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FAQs: Admission, Registration and Records

Admissions, Registration and Records can assist you with admissions, registration, obtaining transcripts, determining your residency for tuition, verifying student identity and prior education, prerequisite approvals and graduation.

Contact us if you do not find the answer to your question in the FAQs below. 

Rio Salado College has an open admissions policy. Learn more

What is an MEID?

An MEID (Maricopa Enterprise ID) is an assigned username you use to access the online Student Center. Student MEIDs consist of three letters and seven numbers that are unrelated to your social security number. You can establish or rediscover your MEID at my.maricopa.edu

District employees: Your MEID is the same Enterprise ID used for the HRMS (time and labor) system.

A student ID is an eight-digit, system-generated number. It is unrelated to your Social Security number (SSN), even if you ever previously used your SSN as your student ID. 

Continuing students: Your Student ID number remains the same. You are considered a continuing student if you:

  • Ever attended any Maricopa County Community College District schools (MCCCD) (or Maricopa Community Colleges), or
  • You are transferring from one Maricopa Community college to another

New students: Your Student ID number is assigned to you when you create your student account. 

NSO101 is a free, non-credit orientation class that helps you get the most from the Rio Salado experience. Before you begin your regular classes, take an hour or two to complete NSO101. A handy checklist shows you the best route for making a successful transition. It also help you track the steps you’ve completed.

StartatRio.com and NSO101 show you how to:

  • Apply for financial aid
  • Transfer credits to Rio Salado from other colleges
  • Choose a study program
  • Register for classes
  • Take online classes and much more

If you need to provide transcripts for admissions or transfer credit, please make sure that the official copy is sent from the originating high school, college or state Department of Education.  Copies mailed from the student are considered to be unofficial and can only be used for prerequisites.

Mailing address:

Attention:  Admissions
Rio Salado College
2323 W 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

For additional transcript information, please view our Transfer Credit webpage.

  • Register for classes
  • Request transcripts
  • View your official grades
  • View your financial aid
  • Make a payment
  • Update your personal information
  • Drop or withdraw from a class and more

Log in to the Student Center at my.maricopa.edu

You can view a summary of all charges posted to your student account in your Student Center after you register for courses.  To do this, select Account Inquiries under the Finances heading. Use the Tuition and Fees page to view basic tuition and fee rates before you enroll in a course.

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