Step 1: Get Admitted


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Step 1: Get Admitted

Step 1: Get Admitted

Rio Salado College has an open admission policy. You can attend if you are a high school graduate, have a GED® or equivalency, and you are at least 18 years old. High school students of any age with parental and Admissions office permission can also attend Rio Salado.

To get admitted, please do the following:

Note: If you started your admissions application more than 48 hours ago, you will need to start a new application.

You may also contact the Admissions, Records, and Registration office at Rio. Each college may have alternative ways for you to complete and submit your admissions form (English version | Spanish version).

As you complete step one, we recommend you write down the following information on your Enrollment Steps guide:

  • MEID
  • Student ID number
  • Maricopa email address

Important reminder: Your Maricopa student email at will be active as soon as you are admitted to a college. Be sure to use your email address when setting up Duo authentication.

You can also Apply for Admission in Person

You can also choose to apply for admission in-person at Rio Salado College Tempe or Rio Salado Northern. 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.