- ASU Alliance is a seamless transfer experience for students who want to earn an associate degree at a Maricopa Community College like Phoenix College and then a bachelor's degree from Arizona State University.
- NAU Connection is a partnership with Northern Arizona University that allows you to complete your associate and bachelor's degree in the Valley at a community college like Phoenix College.
- The UA Bridge is a partnership among several community colleges and the University of Arizona that provides a path to pursuing a bachelor's degree at UofA. Sign up get student benefits as a pre-transfer student!
Start your transfer plans early in your academic career. Talk to an academic advisor.
The CONNECTION is a partnership between the Maricopa Community Colleges and Northern Arizona University (NAU), This partnership allows you to continue your education toward a bachelor’s degree after completing your associate’s degree — all while attending classes at or near Phoenix College or any of the Maricopa Community Colleges .
These benefits make this partnership:
Our on-site NAU representative is happy to meet with you to answer any questions you might have about continuing your education at NAU. The NAU office is next door to the International Student Center in the Hannelly Center.
Tanya M. Mure
NAU Program Coordinator
Hours:Mon–Thu: 8 am–6:00 pm
For more information about the NAU partnership,
Northern Arizona University
Arizona State University
Maricopa-ASU Alliance MAPPs
- List of MAPPs
- Sign up electronically here https://mapp.maricopa.edu and meet with your Phoenix College Academic Advisor
Maricopa-ASU Partnership Program (MAPP) Benefits:
- Guaranteed admission to ASU degree programs when all MAPP requirements are met.
- A cost-effective and time-efficient pathway ensuring courses transfer and apply to an ASU degree
- Specific scholarships available for meritorious students who complete an associate’s degree.
- Access to Transfer Advising and other pre-enrollment services on-site at the Maricopa Community Colleges.
- 24/7 access to online tools, including ASU's student portal, Pathway Tracker, that tracks your degree progression
- Invitations to special events at ASU
What is a MAPP?
The MAPP is a tool that outlines a prescribed sequence of classes for you to take at the community college to prepare you for your desired degree at ASU. The MAPP outlines all of the specific classes that are required for your ASU degree. This will help you to know which classes you can take at the community college. Each MAPP has an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) and an associate’s degree built into it and the necessary grade point average (GPA) for the program.
Why should I follow a MAPP?
There are several benefits. Students who complete a MAPP within three years of signing up are guaranteed admission into the specified ASU degree program. MAPP students are also locked into a specific tuition cohort while at ASU, which provides a reduced tuition rate. Additionally, MAPP students are eligible for specific merit scholarships once at ASU.
Can I get any degree I want?
At this time, MAPPs are being developed for the most popular ASU majors for community college transfer students. For a list of MAPPs that are currently available, please visit: http://transfer.asu.edu/maricopa#mapp. More MAPPs will be developed over time.
What if I’m undecided and don’t have a major yet?
The MAPP program is designed for students who have already selected a major and know what they want to study. If you are unsure of your major, please meet with your academic advisor or a career services staff member to determine the best major for you. Since a MAPP outlines all of the courses required for a particular degree, a MAPP can be a great way to compare majors and find the best fit for you.
How many years do I spend at the community college?
Students may spend different amounts of time finishing their coursework at the community college; however, to receive the benefits associated with the MAPP, you must complete your MAPP within three years starting from the time you sign up.
Can I transfer to another university besides ASU?
- The MAPP is part of an exclusive partnership between the Maricopa Community Colleges and Arizona State University. Each specific MAPP leads to a specific degree at ASU. If you choose to attend a university other than ASU, it is possible that not all of those classes will be applicable at another university.