Based on the continuously evolving status surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all online courses will continue as scheduled and all in-person and hybrid classes are now postponed through Wednesday, May 8, 2020. The latest updates can be found at www.maricopa.edu/coronavirus.
Save Time and Money by Starting Your College Journey at Rio!
Get a head start on your four-year degree at Rio. We offer online classes that will help you meet your requirements before transferring to a university. Whether you’re here to pursue an Associate’s degree or just to pick up a class or two, Rio provides a range of general education core classes and career-specific classes that will get you ready to take the next step.
Learn on Your Own Schedule
One of the benefits to taking online classes at Rio is that our scheduling is very flexible. With over 40 start dates throughout the year, you can get started on your classes as soon as next week!
Transfer to a University
Our credits and Associate’s degrees are accepted at universities across the United States. And we have articulation agreements in place with over 40 university partners that make transferring credits from Rio to other institutions a seamless process. Be sure to talk with your Success Coach about transferring credits – they can help guide you through the process.
Outline the classes you need to take at Rio that will transfer to your chosen university.
Speak with your Success Coach to create a plan to complete your Associate’s degree and meet university prerequisites.
Apply to your selected university in advance of your desired entrance term, meeting deadlines to provide required documents such as transcripts.
Apply to graduate from Rio with your certificate or degree.
Our RioCompass program will keep you from getting lost as you work towards completing your degree. Stay on track by monitoring your progress with online check sheets and a semester-by-semester planning tool.