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FAQs - Block Calendar

You can add more classes if you finish them by your block's end date.

Most of Rio Salado's classes are 8, 14 or 16 weeks in length. The shorter the class length, the more time you need to devote to your studies for it. Here are a few scheduling scenarios:

  • If you want to enroll in 6 credits per term: Take two classes, each 14 or 16 weeks in length, or two, 8-week classes.
  • If you want to enroll in 12 credits per term: Take four classes, each 14 or 16 weeks in length, or four, 8-week classes.

When you need to change your academic block, you can complete a block transfer. Block transfers can only be completed at the transition from one term to the next and the new term block must begin after the end date of the prior term block. Term Blocks cannot overlap.

Most colleges do have "blocks"– three blocks each year in which you can start classes: Fall, spring and summer. Rio Salado lets you choose from 48 blocks each year. You can start your classes on your time schedule. 

Extensions are granted at the discretion of your instructor. They are not guaranteed.

You can request a course end-date extension if it does not extend beyond your block end date. In RioLearn, you can request an extension if it is past your block end date.

Call Academic Advisement at 480-384-9814 with questions about the Block Calendar system.