Transfer Partnerships

We've established articulation agreements with schools across the country to make transferring credits a smoother process.

Take Your Credits With You

At Rio Salado College, we're committed to helping you achieve your academic goals. If you're planning to transfer to a four-year university to pursue a degree or if you're just looking to pick up a handful of classes to round out your prerequisites, you're in luck: Our credits and associate degrees are accepted at universities across Arizona and the United States. Rio Salado's classes are designed with transferability in mind. To help make the transfer process as smooth as possible, we've established articulation agreements with schools across the U.S. These formal partnerships make it easier to transfer your credits toward specific degree programs.

Transferring to a Partner School 

Always make sure you talk to the Admissions Office at the university you're going to go to to make sure that your credits will transfer. Keep in mind that schools do NOT have to have a partnership with us in order to accept our credits—as an accredited institution, Rio Salado College's credits and degrees are recognized and accepted by many schools. It is crucial, however, that you do your due diligence and check with them first. Once you've talked to your school, you can contact your Success Coach and they can advise you further on enrolling for classes at Rio, guide you through the transcript ordering process, and help give you the tools and knowledge you'll need to initiate the transfer process.

Our Transfer Partners

  • American Public University System (APUS)

    American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU), part of American Public University System (APUS), Rio Salado students will find AMU and APU offer a comprehensive selection of bachelor’s and master’s programs.

  • Arizona State University (ASU)

    ASU features an award-winning faculty that counts Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, and Fulbright Scholars among its teaching staff. The school offers a wide variety of programs. From the performing arts to digital technology and beyond, ASU offers classes that can help prepare you for entering rewarding fields of work. According to ASU’s institutional data, 87% of ASU graduates get job offers within 90 days of graduation!

  • Northcentral University (NCU)

    Founded in 1996, NCU is fully online and designed to meet your needs and expectations. At NCU, students learn in a unique one-on-one format with 100% doctoral faculty members. You won't have to worry about coordinating schedules for group projects—at NCU, YOU are the group. Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, NCU's School of Undergraduate Studies provides quality education with maximum flexibility. With weekly start dates and no entrance exam requirements, you can start learning at NCU as soon as next week!

  • SUNY Empire State College

    SUNY Empire State College has provided students in their home state of New York and abroad with a top of the line education since 1971. SUNY Empire largely serves a student population of working adults, meeting them where they are with flexible scheduling, faculty mentoring, and individualized undergraduate degree programs that meet students’ interests and career goals.

  • University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC)

    With a variety of degree programs designed to prepare you for your future, the University of Arizona Global Campus provides an opportunity to transfer up to 90 approved credits* toward your bachelor’s degree to continue your academic journey. As a Rio Salado College graduate, you’ll enjoy an exclusive tuition benefit, a convenient online schedule to accommodate your busy lifestyle, a full suite of tools, resources, and personalized support from experienced faculty and advisors.

  • University of Massachusetts Global

    Formerly Brandman University, UMass Global is a nonprofit, fully accredited, online, and on-the-ground university designed to serve busy working adults.

  • Western Governors University (WGU)

    Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, WGU is a non-profit online college that offers competency-based degree programs and classes. What that means is that a student’s progression at WGU isn’t based on semester or term ends—it's based on their ability to prove mastery of the material. For fast learners eager to get ahead, a competency education model is a great way to fast-track yourself towards graduation, saving you time and money.