FAQs: International Education


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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.

See a list of our online classes or a list of our programs, certificates and degrees.

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

Information about transferring credits to Rio Salado College.

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

Email: OIE@riosalado.edu

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.