Your Rio Salado Experience

Find your future as a student at America’s Online Community College®!

Whether your goal is to earn a degree, pick up a few required courses for your major, or learn new job skills, Rio Salado College has the programs, resources, and the student support team that can help you meet those goals.

Your Journey to Becoming a Student at Rio

As an out-of-state student at Rio Salado College, you won’t have to go through the enrollment and admissions process alone. You’ll have a dedicated team of Success Coaches on hand to help you meet your goals. Whether it’s helping you find the right educational track, guiding you through the financial aid process, or introducing you to the resources that are available to you as a Rio student, your Success Coach will be with you every step of the way. It doesn’t matter if you’re seeking a degree or you’re just looking to pick up a few extra credits and enhance your job skills – you can expect the same level of responsive, personalized support from Rio’s staff.

Talk to a Success Coach

Our Success Coaches will help you every step of the way. Their expertise in enrollment, advising, and financial aid is just a phone call away.

Find Your Starting Point

You can self-place into college-level English, Math, and Science courses. Your Success Coach will guide you in helping you choose the right classes to register for.

Become a Student

 As an out-of-state student at Rio Salado College, you’ll be a part of America’s Online Community College®. With over 40 start dates, you can take online classes that fit your schedule.

Register for Classes

Register for the classes you want to take and get started with your first online class with RioLearn.

Set Your Schedule

Rio uses a flexible course block calendar system that lets you pick up classes throughout the year.

Pay Your Tuition or Get Financial Aid

Pay for classes or apply for financial aid to see if you’re eligible to get help with your tuition and related expenses.

Take Your Work With You

Rio’s online classes are designed for maximum transferability. Whether you’re a degree-seeking student looking to move on to a four-year institution or you’re a college student looking to pick up a few extra classes on your own time, we can help. Just call our Success Coaches for more information on how to get started.

Accelerated Learning Options

Need your credits in a hurry? Only have a limited time frame to take your class? Rio can help. We offer 8-week class options for most of our courses.

Your Online Classroom

See for yourself what an online education at Rio Salado looks like with our RioLearn demo. RioLearn is our online learning platform: a place where you can take your classes, interact with your instructors, and track your academic progress.