Transfer Admission Requirements

Arizona State University welcomes undergraduate transfer students from a wide range of community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. To transfer to ASU, you must meet one of the ASU admission requirements below.

To transfer to ASU, you must have either:

  • graduated from high school
  • earned a GED with a score of 500 or above
  • completed an associate degree or be in progress toward an associate degree

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

View admission requirements for international transfer students.

View freshman admission requirements.

View admission requirements for home-educated students.

Assured Admission Requirements to Transfer to ASU

To be assured admission to ASU, transfer applicants must meet at least one of the following ASU admission requirements, which vary depending on whether or not you are a resident of Arizona.

ASU Admission Requirements for Arizona Residents

Arizona transfer students must meet one of the following requirements to transfer to ASU:*

  • associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) with a 2.50 cumulative GPA or higher
  • complete an ASU transfer pathway program through an accredited Arizona community college

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

ASU Admission Requirements for Nonresidents

Nonresident transfer students must meet one of the following admission requirements to transfer to ASU:*

  • associate degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.50 cumulative GPA or higher
  • AGEC from an Arizona community college with a 2.50 cumulative GPA or higher
  • an IGETC or CSU GE from a California community college with a 2.50 cumulative GPA or higher

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

Please note that some ASU colleges and schools have higher admission requirements for their majors. See ASU degree search for detailed admission requirements for your desired program of study. You should select a second major on your application if your first choice has higher requirements.

Individual Review for Admission to ASU

Transfer students who do not meet ASU's assured admission requirements may be considered through the individual review process. Admission Services will review all available information about a student's transfer application, carefully considering all aspects of a student's academic background and accomplishments. In some cases, additional information might be requested.

Transfer to ASU with 24 or more transferable credits:
Transfer students with 24 or more transferable credit hours and a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA are given serious consideration through the individual review process.

Transfer to ASU with fewer than 24 transferable credits:
Transfer students with fewer than 24 transferable credit hours must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and meet freshman aptitude requirements to be considered through individual review.

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.