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Become a first-year student at ASU Online

First-year students at ASU Online are students who have never attended college before or have less than 12 transferable credit hours, and have a high school diploma or GED. First-year students are new college students pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Why should I earn an online degree at ASU?

ASU Online empowers first-year students to take charge of their education and create a balance between life, work and school. Arizona State University offers more than 140 online bachelor’s degrees, giving you the option to study the major you want while getting the support you need from our premier suite of support services.

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Online learning doesn’t mean sacrificing the quality of your education. At ASU, the same award-winning professors who teach on campus also teach online courses. Online students have the ability to virtually connect with professors and peers alike and gain hands-on experience in online labs and capstone courses.

How to apply

ASU makes applying online easy. Our team of enrollment coaches is ready to answer any questions you may have about the application process or your online program. Check out our application resources and step-by-step guide for incoming ASU first-year students.

Who are the first-year students at ASU Online?

4,946

First-year students

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What first-year students are saying about us

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ASU Online helped me realize I am smart, valued and more than my past. I love that I am graduating Magna Cum Laude from a program that holds a lot of meaning to me.

Treya Redding
BS in criminology and criminal justice

Support from your first year to graduation and beyond

Navigating college can be stressful, especially for incoming first-year students. ASU Online offers full support to students in their first year of college, providing students with several ways to connect with others, become active members of the ASU community and to make the most of the ASU first-year experience. Student-led clubs are available as well as success coaches, career advisors, online tutoring and more.

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Cost to earn a degree

Costs vary from student to student depending on your specific program, transfer credits, residency and course load. Whatever your specific path may be, ASU Online is prepared to help guide you toward an affordable college education.
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Find the right degree for you

Browse more than 140 undergraduate degrees, minors and certificates offered online at ASU. Not sure what you want to study? Take the me3® quiz to find the degree that’s right for you!
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Resources for online students

The first year of college can be challenging to navigate. Here at ASU, we provide you with the resources you need to drive your success in your first year and beyond.

Common questions for first-year students

What kind of support can I expect as a first-year student in an online program?

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What financial support can I get for my first year of college?

What is the SAT or ACT score required to be accepted as a first-year student?

First-year college student news

How to apply for FAFSA as an ASU Online student

How to apply for FAFSA as an ASU Online student

May 05, 2021 · 7 min. read

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ASU Online’s student success services

ASU Online’s student success services

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The first-year checklist for online college students

The first-year checklist for online college students

January 11, 2022 · 5 min. read

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