A recent report issued by the Public Policy Institute of California provided important insights into the challenges facing Californians seeking a college degree. Some of the key findings for California and its state universities include:
- Among the state’s most highly prepared high school graduates—those who complete courses required for admission to these colleges—enrollment has declined: from about 67 percent to 55 percent
- The drop in enrollment rates is not a result of a decline in applicants’ qualifications. The share of high school graduates who complete classes required for UC and CSU admission—known as A-G courses—is at a historically high level for every ethnic group in the state. Yet enrollment rates at these universities are declining for each group…
- The number of recent high school graduates leaving California for four-year colleges in other states appears to have increased.
Californians’ interest in attending online classes at ASU has more than doubled over last year. We spoke with our Director of Student Services to get answers to the 5 most common questions:
Will my credits transfer?
Many students come to ASU with some college experience and want to complete a degree. To enroll as a transfer student you need to have earned 24 or more transferable credits from another college or university. Another option is to have an associate’s degree or higher with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0
If you are applying from out of state as a freshman you will need to meet ASU’s competency requirements in specific classes and have earned a 3.0 G.P.A. in those courses. You will also need to be in the top 25% in your high school graduating class and have an ACT score of 24 or an SAT score of 1100 (reasoning).
Of course, whether you are applying as a transfer student or as a freshman you can always ask for an Individual Review from an ASU enrollment advisor to discuss your specific situation.
What about transferring credits from community college?
We know that many students from California are studying at community colleges with the plan to transfer to a state university. At ASU we admire your dedication to getting a degree and we accept IGET/CSU GE credits.
What is class availability like at ASU?
That’s one of the best parts. Students are relieved to know that at ASU you can get into the classes you want and need. Online students learn from the same world class faculty as students on campus in Arizona. Same classes, same faculty, same degree! Plus, you can earn your degree on time with no frustrating delays.
Can online students get financial aid?
Online students have a variety of options to pursue for scholarships, grants or student and parent loans. The best way to get started is to submit a Free Application for Student Aid (FASA). The FAFSA is the basis for applying for any form of financial aid.
How quickly can I start?
Most of ASU's online degree programs have six start dates per year, so you can apply now and get started right away.