International transfer student admission
International Transfer Guide
You must submit your application for admission to ASU, along with the application fee, by the deadline specified for each semester. To expedite the evaluation of your application, please remember to submit official transcripts, test scores and supporting credentials along with your application.
Nov. 1, 2020
Application priority deadline
Jan. 11, 2021
First day of classes
May 1, 2021
Application priority deadline
Aug. 19, 2021
First day of classes
Note: International students who have been admitted for the fall semester who would like to begin attending classes during the summer must contact Admission Services by May 1. Otherwise, I-20s will be created for the fall semester.
Make sure to apply as early as possible to allow time for all documentation and processes to be completed.
How to apply to ASU
Complete the undergraduate application for admission.
Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission, the Common Application or the Coalition Application. You need to submit only one application to be considered for admission to ASU. We have no preference between the ASU application, the Common Application or the Coalition Application. If two applications are submitted, one will be canceled in our system. The application fee is $85 (U.S. Dollars) and is nonrefundable.
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 and I-20 status, sign in at My ASU using your ASURITE UserID, which is sent to you after you apply for admission.
Activate My ASU and your ASURITE UserID
You will receive your ASURITE UserID and activation code via email within one to three business days of submitting your application. If you have previously applied to ASU, your ASURITE UserID will remain the same. You'll use your ASURITE UserID to login to My ASU. If you have previously applied to ASU, your ASURITE UserID will remain the same. If you have not previously activated My ASU, have your activation code sent to you by submitting your ASU ID number and last name. If you have trouble logging in with your ASURITE UserID, contact the ASU Help Desk at 855-278-5080 or contact.asu.edu.
Have official transcript(s) and examination results sent directly from your school(s) or exam board to Admission Services. Provide English translations of all documents not issued in English.
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 issued in English.
For more detailed information on submission of international transcripts and English translations, please visit our transcripts page.
Provide evidence of English language proficiency.
Have your TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or DuoLingo English test 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 English Language program or English for Undergraduate Admission and Achievement online self-paced course. Learn more about Global Launch.
Duolingo English test (accepted for students seeking degree admission for 2020 and 2021 semesters)
American university admission reminders
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 the original is not issued in English.
Note: Before mailing or sending any documentation, you must 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 EMPLID on the envelope of any documents being mailed to ASU.
Do you have any college credits?
All college work must be reported at the time of filling out your application.
We must see all transcripts/academic records from all institutions that you have ever attended (regardless if you have finished the program at that institution or not).
All documents not issued in English must be accompanied by an English translation.
Access the transfer credit guide to check your college credits.
Professional third-party evaluations
ASU provides in-house credential evaluations of your secondary and postsecondary academic records at no extra cost. However, if you have already had your academic credentials evaluated, ASU will consider course-by-course evaluations from the three agencies below:
Note: Official evaluations do not take the place 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.
Submit your 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.
Submit your student visa application.
All international students planning to attend Arizona State University will need to first apply for an I-20 in order to apply for an F-1 or J-1 student visa.Student visa info