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FAQs: Transfer

Rio Salado College makes it easy for you to start here and later transfer to a university. If the answer to your question is not found below, contact your academic advisor for more information. 

First, determine when you want to start at your intended university. Contact the Admissions Office early in the process to learn about the application requirements and deadlines, where transcripts should be sent, if any further testing is required or if letters of recommendation are needed. You do not need to completely finish your community college courses to apply.

With all of our partnerships, block transfer may be available depending on the associate degree and future major. With block transfer, the entire associate degree transfers without loss of credit. An academic advisor can tell you before you take a course whether it will transfer to Arizona's three state universities.

Even outside the partnerships, Rio Salado courses are likely to transfer. Rio Salado is a regionally accredited institution. Most coursework completed at a regionally accredited institution is transferable to another regionally accredited institution. Contact your future university to verify course transfer.

If you experience any issues with course transfer, contact your Rio Salado academic advisor or the Rio Salado Advisement Office.