International transfer student
Congratulations on your admission to ASU
It is our pleasure to welcome you.
We are excited that you have chosen to continue 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 transfer 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.
You can have your activation code for My ASU re-sent to you by visiting admission.asu.edu/resendcode. If you still need help logging in, contact your admission team member.
Download and save your admit letter, which is posted to My ASU, so you have it for travel.
While activating your ASURITE User ID, you can also set up your ASU (@asu.edu) email account. This email is the official address to which the university sends email communications and is recorded in ASU’s electronic directories.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer credit as a transfer student
If you are a transfer student bringing college credit with you, Admission Services initially awards transfer credit. However, your academic advisor in your major will determine how the credit applies to your degree.
Explore housing and dining options
On-campus housing is limited for transfer students. You are encouraged to submit your housing application as soon as possible. To apply to live on campus, please visit My ASU.
You can also explore off-campus housing options.
Review parking and transportation
Cars are not the only way to get to ASU. The bus and light rail are affordable options too, and students walk, bike or skateboard on campus.
Many students also use ASU’s intercampus shuttles.
Watch this video to see how students get around ASU without a car.
Schedule an academic advising appointment and register for classes
Register for classes by accessing ASU’s New Student Orientation Experience in My ASU. Your academic advisor will help you select and register for classes.
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.
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.