February 2020

It’s almost spring already and we’re seeing many students who are completing all the steps toward their fall 2020 enrollment at Arizona State University. We also want to share each of the steps with you so that you can support your students when they ask about tasks they see in their My ASU account. We appreciate your help keeping students on track for a happy, successful first year in college. Visit the link library at the end of this email for quick access to the resources your students need to complete their important enrollment tasks.

Enrollment deposits

Students need to pay their $300 enrollment deposit before registering for orientation. Pell-eligible students can delay their deposit by visiting My ASU and following the prompts. It may take 1—2 business days for the page to reflect the payment deferral.


Many students who have paid their enrollment deposit have not signed up for required New Student Orientation. Please encourage your students to register for orientation once they’ve been admitted. The earlier they register, the more options they will have. At orientation, students will:

  • Meet with advisors to plan their college journey.
  • Register for classes with the most scheduling options.
  • Connect with their future classmates.
  • Tour a residential community.
  • Learn about all the resources available to them as Sun Devils.

Housing portal

First-year students are expected to live on campus in residential colleges alongside their classmates. Residential colleges are designed to build communities within each major, inspire students to work together and support students throughout their first year at ASU. All incoming students need to go into the portal to let us know their housing plans for fall 2020.

Want to show them what living in residential housing at ASU is like? Check out this video.

Sun Devil Days

Sun Devil Days are in full swing! These are the best opportunities for your students to tour campus, explore classes and majors, and learn about life as a Sun Devil. Please encourage all students to attend a Sun Devil Day.

FAFSA verification items

Students who have submitted a FAFSA might be selected for verification. This means that they will need to provide additional documentation to support the information they provided in the FAFSA. If they have questions about this process or need help, please direct them to the find my rep webpage. Our admission team is happy to help!

May 1 – Future Sun Devil Day/College Signing Day.

Stay tuned for more updates on ASU’s exciting plans for this nationwide celebration.

Reminder: New housing on the Polytechnic campus

Lantana, the university’s newest living-learning community, opens in Fall 2020 for Polytechnic campus students in Barrett, The Honors College, The W. P. Carey School of Business and the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. This exciting new residential space offers a next-level student experience, designed with scholars in mind and focused on building a community that supports student success. Photos and videos coming soon!

Parent blog

We know what an important part of the college planning process parents are, so we’ve built a blog with some tips and advice from experts on navigating the college search and preparation journey. Our most recent addition? A printable timeline for the college-bound student, from junior high through high school.

ASU next steps link library for students

Have you been admitted? Take the next steps to secure your plans.
Pay enrollment deposit.
Register for orientation.
Select housing.
Talk to an admission team member about next steps.

Need to check the status of literally anything related to your ASU enrollment?

Haven’t applied, but interested in learning more about ASU?
Visit campus
Apply to ASU

P.S. Check out how ASU is pushing the boundaries of innovation to serve our students better. Here are two recent stories about Sunny, the ASU Chatbot that’s helping students prepare for their first semester of college:

AZCentral: Arizona State University students embrace and profess their love to a chatbot named Sunny

EdSurge: Meet the Humans Behind College Chatbots