Student Guide

This site is intended exclusively for the student at every one of the Maricopa Community Colleges and Skill Centers. Here you’ll find the various laws, policies and regulations that most directly affect your college experience. Among the “Other Resources” are links to other sites that will help you learn more about the law in general, as well as about the Maricopa District itself.

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Course Substitution Request Checklist

District policy requires that all requests for course substitutions based upon disability be reviewed by the ADA Academic Council.

DRS Managers should assist the student in compiling the information listed below and forward as ONE document to Robert Bienkowski, Legal Services Department, District Support Services Center.

  1. General Requirements
    • Must be a current MCCCD student and
    • Registered with Disability Services with an active course accommodation plan
    • Letter of support from current Disability Resources & Services Manager
  2. Documentation of disability by a qualified medical professional, to include the following:  (only information that has already been submitted to the DRS may accompany a course substitution request. Please submit only the most current documentation - within FIVE years.)
    • Clear disability diagnosis with description of symptoms
    • Current level of functioning
    • Adult-normed standardized tests
    • Substantial limitation determined
    • Impact on learning determined
  3. Letter of request from student, to include the following:
    • History of course attempts
    • History of academic accommodations and tutoring services
    • Current program of study
    • Requested course to be substituted (see #4)
  4. Unofficial transcripts (must support a history of course completion or withdrawal)
    • High School (if applicable)
    • College(s)

Financial Aid

The financial aid campus phone number for ALL colleges is 1.855.622.2332.

  • Chandler-Gilbert Community College
  • Estrella Mountain Community College
  • GateWay Community College
  • Glendale Community College
  • Mesa Community College
  • Paradise Valley Community College
  • Phoenix College
  • Rio Salado College
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • South Mountain Community College


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Sexual Harassment On-Line Tutorial

Preventing Sex Discrimination and Harassment is a mandatory online training course. This course will foster a safe and productive work environment by training employees on what is considered sexual harassment, prevention training, and what to do if they see or experience sexual harassment. This course is required by Federal Law and will provide information on preventing sex harassment and the federal laws dealing with this topic. 

Current faculty, employees, and Persons of Interest (POI)* must complete the course within Canvas. New employees will be required to complete the course within 30 days of start date.

Get Started

Log in to ELC to complete appropriate required courses based on your role within the Maricopa County Community Colleges District (MCCCD)  (Log-in instructions

Person of Interest (POI)*, meaning someone who has a relationship with Maricopa, in a non-employee capacity, in which he or she is required to have access to one or more Maricopa systems accessed through an MEID.  POIs are important as they may have a relationship with Maricopa in which they have access to information that is protected by law from inappropriate disclosure and misappropriation.

If you need clarification on what district-wide training you are required to complete, please contact the Center for Employee & Organizational Development (CEOD) at 480-731-8209.

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Page Updated 07/24/2018

Residency and Enrollment

  • Admission/Registration/Enrollment -- The important regulations about becoming a student at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges.
  • Residency Guidelines -- Law and policies regarding residency and paying in-state or out-of-state tuition, as well as how to appeal a determination about your own residency status

Student Conduct

Student Insurance

There are no plans in place for students at this time.

Student Responsibilities

Student Rights

  • Veterans Services -- Important information for veterans who want to attend any of the colleges.

Students with Disabilities

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Your Safety

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Links to Campus Crime-Reporting Statistics

College Safety

Under recent amendments to the Campus Security Act (now more commonly referred to as the Clery Act, after a Pennsylvania university student who was murdered in her dormitory room) institutions that participate in federal financial-aid programs must now detail their safety-oriented policies and programs to both students and employees. In compliance with the Clery Act mandates, here are links to crime-report statistics at each of the Maricopa colleges. [Rev 100411]

Page Updated 02/06/17