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Prerequisite Approval Process

Some classes at Rio Salado College have prerequisite educational requirements you must meet before you can enroll in the class. 

Prerequisites from Other Institutions

To fulfill a prerequisite requirement, Rio Salado may consider classes you successfully completed at other U.S. regionally accredited universities, colleges or ACE evaluated programs. Prerequisite verification requests are done on a case-by-case basis with the purpose of establishing equivalency with Rio Salado. 

Provisional Teaching Certificate Prerequisites

If you want to enroll in a course that requires a provisional or standard elementary, secondary or special education teaching certificate, send a copy of your teaching certification to Rio Salado using the In-State AZ link below.

Submit a Request

If you are using a previous college or university class to meet the placement requirements from outside the Maricopa Community Colleges network, submit unofficial transcripts along with the Prerequisite Verification Request Form for evaluation.

Submit a request to have classes from other institutions evaluated using one of these links:

After the prerequisite verification process, you are notified and enrolled if it is determined that you have satisfied the prerequisite requirement. Prerequisite requests are processed in one to five business days during January and August. At other times of the year, expect one to three business days for processing.

Submitting Transcripts

You can submit transcripts to Rio Salado College by mail and in-person.

By Mail and In-Person

Admissions, Records and Registration Office
Rio Salado College
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Acceptable Transcripts for Transfer Credit Evaluation

Acceptable transcripts include: