Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Last Day to Declare a 2012-13 MAPP is May 31

Lock in this year's ASU tuition rate.

Students planning to transfer to Arizona State University after completing their Rio Salado College degree may wish to declare their intention this week to lock in significant tuition savings later.

The Maricopa-ASU Partnership Program (MAPP) gives students up to three years to complete an Associate Degree at a Maricopa County Community College and two more years to earn a Bachelor's Degree from ASU.

Participants are guaranteed admission to the ASU college or program offering the degree, and their tuition is based on the rate in effect at the time they signed up for the MAPP.

For example, a student planning to obtain a Bachelor's degree in a business field could start a related MAPP now, take up to three years to complete the Associate in Business degree, and enter the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU as late as spring 2016. Their tuition would be calculated based on ASU's 2013 rate.

MAPP participants also benefit from clear, consistent academic advising at both institutions. The Rio advisors are knowledgable about our degree requirements and how those credits transfer to the corresponding program at ASU. Students can also start working with ASU advisors in advance of transferring.

To sign up for a 2012-13 MAPP, students must complete the Student Acknowlegement Form and turn it into the Rio Salado Advisement Office by this Friday, May 31. They may do so in person at 2323 W. 14th Street in Tempe, by fax at 480.377.4899 or by email at academic.advisement@riosalado.edu.