Maria Radostits, College Advisor

To set up an appointment scan the QR code below. 



Students new to dual enrollment (DE) must be admitted to Rio Salado college before they can register for their DE classes. Click on the steps below to get started or you can  click on the “New Student Admissions and Registration Instructions” link below to access step-by-step instructions on how to get admitted to Rio Salado college and register for your DE classes.

PLEASE NOTE: It may take 3-5 business days for your admissions paperwork to be processed.  You will NOT be able to register for your DE classes until all admissions steps are completed.

If you have any HOLDS on your account preventing you from registering for your DE classes, please contact the DE department at (480) 517-8080.


PLEASE NOTE: You will need to select Spring 2021 for the term.


Returning students do NOT need to re-enroll at Rio Salado college.  You simply go to my.maricopa.edu and scroll down to the “Student Center” tab to begin registering for your DE courses.  You will need your MEID and password to register for your DE classes.  If you have forgotten your MEID or password click here or call the help desk at (480) 517-8600.

You can also click on the “Returning Student Registration Instructions” link below to access step-by-step instructions on how to register for your DE classes.



In order to register for the correct DE courses you will need to use the course section numbers specific to Heritage Academy.  Click on the “Heritage Academy Gateway Course List” link below for a complete list of DE courses Heritage offers, along with the instructor and section number for the course.  Do NOT use the course number, i.e. MAT142, to register for your classes, instead use the section number, 25185.


Heritage Academy Gateway Course List


Tuition Assistance Application for the 2021-2022 School Year is Now Open!

Maricopa Grant Applications for Tuition Assistance for the 2021-2022 school year are now available. Approved applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis up to 9 credits ($780). May 31 is the priority deadline. See application link below.

Applicant’s must demonstrate “financial need” as defined by the US Department and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.

Application Requirements

All applications must include:

  • All applicants must be fully admitted to Rio Salado College (no charge for this).
    New students: Get admitted to Rio Salado
  • Signatures of both student and parent
  • Copy of 2020 federal tax form 1040 (no extensions considered) OR
  • Award letter of household member’s participation in any of the following benefits programs: Free or Reduced Lunch, Supplemental Social Security, Food Stamps, TANF, WIC or AHCCCS.

Complete and Submit Application

Complete the application here

If you encounter difficulties with the e-form, please call the Rio Salado Dual Enrollment Office at 480-517-8080.


Earn an Associate in Arts (AA), an Associate in General Studies (AGS), an Associate of Science (AS), or Arizona General Education Certificate (AGEC A) at Heritage Academy

The Heritage Academy Dual Enrollment Program allows students the opportunity to earn college credit for specific college-level courses taught at Heritage Academy during regular school hours. All scholars are eligible to participate in the DE program beginning their Freshman year of high school.  See the links below for suggested pathways to your Associate degrees. 

Heritage – Gateway AA & AGS

Heritage – Gateway AA, AGS, & AS




Meet with your Heritage Academy College Advisor, Maria Radostits, to select the appropriate courses.  To schedule an appointment click here.

Then begin the Admissions Process with Rio Salado College and complete all 3 parts below.

  • Upload BOTH your Heritage ID card AND Birth Certificate here.
  • Complete the Under 18/Financial Consent form here.
  • Complete the “Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Placement” exam here.
  • Go to the  website and login to your “Student Center” with your MEID & password
  • Select “Add a Class”, then the “Spring 2021” term
  • Enter your 5-digit section number for EACH of your dual enrollment eligible courses

Upload BOTH the scholar’s photo ID AND birth certificate. Be sure there are no glares and that you can see the edges of the document. Student Identity Verification Form.

Call the Rio Salado Help Desk 480-517-8600

Yes, you can only apply between March and July of 2021 or as determined by Rio Salado College.  Approved applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Up to 9 DE credits ($780) including the $15 registration fee is covered with tuition assistance per year.  Applicant’s must demonstrate “financial need” as defined by the US Department and Human Services Poverty Guidelines. See website for details.

Go to my.maricopa.edu and log in to your “Student Center” using your MEID and password.  Your  classes should be listed on the opening page.

If you officially drop a class prior to the refund deadline, you may be eligible for a refund.  You will need to contact the Cashier’s Office at (480) 517-8334 to request the refund.

Important Dates for Spring 2021

Due to Covid-19, placement will be determined by teacher recommendation.

Dual Enrollment credits generally transfer with ease to Arizona’s three public Universities. Go to aztransfer.com and check the “Course Equivalency Link”  under the “Tools” tab to see how your DE courses transfer within AZ.

If you are planning on attending a private university or an out-of-state university, please check with that institution to see how credits transfer.

Go to your “Student Center” at my.maricopa.edu

Use your MEID and password to log in.

In the “Academics” section of your Student Center, click the white drop-down menu.

Select “Official Transcript” or “Unofficial Transcript,” and click the arrow.

Follow the directions on screen to complete the process.

Transcripts within the Maricopa Community College District are free; transcripts sent outside the Community College District cost $5 each.