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UPDATE: Online courses continue as scheduled. Currently, in-person services are limited. Online registration is available for classes. Check here for the latest service hours and www.maricopa.edu/coronavirus for the latest COVID-19 updates.

Step 1: Get Admitted

Active Military and Veterans - Get Started Now

We'll take you step-by-step through the admission application process. Here are some actions you'll perform:

  • Complete the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) admissions application. Rio Salado College is in the MCCCD network. You'll provide information including your name, address and contact information

  • Request that official transcripts be sent to Rio Salado College from any prior institutions you have attended.

  • Submit proof of your identification and lawful presence

  • Eligible Service members must receive approval from an Educational Services Officer (ESO) or counselor within the Military Service prior to enrolling.

    • Per DoD MOU, paragraph 4.d.(1), If an eligible Service member decides to use Tuition Assistance (TA), educational institutions will enroll him or her only after the TA is approved by the individual’s Service.

Apply for Admissions Online

You can also Apply for Admission in Person

You can also choose to apply for admission in-person at Rio Salado College, Tempe. Bring a printed copy of the Student Admissions Application (English version | Spanish version) to the Rio Salado College Admissions, Registration and Records department.

Tip: You can reserve your place in line at Admissions, Registration and Records using the QLess system. For information, see Save Your Place in Line on the Admissions, Registration and Records department page. Be sure to bring official transcripts of any high school and/or college credits along with you.

Need Assistance With Getting Admitted?

Military: email military.advisor@riosalado.edu or call 480-517-8590
Veterans: email va@riosalado.edu or call 480-517-8154