Apply to ASU as a freshman

You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA). Do you have 12+ transferable credits? You are a transfer student.

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Competency requirements

Freshman applicants who possess a high school diploma and meet the following requirements will be admitted to ASU.

  • English - 4 years (composition/literature based)
  • Math - 4 years - Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one course requiring Algebra II as a prerequisite.
  • Laboratory Science - 3 years from any of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Integrated Sciences and Physics)
  • Social Science - 2 years (including American History)
  • Foreign Language - 2 years (same language)
  • Fine Arts - 1 year

Note: Some colleges within ASU have a higher competency requirement than the general university admission standards

Other admission requirements

Applicants must also meet at least one of the following:

Top 25% in high school graduating class,

3.0 GPA in competency courses (4.0 = A),

ACT score of 22 for Arizona residents (24 nonresidents)* or SAT Reasoning score of 1120 for Arizona residents (1180 nonresidents)*

*ASU does not require the writing portion of these tests.

Don’t meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into ASU through the Earned Admission Track. To begin, submit an application to ASU. If Earned Admission is right for you, an enrollment advisor will reach out with more details.

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Complete online application

You’re almost there! Complete the undergraduate admission application online.

You will be required to submit a nonrefundable application fee at this time.

  • $70: US Citizen, US Permanent Resident, In Application for Permanent Residency, DACA, International online student studying outside the U.S.
  • $115: International students on any non-immigrant visa type studying in the U.S. (e.g. F-1, H1-B, H-4, etc).

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File your FAFSA

The FAFSA can help you find federal student aid. Submit the FAFSA online. Federal School Code is 001081.

2018-2019 FAFSA Enrollment:

Students can submit their FAFSA for the 2018-2019 school year beginning October 1. ASU's priority filing date is January 1.

Learn more about ASU Online financial aid services and scholarship opportunities.

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Request ACT or SAT scores

Request your ACT or SAT scores be sent directly to ASU from ACT or from the College Board, for SAT scores.

ACT or SAT scores are required for merit scholarship consideration and for ASU course placement.


Request to have your transcripts sent directly to ASU from each educational institution you attended. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Admission Services by the records office of the issuing institution. ASU does not accept transcripts transmitted by fax. High school transcripts must show GPA and date of graduation. ASU requires an English translation of all foreign-language transcripts.

If sending by stamped mail:
Admission Services Applicant Processing
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe AZ 85287-1004

If sending by FedEx, DHL or UPS:
Arizona State University
Admission Services Applicant Processing
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Check application status

Once your scores, transcripts and all other materials have been submitted to ASU, your application will be reviewed.

To see if you have any missing items and to view your admission status, sign in at My ASU using your ASURITE UserID, which is sent to you after you apply for admission.

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