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ASU Transfer Admission Requirements

ASU Transfer Admission Requirements

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*:

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

    • 2.00 or higher cumulative GPA (residents)

    • 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA (nonresidents)

* 4.00 = “A” Arizona State University accepts college-level courses in which you have earned a “C-” or better.

Steps to apply

Steps to apply

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.

Fall 2016
Arizona resident: $50
Domestic nonresidents: $70
International students: $85
ASU Online: $70

You can pay using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) 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.

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 hand-delivered or 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 hand-delivered or 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. ASU requires an English translation of all foreign-language transcripts.

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 2016 Admission

Important Dates for Fall 2016 Admission

First day FAFSA is available for 2016–2017: Jan. 1, 2016
Class registration begins: late Feb. 2016
VIP application date: March 1, 2016
FAFSA priority date: March 1, 2016*
Priority application date: April 1, 2016
Classes start (Sessions A & C): Aug. 18, 2016

* This is the priority deadline for all transfer admission merit and need-based awards.

Late applicants will be considered for university admission and financial aid, but ASU undergraduate degree programs with higher transfer admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by these dates. You can find other important dates on ASU’s academic calendar.

Is transferring to ASU worth it?

Transferring to ASU

Watch this brief video about current ASU students who transferred from a community college.