Counselors, college advisors and school partners
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.
Find your school's ASU representative
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use this tool to help your students estimate the amount they can expect to receive through ASU’s New American University scholarship program.
Other financial aid resources
Here are some tools you can use to help your students through the financial aid process.
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.