Records and Registration

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Regular Admissions

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 in Early College or Dual Enrollment should follow 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:

•Resident, in-state
•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

Residency regulations are published in their entirety under Official Residency Guideline in the CAC College Catalog.

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Course Registration

Registering is Easy!
Follow Options #1, #2 or #3 below.

*Phone registrations are not permitted





♦ EMAIL form to 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 

Important Notes:

♦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

Two Ceremonies – One Location

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at 7 pm
Friday, May 13th, 2022 at 7 pm

Signal Peak Campus
8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128

* Each eligible student will receive an emailed invitation the first week in April.
* Ceremony dates will be based on Program of Study.
* Additional commencement information will be updated to this page shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Applying for Graduation

Graduation Information

Submit Graduation Application to:


♦MUST file the Application for Graduation with the Records Office at
♦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.

Important Notes:

•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.

CAC Graduates = CAC Alumni

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!

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