Step 1: Get Admitted


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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.

Apply for Admission Online

In this step you will:

  • Create your Maricopa Enterprise ID (also known as MEID)
  • Complete the admission application by adding your personal information
  • Submit proof of your identification
  • Once admitted, set up Duo two-factor authentication to access Maricopa student systems
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Note: Be sure to use your email address when setting up Duo authentication.

If you started your application more than 48 hours ago, you'll need to start a new application.

Apply for Admission 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.

As you complete Step One, be sure to record the following information:

  • MEID
  • Student ID Number
  • Maricopa Email

You can activate your Maricopa email at after you complete the admission process.