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FAQs: International Education

International Students Choose Rio Salado

International students take classes with Rio Salado College for a variety of reasons. Many choose Rio Salado for the affordable tuition and flexible online classes that start almost every Monday throughout the year. Rio Salado's online classes are transferable to any of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges and many major U.S. universities.

For information on becoming an F1 student, please refer to one of the other 10 Maricopa Community Colleges currently offering this option.

Please contact any of the following approved evaluation companies:

  • Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute (ACEI)
    Phone: 310-275-3530
  • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
    Phone: 414-289-3400
  • Global Credential Evaluators (GCE)
    Phone: 800-707-0979
  • International Educational Research Foundation (IERF)
    Phone: 310-258-9451
  • World Education Services (WES)
    Phone: 212-966-6311

Many of the online courses at Rio Salado College feature an 8-week option, allowing you to accelerate your coursework into a shorter class session. To choose the 8-week option for your class, follow the instructions on this Instructional HelpDesk page.

International Education
2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 517-8416
Fax: (480) 517-8849

A community college is a two-year college (sometimes referred to as a junior college) that a student can attend to complete general education requirements or earn a certificate or degree. Once completed, they can either transfer to a university or receive occupational training and go directly into their chosen job field.