Undergraduate
readmission

Quick re-entry

If you are an undergraduate degree-seeking student who previously attended ASU but who has not been enrolled at ASU for one or two consecutive fall or spring semesters, you are eligible to return through Quick Re-entry. You do not need to submit a new application or application fee. You may sign in to My ASU and register for classes. Note that you may have a hold or Priority Tasks that you need to complete before you are able to register for classes. International students are still responsible for all SEVIS requirements and should check with the International Students and Scholars Office at ASU.

Note: You must submit official transcript(s) from all institutions you attended during your absence from ASU. Official transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically directly to Admission Services by the records office of the issuing institutions. Please check our contact page for the mailing address. ASU does not accept transcripts sent or carried by hand by applicants themselves or transmitted by fax.

Readmission requirements 

If you are not eligible for Quick Re-entry (because you have not been enrolled at ASU for three or more semesters, have not completed your academic program or were academically disqualified), you must apply for readmission and submit applicable fees. An applicant for readmission must have an ASU GPA of 2.00 or higher, depending on the ASU school or college. Students who do not meet this GPA requirement may appeal. In these cases, the completed application for readmission may be subject to a due date that is earlier than the application deadline.

Note: You must submit official transcripts from all institutions you attended during your absence from ASU. Official transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically directly to Admission Services by the records office of the issuing institutions. ASU does not accept transcripts sent or carried by hand by applicants themselves or transmitted by fax. Please go to our contact page for the mailing address.

Priority readmission application deadlines

Fall semester

The priority readmission application deadline for fall semester is June 1. Readmission applications received after June 1 will be considered on a space-available basis. Space is limited in some programs and admission to these programs is more competitive.

Spring semester

The priority readmission application deadline for spring semester is Dec. 1. Readmission applications received after Dec. 1 will be considered on a space-available basis. Space is limited in some programs and admission to these programs is more competitive.

Summer sessions

The priority readmission application deadline is May 1.

What needs to be submitted by the deadline?
You must submit the application for undergraduate admission, along with the application fee, by the deadline specified for each semester. In order to expedite the evaluation of your application, also submit official transcripts, test scores and supporting credentials immediately.

I was previously admitted to ASU but did not attend. Am I a readmission student?
If you have previously been admitted to ASU but did not attend, you will be considered a freshman student or a transfer student.

Steps to apply for readmission

Step 01

Complete the undergraduate admission application

ASU prefers that you apply online.

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Step 02

Submit the nonrefundable application fee

Arizona residents: $50
Nonresidents: $70
International: $85

If you're applying to an ASU Online degree program, a nonrefundable application fee of $70 will be charged regardless of residency classification.

Step 03

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

Upon completion of the semester, request that a final transcript be sent directly to ASU to determine final admission status. If you do not meet readmission requirements for your selected major, you must submit complete transcripts before an admission decision is made. You need only submit transcripts from institutions other than ASU.

Note: Receipt of your final transcript impacts financial aid disbursement and eligibility to register for future classes.

Step 04

All applicants on F-1 or J-1 visas must provide a financial guarantee to show evidence of sufficient funds available for their studies before the application can be processed

In addition, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires ASU to obtain additional information prior to processing your visa application. Go to My ASU and then update address information showing your local and SEVIS addresses (list your current U.S. address as Local Address; add your home country address as SEVIS Address). Please note that if you are readmitted, you must still meet all deadlines associated with the issuance of an I-20 to attend ASU. These deadlines are dependent upon your current location. Contact International Admission Services at asuinternational@asu.edu or 480-965-2437.

Note: Receipt of your final transcript impacts financial aid disbursement and eligibility to register for future classes.

Admission before receipt of final transcript

Applicants enrolled in other colleges and universities may be considered for readmission on the basis of meeting all readmission requirements, except for a final transcript of work in progress. This final transcript must be sent to Admission Services directly from the issuing institution immediately after the work in progress has been completed. Transcripts carried by hand are not accepted.

Admission is official only after the final transcript has been received showing that the applicant has met the university readmission requirements. In the event the applicant does not qualify or has falsified application documents, readmission and registration are canceled, and any registration fees paid are returned according to university refund policies.

Veterans exception

By Arizona statute, no failing grades received by a veteran at an Arizona university or community college before military service may be considered when determining admissibility. This exception applies only to veterans who fulfill these three criteria:

  • are honorably discharged
  • have served in the armed forces of the United States for a minimum of two years
  • have previously enrolled at a university or community college in Arizona

Military service records must be submitted, including form DD 214.

Academic renewal

Academic renewal is a university policy administered to recalculate the cumulative ASU GPA of an undergraduate student who fulfill these three criteria. 

  • is pursuing thier first undergraduate degree and has not previously received an academic renewal
  • has a cumulative ASU GPA below 2.00 (individual colleges may elect to consider applications for students whose GPA is a 2.00 or higher) 
  • is readmitted to a degree program after an absence of at least five continuous calendar years (including summer sessions)

Courses (including transfer credits) completed before the five-year absence with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher are treated in the same manner as if all the credits were transfer credits, up to a maximum of 60 credit hours.

The cumulative GPA is based only on credits earned subsequent to the student's re-entry. Graduation requirements for resident credit hours and GPA must be fulfilled after the academic renewal. Graduation requirements for academic recognition (resident credit hours and GPA) must also be fulfilled after the academic renewal.

Courses completed before and after the academic renewal remain on the transcript and may be considered when students apply for undergraduate professional or
graduate programs.

A request for academic renewal follows this procedure:

  1. Students interested in academic renewal must fill out the Application for Academic Renewal and submit the form to the Dean’s Office in the college of their major.
  2. The Application for Academic Renewal may be submitted immediately upon readmission but must be submitted no later than the start of the third semester after readmission.
  3. The Dean’s Office specifies in advance a minimum of 12 semester hours required for completion.
  4. When the approved credits are completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher, and no grade lower than "C" (2.00) in each course, the Dean’s Office will forward the Application for Academic Renewal to the University Registrar's Office for processing.

Only readmission students working toward their first undergraduate degree are eligible to apply for academic renewal, which may be implemented only once during a student's academic career.

Academic renewal is transferable among colleges.

All students with a cumulative ASU GPA below 2.00 and who have been absent from ASU for five consecutive calendar years or more are eligible to petition for academic renewal. Individual colleges may elect to entertain petitions for academic renewal from students with ASU GPAs above 2.00. College standards committees have final authorization on academic renewal petitions.

Undergraduate readmission contact information and office locations

Phone: 480-965-7788
Fax: 480-965-3610
Location: Student Services Building, room 112, Tempe campus.

Frequently asked questions about readmission

Am I eligible for quick re-entry?

If you’re an undergraduate degree-seeking student who has attended ASU before but have not been enrolled for one or two consecutive fall or spring semesters, you are eligible for quick re-entry. If you haven’t been enrolled at ASU for three or more semesters, you are not eligible for quick re-entry and must apply for readmission.

How do I know if I have to reapply for admission?

If you have not been enrolled at ASU for three or more semesters, you have to apply for readmission and submit all applicable fees. If you have not been enrolled at ASU for one or two fall or spring semesters, you are eligible to return through quick re-entry.

Are readmission requirements different than when I was first admitted?

They may be, depending on when you were first admitted. ASU admission requirements change from time to time, so the admission standards you met previously may be different than they are currently.

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