Counselors, college advisors and school partners

Arizona State University welcomes you

We appreciate the vital role high school counselors and college advisors play in helping students consider their options for continuing their education. This website provides information regarding admission to ASU, and an array of tools and resources to help you guide your students toward a successful transition to university life.

Counselor digital resources

We’ve compiled all the resources you and your students will need in this digital resource page. It will give your students a good idea of ASU’s purpose as a university and what it’s like to be a Sun Devil.


At ASU, we understand the important role high school counselors and college advisors play in helping students consider their options for continuing their education, and we’re here to support you throughout the process. Below, you can find your ASU admission leadership team and high school representative, and information about who best to contact with specific questions about admission requirements, financial aid, degree programs or additional resources.

We're pleased your students may be considering ASU, and we want to be there every step of the way — please let us know how we can help.

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ASU welcomes students from diverse academic backgrounds and interests. Explore these resources available to you and your students to make the application process go smoothly.

Admission requirements

To be admitted to ASU, students need to meet specific requirements and complete ASU’s competency requirement. See the detailed competency requirements for more information.

Detailed requirements

Course approval

Arizona’s three public universities review high school courses from Arizona and out-of-state schools to determine their equivalencies for competency requirements. You can view approved courses and submit new courses for approval.

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Self-reported application

ASU accepts self-reported high school grades for applicants. Once a student is admitted, he or she will need to submit an official transcript before enrolling in classes.

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Application fee waivers

Within the application students will be able to answer a series of questions to determine if they are eligible for an application fee waiver. Based upon their answers, the application will automatically post the fee waiver to the students application if they are eligible . There is no form, special code or other documentation required for the fee waiver.

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Financial aid

To receive the most comprehensive financial aid package possible, ASU recommends that every student submits the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and applies for as many scholarships as possible. Here are some tools you can use to help your students through the financial aid process.


Students and their parents — if they’re using their parent tax information — will need to create an FSA ID to be used for financial aid documents.

Create a FSA ID 


The 2020—2021 FAFSA is open. Incoming first-year students should submit their FAFSA for the fall 2020 semester. The 2021—2022 FAFSA opens on Oct. 1, 2020. Students are encouraged to apply before ASU’s priority filing date of Jan. 1, 2021 to be considered for the most financial aid.

Visit the FAFSA website 


Your students can use ASU's Scholarship Search to filter scholarships based on specific criteria. They must complete an application for each individual scholarship. They can also use ASU’s Scholarship Portal to track the progress of their scholarship applications and save answers to common questions.

ASU's Scholarship Portal

Scholarship Estimator

Use this tool to help your students estimate the amount they can expect to receive through ASU’s New American University scholarship program.

Scholarship Estimator

Other financial aid resources

Here are some tools you can use to help your students through the financial aid process.

Scholar programs

ASU offers its students exclusive opportunities to customize their college experiences through programs like Public Service Academy and Barrett, The Honors College. These programs challenge and stimulate students while offering experiences beyond the classroom. Use these resources to help your students find and apply to the right programs for them.

Barrett, The Honors College

Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is a selective, residential college that recruits academically outstanding undergraduates from across the nation. With more National Merit Scholars than MIT, Duke, Brown, Stanford or the University of California-Berkeley, Barrett offers your students a premier learning opportunity integrated within ASU. Who should apply? Students who are academically high-achieving, intellectually curious and well-rounded are encouraged to apply to Barrett. There is no minimum GPA or test score requirement for admission. The Barrett application is comprehensive, which allows many aspects of your student to be considered. To help your student, ensure their application includes:

  • Highlights of their academic achievement, as well as examples of strong leadership qualities, special talents, extracurricular hobbies and unique personal achievements.
  • A strong essay response to the given questions. A successful essay will address all elements of the prompt and examine a student's own ideas about education and the Barrett community.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals with an academic connection to the student and one other person such as a coach, supervisor or club advisor.

Learn more about Barrett

Supporting your students

Before your students become Sun Devils, ASU offers these resources to help them choose a major, prepare for college and decide if ASU is a good fit.

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Frequently asked questions

How long should students wait to get an admission decision?

The time it takes to get an admission decision varies for each student. Self-reporting grades on the application greatly speeds up the time it takes to get a decision and is recommended. If a student is concerned about the time it is taking, they should contact their ASU admission representative for an update.

What are some tips for self-reporting?

When students self-report their grades, they should make sure to be honest about all the grades they have received. If they are admitted and choose to enroll at ASU, the university will then verify their transcripts. Other self-reporting tips include entering the full title of courses (no abbreviations), and using fractions instead of percentages to report class rank.

Where can I find a student’s assigned admission rep?

You can find a student’s personal ASU admission representative by going to and choosing the student type. The admission representative can help the student through the process of applying and enrolling at ASU, and answer any questions they may have along the way.

What are Barrett admission requirements?

Barrett has no minimum GPA or test score requirements, though a high GPA and test scores are important factors. Barrett looks for students who are demonstrated leaders, have special talents, pursue interesting hobbies, are active in the community, have made unique achievements or have had uncommon life experiences.

If a student is denied admission, what are the best next steps?

If a student is denied admission to ASU as an undergraduate, they have several options. First, they can consider taking courses at a community college and applying to ASU later as a transfer student. They can also consider enrolling in ASU’s Earned Admission, an online platform on which they can take their freshman year courses and only pay for the credit if they wish. No application is required. Finally, they can appeal the decision. The petition will be heard by a board that will consider the reasons for the appeal as well as the student’s supporting letters of recommendation.