Admitted graduate students
Admitted student next steps

International graduate student

Welcome, graduate student

You are 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 have gathered your next steps to help you prepare for your graduate experience at ASU — plus we have added some extras for you to enjoy. This guide highlights the most important things to know so you will 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.

To log in to My ASU, you will need your activation code that was sent to you after you were admitted. You can have your activation code for My ASU resent to you by visiting If you still need help logging in, contact your admission team member.

Remember to save your admission letter, which is posted to My ASU, so you have it for travel.

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.

Pay your enrollment deposit

Confirm your place at ASU by submitting your enrollment deposit via My ASU. Then, be sure to check My ASU often for any Priority Tasks needed to complete your steps to enroll.

Enrollment deposit

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.