Showing posts with label Transfer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Transfer. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Guaranteed Admission to ASU Degree Programs

Guaranteed admission to ASU Degree Programs. Start here, go there!
Are you interested in transferring to Arizona State University? The Maricopa to ASU Pathways Program (MAPP) is an ideal navigational tool for Rio Salado students on their way to ASU.

The free program helps students transition to and complete their bachelor’s degree at ASU through a prescribed sequence of coursework, specialized academic advisement and guidance from an ASU transfer specialist.

Rio Salado students are guaranteed admission to certain ASU degree programs when all MAPP requirements are met.

MAPP is designed for students who have chosen a major and can complete their community college program of study within three years. Visit for all eligible degree programs.

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Ally Archer is your ASU transfer specialist. She is available for in-person meets on Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To reach her directly, call (480) 965-1286 or email You can schedule an appointment and learn more about ASU transfer options by visiting

For additional details about MAPP and to begin the enrollment process, visit or call 480-517-8580.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

7 Steps For Seamless University Transfer

Transferring from a community college to a 4-year university is exciting, but it can also be stressful. Make the process as seamless as possible by preparing now.
Check out this helpful NAU blog, 7 Steps To Make Transferring From Community College Painless.

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MacGarret Becker is your NAU transfer coordinator. He is here this summer on Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. You can make an appointment to see him by contacting Rio Advisement at (480) 517-8580. You can reach Becker in between visits at (602) 776-4609 or

Visit for more details about transferring to NAU.

While appointments are advisable, Becker will also do his best to help unscheduled walk-ins if they are available.

Visit this Rio Salado web page to learn more about our academic partners and transfer options available to you.  

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ASU Transfer Workshop, April 21

You're invited: ASU Transfer Workshop. Image shows girls making an ASU devil fork symbol.
RSVP for the next ASU Transfer Workshop, Tuesday, April 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Rio Conference Center.
Learn how you can make the move to Arizona State University in the easiest, most efficient way possible. The workshop will provide information on:

  • The Maricopa to ASU Pathways Program (MAPP)— what it is, how Rio Salado guarantees admission and how it can save you money and time toward your bachelor’s degree
  • How to prepare for a smooth transition to ASU
  • How your transfer specialist can support you before you even apply to ASU
Get answers to all your questions about transferring to ASU, and find out how we can be a helpful partner in your success.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

NAU Higher Education Information Session

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En route to higher learning with Northern Arizona University in mind?

Take advantage of NAU's Higher Education Information Session, Wednesday, April 22 at the Rio Salado Conference Center.

Learn about NAU's 30-hour MCCCD Partnership Program and develop social entrepreneurship and leadership skills to thrive in new and changing environments in higher education.

NAU/MCCCD Information Session
M.Ed. Community College
Higher Education

Rio Salado Conference Center
2323 W 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
Wednesday, April 22
5-6 p.m.

For more information contact NAU Transfer Specialist, Gina Stephens at 602.776.4677 or by email at

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

New University Transfer Guide

Image of the cover of the new university transfer guide. Features pictures of MCCD students.
The Maricopa Community Colleges District has released an updated University Transfer Guide for 2015-16.

The guide includes helpful information about: 
  • Where to Start
  • Degree Pathways
  • Ten Steps to Transfer
  • Transfer Checklist
  • Academic Advisement
  • Strategies for Undecided Students
  • University Transfer Myths
Take advantage of Maricopa Community Colleges university transfer fairs across the Valley, February 17 - March 25. Visit this University Transfer page for the latest dates, times and locations for these events.

Visit this Rio Salado web page to learn more about our academic partners and transfer options available to you.  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AZ Military/Veteran Women's Fair

Today, there are thousands of women on Active Duty who enlisted from or are stationed in the State of Arizona. In addition, more than 59,000 women veterans now live in Arizona.

The increase in the number of women serving in the military over the past few years has increased the need for supportive and specialized services for military and veteran women.

To help meet the needs of these women, the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, in partnership with the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, will team up to hold the Arizona Military/Veteran Women’s Health & Knowledge Fair.

The fair is designed as a family-friendly event and offered in both Phoenix and Tucson at the VA Hospital on Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The fair will focus on health services, skill building, benefits and resources.

"As the Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans Services, it’s important to make sure that all of Arizona’s veterans are served," said Ted Vogt in his message on the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services website.

For more information and to register for the Tucson Health & Knowledge Fair please click here.

Rio Salado College is committed to helping active duty service members, veterans and their families through its Veterans Affairs office and the East Valley Veterans Education Center – by providing educational outreach, college advisement and other specialized services-- at no cost.

Visit or call 480-517-8153 for more details about Rio Salado’s Veteran’s Affairs office. Visit or call 480-384-9850 for more details about the EVVEC.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

ASU Transfer Specialist Tuesday Visits

ASU Transfer Specialist Erika Camarillo is now visiting Rio Academic Advisement on Tuesdays to meet with students interested in completing their studies there after graduating from Rio Salado. To make an appointment to meet with Erika, visit this link.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Transferrable Online Classes Help ASU Student Graduate On Time

Krystina Toler
Arizona State University student Krystina Toler paid less than half price for her pre-calculus requirement and will graduate a semester sooner thanks to the transferable online classes at Tempe-based Rio Salado College.

"I had a full load this past year at ASU, but I still had this one class required to graduate," Toler said. "Luckily, I was able to take the class at Rio Salado and complete my degree program on time."

In order to graduate this summer, Toler took advantage of Rio Salado's Monday starts and avoided waiting for fall semester.

"The flexibility of the classes starting every Monday attracted me to the program," Toler said. "I can be a huge procrastinator, and signing up for this summer class was no different. I was able to get in easily at Rio Salado and not have to wait until fall to finish my degree."

Toler saved more than time when she decided to transfer classes from a Maricopa County Community College District college.

"I will transfer five credits from Rio Salado," Toler said. "I paid for the classes with my personal savings, and it was less than half the price of summer classes at ASU."

Although Toler said she still prefers in-person classes, she appreciates the student services available at Rio Salado and the convenience of the online format.

"Taking online classes is more difficult than you would think. The tutors at the library were great. I do not think I would have gotten through this math class without six days a week of tutoring," Toler said. " I am an old fashioned student at heart. I prefer face to face learning, but the online convenience was there this summer when I really needed it."

Toler said she believes Rio Salado is a good option for ASU motivated students who hope to graduate early or those who have fallen behind due to scheduling conflicts.

"My advice would be to take easy prerequisites to see how you handle the online format," Toler said. "Financially it's the best option and the flexibility for scheduling is amazing. Just keep your learning style in mind. The online setting is entirely different from what we are used to at ASU, but if you are prepared for it, you can adjust and get through it."

Transferring credits is a great way for university students to catch up or get ahead. It's also an affordable foundation for academic success. As one of the ten Maricopa Community Colleges, Rio Salado partners with universities in Arizona and across the country to provide lower-cost pathways to a bachelor's degree.

  • The Maricopa - ASU Pathways Program (MAPP) provides community college students with an academic pathway toward ASU's most popular bachelor's degree programs. When participants select a MAPP they guarantee admission and ensure that all of their credits will transfer and apply to the corresponding ASU degree program. 
  • Connect2NAU offers joint admission and allows for the transfer of up to 90 community college credits toward a bachelor's degree at NAU. 
  • UA Bridge provides students with transfer options for any of the University of Arizona's 115 bachelor's degree programs. 
  • Ottawa University Transfer Advantage allows students to transfer up to 80 community college credits and offers reduced tuition to Rio Salado College associate degree holders.
This story can also be found in the August 10 edition of The Tempe Republic. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

RSC Named Military Friendly 4th Year in a Row

Rio Salado College has been named to Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools ® list for the fourth consecutive year. This places the college in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools for offering the highest level of educational support for America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses.

The list was created as a result of data collected from a survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. 

“Rio Salado College has a long history of providing support to active military personnel and veterans,” said Dr. Chris Bustamante,  Rio Salado College president. “Our online format and military partnerships help service members continue on with their education, even when deployed.”

The college currently serves nearly 2,600 active military service members and more than 2,500 veterans, representing all five service branches.

“We also offer support through specialized advisement, our Veterans Affairs Office, and the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC),” said Bustamante. “These resources help service members and veterans navigate their benefits during active service and when transitioning to civilian life.”

Established in 2011, the EVVEC is a unique one-stop-shop where military personnel, veterans, and their spouses can connect to workforce development, educational and community support and resources.
When visiting the center, former U.S. Representative Harry Mitchell said, “Soldiers who enter active duty, or veterans who return from war, should know that they won’t fall behind academically, professionally, or financially when they return home to civilian life.”

About Victory Media Inc.
Victory Media is veteran-owned small business founded in 2001 which provides, data-driven, Military Friendly ® lists.  Victory’s lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.