Admitted student next steps: first-year international
Admitted student next steps

International first-year student

Congratulations on your admission to ASU

It is our pleasure to welcome you.

We are excited that you have chosen to pursue your degree at Arizona State University.

This is your guide through the important steps you need to take to enroll in classes and prepare for the beginning of your academic year. Here you will find information about the visa application process, preparing for travel, arriving at ASU, registering for classes and much more.

Be sure to check My ASU regularly and complete any pending items under your Priority Tasks. We look forward to seeing you in Arizona soon.

International student tips

International first-year student next steps

Activate your ASU ID to check My ASU 

After you applied to ASU, you were issued an ASURITE User ID in an email with the subject line “ASU Account Activation.” This ID gives you access to ASU’s online student services in My ASU, where you’ll see next steps and to-do items for enrollment. You must activate your ASURITE User ID online.

When you activate your ASURITE User ID, you will select to have your ASU email forwarded to a personal account. It's important to check your email often for time-sensitive notifications and next steps about enrollment. You'll have access to your official ASU email when classes begin. You can check which email your ASU email is forwarding to by looking in the profile tab in My ASU.

Don’t forget to save your admit letter, which is posted to My ASU, so you have it for travel.

Visit My ASU

Request your I-20 and apply for your visa

International students who wish to pursue their studies at ASU must obtain an F-1 or J-1 visa. To obtain a visa, students must first receive a SEVIS number and I-20 document from ASU.

ASU guides each student through the process of obtaining their I-20 using the I-20 Tracker in My ASU.

More about I-20

Give your parents or family access to your records and account

Through My ASU Parent Guest Access, you can share your academic records with your parent or guardian, and give them access to pay your tuition and bills. Go to My ASU, select the Profile tab at the top and find “Add a Guest” under My ASU Guest Access Permissions.

Go to My ASU

Pay your enrollment deposit

Pay your enrollment deposit  through My ASU to confirm you will attend.

Pay deposit

Complete the math placement test

All first-year students are required to take the math placement test at least seven calendar days before their Academic Orientation Session. You will see the item “Take Math Placement Test” under Priority Tasks in My ASU, and you will also see this task in ASU’s New Student Orientation Experience step 2, Academic Orientation.

Submit your measles, mumps and rubella immunization record

All students born after Jan. 1, 1957, are required to meet the following MMR immunization requirement before classes begin. You can upload required documentation in your ASU My Health Portal

The MMR vaccine is available for a fee at any of ASU's Health Services locations.

My Health Portal

ASU’s New Student Orientation Experience

Through ASU’s New Student Experience, accessed online in My ASU, you will prepare to take classes in the fall by completing essential next steps for enrollment. There are three steps — log in to My ASU to view details. Step 2 is the Academic Orientation Session, where you’ll meet with your academic college and finalize your class schedule. All students must complete the New Student Orientation Experience in order to enroll in classes.

New Student Experience

Confirm housing and dining options

All ASU first-year students live in the residential college of their academic major. Barrett students live in the Barrett residential community for their first two years. ASU's housing portal for fall 2023 will open in early Jan. 2023.

Once the housing portal opens and you've paid your enrollment deposit, you can select your housing and dining preferences. The priority housing deadline is May 15. We cannot guarantee your housing preference if you apply after the priority deadline. Visit ASU’s housing portal.

Select housing

Learn about housing options

Health insurance

Health insurance is mandatory for all registered international students and a condition of enrollment, and requires that international students have adequate medical and accident insurance coverage. Mandatory student health insurance is automatically charged for all international students.

Insurance info

Learn about tuition and fees

Tuition charges will be billed to your student account and may be viewed online through My ASU. By registering for classes, you agree to pay all applicable tuition and registration fees. If you decide not to attend, you must completely withdraw from all classes before the semester begins.

If tuition is not paid by the applicable due date, you will automatically be enrolled in the tuition installment plan and charged a nonrefundable enrollment fee.

ASU has partnered with Flywire to offer a streamlined and cost-effective payment method for you to send international payments. Flywire offers favorable exchange rates and a secure portal for processing your payment to ASU. Create a Flywire login to make payments and review your payment activity and history.

Visit the Tuition and Billing website for more information.

Tuition and Billing