Transfer Admission Requirements

ASU welcomes applications from a broad profile of transfer students from community colleges and four-year institutions. Transfer specialists will work with you to assist you with the admission process.

A student must meet one of the following requirements for consideration as a transfer applicant:

  • 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

Information for assured admission and individual review for admission is below.

Assured admission standards for students transferring to ASU

Transfer applicants must meet at least one of the following requirements for admission to ASU. Please note that some ASU colleges and schools have higher requirements for admission to their majors.

Arizona residents
Arizona transfer students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 2.00 cumulative GPA or higher (4.00=A).
  • Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) with a 2.50 cumulative GPA or higher (4.00=A).
  • Complete a transfer pathway program through an accredited Arizona community college. Pathways include: Maricopa - ASU Pathways Program (MAPP), Registered Nurse-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) Pathway, Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG), Associate of Applied Science to Bachelor of Applied Science (AAS-BAS).

ASU accepts college-level courses in which you have earned a "C-" or better.

Nonresidents
Nonresident transfer students must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 2.50 cumulative GPA or higher (4.00=A).
  • AGEC from an Arizona community college with a 2.50 cumulative GPA or higher (4.00=A).
  • An IGETC or CSU GE from a California community college with a 2.50 cumulative or higher (4.00=A).

ASU accepts college-level courses in which you have earned a "C-" or better.

Individual review for admission

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

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

Transferring with fewer than 24 transferable credits:
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. See freshman admission requirements.

Admission for international transfer students

View international admission requirements.

Admission for home-school students

Transfer students who graduated high school in a home school setting and have not completed an associate degree or higher must submit the Affidavit of Completion of Secondary School Education. The affidavit must be completed by parent/guardian and notarized.

Home-schooled students may also meet admission requirements by submitting an official GED score of 500 or above. For questions regarding admission for home-schooled students, e-mail asuhomeschool@asu.edu.

Higher requirements for some programs

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