Thank you to those who were able to join one of our virtual counselor update sessions over the past week. If you missed a session or would like to review what was discussed, you can find the information here.
We have expanded our admission and financial aid FAQ pages to address many of the questions that students and families have. These can be located in the green information banner at the top of our admission and financial aid pages. Please take a moment to review these, and let us know if there are topics or questions you think we may be missing by emailing ASUSchoolRelations@asu.edu.
Here are some important updates to help you and your students.
Enrollment deposit update
We are excited to share that all admitted students from Arizona with a FAFSA on file at ASU will be able to delay payment of their enrollment deposit. Eligible students will see this as an option in My ASU. Students who select this option will delay payment of the $300 until their financial aid is disbursed. Additionally, by delaying their deposit, students will be able to sign up for a virtual orientation program to register for their fall 2020 classes. We will share this information with eligible students and their families this week.
Virtual admitted student programs
We have launched more than 60 virtual admitted student programs for the fall 2020 class that are hosted by every college including Barrett, The Honors College. Students and families can learn more here.
Virtual college fair for high school juniors
ASU, along with many other institutions across the country, will be participating in Strive Scan’s Virtual College Exploration Week, from April 20 through 23. Students and counselors can register in advance here.
ASU for You
We have gathered some of our most valuable learning tools in one place to meet learners where they are, both in terms of physical location and education needs. ASU for You includes several learning tools at no cost, such as virtual field trips; library access; video lessons, labs, and simulations in K-12 subject areas; badge and certificate programs in areas such as health and well-being, smart cities, and environmental science; tutoring, online courses and training videos for educators teaching from home; and courses for college credit. ASU for You is part of ASU’s ongoing commitment to take fundamental responsibility for the communities we serve and provide access to all learners, anywhere in the world.
Application fee waiver reminder
The application fee waiver process is built into all three of the applications we use for admission to ASU (ASU’s application, the Common Application and the Coalition Application). When applying for admission, students are able to self-report and answer a series of questions that are from the former paper waiver, those that are used in the ACT or SAT fee waiver, or the NACAC fee waivers. There is no special code or paper that needs to be submitted. Just like students are able to self-report their grades, we allow students to answer the questions regarding their eligibility for a fee waiver. Students certify that all the information they supplied in the application is correct and complete prior to submission. Much like evaluating final transcripts to verify self-reported grades, we monitor fee waiver information as well.
The entire ASU community is activated to help support your students in making the best decisions about their college plans.