Admitted graduate students
Admitted student next steps

International graduate student

Arizona State University welcomes you

Congratulations on being admitted to ASU. You’re well on your way to an exceptional graduate student experience and becoming part of the most innovative and forward-thinking university in the nation. And by choosing ASU, you will become a part of a community of master learners and doers who will support you during your journey.

We’ve gathered your next steps to help you prepare for your graduate experience at ASU — plus we’ve added some extras for you to enjoy. This guide highlights the most important things to know so you’ll be prepared for your new Sun Devil status.

International student tips

Your next steps as an admitted graduate student

After you activate your ASURITE User ID, visit 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, which is where you can take care of Priority Tasks, take action on your I-20 tracker, see when registration opens, view your admission letter, get information on your academic department and advising, take care of finances, and more. First, you must activate your ASURITE User ID online.

You can have your activation code for My ASU re-sent to you by visiting If you still need help logging in, contact your admission team member.

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

To log in to My ASU, you will need your activation that was sent to you after admission. To re-send your code, visit If you still need help logging in, contact your admission team member.

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.

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

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.

Register for classes

First, meet with your academic advisor for more information on how to register for courses. You can find the name, email and phone number for your academic advisor in the Academic Support Team box on My ASU. Click on the Academic Advisor option there to find this contact information and schedule your appointment. Note that you may have a hold on your enrollment that will need to be completed before registering for classes.