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Counselors and college advisors

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.


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 competency 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 about course approval

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 about self-reporting

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.

View 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.


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 an FSA ID 


The 2019 — 2020 FAFSA opens on Oct. 1, 2018. Your student is encouraged to apply before ASU’s priority filing date of Jan. 1, 2019, 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.

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 Discovery Fellows, 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


Public Service Academy

The Next Generation Service Corps, a track of ASU’s Public Service Academy, develops the leaders we need for the complex challenges we face. This first-of-its-kind undergraduate model augments every major with the following programming over four years: curriculum, experiences and internships. Students who enter the Next Generation Service Corps make a commitment to social change during their four years and throughout their professions. To honor this commitment, ASU ensures that all NGSC participants receive base tuition funding through a combination of ASU scholarships and gift aid. To help your student:

  • An ideal candidate is a student who has a commitment to service and wants to ignite social change. Eligible students have a competitive GPA, history of community service and test scores on file with ASU, as well as a high school or community college reference.
  • Your student will fill out the application and participate in interviews throughout the spring and summer. Final decisions are made around July 1.
  • The application includes several essay questions, a resume and at least one letter of recommendation.
Learn more about Public Service Academy

E+I Fellows

As E + I Fellows, students embrace the culture and fast pace of the top university in the U.S. for innovation with a network of students who are passionate, diverse and ready to build their own innovation portfolios. E+I students experience professional development, leadership and resource opportunities focused on innovation and entrepreneurship. Students who care about innovation, are interested in entrepreneurship, or have or want to start a business are encouraged to apply.

About applying:

  • Students are expected to have a competitive GPA, be a first-time freshman and have a passion for innovation.
  • Encourage your students to complete the application before the priority deadline for the upcoming fall semester.
Learn more about E+I Fellows

Discovery Fellows

As Discovery Fellows, your students have the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 to customize their college experience. Students are able to use their Discovery Fellow funds for experiences such as studying abroad, starting an art project or using as seed funding for a new business idea.

To apply:

  • Submit an application on the Discovery Fellows website using their name, email and zip code.
  • Submit an idea of what they would do with the money in 140 characters or less. More information on the disbursement of their funds will be available during their freshman year.
Learn more about Discovery Fellows

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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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
Associate Director, School Relations

Admission Services

Leadership team

Matt Lopez
Matt López
Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Services and Executive Director, Admission Services
Brad Baertsch
Brad Baertsch
Director, Freshman Recruitment, Admission Services
Jennifer Peyton
Jennifer Peyton
Assistant Director, National Recruitment Initiatives, Admission Services
Jaime Vasil
Jamie Vasil
Director, West Campus New Student Enrollment & University Financial Aid Outreach Initiatives, Admission Services
David Mills
David Mills
Assistant Director, California Recruitment and Initiatives, Admission Services

Kristen Bagley
Kristen Bagley
Assistant Director, Arizona Recruitment Initiatives, Admission Services
Corey Stevenson
Corey Stevenson
Assistant Director, Admission Services

Find your school's ASU representative

Select from the dropdown that appears after the name is entered; if your school is not listed please input School Not Listed.

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.