ASU has a rich and vibrant education environment due in large part to our diverse international student community.
The application process for international students is the same as for domestic students, with the exception of submitting proof of English proficiency. After admission, international students are also required to obtain a U.S. visa, which includes submitting a graduate financial guarantee.
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 a university or government official or an official translation service. You may not complete your own translation.
While not required for admission, submitting required visa forms when you apply expedites the process of obtaining a visa if admission is granted.
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of the admission decision, the date of filing, time of review, or if for whatever the reason, the application is withdrawn or you are unable to enroll for a class.
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 test (accepted for students seeking degree admission for 2020 and 2021 semesters)Graduate 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. If you are residing in the U.S. on a valid visa, you will need to provide proof of your current visa. Please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.Student visa info
Additional factors by program
Factors that may also be considered include test scores (such as the GRE or GMAT), the type of coursework completed during undergraduate studies, letters of recommendation, and any other supporting documents you may be asked to submit for your application.
See your program of interest in Graduate Degree Search to learn more about factors considered for admission.
All documents must be an original or an attested copy with an original institutional seal and/or signature. Photocopies, notarized copies, faxes or scans are not considered original documents. All documents must be translated into English if not done so already. Documents certified by a notary public are not accepted. Official transcripts are certified copies of official documents from each secondary school, college, university or technical school attended. 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.
- All postsecondary degrees should be reported at the time of filling out your application .
- We must see all transcripts/academic records from all postsecondary institutions that you have attended.
- All documents must be translated into English if the issuing institution does not issue official in English transcripts.
- For some countries, an official degree certificate must be submitted along with the academic record
- Where a diploma supplement is available, students do not need to send original language transcripts
Note: Before mailing or sending any documentation, you should fill out an ASU application. Sending documents before doing so will delay the processing of your application. It is also recommended that you include your ASU ID or application ID on the envelope of any documents being mailed to ASU.
Professional third-party evaluations
ASU provides in-house credential evaluations of your academic coursework at no extra cost. However, if you have already had your academic credentials evaluated, ASU will accept course-by-course evaluations from the three agencies below:
- Educational Credential Evaluators
- Foreign Credentials Service of America
- Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute
Note: Official evaluations do not take the place of submitting of official academic records. The evaluation is in addition to the official academic record. If the evaluation agency includes academic records they used to complete their evaluation and indicates that the evaluation was based on official or authenticated records, we may accept those documents as official.
Important admission dates
The university maintains minimum standards for consideration for admission to graduate degree programs. Applicants should review these standards and also review standards, application materials and timelines for submitting your application for the degree program of interest.