Regular Admission is granted to anyone
who meets ONE of the following:
♦Graduate of a regionally accredited high school as defined by the United States Office of Education or any appropriate state educational agency
♦Earned a high school certificate of equivalency (GED)
♦18 years of age or older and demonstrates evidence of potential success in the community college
♦Transfer student in good academic standing from another college or university
♦Students Under the Age of 18, or participating in Early College or Dual Enrollment program should follow the high school student path.
Central Arizona College is an open admission institution.
Students 18 years or older may be admitted without a high school diploma or GED certificate.
To be admitted:
•Complete the New Student Admissions Application
•Complete Placement Assessment for reading, writing and math
Important: A high school diploma or GED is required to qualify for financial aid; for this reason GED classes and Testing are available
Central Arizona College provides equal opportunity in employment and educational programs and activities. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status or genetic test information.
Admission requirements are published in their entirety under Admissions in the CAC College Catalog.
Residency Status and Guidelines
Students are classified for tuition purposes under one of the following classifications:
•Non-resident (includes out-of-state, F-1 non-immigrant students and students without legal immigration status)
Resident Status will be assigned to under the following conditions:
•Students who are U.S. citizens
•Dependent students living in Arizona for less than one year, but reside with their parents or legal guardians who have established domicile in Arizona for one year and claim the student as an exemption for state and federal tax purposes
•Financially independent students who have resided in Arizona for more than one year prior to the start of the semester in which they are enrolling and have established Arizona as their permanent domicile
•Students who have transferred to Arizona by their employer for employment purposes
•Students or spouses who are members of the armed forces of the United States, stationed in Arizona pursuant to military orders
•Students who are members of Native American tribes whose reservation lands lie in Arizona and extend into another state and who are residents of that reservation
Non- Resident Status will be assigned under the following conditions:
•Students who are claimed as exemptions by parents or legal guardians for federal or state income tax purposes and the parent or guardians are residents of a state other than Arizona
•Most persons who have lived in Arizona less than one calendar year
•Students who have not established Arizona as their permanent domicile after moving to Arizona
•Winter visitors who have not established Arizona as their permanent domicile, even if here for more than one year, are still considered out-of-state
•Students who are not U.S. Citizens
Implementation of Guidelines
- Each student applicant shall have the question of legal residence determined prior to the time of registration and payment of fees. It is the responsibility of the applicant to register under the correct resident determination.
- Enforcement of residency requirements shall be the responsibility of the President of Central Arizona College. The President has designated the Admissions and Records Office to make the initial domicile classification. In determining a student’s classification, the college may consider all evidence, written or oral, presented by the student and any other information received from any source which is relevant to determining classification. The college may request written sworn statements or sworn testimony of the student.
- A request for a review of the initial classification may be made to the Dean of Academic Services. The request must be in writing, signed by the student and accompanied by a sworn statement of all facts relative to the matter. The request must be filed within 10 days of receipt of notification of classification as a non-resident. Failure to file properly a request for review within the prescribed time limit constitutes a waiver of review for the current enrollment period. The decision of the Dean of Academic Services shall be final.
Questions: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residency regulations are published in their entirety under Official Residency Guideline in the CAC College Catalog.
Registering is Easy!
Follow Options #1, #2 or #3 below.
*Phone registrations are not permitted
REGISTER ONLINE through CAC STUDENT PORTAL
♦ You may visit a campus location near you for in-person registration. Please note that the quickest way to register is online via your student portal.
COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM
♦ EMAIL form to email@example.com from your CAC Student Email Account.
Are you unsure of what courses you need to complete your degree or certificate?
♦MEET with an Academic Advisor to discuss course requirements: MAKE ADVISING APPOINTMENT
♦New students should refer to the Academic Calendar to find the last date to register before classes begin.
♦ Waitlisted classes: Students may place themselves on the waitlist for a full class. If space becomes available, the student will receive notification through online services. The student will have 24 hours to register for the class. If the registration is not completed in the allotted time period, the seat is forfeited and the next waitlisted student is notified.
♦Tuition and Fees are due upon registration. Financial Aid or payment information is available through your Student Portal.
♦Registration is regarded as a commitment by the student to comply with all regulations of the college.
Registration requirements are published in their entirety under I have my schedule, now what should I do? in the CAC College Catalog
Program/Ceremony Date Information
Graduation Program/Ceremony Dates:
Friday, May 12th, 2023
Location: Signal Peak Campus – The Green, 8470 N Overfield Rd., Coolidge, AZ 85128
Wednesday, May 10th at 5:30 pm
Location: Signal Peak Campus – The Green, 8470 N Overfield Rd., Coolidge, AZ 85128
Although practice is offered and encouraged to students attending either graduation program, final exams take precedence.
Directions and Parking
All CAC Graduation Program/Ceremonies and Rehearsal take place at:
Signal Peak Campus – The Green
8470 N Overfield Rd., Coolidge, AZ 85128
Approaching from I-10 Eastbound (Phoenix)
Take exit 190, turn left on McCartney Rd. Turn left on N. Overfield Rd. Turn right at Woodruff Rd. Finally, turn left at Central Shipping/Receiving. Follow the on-campus prompts for directions and traffic flow. Please see exiting directions below.
Approaching from I-10 Westbound (Tucson)
Take exit 190, turn right on McCartney Rd. Turn left on N. Overfield Rd.. Turn right at Woodruff Rd. Finally, turn left at Central Ship-ping/Receiving. Follow the on-campus prompts for directions and traffic flow. Please see exiting directions below.
Approaching from Casa Grande/Maricopa
Take McCartney Rd East. Turn left on N. Overfield Rd. Turn right at Woodruff Rd. Finally, turn left at Central Shipping/Receiving. Follow the on-campus prompts for directions and traffic flow. Please see exiting directions below.
Approaching from San Tan/Florence
Take Highway 79 West. Turn left on Signal Peak Rd. Turn right at Woodruff Rd. Finally, turn right at Central Shipping/Receiving. Follow the on-campus prompts for directions and traffic flow. Please see exiting directions below.
Approaching from Aravaipa/Winkelman
Take Highway 77 South. Turn left on West Highway 79. Turn left on Signal Peak Rd., Turn right at Woodruff Rd. Finally, turn right at Central Shipping/Receiving. Follow the on-campus prompts for directions and traffic flow. Please see exiting directions below.
Exiting Directions— There will be two exit points following the ceremony. Main entrance to campus will only exit going southbound on Overfield Rd. Campus Central/Receiving Rd will only exit going eastbound on Woodruff Rd.
Student Accessibility Services
Central Arizona College is committed to ensuring the experience is an enjoyable and accessible one for students and guests with disabilities or special needs.
If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in commencement exercises, please contact our Student Accessibility Services Office at 520-494-5524.
Accessibility drop-off and parking will be located in parking lot (D) and also throughout all other parking lot locations. All accessible parking is first-come, first-served and must accompany the use of an ADOT disability placard or ADOT license plate.
Golf Cart/Shuttle services:
Golf Cart/Shuttle services will be available to transport to and from the event and vehicle locations. Please bring foldable/portable wheelchairs for convenience with the shuttles. The shuttles will not have hydraulic lifts.
Seating: All seating for the ceremony is on a first-come, first service basis. Please note, these programs are held outside.
Mobility Devices: All students/guests are responsible for providing their own mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and walkers.
American Sign Language:
If you are in need of American Sign Language interpreting services, please contact the Student Accessibility Services Department no later than Thursday May 2 at 6:00 PM.
Closed Captioning Services will be provided during the ceremony.
Family friendly restrooms and water stations will be provided during the ceremony. To encourage environmental sustainability, please consider bringing your own reusable water bottle.
For your enjoyment, Central Arizona College has created some fun backgrounds, printable signs and social media filters to make the most of your celebration.
Backgrounds and Printable Signs
‘Balloons ‘ ‘Check Out This Grad’ ‘It’s Official’ ‘Hats Off’ ‘Class of 2022′ ‘Vaquero Graduate’ ‘Congratulations’
Watch Party Hashtags for Social Media
#CACGrad2023 #CACPride #CACProudParent
Photo Op Locations
Central Arizona College has natural landscape areas that provide beautiful photo locations for students. Please visit any of the CAC Campuses for memorable photo opportunities.
Graduation Live Streaming Links:
Will be posted closer to ceremony date.
Faculty Congratulate Graduating Students of 2023
Continue to check back for additional items.
Access Unofficial Transcript
Current Students / Or students that have attended in the past 18 months, you may access your unofficial transcripts through your STUDENT PORTAL.
Past students (who have not attended a class in the last 18 months or longer), please complete the Unofficial Transcript Request Form.
Need Assistance: E: firstname.lastname@example.org or P: 520-494-5111
Order and Pay Online for CAC Official Transcripts
Former and current students can request Official Transcripts and/or Enrollment Verification through the National Student Clearinghouse.
Official Transcript Service Policy:
•Official transcripts are $10.00 each. Fees must be paid prior to the release of transcripts
•Transcripts will not be issued if any obligations are due to Central Arizona College
•All requests must bear the student’s signature (in accordance with FERPA).
•Official transcripts cannot be faxed, as they must bear a secure seal from the Office of the Register
♦ Requests must be made online (preferred) or by completing the Transcript Request Form, requests are not accepted by telephone or email. In compliance with federal law, records are released only with the written consent of the student. No other person (including parent or spouse) may authorize the release of student records. Out-going transcript requests are processed from the Signal Peak Campus.
Incoming Official Transcripts
Evaluation of Official Transcripts for incoming transfer credits:
Official Transcripts must be in an unopened sealed envelope from the previous college. To have Official Transcripts evaluated by Central Arizona College, please have your Official Transcripts mailed to:
Central Arizona College
Transcript Evaluation Office
8470 North Overfield Road
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Electronic transcripts may be emailed to email@example.com for review. Electronic transcripts are only considered official when sent directly from the transferring institution or third party electronic transcript exchange company. This is not a monitored email address for inquiries. For additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
♦Incoming Transfer Courses must have been acquired through a regionally accredited college or university.
♦CAC Transfer Course Evaluator will determine course transferability and this determination will be listed in the student’s CAC academic record, which can be viewed in the Student Portal.
♦Incoming Official Transcripts MUST be received and evaluated by CAC before you can register for 2nd semester courses.