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Arizona State University (ASU)

https://www.asu.edu/ Arizona State University is a top ranked research university in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Tempe, AZ 85281 480-965-2100

Requirements will be admitted to ASU.

  • 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 1 year American history)
  • Second Language – 2 years (same language)
  • Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education – 1 year

Applicants must also meet at least one of the following:

  • Top 25% in high school graduating class
  • 00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = “A”)
  • ACT 22 (24 nonresidents)*
  • SAT: 1120 (1180 nonresidents)**

* ASU does not require the writing portion of these tests

** Requirement for SATs taken prior to May 2016 is 1010 (1110 non-residents).

Applicants must successfully complete the ASU competency requirement. 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 2.00 in any subject area. Most competencies may also be met by test scores or college courses. See Detailed Competency Requirements for more information.

ASU admission decisions begin the first week of Sept. 1. If you do not meet initial eligibility, you may be placed into individual review and experience a longer wait time for an admission decision.

Self-Reported Admission Application To expedite admission decisions, ASU accepts self-reported high school grades on the undergraduate admission application. Submission of an ACT or SAT score is highly recommended for merit-based scholarship consideration.
Higher Requirements for Some ASU Schools and Colleges Some schools and colleges have higher requirements for admission to their majors. To learn more about admission requirements, find the major of your interest at Degree Search. You should select a second major on your application if your first choice has higher admission requirements.

All students who don’t meet the above standards will be evaluated through a process called Individual Review. Through this process Admission Services 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.

Home School Applicants ASU welcomes home school students and recognizes the unique academic experiences they contribute to our rich community of scholars. Please read additional admission information specifically for home school students.

General Educational Development Students may also meet admission requirements by submitting an official GED score of 500 or above for tests taken before January 2014 or a GED battery average score of 170 or above for tests taken after January 2014

Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission OR the Common Application. ASU accepts only one application. We have no preference between the ASU application and the Common Application. If two applications are submitted, one will be canceled in our system. Application fees are nonrefundable.

Submit the nonrefundable application fee. The application fee is not a processing fee, as it is required of all students and is nonrefundable under any circumstances.

ASU’s Application for Admission — Arizona residents $50, out-of-state $70, international $85
Common Application — all U.S. residencies $70, international $85
Request to have your ACT or SAT scores sent directly to ASU from ACT or College Board. ACT or SAT scores are required for merit scholarship consideration and for ASU course placement. It is also required for some majors and can be helpful in the general admission process.

Request transcripts from each educational institution attended. Official transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically directly to Admission Services by the records office of the issuing institution. Transcripts delivered by hand will be accepted only if they are sealed in the original high school envelope. 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.

ASU will review your application file once you have submitted all materials.

If you self-report your grades, you do not need to submit an official transcript to receive your admission decision. An official final transcript will be required before you enroll in classes.

Transfer Students

A transfer applicant is defined as a student who has attended one or more colleges or universities and has completed 12 or more transferable college or university credits post-high school.

To find the admission requirements for your specific major, please visit Degree Search. Below are the requirements for general admission to Arizona State University.

To transfer to ASU, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • graduated from high school
  • earned a GED
  • completed an associate degree or be in progress toward an associate degree

Transfer students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • 12-23 transferable credit hours:
    • minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and meet freshman aptitude requirements
  • 24 or more transferable credit hours:
    • minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA
    • AGEC from an Arizona community college with a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA
    • associate degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution with:
      • 00 or higher cumulative GPA (residents)
      • 50 or higher cumulative GPA (nonresidents)

ASU will accept college-level transfer coursework with grades of C- or better from a regionally accredited higher education institution.
Note: ASU will always take the first passing grade (C- or better for transfer credits). Students should not retake courses that they received a C- or better. (A higher grade the second time will not be calculated into the student’s GPA.)

To see how courses transfer to ASU, view the Transfer Credit Guide.

Your first step to transfer to ASU is to complete the online application for admission. To ensure a smooth transition and improve opportunities for financial assistance, you should start the transfer application process one year prior to your planned enrollment date at ASU.

Submit the nonrefundable transfer application fee.

  • Arizona resident: $50
  • Domestic nonresidents: $70
  • International students: $85
  • ASU Online: $70

ASU requires official transcripts from all previous institutions in order to process your application. Please contact the registrar’s office at your college or university and request for official transcripts to be sent directly to Admission Services. Official transcripts delivered by hand will only be accepted if they are sealed in the original envelope provided by the community college or university and bear the university seal and the signature of the Registrar of the issuing institution.

If your college or university uses Parchment, eSCRIP, or National Clearinghouse to send electronic transcripts, please request that your institution sends us your official transcripts by choosing Arizona State University on the request form.

Upon graduation or completion of your final semester at your current school, request a final transcript be sent directly to ASU Admission Services to determine final admission status. Receipt of your final transcript impacts financial aid disbursement and your eligibility to register for classes. (Note: ASU does not accept faxed college transcripts.)

Regardless of your age or number of college credit hours, if you have not completed an associate or bachelor’s degree at the time you apply to ASU, you must submit one of the following to complete your application:

  • official high school transcripts (with graduation date posted)
  • official GED transcripts
  • Affidavit of Completion of Secondary School Education
  • ASU accepts hand-delivered official high school transcripts in sealed envelopes from applicants. (Note: ASU does not accept faxed college transcripts.)

Have your ACT or SAT scores sent directly to ASU. If you have taken AP, IB or CLEP exams, request your scores be sent directly to ASU.

International Students

An international student is a student on a J-1 or F-1 visa who is not a citizen of, or a permanent resident of, or a refugee in the United States of America.

Freshmen must have a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) (a “B” or better where “A”=4.00) from a secondary school.

Transfer students must have a minimum 2.50 GPA (a “C+” or better where “A”=4.00) from a college or university. Some ASU programs require a minimum transfer GPA of 3.00, including the W. P. Carey School of Business and Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Some ASU  programs may have higher admission requirements and may require a minimum ACT or SAT score.

Success at Arizona State University begins with a strong comprehension of the English language. Because our rigorous courses are taught in English and move at a fast pace, fluency in the language is necessary for understanding concepts and expressing yourself effectively.

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting test scores from one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

ASU may offer conditional undergraduate admission to international applicants who meet the academic (aptitude) requirement but who are not proficient in English. This offer of conditional admission will give you time to improve your English proficiency before you start classes at ASU. Your conditional admission offer is good for up to three semesters, during which you may do one of the following to begin your ASU experience:

  • Global Launch Intensive English Program
    • This program is the perfect way to prepare for full admission to ASU, and by successfully completing the program, you are not required to take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE.
  • Pass your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE
    • ASU requires a score of at least 61 TOEFL iBT, 6.0 IELTS, or 53 PTE. You are welcome to take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE multiple times in order to receive a passing score.
    • A passing score will provide you full admission to ASU.
    • Please note: Certain majors have higher English proficiency requirements. For more information on these requirements, please visit asu.edu/degreesearch.

International students who attended four years of high school in the U.S. are required to meet the competency requirements:

  • English: four years (composition/literature based).
  • Math: four years – algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite.
  • Laboratory Science: three years total (1 year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics).
  • Social Science: two years (including one year American history).
  • Foreign Language: two years (same language).
  • Fine Arts: one year.

International students who completed high school outside the U.S. are required to meet the following competency requirements:

  • Math: four years – algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite.
  • Laboratory Science: three years total (1 year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics).
  • Higher requirements for some ASU schools/colleges
  • Some ASU colleges/schools have higher standards for admission into their programs. International applicants must meet general university international admission requirements as well as the appropriate freshman or transfer program requirements of their major. Search for your degree for more details.

    Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission or first-time freshmen can apply through the Common Application. ASU accepts only one application. We have no preference between the ASU application and the Common Application. If two applications are submitted, one will be canceled in our system. Application fees are nonrefundable.

Send the all supporting documents (application fee, transcripts, test scores and financial guarantee).

If you are currently in China, please note that you can send your official transcripts directly to the office in Beijing at the following address.

If you are currently in India, you can send your official transcripts directly to the enrollment advisor in Mumbai.

The application fee is $85 (U.S. Dollars). If you did not submit your application fee with your admission application, you may make your payment through My ASU or submit payment in the form of a check or money order drawn on a U.S. Banking Affiliate and made payable to Arizona State University. Do not send cash or international postal money orders. Application fees cannot be waived or transferred to a future application. International freshman students can apply via the Common Application instead of the ASU application and pay the application fee of $85 through the Common Application.

Official transcripts are certified copies of official documents from each secondary school, college, university and/or technical schools attended. Records must include courses completed, grades or marks earned, and certificates or degrees awarded. Include a certified English translation of all documents not written in English.

Upon graduation or completion of the semester, request that a final transcript be sent directly to ASU to determine final admission status. If your school(s) cannot send them directly to ASU, you may send them making sure they meet one of the following requirements:

Original academic credentials issued by the registrar of the institution attended, bearing the original raised or colored seal of the institution and the signature of the institution’s registrar, academic official or recognized international organization.

Photocopies of academic credentials that have been verified as true copies of the original by a responsible official of the institution attended or by an educational representative of the country’s government or embassy. Each page must bear the verifying official’s signature and stamp.

Photocopies of international academic credentials on file with the registrar of an institution you previously attended in the U.S.

Photocopies of academic credentials that have been certified by a recognized international educational organization, such as the U.S. Educational Foundation, AMIDEAST or the Institute for International Education.

Note: Any document ASU receives becomes property of ASU and will not be returned to you.

Photocopies certified by a notary public are not official. Scanned copies are also not accepted in lieu of original official academic documents.
All international transcripts must be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by a university, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation.
You must have one set of official transcripts from every high school, college and university from which you earned a high school diploma sent to ASU (see mailing address).

Upon graduation or completion of the semester, request that a final transcript be sent directly to ASU to determine final admission status.

Have your TOEFL or IELTS score sent directly to ASU.

  • TOEFL: The official TOEFL score report can be sent directly to ASU from the Educational Testing Service. ASU’s TOEFL institutional code is 4007.
  • 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 ielts.org.
  • PTE: For information about the Pearson Test of English, visit https://pearsonpte.com/.

If you have taken the ACT or SAT, please submit official scores to Undergraduate Admissions. Some ASU colleges/schools have minimum ACT/SAT score requirements for entrance to their programs.

Admission to ASU cannot be determined until your file is complete and all of your credentials are evaluated.

You must enroll full-time each semester.

Students holding F-2 visas cannot attend ASU on a full-time basis.

All international students on F-1 or J-1 visas must provide a Financial Guarantee to show evidence of sufficient funds available for their students before their SEVIS Form I-20 can be issued.