International graduate admission application
Steps to apply
Submit the nonrefundable application fee.
When you complete your application for admission, you will be asked to submit your payment for the application. ASU accepts Visa or Mastercard. The application fee is dedicated to the administrative cost of processing all applications received and is not refundable under any circumstance, regardless of the admission decision, the date of filing, time of review, or if for whatever the reason, the application is withdrawn or you are unable to enroll for a class.
Have official transcripts sent to Graduate Admission Services.
Official transcripts are certified copies of official documents from each secondary school, college, university or technical school attended. Records must include courses completed, grades or marks earned, and certificates or degrees awarded. Include a certified English translation of all documents not written in English.
You must have one set of official transcripts from every college and university from which you earned a bachelor's degree or higher sent to ASU. If your school(s) cannot send them directly to ASU, you may send them yourself, making sure they meet one of the following requirements:
- Original academic credentials issued by the registrar of the institution attended, bearing the original raised or colored seal of the institution and the signature of the institution’s registrar, academic official or recognized international organization.
- Photocopies of original academic credentials that have been verified as true copies of the original by a responsible official of the institution attended or by an education representative of the country’s government or embassy. Each page must bear the verifying official’s signature and stamp. U.S. Consulate/Embassy in home country (e.g., U.S. consulate in India) or country-specific embassy/consulate if in the U.S. (e.g., Indian Consulate/Embassy in U.S.).
- Photocopies of original academic credentials that have been certified by a recognized international educational organization, such as Education USA .
For more information about sending transcripts, please visit admission.asu.edu/transcripts
Note: Any document ASU receives becomes property of ASU and will not be returned to you.
Note: Photocopies certified by a notary public are not official. Scanned copies are also not accepted in lieu of original official academic documents. Exception: Scanned copies of the front and back of the degree certificates are acceptable to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Transcripts must follow the guidelines above to be deemed as official.
All international transcripts must be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by one of the following:
- Issuing university or college.
- Official translation service. Need assistance locating a translation service? Visit American Translators Association to search for a translator for your target language. https://www.atanet.org/
- Ministry of Education, consulate, or embassy
- Education USA (EdUSA)
The translation does not take the place of submitting official academic records in the original language. The translation is in addition to the official academic record. Translations may not be completed by the student. Translations certified by a notary public are not acceptable.
To expedite the processing of your application, please write your application reference number on all documents and envelopes submitted to ASU. Materials submitted without your application reference number will delay the processing of your application.
If sending by FedEx, DHL or UPS:
Graduate Admission Services
Arizona State University
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe, AZ 85281
Provide evidence of English language proficiency
Have your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score sent directly to ASU, or provide proof of completion from Global Launch.
The official TOEFL score report can be sent directly to ASU from the Educational Testing Service. ASU's TOEFL institutional code is 4007. For information about this test and registration procedures, contact ETS at PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA or visit www.toefl.org .
For information about this test and registration procedures, contact the IELTS Office, University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate, 1 Hills Road, Cambridge/CB1 2EU, UK or visit www.ielts.org .
For information about the Pearson Test of English, visit www.pearsonpte.com .
ASU accepts completion of the Global Launch the Online or Campus Immersion English Language program, the English for Graduate Admission and Achievement online self-paced course, or the English Proficiency for Graduate Studies + CEFR Certificate online course.
Learn more about Global Launch
Duolingo English testGraduate minimum score of 105.
English proficiency requirements
Submit your official test scores and any additional materials.
Please make sure all additional materials required by your department have been submitted. Even though you have submitted the application online, your application may be considered incomplete until all additional materials are received. Please note, any document ASU receives becomes property of ASU and will not be returned to you.
Official test scores
Your program may require you to have official test scores (such as GRE, GMAT, etc.) sent directly to ASU. Test scores must be received directly from the agency administering the test. Photocopies and faxes are not acceptable.
See your program of interest in Degree Search or check with the department offering the degree regarding required support materials. These may include a statement of purpose or writing sample, portfolio, vita, biographical sketch or resume, etc. Many support materials are uploaded as part of the online application for admission. Depending on your graduate program, letters of recommendation may also be requested.
Prepare visa and immigration documentation.
All international students planning to attend ASU first need to apply for an I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 or J-1 student visa.Student visa info