Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Maintaining WUE eligibility

WUE Requirements for Maintaining Eligibility

Once students are admitted into an ASU Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program or major, they must meet certain requirements to maintain their WUE eligibility to avoid being removed from WUE and charged out-of-state tuition.

Eligible Majors/Programs

  • WUE eligible programs are limited to select majors offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix and Polytechnic campuses, as well as the West Valley campus where all the majors in its New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences are now included.
  • ASU Online programs are not eligible.
  • Students who change majors to a non-WUE major will be removed from WUE and charged out-of-state tuition.

Eligibility Time Periods

WUE status is available for:

  • New first-time students up to a maximum of eight semesters, beginning with their first term of enrollment at ASU.
  • New community college transfer students up to a maximum of 5 semesters, beginning with their first term of enrollment at ASU.
  • New transfer students from 4-year institutions up to a maximum of 120 credit hours, including all transfer credits.

Credit Hour Requirements

  • Students must maintain continuous enrollment which is defined as enrollment in both fall and spring semesters with summer sessions not included.
  • Students must earn a minimum of 24 credits during the yearly fall/spring review period.
  • Students may not use the following credit for meeting the minimum 24 credit hours requirement, although these credits may still count toward their overall credits for degree completion:  
    • Summer sessions and consortium agreement classes, repeated classes, incomplete grades or audited classes. 
    • Any credits received by examination, including AP, CLEP, IB and other tests.

Required GPA

  • Students must maintain a 2.00 minimum ASU cumulative GPA.

Class/Campus Exceptions (can count in 24 credit hours requirement)

  • Students may enroll in iCourses and/or courses at the ASU Downtown, Polytechnic or West Valley campuses.
  • Enrollment at the Tempe campus which has no WUE majors is limited to a few select classes, such as Marching Band, Dance, Physical Education, ROTC, Foreign Languages, Internships and Watts College courses.
  • Students seeking other Tempe non-WUE class exceptions should submit requests, along with valid reason descriptions, via email to wue@asu.edu for consideration, with the understanding that such requests are not granted for reasons such as Tempe home/work proximity, transportation issues or Tempe extracurricular activities participation.
  • Students can participate in Study Abroad and off-campus internships.

Concurrent Degrees, Minors and Certificates

  • Students enrolled in a WUE program, along with a non-WUE concurrent degree, minor or certificate at the Tempe campus, must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours in any combination of iCourses and courses offered through the Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic and West Valley WUE campuses. Any credits over those 12 hours taken during either the Fall or Spring semester may be at the Tempe campus.
  • The Polytechnic Professional Flight program is not eligible for a concurrent degree.

Residency Status

  • Students must remain residents of their home state.
  • Students cannot apply time accrued during WUE program participation to establish Arizona residency for tuition purposes.

Code of Conduct

  • Violations of the ABOR Student Code of Conduct may result in loss of WUE eligibility.


More Information about WUE:

WUE FAQs for Continuing Students
Further questions about applying for WUE, please contact your ASU admission representative at https://admission.asu.edu/contact/undergraduate.
Further questions about maintaining your WUE eligibility, please contact University Registrar Services at WUE@asu.edu.