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Rio Salado College

Tempe, AZ

At A Glance

Main Address

2323 West 14th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281-6948

www.riosalado.edu

Admission Office

2323 West 14th Street

Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 517-8150

Fax : (480) 517-8199

admissions.standards@riosalado.edu

Contact : Laurel Redman

Director of Admissions, Records and Registration

Type of School

Medium

Public

community college

2-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Member

College Board Code: 0997

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 18,491

In-State Tuition : $1,942.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $4,472.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Certificate

Associate

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Commuter campus

Other Characteristics

Access to libraries at Arizona State University and 10 Maricopa County community colleges.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : --

Housing deposit due : --

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : --

SAT subject score report due : --

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : --

Financial Aid Priority Application due : Jun 30

College will notify student : --

Student must reply : --

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : --

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : --

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Certificate, Associate degrees

Accreditation and Associations

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

College Board Member

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support
Accounting A C
Banking and Financial Support Services A
Business Administration and Management, General A C
Business/Commerce, General A C
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies C
International Business/Trade/Commerce A
Office Management and Supervision A C

Computer & Information Sciences, Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General A C

Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician A C

Health Professions & Related Clinical Sciences
Dental Assisting/Assistant C
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist A
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training C
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide A C
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling A C

Public Administration & Social Services
Public Administration A C

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration A C

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Accelerated Program

Cooperative Education

Cross-Registration

Double Major

Dual Enrollment of High School Students

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Honors Program

Independent Study

Internships

Liberal Arts/Career Combination

Teacher Certification

Extended Class Availability

Extensive evening or early morning classes

Saturday Classes

Distance Learning

Weekend College

Computer Services

500 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Medium-sized

Unique Facilities : public radio stations

Geographic Location : 10 miles from Phoenix, 120 miles from Tucson.

Very Large City

Urban

Commuter Campus

Total undergraduates : 18,491

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 4,079

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

Part Time students : 83.0%

Percentage of males : 31.0%

Percentage of females : 69.0%

Race/Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaskan Native : 2.0%

Black African American : 7.0%

Asian : 4.0%

Hispanic/Latino : 27.0%

Race Ethnicity Unknown : 5.0%

White : 55.0%

Housing Options

Additional Housing Options

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

General Athletics

Team Name : Waves

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Personal counseling

Adult (re-entering) student services/programs

Veteran's counselor

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Services and/or facilities for hearing impaired

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Learning center

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Study skills assistance

Writing center

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

N

Concert Band

N

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

N

International Student Organization

N

Jazz Band

N

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

N

Musical Theater

N

Opera

N

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

Y

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

N

Symphony Orchestra

N

Television Station

Y

Yearbook

N

Sports

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $0.00

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

SAT score use policy

Information not supplied by college

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Dental hygiene program has GPA requirements.

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : Yes

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : Yes

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

From the college: Students who have taken an advanced placement course or exam may receive course credit with a score of 3, 4, or 5. Scores must be received directly from the College Board.

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


AP & Admission Policy

Exam

Min Score Required

Number of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Applicable Program

2-D Art and Design

4

3

ART 112

All

5

6

ART 112, 111

All

Art History

3

3

ARH101 or ARH102

All

4

6

ARH101, ARH102

All

Biology

4

4

BIO100 or equivalent

All

5

8

BIO181, BIO182

All

Calculus AB

3

4

MAT220 or MAT221

All

Calculus BC

4

4

MAT220 or MAT221

All

5

8*

MAT220 or MAT221 and MAT230 or MAT231 upon completion of MAT241

All

Chemistry

4

8

CHM151/CHM151LL and CHM152/CHM152LL or CHM154/CHM154LL CHM151, CHM151LL

All

Comparative Government and Politics

4

3

POS140

All

Computer Science A

4

3

CSC100

All

Drawing

4

3

ART 112

All

5

6

ART 112, 111

All

English Language and Composition

4

6

ENG100AA, AC, AD and ENG101

All

English Literature and Composition

4

6

ENG101 and ENH110

All

Environmental Science

4

3

--

All

European History

3

3

HIS101

All

4

6

HIS101, HIS102

All

French Language and Culture

3

16

FRE101, FRE102, FRE201, FRE202

All

German Language and Culture

3

16

GER101, GER102, GER201, GER202

All

Japanese Language and Culture

3

10

JPN101, JPN102

All

4

15

JPN101, JPN102, JPN201

All

5

20

JPN101, JPN102, JPN201, JPN202

All

Latin

3

8

LAT101, LAT102

All

4

12

LAT101, LAT102, LAT201

All

5

16

LAT101, LAT102, LAT201, LAT202

All

Macroeconomics

4

3

ECN211

All

Microeconomics

4

3

ECN212

All

Music Theory

4

3

MTC105

All

Physics B

3

4

PHY111

All

4

8

PHY111, PHY112

All

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

3

4

PHY112 with laboratory course work

All

Physics C: Mechanics

3

4

PHY111, with laboratory course work

All

Psychology

4

3

PSY101

All

Spanish Language and Culture

3

16

SPA101, SPA102, SPA201, SPA202

All

Spanish Literature and Culture

3

16

SPA101, SPA102, SPA201, SPA202

All

Statistics

3

3

MAT206

All

United States Government and Politics

4

3

POS110

All

United States History

4

6

HIS103, HIS104

All

*Check with the related academic department at the college for more information.


College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Exam

Minimum Grade for Credit

Credit Hours Awarded

American Government

50

3

American Literature

50

6

Analyzing and Interpreting Literature

50

3

Biology

50

8

Calculus with Elementary Functions

50

4

Chemistry

50

8

College Algebra

50

3

College Composition

50

3

College Composition Modular with Optional Essay

50

3

College Mathematics

50

3

English Literature

50

3

French I

50

4

French II

62

12

German I

39

4

German II

51

12

History of United States I

50

6

History of United States II

50

3

Humanities

50

6

Information Systems and Computer Applications

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

50

3

Introductory Business Law

50

3

Introductory Psychology

50

3

Introductory Sociology

50

3

Natural Science

50

8

Pre Calculus

50

5

Principles of Macroeconomics

50

3

Principles of Management

50

3

Principles of Marketing

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

50

3

Social Sciences and History

50

5

Spanish I

50

4

Spanish II

66

12

Western Civilization I

50

6

Western Civilization II

50

3

Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 59.0%

% of loans / jobs : 41.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Priority Deadline : Jun 30

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Nanci Regehr

Financial aid office phone : (480) 517-8040

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Minority Status

State/District Residency

Work Study Programs

For part-time students

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$1,942.00

$1,942.00

$1,942.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$4,472.00

$4,472.00

$4,472.00

Room only:

--

$4,384.00

--

Books and supplies:

$1,464.00

$1,464.00

$1,464.00

Estimated personal expenses:

--

$4,736.00

$4,736.00

Transportation expenses:

--

$384.00

$384.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$3,406.00

$12,910.00

$8,526.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$5,936.00

$15,440.00

$11,056.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: --

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 1.6

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: --

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: --

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: --

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Spring

Summer

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

2nd semester freshman

Sophomore

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Pre-admission transcript evaluation (determination of what courses will transfer)

Re-entry advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

--

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: --

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $4,472.00

Room & Board(on-campus): --

Room & Board(off-campus): $4,384.00

Additional estimated expenses: --

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

Foreign Student Financial Aid Application

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: --

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

International Student Adviser