Dual Enrollment Information

    Fall 2019 Rio Registration Handout

    Need to find out your section number for registration?  http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/dual/Documents/Dual-HighSchools/Mountain_Ridge_Course%20List.pdf

    Important Deadlines for Fall 2019

    "Purge" Begins: Monday, August 12th. This means that if you register and do not pay, you will be purged from your class. You will then need to re-add the course and pay by the following Monday. The purge of classes for non-payment will happen each Monday evening. It is important to ensure that you register and ensure you have properly paid for the course!

    All students should be registered and paid by September 16th, 2019!

    Ready to Register?

    Go Here: http://www.riosalado.edu/programs/dual/getstarted/Pages/default.aspx

    (If you are a returning student -someone who has previously taken dual classes- you will still click on the above link and then you can skip to step 4!)

    Direct Link to the Under 18/Financial Responsibility Form: https://goo.gl/dvVsCw

    Looking for Tuition Assistance Information? Please reference the Tuition Assistance/Maricopa Grant website for more information and to access the application.


    Once you are a registered this is going to be a very important link for you! This is where you can access your account, review payments, see what you owe, order transcripts --- all things Rio! Remember you will need your MEID for this! http://my.maricopa.edu/

    To access your student account just log in to my.maricopa and then click on STUDENT CENTER! Be sure you always have access to your eight digit student ID number as well as your MEID and the password you have attached to your MEID as that is what you will need to log in!

     Rio Salado's Dual Enrollment Main Page

     Rio Salado Credit Transfer Information: http://www.riosalado.edu/advisement/university-transfer/Pages/default.aspx 


    2019-2020 Rio Salado Dual Registration:
    • Be sure you wait until you are in class to actually register! You need to be sure you have the exact section number for your class period when you register! Your teacher will provide this for you!
    • You will want to register all of your fall classes at one time!
    • The registration process is different whether you are a new dual enrollment student or a returning student.
    • It is important that you have taken the appropriate placement tests for your chosen classes or meet the GPA requirements. See your instructor if you have questions!
    • Be certain that you complete every part of the registration process - if you skip over even one small thing it could prevent you from properly registering and place a hold on your account. 
    • If you are a new student and you need to submit ID for the admissions process, you will be able to do that online! 
    • Note that students must begin the registration process, and then a parent will receive an email regarding financial responsiblity. A parent/guardian will then need to follow the directions within the email. Once the parent has done this it could take 3-5 days for the processing. Once processing has been completed, students can log in to their student center (my.maricopa.edu) to pay immediately!
    • Be certain you are ONLY enrolling using the proper course section number for your class period! If you don't know what this is - please see your dual teacher!
    • If needed, you can still set up a payment plan within your student center!
    • If you have any questions, just ask! :)
    • Be patient - registration can be a bit of a process, but everyone is working to help ensure you get taken care of and registered appropriately!


    Need help?

    Rio Salado Dual Enrollment Help Line: 480-517-8080




    Need to take the WritePlacer?
    if you would like to take ENG 101 and you do not meet the pre-req of having a GPA of 2.6 or higher, you will need to take the WritePlacer on your own at any of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges. You will need to score a 5 or higher to fulfill the pre-req. 
    First. what is the WritePlacer and what is expected of you on this test?

    Score needed to enroll: 5 or above

    Students are given a passage to read and a question about the passage. They are directed to plan and write a multi-paragraph essay (300-600 words) in which they develop their point of view on the question given. They must support their position with reasoning and examples taken from their reading, studies, experiences, or observations. This test measures a student’s ability to write effectively, which is critical to academic success. The writing sample will be scored on the basis of how effectively it communicates a whole message to the readers for the stated purpose. The score is based on the student’s ability to express, organize, and support their  opinions and ideas, not the position they take on the essay topic. The following five characteristics of writing will be considered:

    ·         Focus—The clarity with which the student maintains their main idea or point of view

    ·         Organization—The clarity with which the student structures their response and presents a logical sequence of ideas

    ·         Development and Support—The extent to which the student elaborates on their ideas and the extent to which they             present supporting details

    ·         Sentence Structure—The effectiveness of the student’s sentence structure

    ·         Mechanical Conventions—The extent to which the student’s writing is free of errors in usage and mechanics

    Below is a an important link that walks you through the expectations in detail! It provides test instructions for the students, sample prompts, and sample student essays with scores and explanations for the scores! I highly encourage you to go through and review this!


    Keep in mind that although a score of 5 is what you need to pass, here are the descriptors of what an essay should include to receive the highest score, which is an 8:

    An essay that receives a score of 8 demonstrates clear and consistent mastery of on-demand essay writing with a few minor errors. A typical essay with this score:

    • Effectively and insightfully develops a point of view on the issue.

    • Addresses an appropriate audience and demonstrates a clear purpose for writing in the thesis statement.

    • Demonstrates outstanding critical thinking, using effective examples, reasons, and other evidence to support its position.

    • Is well organized and clearly focused, demonstrating clear coherence and smooth progression of ideas.

    • Exhibits skillful use of language, using a varied, accurate, and apt vocabulary.

    • Demonstrates varied and effective sentence structure.

    • Is free of major errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation.