Fall 2020 updates

On Friday, June 5, President Michael Crow shared the details of Arizona State University’s plans for the fall semester at asu.edu/fall2020. I encourage you to read through this website to learn all about how classes will be delivered, and how the university is keeping student health and safety at the core of our decisions.

I am reaching out to you directly to share some important themes of this announcement to help provide the clarity you may need as students make plans for the fall semester.

First and foremost, given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have taken extra steps to ensure that our entire community is as safe as possible. Classrooms and meeting spaces will be cleaned with high frequency. Testing for COVID-19 will be available to anyone on campus who needs it. And we are optimizing our campuses for social distancing.

Students will have an engaging learning experience and access to the classes they need. Courses may be delivered in a blend of in-person and remote sessions. In-person classes will be kept at a size to ensure we can maintain safe social distancing. When your student is not attending class in person, they will attend via ASU Sync, a dynamic digital learning model that enables students to livestream classes, ask questions, and collaborate with classmates and professors.

Tuition for the 2020–2021 academic year for students enrolled in on-campus degree programs will not increase. Given the current economic impact of COVID-19, we understand the need to keep tuition rates as affordable as possible.

We will be responsive to your students’ needs. Throughout the summer, we will be in touch with students so they understand how their classes will be delivered. We understand that they may need flexibility and support throughout the semester. I invite you to visit our admission FAQ page, and let us know how we can help you by emailing ASUSchoolRelations@asu.edu or contacting your admission team member.

ASU has so much in store for your students. They will be a part of a truly dynamic, optimistic and leading-edge university community that has risen to this generational challenge to create a fall semester experience that will support them on the path toward their goals.

Thank you for being a guiding light and advocate in all your students’ postsecondary pursuits.


NaTasha Henry
Senior Associate Director of School Relations
Admission Services

Brad Baertsch
Senior Director, First-Year Domestic and International Recruitment
Admission Services