Ready to Apply?
ASU offers six start dates per year, so you can begin taking classes as soon as you're ready.Application Process
To complete the application process, do the following:
- Go to the Degree Programs page on this site.
- Click on the degree in which you’re interested.
- Select the term for which you want to apply and click "Apply Now."
- Submit the nonrefundable application fee ($65 for undergraduate, $70 for graduate.)
- Request to have your official transcript(s) mailed to ASU.
Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions by the records office of the issuing institution(s). ASU does not accept transcripts delivered by hand or fax. Please have your previous academic institution(s) mail your official transcript to the appropriate ASU mailing address:
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 872412
Tempe, AZ 85287-2412
Arizona State University
Graduate Enrollment Services
Interdisciplinary Building B Wing, Room 170
P.O. Box 871003
Tempe, AZ 85287-1003
Need additional information? Choose an applicant status below for more:
How do you know if you’re a transfer applicant?
You’re considered a transfer applicant if you have earned more than 24 transferable credits from another college or university. If you have earned fewer than 24 credits (at a minimum 2.0 GPA), you are considered a Freshman Applicant.
You may also be considered a transfer applicant if you meet at least one of the following requirements:
- You’ve completed an Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) at an accredited Arizona community college.
- You’ve completed an associate degree or higher.
Arizona transfer applicants are assured admission to ASU if they meet one of the following requirements:
- Completion of an associate's degree with a 2.0 or higher GPA (4.0=A).
- AGEC (Arizona General Education Curriculum) with a 2.5 GPA or higher (4.0=A).
Nonresident transfer students are admitted to ASU if they meet one of the following requirements:
- Completion of an associate's degree with a 2.0 or higher A (4.0=A).
- AGEC with a 2.5 GPA or higher (4.0=A). (For those students transferring from a California community college, we accept the IGETC/CSU GE.)
Individual Review for Admission
Transferring with 24 transferable credits or more
If a student has more than 24 transferable credit hours, Arizona and nonresidents with above a 2.0 cumulative GPA in transfer hours will be considered for admission. Through this individual review process, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will review all available information about a student’s application, carefully considering all aspects of a student’s academic background and accomplishments. Submission of an ACT or SAT test score is highly recommended. In some cases, additional information might be requested.
If you have completed an associate degree or higher, you will not need to send a high school transcript.
If you have not completed an associate degree or higher, please request your official high school transcript showing proof of graduation, in addition to transcripts from all institutions you have previously attended or are currently attending (post–high school course work).
Upon graduation or completion of your final semester at your current institution, request that a complete transcript be sent directly to ASU to determine final admission status. Receipt of your final transcript impacts financial aid disbursement and eligibility to register for future classes.
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 24 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA).
Applicants must successfully complete ASU competency requirements. Admission may be granted with one deficiency in no more than two competency areas. Deficiencies cannot be in both math and laboratory science. Students must earn a minimum 2.0 in any subject area. Most competencies may also be met by test scores or college courses.
- English - 4 years (composition/literature based)
- Math - 4 years - Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one course requiring Algebra II as a prerequisite.
- Laboratory Science - 3 years total (1 year each from any of the following areas are accepted: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Integrated Sciences, and Physics)
- Social Science - 2 years (including one year American History)
- Foreign Language - 2 years (same language)
- Fine Arts - 1 year
Applicants must also meet at least one of the following:
- Top 25% in high school graduating class
- 3.0 GPA in competency courses (4.0 = A)
- ACT 22 (24 nonresidents)*
- SAT Reasoning 1040 (1110 nonresidents)*
*ASU does not require the writing portion of these tests.Individual Review
All students who don’t meet the above standards will be evaluated through a process called Individual Review. Through this process Undergraduate Admissions will review all available information about a student’s application, carefully considering all aspects of a student’s academic background and accomplishments. Submission of an ACT or SAT test score is highly recommended. In some cases, additional information might be requested.
Transfer students who graduated high school in a home school setting and have not completed an Associate degree or higher (or the Arizona General Education Curriculum) must submit the Affidavit of Completion of Secondary School Education. The affidavit must be completed by parent/guardian and notarized. Home School students with a GED score of 500 or above may be admissible without high school/home school transcripts.GPA Requirement
Transferring with 24 credit hours or more:
- Arizona residents: 2.00.
- Nonresidents: 2.50 (2.00-2.49 considered).
Transferring with fewer than 24 credit hours:
- Meet freshman requirements.
- Arizona residents: 2.00.
- Nonresidents: 2.50 (2.00-2.49 considered).
1. Complete the Undergraduate Admission Application online.
International applicants who currently reside outside the United States should select the visa type "JN" when completing the application. This designation indicates you will not be entering the United States and no financial guarantee documents will be required. Student visas are not available to online students. Students who are currently residing in the United States under an F1 student visa may not enroll in online programs.
2. Submit the nonrefundable application fee.
The application fee is $65 (USD). You may pay with a credit card when you submit the online application.
3. Request that an official transcript be sent directly from your school(s) to Undergraduate Admissions
Official transcripts are certified copies of official documents from each secondary school, college, university and/or technical school attended.
To process an ASU application, all international records must be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of original records, and a university, a government official, or an official translation service must translate the documents. Students cannot perform their own translation.
4. Submit evidence of English language proficiency.
Have your ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score sent directly to ASU.
TOEFL: The official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score report can be sent directly to ASU from the Educational Testing Service. ASU's TOEFL institutional code is 4007. For information about this test and registration procedures, contact ETS at PO Box 6151 Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA or visit www.toefl.org.
IELTS: For information about this test and registration procedures, contact the IELTS Office, University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate, 1 Hills Road, Cambridge/CB1 2EU, UK or visit www.ielts.org.
PTE: For information about the Pearson Test of English, visit http://www.pearsonpte.com/Pages/home.aspx.
ASU is proud to design and deliver quality online programs that meet the needs of military personnel stationed anywhere in the world.
ASU recognizes the unique nature of the military lifestyle and is committed to easing the transfer of relevant course credits earned from regionally accredited schools. College credit may be granted for successful completion of CLEP, DANTES and advanced placement examinations.
For information about ASU Online Programs and Services, contact:
ASU Online Student Services
Tuition Assistance is a Department of Defense program. The program is not administered or monitored by the VA. Questions regarding Tuition Assistance, and information on obtaining application forms, should be directed to the military student's unit Education Service Officer.
Once the appropriate forms are filled out, you will receive a contract for the semester’s Tuition Assistance. Fax the contract to ASU’s Student Business Office: 480-965-9242.
GI Bill Benefits
New students who have not used VA GI Bill benefits at any institution of higher education in the past may apply for benefits. Please complete the appropriate VA application and submit along with the required supporting documentation directly to VA using VONAPP at www.gibill.va.gov.
You may also complete and submit the appropriate VA application and supporting documents by mail to:
Department of Veterans Affairs
PO Box 8888
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888
Chapter 30, 33, 1606 & 1607: Form 22-1990
Chapter 35: Form 22-5490
Chapter 31: The Department of Veteran Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation Office, determines eligibility. Apply for evaluation using form 22-1990.
Once the VA processes the forms, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA office. Fax the Certificate of Eligibility with the following forms to our Certifying office: 480-965-8198.
For students who are transferring to ASU from another college or university where they have already used VA educational benefits, please fax your Certificate of Eligibility with the following forms to the Certifying office: 480-965-8198.
(If you do not have your COE on hand, please call the VA regional office and request a new one: 1-800-827-1000.)
VA form 22-1995 Change of Program or Place of Training
GI Bill Transferability: Information about transferring your Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to your spouse or children can be found here:
Transferring benefits is a two-step process. The transferer applies with Department of Defense to transfer the benefits; when that is approved, the transferee applies with VA for his/her transferred benefits using the VONAPP process. Once the VA processes the forms, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA office. Fax the Certificate of Eligibility with the following forms to the Certifying office: 480-965-8198.
Military Spouse and Family Educational Assistance Programs
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing a degree:
For information on admission to graduate programs, please see the Graduate College's website.