- Placement Testing
Note: You can submit college transcripts from prior college courses in English, math or reading to meet the prerequisite requirement in some classes. Learn about the Prerequisite Approval Process.
Initial Academic Advisement
Submit Your Transcript
If you are using a previous college or university class to meet the placement requirements from outside the Maricopa Community Colleges network, submit unofficial transcripts along with the Prerequisite Verification Request Form.
For assistance with getting admitted, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 480-517-8540.
- The New Student Orientation (NSO101) online class is automatically uploaded for first-time Rio Salado College students. This class explores helpful topics, including college success tips, college policies and resources, financial literacy, wellness and how to navigate RioLearn, the college's online learning portal. NS0101 is a free, non-credit resource to help you be successful in reaching your goals at Rio Salado. If NSO101 does not appear for you in RioLearn please email email@example.com to get enrolled. It is estimated that NSO101 will take 1-2 hours to complete.
- If you are new to Rio Salado College and the Maricopa Community Colleges as of Fall 2022, and pursuing a degree, you will be required to take a first-year experience course. Choose from FYE101 — Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (1 credit) or FYE103 — Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success (3 credits). These courses are designed to help you learn how to succeed in your college courses and help you reach your career and educational goals.
For more information see First-Year Experience | Maricopa Community Colleges, or check out this video.
Learn about Block Calendar
If you plan to earn a degree or certificate at Rio Salado College, you must register for classes and choose a start date that will determine your Block Calendar. This video explains how the Block Calendar works.
Note: Rio Salado's system automatically drops any class in which you register that is set to start or end outside of your assigned block.