First-year student admission requirements
ASU application for first-year students
You are considered a first-year student for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
Review competency requirements
First-year applicants who possess a high school diploma and meet the following requirements will be admitted to ASU.
- 4 years of math.
- 4 years of English (non-ESL/ELL courses).
- 3 years of lab sciences (1 year each from biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences or physics).
- 2 years of social sciences (including 1 year American history).
- 2 years of the same second language.
- 1 year of fine arts or 1 year of career and technical education.
Note: Some colleges within ASU have higher competency requirements than the general university admission standards.
Review other admission requirements
First-year applicants must also meet at least one of the following:
- Top 25% in high school graduating class.
- 3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = A).
- ACT score of 22 for Arizona residents (24 nonresidents)* or SAT Reasoning score of 1120 for Arizona residents (1180 nonresidents)*.
*ASU does not require the writing portion of these tests.
Don’t meet admission requirements?
You can still get the ASU first-year experience and earn your way into ASU through the Earned Admission Track. To begin, submit an application to ASU. If Earned Admission is right for you, an enrollment advisor will reach out with more details.
Complete online application
You're almost there! Complete the undergraduate admission application online. You will be required to submit a nonrefundable application fee.
- $70: ASU Online programs.
File your FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can help you find federal student aid. Submit the FAFSA online. ASU’s Federal School Code is 001081.
Depending on when you start classes, you may need to complete one or two FAFSAs. Explore this page to determine which FAFSA you need to complete.
Request ACT or SAT scores
Request your ACT or SAT scores be sent directly to ASU from ACT or from the College Board, for SAT scores.
ACT or SAT scores are required for merit scholarship consideration and for ASU course placement.
Send in your transcripts
For first-year admission, request to have your transcripts sent directly to ASU from each educational institution you attended. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Admission Services by the records office of the issuing institution. ASU does not accept transcripts transmitted by fax. High school transcripts must show GPA and date of graduation. ASU requires an English translation of all foreign language transcripts.
If sending by stamped mail:
Admission Services Applicant Processing
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287
If sending by FedEx, DHL or UPS:
Arizona State University Admission Services Applicant Processing
1150 E. University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe, AZ 85281
Check application status
Once your scores, transcripts and all other materials have been submitted to ASU, your application will be reviewed.
To see if you have any missing items and to view your admission status, sign in at My ASU using your ASURITE User ID, which is sent to you after you apply for first-year admission.