International undergraduate
admission application

Attending Arizona State University means you'll benefit from prestigious faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant community of students from 136 countries around the globe. Choose from more than 350 undergraduate degree programs that will lead you to a successful career path.

Step 01

Complete the undergraduate application for admission

Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission, or first-time freshmen can apply through the Common Application. ASU accepts only one application. We have no preference between the ASU application and the Common Application. If two applications are submitted, one will be canceled in our system. Application fees are nonrefundable.

Send all supporting documents (transcripts and test scores) to:

Admission Services
1151 S Forest Avenue
Tempe AZ 85287-0112

Applicants in China
If you are currently in China, please note that you can send your official transcripts directly to us in Beijing at the following address:

ASU Enrollment Advisor
Jianwai SOHO, Building 17, Suite 705
39 East 3rd Ring Middle Road, Chaoyang
Beijing, China 100022. (北京市朝阳区建外soho西区 17号楼,705室;邮编100022)
T: +86 15311265171

Applicants in India
If you are currently in India, you can send your official transcripts directly to our enrollment advisor in Mumbai at the following address:

Mumbai Bandra Kurla Complex - Kalina
Level 2 Raheja Centre Point 294 CST Road Near Mumbai University, Off Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai, 400 098
T: +91 22 67078700
ATTN: Poonam Venkatesh

For more information, call +91 9999 4210 89 or email asuinternational@asu.edu.

Step 02

Submit the nonrefundable application fee

The application fee is $85 (U.S. Dollars). If you did not submit your application fee with your admission application, you may make your payment through My ASU or submit payment in the form of a check or money order drawn on a U.S. banking affiliate and made payable to Arizona State University. Do not send cash or international postal money orders. Application fees cannot be waived or transferred to a future application. International freshman students can apply via the Common Application instead of the ASU application and pay the application fee of $85 through the Common Application.

Step 03

Request that your official transcript be sent directly from your school(s) to Admission Services

Official transcripts are certified copies of official documents from each secondary school, college, university and 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.

Upon graduation or completion of the semester, request that a final transcript be sent directly to ASU to determine final admission status. If your school(s) cannot send them directly to ASU, you may send them 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 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.
  • Photocopies of international academic credentials on file with the registrar of an institution you previously attended in the U.S.
  • Photocopies of academic credentials that have been certified by a recognized international educational organization, such as the U.S. Educational Foundation, AMIDEAST or the Institute for International Education.

Note: Any document ASU receives becomes property of ASU and will not be returned to you.

Photocopies certified by a notary public are not official. Scanned copies are also not accepted in lieu of original official academic documents.

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, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation.

You must have one set of official transcripts from every high school, college and university from which you earned a diploma sent to ASU (see mailing address).

Upon graduation or completion of the semester, request that a final transcript be sent directly to ASU to determine final admission status.

Step 04

Submit evidence of English language proficiency

Have your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score sent directly to ASU.

TOEFL
The official TOEFL score report can be sent directly to ASU from 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 toefl.org.

IELTS
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 ielts.org.

PTE
For information about the Pearson Test of English, visit pearsonpte.com.

Step 05

Submit your ACT or SAT scores

If you have taken the ACT or SAT, please submit official scores to Undergraduate Admission Services. Some ASU colleges and schools have minimum ACT and SAT score requirements for entrance to their programs.

 

 

 

 

Admission requirements

Academic requirements

Freshmen must have a 3.00 grade point average (a "B" or better where "A"=4.00) from a secondary school.

Transfer students must have a minimum 2.50 GPA (a "C+" or better where "A"=4.00) from a college or university. Some ASU programs require a minimum transfer GPA of 3.00, including the W. P. Carey School of Business and Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Some ASU programs may have higher admission requirements and may require a minimum ACT or SAT score.

Competency requirements

International students who attended four years of high school in the U.S. are required to meet the competency requirements.

  • English: four years (composition/literature based)
  • Math: four years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite)
  • Laboratory science: three years total (one year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics)
  • Social science: two years (including one year American history)
  • Foreign language: two years (same language).
  • Fine arts: one year

International students who completed high school outside the U.S. are required to meet the following competency requirements:

  • Math: four years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite)
  • Laboratory science: three years total (one year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences, and physics)

English language proficiency requirements

Success at ASU begins with a strong comprehension of the English language. Because our rigorous courses are taught in English and move at a fast pace, fluency in the language is necessary for understanding concepts and expressing yourself effectively.

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting test scores from one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

English proficiency scores:

  • TOEFL: 61 (iBT)
  • IELTS: minimum 6.0
  • PTE: minimum 53

Higher requirements for some ASU schools and colleges

Some ASU colleges and schools have higher standards for admission into their programs. International applicants must meet general university international admission requirements as well as the appropriate freshman or transfer program requirements of their major. Search for your degree for more details.

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Conditional admission

ASU may offer conditional undergraduate admission to international applicants who meet the academic (aptitude) requirements but who are not proficient in English. This offer of conditional admission will give you time to improve your English proficiency before you start classes at ASU. Your conditional admission offer is good for up to three semesters, during which you may do one of the following to begin your ASU experience:

Global Launch Intensive English Program

This program is the perfect way to prepare for full admission to ASU, and by successfully completing the program, you are not required to take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE.

If you choose to attend, you can start as early as the upcoming fall or spring semester. Most students who enter Global Launch with intermediate or high intermediate levels of English progress to full admission at ASU after one semester of study in the program.

Pass your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE

ASU requires a score of at least 61 TOEFL iBT, 6.0 IELTS, or 53 PTE. You are welcome to take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE multiple times to receive a passing score.

A passing score will provide you full admission to ASU. Note: Certain majors have higher English proficiency requirements. For more information on these requirements, please visit ASU's Degree Search.

You can learn more about the Global Launch Intensive English Program at LearnEnglish.asu.edu. If you have questions regarding the Global Launch program, please email GlobalLaunch@asu.edu or call +1 480-965-2376.

If you have questions regarding conditional admission or taking the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE, please contact the international admission team at asuinternational@asu.edu or +1 480-965-2437.

Note: ASU reserves the right to independently test any student’s English proficiency upon arrival, including those who have met the English proficiency requirement, and may require support classes if the demonstrated level of English proficiency is not sufficient for academic success.

 

 

 

 

Application deadlines

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.

Spring 2019

Nov. 1 2018
Application priority deadline
Oct. 1 2018
Enrollment deposit date
Jan. 7 2019
Classes start

Fall 2019

May 1, 2019
Application priority deadline
May 1, 2019
Enrollment deposit date (freshmen only)
Aug. 22, 2019
Classes start

Note: Applications for summer that are not completed in time for the start of the summer sessions, will be reviewed for admission for the fall semester.

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.

Frequently asked questions about international undergraduate admissions

How do I apply to ASU as an international student?

To apply to ASU as an international student you must meet certain academic requirements, as well as demonstrate proof of English proficiency. Review this page for admission and English proficiency requirements, application procedures and deadlines for undergraduate students.

Do I have to know English to study at ASU?

ASU courses are taught in English and to be successful, a strong comprehension of the language is necessary. If your native language is not English, you will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting test scores from one of the following:
1. Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
3. Pearson Test of English (PTE)
Undergraduate applicants may be offered conditional admission if they meet ASU academic requirements but are not yet proficient in English.

English proficiency scores:

  • TOEFL: 61 (iBT)
  • IELTS: minimum 6.0
  • PTE: minimum 53

What is Global Launch?

The Global Launch Intensive English Program is designed to help you quickly learn English. Classes are offered in four- to eight-week sessions, and you enroll in the number of sessions necessary to achieve your desired level of English. If you complete the Global Launch program, you are not required to complete the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE English proficiency exams.

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