Apply as a transfer student

Steps to apply

Learn how and when to apply to ASU.

Step 01

Complete an undergraduate admission application

Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission.

ASU Application 

Step 02

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.

Step 03

Submit the nonrefundable transfer application fee

Arizona residents: $50
Domestic nonresidents: $70
Common application fee: $70

You can pay for the ASU application fee using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or eCheck at the time you submit your transfer application or when you log in to My ASU. Or you can mail a check or money order to Admission Services (payable to Arizona State University) at the address below.

Admission Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe AZ 85287-0112

Step 04

Request to have your official transcripts mailed to ASU

College or university transcripts

ASU requires official transcripts from all previous institutions attended in order to process your application. Please contact the registrar's office at your college or university and request your official transcripts be sent directly to Admission Services. Official transcripts delivered by hand will be accepted only if they are sealed in the original envelope provided by the community college or university and bear the university seal and the signature of the registrar of the issuing institution.

If your college or university uses Parchment, eSCRIP or National Clearinghouse to send electronic transcripts, please request that your institution sends us your official transcripts by choosing Arizona State University on the request form.

Upon graduation or completion of your final semester at your current school, request a final transcript be sent directly to ASU Admission Services to determine final admission status. Receipt of your final transcript impacts financial aid disbursement and your eligibility to register for classes. (Note: ASU does not accept faxed college transcripts.)

High school transcripts

If you haven't completed an associate degree, you must submit one of the following:

  • Official high school transcript with a graduation date
  • Official GED/HiSet transcripts
  • Affidavit of Completion of Secondary School Education

ASU accepts hand-delivered official high school transcripts in sealed envelopes from applicants. (Note: ASU does not accept faxed high-school transcripts.)

Test scores

If applicable, have your ACT or SAT scores sent directly to ASU. If you have taken AP, IB or CLEP exams, request your scores be sent directly to ASU.

International transfer student information

 

 

 

 

Admission requirements

A transfer applicant is a student who has attended one or more colleges or universities and has completed 12 or more transferable credits post-high school. Students with 11 or fewer transferable credits are considered incoming freshmen.

Competency requirement

You must have completed one of the following:

  • graduated from high school
  • earned a GED

Aptitude requirement

You must meet one of the following:

  • Transfer students with 12 or more transferrable credits must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA. Transfer students with 12 — 23 transferable credits must also meet freshman aptitude requirements.
  • Students who have earned an associate degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (residents) or 2.50 cumulative GPA (nonresidents).

Some majors have higher admission requirements. To find the requirements for your specific program, please visit ASU’s Degree Search.

“A” = 4.00; ASU accepts college-level courses in which you have earned a “C-” or better.

Schedule a transfer appointment

Make a half-hour appointment with an ASU transfer specialist or college representative to learn more about studying at ASU and get all your questions answered.

Schedule an appointment

student scheduling an appointment

Important dates

Spring 2019:

Oct. 1, 2018
FAFSA priority date

Late Oct. 2018
Class registration begins

Nov. 1, 2018
Priority admission deadline

Dec. 2018
Submit your final transcripts

Jan. 7, 2019
Classes begin

Fall 2019:*

Oct. 1, 2018
2019–2020 FAFSA opens

Jan. 1, 2019
FAFSA priority date

Late Feb. 2019
Class registration begins

April 1, 2019
Priority admission deadline

Aug. 22, 2019
Classes begin

* Students must submit their FAFSA and application materials by Feb. 1 to be considered for ASU merit and need-based awards. Late applicants will be considered for university admission, but ASU undergraduate degree programs with higher transfer admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by Feb. 1. You can find other important dates on ASU’s academic calendar.

Frequently asked questions about transferring to ASU

What are ASU transfer requirements?

To apply to ASU as a transfer student, you must have earned either a high school diploma or a GED. Additionally, you must have one of the following:

  • Transfer students with 12 or more transferrable credits must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA. Transfer students with 12 — 23 transferable credits must also meet freshman aptitude requirements.
  • Students who have earned an associate degree from a regionally accredited higher education institution must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (residents) or 2.50 cumulative GPA (nonresidents).

When (during my studies) should I apply for transfer admission?

You should begin the transfer application process one year prior to your planned start date at ASU. This will help ensure a smooth transition to the university as well as increase your opportunities for financial assistance.

How do I apply for transfer admission to ASU?

If you meet university admission requirements, you can apply for transfer admission by completing the undergraduate student application, paying the application fee, and having your official transcripts and test scores to ASU.

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