We're here to help make each step toward becoming a Sun Devil a smooth experience. Follow the steps below to apply to become a first-year student at ASU.
Applicants must successfully complete the ASU competency requirements. Admission may be granted with one deficiency in no more than two competency areas. Deficiencies cannot be in both math and laboratory science. Students must earn a minimum 2.00 in each subject area. Most competencies may also be met by test scores or college courses. See detailed competency requirements for more information.
Arizona residents: $50 Domestic nonresidents: $70 International nonresidents: $85
You can pay using a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or eCheck at the time you submit your application or when you log in to My ASU. Or you can mail a check or money order to Admission Services (payable to Arizona State University) at the address below.
Admission Services Applicant Processing Arizona State University PO Box 871004 Tempe, AZ 85287-1004
There is no form, paper or code to submit for an application fee waiver. If your financial circumstances qualify you for an application fee waiver, you will answer a series of questions in the application that will automatically qualify you and post to your account.
If you have earned college or university credit, request to have your official transcripts sent to ASU from the issuing institution.
ACT or SAT scores (optional)
ACT or SAT scores are not required for admission, but may be submitted for ASU course placement or as supplemental information. Have your scores sent to ASU from ACT or College Board when you register for the test. Learn more about sending your test scores to ASU in our FAQ section.
Check application status
Once you’ve completed all these steps, ASU will review your application. To see if you have any missing items and to review your admission status, sign in at My ASU using your ASURITE UserID, which is sent to you after you apply for admission.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used to award grants, loans, Federal Work-Study and certain scholarships. We encourage you to compare financial aid and college costs. ASU’s Federal School Code is 001081.
Important fall 2021 admission and financial aid dates
July 1, 2020 ASU fall admission application opens
Sept. 1, 2020 ASU Scholarship Portal opens
Oct. 1, 2020 2021–2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens ASU’s Federal School Code is 001081
Nov. 1, 2020 Priority admission deadline
Jan. 15, 2021 ASU's FAFSA priority date File your FAFSA by this date to maximize the amount of financial aid you could qualify for.
Jan. 15, 2021 Regular admission date Complete your application for fall admission by this date to ensure you're considered for the maximum amount of scholarship opportunities.
May 1, 2021 Future Sun Devil Day Secure your spot for fall 2020 by paying the enrollment deposit.
Aug. 20, 2021 First day of fall 2020 classes
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Students may also meet admission requirements by meeting one of the following:
GEDbattery average score of
50 or above for tests taken between 1998-2001
500 or above for tests taken between 2002-2013
170 or above for tests taken after 2013
HiSet total score of 75
TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion):
Minimum total score of 2700
Minimum score of 500 on each of the five content areas
Score of 2 or above on essay
California High School Proficiency Examination and other high school equivalency diplomas are recognized as high school diplomas, but do not satisfy course competency and aptitude requirements needed for admission. Students should submit their diploma to show completion of high school, but will also need to submit additional high school transcripts or SAT or ACT scores to satisfy course competency and aptitude requirements for admission.
Alternatively, enrollment and successful completion of 24 semester credits with a 2.75 minimum GPA through Earned Admission, or completion of 24 or more college credits from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum of 2.50 cumulative GPA on a 4.00 scale may be used to satisfy requirements for admission.
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Now is the perfect time to imagine what your future will look like, and ASU is here to help you get there. See how you can start earning scholarship money, find the perfect degree program and campus, and more — all while you’re in high school.