Step 1: Get Admitted
Beginning in the Fall 2022 semester, all new degree-seeking students will be required to take a First Year Experience (FYE) course. Discover which one is right for you!
Attention: Beginning February 28, 2023, all students will be required to use Duo two-factor authentication when they log in to the Student Center. This will include newly enrolled students. Learn more.
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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.
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.
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.
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