Find your place at ASU

Find your place at ASU

What type of student are you?

Freshman

College freshman

You’re considered a freshman if you graduated from a regionally accredited high school or earned your GED, and you never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable college credit hours.

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Transfer

Transfer

You’re considered a transfer student if you graduated from high school or earned your GED, have 12 or more transferable credits from another college and/or completed an associate degree or higher, or completed an Arizona General Education Curriculum.

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Graduate

Graduate

You’re considered a graduate student if you have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited university in the U.S. or the equivalent from an international institution.

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International

International

You’re considered an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a refugee in the U.S.

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Military/Veteran

Military/Veteran

You’re considered a military or veteran student if you are an active-duty member of the military, a military veteran, or the spouse or dependent of an active military member or veteran.

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Nondegree-seeking

Nondegree-seeking

You’re considered a nondegree-seeking student if you are continuing your education to enhance your professional skills or are taking courses but not seeking a degree.

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Returning

Returning

You’re considered a returning student if you previously attended ASU as an undergraduate student but have not been enrolled at the university for three or more consecutive fall or spring semesters.

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Homeschool

Homeschool student

You’re considered a homeschool student if you graduated from high school in a homeschool setting and have not completed an associate degree or higher.

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High school student

High school student

If you’re in high school and are interested in attending ASU, but it’s still too early to apply, you can still get started by taking some of your freshman college courses online, exploring major options and earning micro-scholarships to help pay for college.

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Not every student's road to ASU is the same. That's why we offer different pathways that lead here.

Start taking freshman-level ASU courses

By joining ASU’s Global Freshman Academy, you can start taking your college courses online for free, even if you’re still in high school. After you take a course, you can pay the credit earned and apply it toward your ASU degree.

About Global Freshman Academy

Take the shortest route from community college to ASU

A community college transfer pathway program helps you make a smooth transition from community college to ASU, and saves you time and money by defining exactly which courses to take in community college. Pathways are available to all Arizona community college students as well as some community college students in California, Illinois and Washington.

About transfer pathways

Attend ASU through the Starbucks College Achievement Plan

If you work for Starbucks, you can attend ASU Online and receive full tuition reimbursement for any of the 75+ undergraduate online degree programs.

About the Starbucks
College Achievement Plan

Quickly improve your English skills

Global Launch’s Intensive English Program helps international students learn English quickly to prepare for college-level coursework. Once you begin, you can become eligible for conditional admission to ASU.

About the Intensive English Program

Frequently asked questions about going to college

What's a GPA?

A GPA or grade point average is the average of letter grades (A = 4, B = 3, C = 2, D = 1, F = 0) earned in school. ASU uses a 4.00 scale. The average GPA of incoming students gives a sense of how competitive the college or university is. Calculate your high school GPA . Calculate your ASU GPA.

What’s the SAT?

The SAT is a standardized test used for college admission in the U.S. The SAT tests math, reading and writing. Register for the test with College Board .

What’s the ACT?

The ACT is a standardized college readiness and admission test. The ACT tests English, math, reading and science skills. Register for the ACT  online.

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