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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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

Questions about admission requirements or how to apply to transfer to ASU? Our transfer specialists will assist you with the admission process.

General University Transfer Admission Requirements

Transfer students must meet one of the following requirements*:

  • AGEC from an Arizona community college with a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA

  • associate degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution with:

    • 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA (residents)

    • 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA (nonresidents)

* “A” = 4.00;  ASU accepts transfer college-level courses in which you have earned a “C-” or better.

Transfer Coursework

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.

Application Steps

Application Steps

1. Complete the admission application to transfer to ASU.

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. 

2. Submit the nonrefundable transfer application fee.

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

You can pay using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or eCheck at the time you submit your transfer application or when you log in to My ASU. Or you can mail a check or money order to Admission Services (payable to Arizona State University) at the address below.

Admission Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe AZ 85287-0112

3. Request to have your official transcripts and test scores mailed to ASU

College or university transcripts
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.)

Mailing addresses for admission materials

If mailing via the U.S. Postal Service:

Admission Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe AZ 85287-0112

If sending via FedEx, DHL or UPS:

Admission Services
Arizona State University
Student Services Building, room 112
1151 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85287 

High school 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.)

Test scores

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 transcripts and test scores

If you are an international transfer student, please have your TOEFL or IELTS scores sent to ASU directly from the testing agency. All international foreign-language transcripts must be sent directly to ASU by the issuing agency in the original language, accompanied by an official English translation. If you need more information, please view international application procedures.

4. Activate your ASURITE UserID and MyASU account (where you can keep track of your application status).  

You will receive your ASURITE UserID and activation code via email within one to three business days of submitting your application. If you have previously applied to ASU, your ASURITE UserID will remain the same.

5. After you have applied, you’re encouraged to:

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admission

Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admission

First day FAFSA is available for 2018–2019: Oct. 1, 2017
FAFSA priority date: Jan. 1, 2018*
VIP application date: Feb. 1, 2018*
Class registration begins: late Feb. 2018
Classes start: Aug. 16, 2018

*Students must submit their FAFSA and application materials by Feb. 1 to be considered for ASU merit and need-based awards. Late applicants will be considered for university admission, but ASU undergraduate degree programs with higher transfer admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by Feb. 1. You can find other important dates on ASU’s academic calendar.

Important Dates for Spring 2019 Admission

Important Dates for Spring 2019 Admission

FAFSA priority date: Oct. 1, 2018
Class registration begins: Late Oct. 2018
Priority application date: Nov. 1, 2018
Classes start (Sessions A & C): Jan. 7, 2019

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