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.

Contact: admissions@centralaz.edu

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 admissions@centralaz.edu.

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.

Contact: admissions@centralaz.edu
*Phone registrations are not permitted


OPTION #1:

REGISTER  through CAC STUDENT PORTAL 


OPTION #2:

COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM 

EMAIL form to admissions@centralaz.edu from your CAC Student Email Account.


OPTION #3:

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

Graduation Program/Ceremony Dates:

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at 7 pm (Reception to begin at 5:30 pm in the Student Union, I400)
Associate of Applied Science
Certificates

Friday, May 13th, 2022 at 7 pm (Reception to begin at 5:30 pm in the Student Union, I400)
Associate of Art
Associate of Business
Associate of General Studies
Associate of Science

Location: Signal Peak Campus – The Green, 8470 N Overfield Rd., Coolidge, AZ 85128


Graduation Rehearsal:

Tuesday, 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.

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.

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.

Accessible Drop-Off/Parking:
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
#CACGrad2022  #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:
Thursday, May 12th – https://fb.me/e/1uuF4MJvD 
Friday, May 13th – https://fb.me/e/2jCWQRLyJ

Faculty Congratulate Graduating Students of 2022
https://youtu.be/IPONLkSANYk

Continue to check back for additional items.

Spring 2022 Commencement

Commencement ceremonies will take place at 7PM on May 12th and 13th, 2022.

What you need to know:

  • -Commencement ceremonies are located at the Signal Peak Campus, 8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, AZ 85128
  • -Ceremony dates/invitations are based on Program of Study. Each Ceremony will offer a reception that will begin at 5:30pm in the Student Union, Room I400.
    • Thursday, May 12th, 2022 at 7 pm
      Associate of Applied Science
      Certificates
    • Friday, May 13th, 2022 at 7 pm
      Associate of Art
      Associate of Business
      Associate of General Studies
      Associate of Science
  • Graduation Live Streaming Links:
    Thursday, May 12th – https://fb.me/e/1uuF4MJvD 
    Friday, May 13th – https://fb.me/e/2jCWQRLyJ
  • -The Graduation Ceremonies will include graduate students from Fall (December) 2021, Spring (May) 2022, and potential Summer (August) 2022 students.
  • -Students that completed and are eligible to participate will receive notification via their student email in the first week of April 2022.
  • -Cap and gowns are free of charge to all graduates. Students may contact the Central Arizona College Barnes and Noble bookstore at SPC, SMC, or by calling 520-494-5440.
  • -All students will receive a commemorative program during their ceremony.
  • -While the ceremony will take place in May, all degree and certificate completions are processed according to the standard completion dates and are available for transcript requests and student portal viewing.
  • -To encourage environmental sustainability, please consider bringing your own reusable water bottle. Attendees are reminded to stay well hydrated as these programs are held outside.

Additional commencement information will be updated to this page shortly. Thank you for your patience.


Applying for Graduation

Graduation Information

GRADUATION APPLICATION

Submit Graduation Application to:  grad.application@centralaz.edu


Checklist:

♦MUST file the Application for Graduation with the Records Office at grad.application@centralaz.edu
♦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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