Transfer FAQs

Looking for transfer information? Find answers to frequently asked questions about how to transfer to ASU below, including information about:

  • transfer deadlines
  • transfer steps
  • how to transfer credits to ASU
  • how to apply to ASU
  1. What is ASU’s definition of a transfer student?
  2. What are ASU’s transfer deadlines?
  3. What are the admission requirements for undergraduate transfer students?
  4. I am ready to apply to transfer to ASU. What do I do?
  5. Who can I speak with about my transfer to ASU?
  6. Will I have to send ACT and SAT test scores to transfer to ASU?
  7. Will I have to send high school transcripts to apply?
  8. Do I have to send all my college transcripts?
  9. How do I transfer college credits?
  10. How do I choose an undergraduate major?
  11. I attended ASU previously; am I a transfer student or a readmission student? Do I need to reapply?
  12. I applied to ASU and was admitted but did not attend. Do I need to reapply?
  13. Do I have to have an associate degree to transfer to ASU?
  14. What are the Arizona residency requirements?
  15. What prerequisites do I need to complete before I can transfer to ASU?
  16. Can I live on campus as a transfer student?

More ASU transfer FAQs specific to California residents.

  1. What is ASU’s definition of a transfer student?

    A transfer student is anyone applying for admission to Arizona State University who has attended a college or university after high school graduation. If you are completing college courses while in high school, you are considered a freshman and not a transfer student.

  2. What are ASU’s transfer deadlines?
  3. You can find important deadlines for transfer students on the Apply to Transfer to ASU page. Remember to submit your ASU application as early as you can to ensure a smooth transfer process and improve opportunities for financial assistance.

  4. What are the admission requirements for transfer students?
  5. Please see ASU’s transfer admission requirements for details.

  6. I am ready to apply to transfer to ASU. What do I do next?

    Apply online to transfer to ASU.

    Pay the application fee.

    Request that your official high school and college transcripts be sent to ASU:

  7. ASU Admission Services
    P.O. Box 870112
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

    Find more details about transfer steps.

  8. Who can I speak with about my transfer to ASU?
  9. ASU’s expert transfer specialists are available to answer your questions and help with your transfer to ASU. Find your transfer specialist.

  10. Will I have to send ACT and SAT test scores to transfer to ASU?

    It depends on your particular situation. If you transfer fewer than 24 transferable credits, you must also meet freshman admission requirements, which may require ACT and SAT scores. Also, some majors, such as business, require a particular ACT or SAT score for admission into the program. See undergraduate degree search for admission information specific to your major.

  11. Will I have to send high school transcripts to apply?

    Yes, unless you have an associate degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited college or university posted on your transcripts. High school transcripts should be sent directly from your high school to:

    ASU Admission Services
    P.O. Box 870112
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

  12. Do I have to send all my college transcripts?

    Yes. In order for ASU to determine whether you meet admission requirements, we must evaluate your entire academic history, including course work completed at each college or university attended, regardless of academic performance. College transcripts should be sent directly from your college to:

    ASU Admission Services
    P.O. Box 870112
    Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

  13. How do I transfer college credits?

    You can find detailed information about how to transfer college credits to ASU on the Transfer Credits to ASU page.

  14. How do I choose an undergraduate major?

    There are a variety of resources available to help you select your major or minor. You can start by visiting ASU’s undergraduate degree search to explore the more than 300 degree programs at ASU. You can also talk with an ASU transfer specialist.

  15. I attended ASU previously; am I a transfer student or a readmission student? Do I need to reapply?
  16. If you have previously attended ASU as a degree-seeking student, you will be considered a readmission student. Please see readmission information.

  17. I applied to ASU and was admitted but did not attend. Do I need to reapply?

    Yes, you need to reapply. Be sure to sign into My ASU to see if any additional items are needed to complete your file.

  18. Do I have to have an associate degree to transfer to ASU?

    No, you can transfer to ASU at any time as long as you meet the transfer admission requirements. However, ASU recommends attaining your associate degree before transferring. 

  19. What are the Arizona residency requirements?

    Being declared a resident by the State of Arizona differs from being considered a resident for tuition purposes by ASU. The Residency Classification office has specific guidelines to follow when determining a student’s residency status, initially based on the information provided on the application for admission. For more information, please review the Residency Classification Survey.

  20. What prerequisites do I need to complete before I can transfer to ASU?

    There are no prerequisites required to be admitted to Arizona State University, unless you have fewer than 24 transferable credits. Students with fewer than 24 transferable credits are required to meet freshman admission requirements, including aptitude and competency requirements.

  21. Can I live on campus as a transfer student?

    Yes, ASU has housing devoted specifically to upper-division students and strongly encourages all students to live on campus during their first year at ASU. For more information, please refer to the University Housing website.

    There is also a variety of off-campus housing options in close proximity to ASU’s campuses. For more information on off-campus housing, check out the Center for Off-Campus & Commuter Student Services.

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ASU Transfer FAQs for California Residents

  1. If attending a California community college, is the IGETC/CSU GE required to transfer to ASU?
    The IGETC/CSU GE is not a requirement for admission to ASU but is highly recommended. Completing either of the GE patterns and getting certified by your community college will satisfy the General Studies requirements at ASU. Learn more about how to transfer to ASU from a California community college.
  2. What does it mean to get IGETC/CSU GE certified?
    Getting certified means you have completed all General Education requirements at your California community college. If you have confirmed with your community college counselor that you are eligible for the certification, ASU will require that you submit the official certification along with your official transcripts to Admission Services.
  3. Currently, I don't meet the Western Undergraduate Exchange admissions requirements. Should I wait to apply?
    No. Even though you may not currently qualify for WUE, we will always re-evaluate your admission to the program if you currently have courses in progress and submit your last and final transcripts.
  4. I live in California but would like to meet with an ASU representative to discuss the transfer process. Is there anyone I can speak to in person?
    ASU representatives will be attending college transfer fairs and hosting various visits at community colleges throughout the state of California. Find your transfer specialist.