Once you have been admitted

Congratulations on being admitted to Arizona State University. You are well on your way to becoming a Sun Devil. There are just a few things to take care of to make sure you're ready for your first day on campus.

Fall classes begin Aug. 16, 2018.
Spring classes begin Jan. 7, 2019.

Read more: Next transfer steps for veterans

1. ACTIVATE ACCOUNTS

1. ACTIVATE ACCOUNTS

After you apply for admission, you are issued an ASURITE UserID. This gives you access to online student services at My ASU, including the ability to check your application status. Activate your ASURITE UserID. 

While activating your UserID, set up your ASU email account. This email is the official address to which the university sends email communications. If you do not have an ASURITE UserID and activation code, call 480-965-7788, option 2.

If you have your UserID and activation code but need help activating your accounts, contact the ASU Help Desk at 855-ASU-5080 (855-278-5080), option 4.

Review the guidelines for computer security.

2. COMPLETE THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

2. COMPLETE THE FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

To apply for financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If you have already completed FASFA for another institution, you may use your existing application for the semester you are admitted to ASU. Update the school on your existing FAFSA with the following steps.

  1. Go to fafsa.gov to the current year application.

  2. Use your U.S. Department of Education PIN to access your account.

  3. Add ASU's Federal School Code (001081) to your application.

  4. If you have your Data Release Number (DRN), you can call 800-433-3243 to request that your Student Aid Report be sent electronically to ASU.

View your FASFA information on your Finances tab in My ASU, and view your Priority Tasks for important next steps for financial aid. Complete any items listed under the Priority Tasks early to ensure you do not have any barriers to receiving your aid.

Note: Arizona law requires verification of citizenship or other lawful presence in the United States for all students receiving financial aid funded by state money.

3. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

3. APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

To search and apply for scholarships, log in to ASU’s Scholarship Portal with your ASURITE UserID and password.

4. CHECK OUT THE TRANSFER CREDIT GUIDE.

4. CHECK OUT THE TRANSFER CREDIT GUIDE.

The Transfer Credit Guide is a helpful online tool that allows you to search for ASU course equivalencies and request transfer course evaluations.

5. COMPLETE THE ONLINE ORIENTATION

5. COMPLETE THE ONLINE ORIENTATION

Find online orientation in My ASU and complete it to become more familiar with university resources and services. (The orientation for spring 2017 transfer students is available. The orientation for fall 2017 will be available in the spring.)

6. SUBMIT MMR IMMUNIZATION VERIFICATION FORM

6. SUBMIT MMR IMMUNIZATION VERIFICATION FORM

You must submit your measles (rubeola), mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization form before you can register for classes. You can fax, email or mail your records to ASU's Health Services.

You may receive an immunization at any ASU Health Services facility on any campus. Call for an appointment. Fees apply.

Downtown Phoenix campus | 602-496-0721
Polytechnic campus | 480-727-1500
Tempe campus | 480-965-3346
West campus | 602-543-8019

7. REGISTER FOR CLASSES

7. REGISTER FOR CLASSES

You must meet with an academic advisor before you can register for your classes. It is encouraged that you review the My Progress Report (DARS) link in your My ASU and use the Transfer Credit Guide to view course equivalencies before meeting with your academic advisor. Instructions to schedule an advising appointment can be found on your My ASU by clicking on Advising in the My Programs and eAdvisor™ box.

Registration for fall 2018 begins in Feb. 2018.

Registration for spring 2019 begins in Oct. 2018.

8. GET YOUR ASU ID CARD

8. GET YOUR ASU ID CARD

Your ASU student photo identification card allows you to complete all in-person transactions requiring a photo ID, and it gives you access to the library and other services. Choose from the basic Sun Card or the Pitchfork ID MasterCard Check Card complete with Sun Devil Checking from MidFirst Bank*. Visit the Sun Devil Card Services website for details and to choose which ID card you want.

* Member FDIC.

9. EXPLORE HOUSING OPTIONS ON AND OFF CAMPUS

9. EXPLORE HOUSING OPTIONS ON AND OFF CAMPUS

ASU recommends that students live on campus. Studies have shown that students who live on campus are more successful and earn higher grades during college. All of ASU's residence halls allow students to interact with fellow Sun Devils, while living within walking distance to classes. Living on campus means you can be more connected to what's happening at the university and closer to the excitement of on-campus events and activities.

There are many housing options for continuing students including residence halls, apartment-style living and family housing. To apply for housing or learn more about your options, visit the Housing website.

Some residential communities require residents to purchase a dining plan. Visit Sun Devil Dining to see all the dining options available on your campus.

If you wish to live off campus, ASU's Off-Campus Student Services staff is available to help you find options near campus and provide important items to consider as you look for your new home.

10. PAY TUITION AND FEES

10. PAY TUITION AND FEES

Tuition charges will be billed to your student account and may be viewed online through My ASU after registration. By registering for classes you agree to pay all applicable tuition and registration fees. If you decide not to attend, you must completely withdraw from all classes before the semester beings.

If tuition is not paid by the applicable due date, or financial aid is not awarded and accepted by the due date, you will automatically be enrolled in the ASU Payment Plan and charged a nonrefundable enrollment fee.Visit the Tuition and Billing website for more information.

Access online billing through My ASU. Click on My Finances then Make a Payment. Students are responsible for reviewing their ASU email account notification of billing statements and reviewing their student account on My ASU for current information. Billing statements are not mailed.

Note: Tuition is based on your residency status. Arizona law requires verification of citizenship or other lawful presence in the United States for all students who are receiving financial aid funded by state money.

11. REVIEW PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

11. REVIEW PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

Learn about biking, free campus shuttles, carpooling, parking permits, public transportation and Enterprise CarShare. Also, find out about the ASU U-Pass, which offers unlimited access on Valley Metro bus routes and the METRO light rail. Visit the Parking and Transit website for more information.

12. Request final transcripts

12. Request final transcripts

As soon as you graduate or complete your current semester or term, request an official final transcript be sent from your school to ASU Admission Services.

If you were concurrently enrolled in high school and college courses, or if you were dually enrolled in college courses taught on your high school campus, you must request official transcripts from both your high school and the college offering the dual enrollment credit. ASU will not award college credit for courses that appear only on high school transcripts.

ASU Mailing Address: 

ASU Admission Services
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

13. EXPLORE SUMMER SESSIONS

13. EXPLORE SUMMER SESSIONS

Consider taking classes during summer sessions to get ahead on earning your degree.

14. Attend Welcome Events

14. Attend Welcome Events

These events help new students transition to life at ASU. As a new student, there are certain events you will want to attend. This is your opportunity to meet new students, get involved with your academic department and be part of ASU traditions.

15. Understand FERPA

15. Understand FERPA

Learn how the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) places limits on access to education records. Learn more about how this federal policy protects you and how you can provide access to your records to others, including your family, using My ASU Parent Guest Access.

16. Visit My ASU regularly

16. Visit My ASU regularly

Visit My ASU often to take care of next steps related to your enrollment and to stay current on university news.

Contact an ASU Transfer Specialist

If you questions about the admission process, transfer credits or important application dates, an ASU transfer admission specialist can help you learn more about the university and what you need to know as a transfer student. Contact an ASU transfer specialist now