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Counselors and college advisors

Welcome to Arizona State University

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.

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Admission

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.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

Common Application

ASU accepts both the Common Application and its own online application. Students applying to multiple colleges can use the Common App to save time in the application process.

Common Application  

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.

FSA ID

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 

FAFSA

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 

Scholarships

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.

Go to the 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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Sparkify your office

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Contact

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.

Go Devils!

Natasha Henry

NaTasha Henry
Senior Associate Director, School Relations

Admission Services
480-727-7503
NaTasha.Henry@asu.edu

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Leadership team

Matt Lopez
Matt López
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Services, Admission Services
 mattlopez@asu.edu
Brad Baertsch
Brad Baertsch
Director, First-year Recruitment and Admission, Admission Services
 brad.baertsch@asu.edu
 480-727-3844
Nicole Sumrall
Nicole Sumrall
Assistant Director, National Recruitment, Admission Services
 Nicole.C.Sumrall@asu.edu
 480-760-5402
Jaime Vasil
Jamie Vasil
Director, West Campus New Student Enrollment & University Financial Aid Outreach Initiatives, Admission Services
 Jamie.Vasil@asu.edu
 602-543-1027
David Mills
David Mills
Assistant Director, California Recruitment and Initiatives, Admission Services
 david.e.mills@asu.edu
 480-689-8567
NaTasha Henry
NaTasha Henry
Senior Associate Director, School Relations, Admission Services
 NaTasha.Henry@asu.edu
 480-727-7503
Corey Stevenson
Corey Stevenson
Assistant Director, Admission Services
 Corey.Stevenson@asu.edu
 480-727-1751
Lindsay Luzania
Lindsay Luzania
Assistant Director, Scholar Recruitment, Admission Services
 Lindsay.Luzania@asu.edu
 480-965-1694
Heidi Echevarria
Heidi Echevarria
Assistant Director, Financial Aid and Scholarship Services
 Heidi.Echevarria@asu.edu
 602-543-1079

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 asu.edu/findmyrep 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.