Records and Registration
The Academic Calendar is your key source for important registration dates. Failure to complete certain tasks by these deadlines can result in late fees.
♦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.
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.
•Non-resident (includes out-of-state, F-1 non-immigrant students and students without legal immigration status)
•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
•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
Questions: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residency regulations are published in their entirety under Official Residency Guideline in the CAC College Catalog.
*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 Transaction Request
Use your student portal for instant registration. The Registration Transaction Request requires 3-5 college business days for processing.
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
Through STUDENT PORTAL
Grade Change/Appeal regulations are published in their entirety under Grade Change/Appeal in the CAC College Catalog.
♦The grade appeals procedure and form link.
♦Time limits for grad change begin before the end of the 10th week of the semester following the semester in which the grade was assigned.
♦The Academic Dean will determine if a case is exceptional and warrants a review. In no case shall the appeal process extend beyond the end of the first semester following the awarding of the grade without the consent of all parties involved. In no case shall the appeal process extend beyond the end of the first semester following the awarding of the grade without consent of all parties involved.
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: email@example.com or P: 520-494-5111
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
♦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 by CAC before you can register for 2nd semester courses.
Commencement ceremonies will take place at 7PM on May 10th, 2024.
Additional commencement information will be updated to this page shortly. Thank you for your patience.
♦MUST file the Application for Graduation with the Records Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
♦Recommended that Applications for Graduation be submitted at least one semester prior to the anticipated graduation date.
♦Review the official Academic Calendar for Priority application deadlines. Academic Calendar
Application Deadline Information:
All applications are evaluated on a first in-first out basis; however, students that apply by the Priority Deadline are guaranteed to receive their evaluation prior to the next semester in order to register for required classes in order to complete by their anticipated finishing semester. Students that apply after the Priority Deadline will still receive their evaluation for the semester indicated on the application. All applications must be received prior to the semester end date to be considered for that graduation date.
♦Check Student Portal for Graduation Evaluation Letters and updates. Student Portal
It is important to communicate any questions/concerns immediately to the evaluator listed on your evaluation letter.
•Graduation cycles are May, August and December of each year
•Duplicate diplomas and/or certificates can be requested for a duplication charge. These will be stamped “Duplicate” on the back.
•In-Person Commencement is held each May for students that complete during the August, December and May graduation cycle. Students that are eligible for graduation will receive notification of ceremony participation approximately 5-6 weeks prior to the May Commencement.
•Diplomas are printed by an outside agency and should be received 10-12 weeks after degree completion.
•Degree information is posted on your transcripts. Unofficial transcripts can be found on your Student Portal.
Join the CAC Alumni Association
Let’s stay in touch! All graduates are alumni of CAC and you can join the CAC Alumni Association. Share your contact information, a story, a memory or photo. We’ll be able to correspond with you about events and news. Together we can stay in touch today, tomorrow and in the future!
The Alumni Association informs and engages alumni as partners of the College, its mission, and traditions. The Alumni Association also reaches out to inspire philanthropic support of CAC.
Remember, your CAC connection lasts a lifetime. Once a Vaquero, always a Vaquero!