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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.

International student admission requirements

Academic requirements

First-year students must have a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) (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.

Must have three years of high school work (If you are currently in high school, ASU needs to see 9–11 grade work. If you have completed high school then ASU needs to see 10–12 grade work).

Must have and present a completed high school diploma or certificate.

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).

Comparable degree requirements in different countries and territories

Arizona State University recognizes that educational systems are different across the world. To help you determine if your academic credentials are comparable to a U.S. high school degree and to understand the documents that need to be submitted for admission, please review the requirements for the country from which your credential was earned.

How to apply to an American university

Step 01

Complete the undergraduate application for admission.

Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission, the Common Application or the Coalition Application. 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. Application fees are nonrefundable.

ASU’s Application for Admission Common Application   Coalition Application 

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

Admission Services
Applicant Processing
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe AZ 85281

For more information about sending transcripts, please visit

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 students can apply via the Common Application or Coalition Application instead of the ASU application, and pay the application fee of $85 through the Common or Coalition Applications.

Step 03

Request your official transcript and examination results be sent directly from your school(s) or exam board to 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.

Transcript requirements

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 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.)

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

NOTE: Transfer applicants with 24 or more transferable semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university, and who will be 22 or older by the start of the requested semester of admission, will not be required to submit a high school transcript for admission. Once all prior college or university transcripts and outstanding admission items are received and verified, the high school transcript requirement will be waived. Transfer applicants are required to have graduated from an approved high school (or equivalent) prior to the semester of requested admission at ASU and to include this information on the application for admission. Refer to for more information on transfer requirements.

Admission Services
Applicant Processing
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe AZ 85281

For more information about sending transcripts, please visit

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.

Transcript Translation

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:

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.

Step 04

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  .

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  .

For information about the Pearson Test of English, visit  .

Global Launch
ASU accepts completion of the in-person Intensive English Program (IEP) or online English for Undergraduate Admission course.

Duolingo English test (accepted for students seeking degree admission for 2020 and 2021 semesters)

Learn more about the Duolingo test

Undergraduate English proficiency

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 have minimum ACT and SAT score requirements for entrance to their programs.

Step 06

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





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.

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.

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 time you must meet one of these requirements to begin your ASU experience.





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 2020

Nov. 1, 2019
Application priority deadline
Dec. 1, 2019
Enrollment deposit date
(first-year students only)
Jan. 13, 2020
Classes start

Fall 2020

May 1, 2020
Application priority deadline
May 1, 2020
Enrollment deposit date
(first-year students only)
Aug. 20, 2020
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?

Yes. ASU requires proof of English proficiency from all international student applicants, or applicants whose native language is not English. ASU accepts TOEFL, PTE or IELTS scores or completion of ASU’s Global Launch English and academic preparation courses as proof of English proficiency.

What is Global Launch?

Global Launch is Arizona State University’s English language and academic preparation unit, providing face-to-face and online English and Pathways programs for international students seeking admission to the university.

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