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Maria Radostits, College Advisor

To set up an appointment scan the QR code below. 

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STUDENTS NEW TO DUAL ENROLLMENT

Students new to dual enrollment (DE) must be admitted to Rio Salado college before they can register for their DE classes. To complete the admissions process please complete the three steps below.  If you have trouble with any of the steps please contact Rio Salado’s Dual Enrollment department at (480) 517-8080.

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.

DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSE REGISTRATION

Once all admission steps have been completed, you are ready to register for your dual enrollment courses.  Please set up an appointment during one of your ELECTIVE classes using the following link to register for your dual enrollment classes.

https://calendly.com/gatewaycollegeadvising/college-advising-meeting

Be sure to have your DE registration form completed, signed and know your MEID and password.  If you do not have the DE registration form please stop by my office, located on the 1st floor to the right of the main entrance of the school, to pick one up.  If you don’t know your MEID or password, please call (480) 517-8600.

DE CLASS NUMBERS

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

www.riosalado.edu/courselist

TUITION ASSISTANCE

Tuition Assistance Application for the 2021-2022 School Year has been extended until 9/10/21.

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).

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.

DEGREES OFFERED

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

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Rio-Poster

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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.