Transfer Credits

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 Associates 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 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.

Transfer Steps

  1. Research all possible university transfer options by visiting Maricopa’s University Transfer Center.
  2. Search the University Partners List for a complete list of partners or use the University Partner Search to find the right place to continue your education based on location, major, size, cost, or type of college.
  3. Outline the classes you need to take at Rio that will transfer to your chosen university.
  4. Speak with your Success Coach to create a plan to complete your Associate’s degree and meet university prerequisites.
  5. Apply to your selected university in advance of your desired entrance term, meeting deadlines to provide required documents such as transcripts.
  6. Apply to graduate from Rio with your certificate or degree.