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ASU Online credits are no different than credits earned at our campuses and transcripts do not distinguish between online or on-campus courses. When transferring credits, it is always up to the receiving institution to determine transfer eligibility and how transfer credits may apply to a specific program of interest.
Classes are typically accessible the weekend before the course start date.
You will receive an ASUrite ID and activation code via email after you submit your application for admission. The ASUrite allows you to check your admission status online through MyASU. Once you are admitted, you can check your eligibility to register. You may see one or more “Holds” on your record, which must be cleared before you can register for classes. Once all registration “Holds” are cleared from your record, you will be able to register on or after the assigned enrollment appointment (date and time) shown on your MyASU page.
Yes, students can attend Arizona State University as a non-degree student in order to take individual courses as prerequisites for a desired program, to transfer to another institution or for personal experience instead of applying and pursuing a full degree program. Students will need to apply to ASU and be admitted as an ASU student. All classes taken as a non-degree student will be for earned credit and will be listed on an official ASU transcript with grade earned. Learn more about non-degree options.
ASU Online degree programs are 100% online. If you wish to take courses on campus, then you will need to enroll as a campus-based student.
ASU Online requires either a high school diploma or a GED for admission. Review freshman admission requirements.
Your application is complete once you pay the application fee and ASU receives all of your required transcripts. If you haven’t completed an Associate of Arts degree have your high school transcript sent as well. Please have you transcripts sent to:
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
You can still earn your way into ASU through the Earned Admission Track. To begin, submit an undergraduate application to ASU. If Earned Admission is right for you, an enrollment advisor will reach out with more details.
Arizona State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. The Higher Learning Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This federally-recognized body provides assurance to students, parents and all stakeholders that ASU meets clear quality standards for educational and financial performance, http://www.ncahlc.org/. In addition to ASU's Higher Learning Commission accreditation, many of ASU's academic programs carry specialized accreditation specific to the field. View a list of ASU programs with specialized accreditation at https://asuonline.asu.edu/about-us/state-regulatory-authorizations.
Earned Admission is a performance-based pathway that allows you to gain admission into ASU by taking and passing 12 or 24 credit hours of first-year ASU courses.
In general, transfer credit is awarded for courses meeting all of the following requirements:
Do you have international credits? http://global.asu.edu/future/undergrad
There isn’t an "expiration date" for transfer credits that meet the eligibility requirements, although some courses (eg. Computers and Economics) may need to be retaken depending on their relevancy to today's courses.
Certain types of credit cannot be transferred to ASU, including credit awarded by postsecondary institutions for life experience, workshops, and seminars. Military (JST) transcripts will be reviewed post-admission by the program advisor and college. Learn more here.
Your academic advisor will tell you exactly how your transfer credits fit into your degree program.
There are a variety of scholarships available and more information can be found at: http://students.asu.edu/scholarships
Students admitted into a degree program may be eligible for financial aid if they meet the eligibility criteria.
For more information regarding Financial Aid at ASU, please visit the website http://students.asu.edu/financial-aid
When attending Arizona State University and studying online, the tuition is the same no matter where you live within the US or internationally. To view current tuition rates and fees go to: http://students.asu.edu/tuitionandbilling
Yes. The same faculty and instructors that teach on the ASU campuses teach ASU Online courses. This means that the rigor and quality of the content, as well as the course load is the same as the on-campus classes.
Yes! ASU Online students are encouraged to participate in university graduation ceremonies. More information can be found on the University Ceremonies website.
Yes. Online students can order a Sun Card, ASU’s official student ID, by completing the following steps: Submit your ID photo and identification verification online. Once you receive a photo approval email, you must complete the Sun Card Request form. A $25 fee will be posted to your student account. Please allow 10 working days for delivery by United States Postal Service.
Online students have the opportunity to join ASU clubs and attend campus events. However, dorms are reserved for on-ground students only. Learn more about online clubs and #SunDevilNation.
ASU instructors and faculty use a variety of methods to share materials, have students interact, and monitor student’s progress throughout the course.
One of the benefits of completing your degree online is flexibility. A few courses may require specific log-on times for certain activities or assignments, but most courses have assignments and due dates. Some assignments and tests may only be available for a limited time (such as a 48-hour period), so they must be completed at some point within the designated time.
The majority of our degree programs are offered entirely online with no campus visits required; however, there are a couple of programs that require occasional campus attendance. Your success coach or academic advisor will let you know if this is a requirement for your program.
It's helpful to be good with computers. If you plan to take all of your courses online, you should be technologically savvy—able to send and receive information, research, and communicate with others.
At minimum, you need a computer that can access the Internet, preferably with a high-speed connection. You should have access to email, productivity software like Microsoft Office, and other applications needed to perform a variety of educational functions. ASU offers Microsoft 365 to currently enrolled students free of charge. Learn more here .
If you get stuck, ASU has a 24/7 help desk that can answer questions and help resolve problems. Call 855.278.5080 (toll-free) or use the Help Desk Chat.
ASU Online courses are taught using the learning management system Blackboard and include a variety of multimedia tools and resources. To ensure you can successfully access the multimedia tools in your courses, ASU Online recommends you use a standard PC or Mac desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, headset and microphone. Mobile devices such as a cell phone, Google Chromebook or tablet computer (Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Microsoft Surface) will not provide the access and functionality necessary for ASU Online courses and are not recommended.
Courses are best viewed using a high-speed Internet connection and the browsers Firefox or Chrome, which can be downloaded for free online. Linux is not supported. Run this browser check to ensure Blackboard will support your browser and operating system.
ASU Online offers six start times every year. There are two starts during the spring semester, two during fall and two over the summer. Check the academic calendar for specific dates: http://students.asu.edu/academic-calendar
ASU provides an email account to all students. It is university policy that an ASU email account be the official channel of email communication.
ASU email for students is provided through Gmail. An ASU Gmail account is different from a personal Gmail account. Through your Gmail for ASU account, you have special access to Google tools for ASU such as My Apps and My Files.
To finish the process of setting up your ASU email, ensure Gmail for ASU is selected.
To access your Gmail for ASU account, sign into My ASU using your ASURITE user ID and password. Click on the My Gmail link located in the left side-bar.
Please note: Your ASU email address is considered directory information and will appear in ASU's electronic directories. If you'd like to have your information hidden from the directory, please submit the Withhold Directory Information Request form to University Registrar Services.
For more information about the policies governing email use at ASU, please review ACD 125: Computer, Internet, and Electronic Communications Information Management Policy.
If you're not sure what your official ASU email address is, please follow these steps: