Transfer Credits

ASU, one of the top 100 universities in the world, accepts transfer credits for traditional course work successfully completed at regionally accredited colleges or universities. To learn more about how credits transfer to ASU, please view the Transfer Credit Guide. You can find more information about using the Transfer Credit Guide, sending your college transcripts to ASU and how credits transfer to ASU below.

Have questions? Talk to an ASU Transfer Specialist to get help with the admission process.

Using ASU’s Transfer Credit Guide

ASU’s Transfer Credit Guide is a helpful online tool that allows you to search for ASU course equivalencies. Use the Transfer Credit Guide to find out how undergraduate credits you completed at another college or university will transfer to ASU. If you have questions, you can find answers in the transfer credit guide FAQ.

If a college or university is not listed in the Transfer Credit Guide, you cannot find a specific undergraduate course or the course is not listed for the term you completed it, it does not mean the course will not transfer to ASU. The course may not have been evaluated yet, and you may request a transfer course evaluation. To request a transfer course evaluation, sign in with your ASURITE UserID and click on Submit Course for Evaluation.

Contact an ASU Transfer Specialist

If you are planning to transfer to ASU and have 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. You can connect with an ASU transfer specialist via email, phone or mail. Contact an ASU transfer specialist now.

Sending Transcripts to ASU

To transfer credits to ASU, official transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically directly to Admission Services by the records office of the issuing institution. ASU does not accept transcripts sent or carried by hand by the applicants themselves or transmitted by fax.

Undergraduate transcripts should be sent to:

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

Find information about transferring military transcripts to ASU.

Learn about earning transfer credits by examination.

How Credits Transfer to ASU

When you transfer to ASU from another college or university, the following general standards for transfer credits apply:

  • ASU accepts college-level (not remedial) courses in which you have earned a grade of “C” (4.00=“A”) or better from regionally accredited colleges and universities.
  • A maximum of 64 semester hours of credit will be accepted as lower-division credit when transferred from a regionally accredited community, junior or two-year college, with the exception of some special programs.
  • The applicability of a specific transfer course toward an ASU degree program depends on the requirements of the department, division, college or school in which you are enrolled at ASU.
  • Acceptable academic credits earned at other institutions that are based on a different unit of credit than the one prescribed by the Arizona Board of Regents are subject to conversion before being transferred to ASU. All ASU students must meet graduation requirements (university, college, major and general studies requirements) to earn a four-year degree.
  • The ASU college of your major determines how transfer courses fulfill the degree requirements of your ASU major. You should review the degree requirements of the program into which you intend to transfer and talk with an academic advisor about your transfer credits and how they will apply to your degree program. Search ASU's academic programs and read program requirements.
  • Grades and honor points that you earned at other colleges and universities are considered for admission, but your ASU cumulative grade point average is based solely upon course work taken at ASU.

Types of Transfer Credits NOT accepted by ASU:

  • courses in which you earned below “C-” as your final grade
  • credit awarded by postsecondary schools in the United States that lack candidate status or are not accredited by a regional accrediting association
  • credit awarded by postsecondary schools for life experience
  • credit awarded by postsecondary schools for courses taken at noncollegiate institutions (e.g., governmental agencies, corporations, industrial firms, etc.)
  • credit awarded by postsecondary schools for noncredit courses, workshops and seminars offered by other postsecondary schools as part of continuing education programs

Students wishing to transfer to ASU and who feel they have been unjustly denied credit for transfer courses may appeal to the appropriate committee.

Get Help with Your Transfer to ASU

Whether you plan to transfer to ASU from a community college or a four-year school, ASU offers tools and resources to help you make the most of your earned credits, choose an undergraduate major or minor, apply for financial aid and more. To get started, contact an ASU transfer specialist.