Make progress on your degree
as a Visiting University Student

We know there’s a lot of uncertainty about the future right now. During this challenging time, ASU is proud to provide students enrolled in other colleges and universities with opportunities to stay on track academically and advance toward your goals. Welcome, visiting university students!

As a national leader in online and remote learning, ASU's robust catalog of classes is available wherever you are. ASU has the class you need to get back on track or get ahead on progress toward your degree.

* The links below help you search and sort classes by academic discipline. The vast majority of in-person fall classes will be offered through live, remote technology-enhanced classes via ASU Sync, which will allow you to take classes wherever you are located. Please visit the ASU Sync website to learn more. Visiting University Students can also enroll in iCourses and ASU Online classes, both fully online course modalities. iCourses can be found by filtering by "Location". ASU Online courses can be searched by clicking "ASU Online Classes" in the search form.

Humanities
courses

Literature, history, film studies, Shakespeare and more offered online (self-paced) or through live, digital classes.

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Science
courses

Geography, marine biology, software engineering and more offered online (self-paced) or through live, digital classes.

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Art & Design
courses

Architecture, art history, animation, dance and more offered online (self-paced) or through live, digital classes.

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Social Science
courses

Criminal justice, forensic anthropology, counseling and more offered online (self-paced) or through live, digital classes.

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Health
courses

Biostatistics, health care management, psychopharmacology and more offered online (self-paced) or through live, digital classes.

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Business
courses

Accounting, data analytics, information systems and more offered online (self-paced) or through live, digital classes.

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Engineering
courses

Aviation, civil engineering, computer science, digital design and more offered online (self-paced) or through live, digital classes.

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Search for
courses

Browse the Class Search tool for classes available for Visiting University students, including courses offered in-person and via ASU Sync, as well fully online iCourses and classes offered through ASU Online.

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Step 01

Find a course you want to take. 

Search the entire catalog of ASU fall semester classes – find those available to help Visiting University Students catch up, stay on track or accelerate your degree.

Step 02

Submit your application.

Our Visiting University Student application is streamlined, taking only 10—15 minutes to complete. Decisions are made within 24—48 hours.

Step 03

Get an ASU email and activate your account.

Check your email for ASURITE credentials to activate your My ASU portal.

Step 04

Register for classes and pay your bill.

Though financial aid is not available for Visiting University Students, affordable tuition rates have been set to support any students interested in advancing their degree through ASU credits.

We recommend checking the course number and name with your advisor before you register to make sure it transfers back to your home institution.

Tuition for Visiting University Students is set at our ASU Online tuition rates regardless of course modality.

Step 05

Take the class.

Classes will be offered fully online via ASU Online or iCourses, as well as through live, remote instruction via ASU Sync for all on-campus classes. Your My ASU class schedule will list these classes as "In-Person / ASU Sync" or "ASU Sync Only".

Step 06

Order your ASU transcript.

Use this official document to submit to your home institution and apply toward your degree.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all classes taught online?

All classes are offered remotely. Pardon the ASU jargon and technicalities, but some are offered as our traditional ASU Online courses, some are iCourses and some are taught remotely through ASU Sync.

What is an ASU Online class?

ASU Online courses are part of our industry-leading online education platform and most are delivered asynchronously, meaning they do not have specific dates and times that the class meets. These classes are listed in ASU’s course search as “ASU Online Classes”.

What is an iCourse?

iCourses are online classes and may be offered asynchronously or they may be taught in live, digital sessions, or other synchronous methods. If an iCourse has a day and time listed, you will meet remotely during that time. If there is no specific time listed, this means that the class is asynchronous, meaning they do not have specific dates and times that the class meets. These classes are listed in ASU’s course search as “In-Person & iCourses”.

What is ASU Sync?

ASU Sync allows any student to attend a live-taught, on-campus class via Zoom during it's regularly scheduled day and time. These classes include a live lecture or class presentation by a faculty member alongside other virtual learners in Zoom and students in the classroom. The vast majority of in-person classes will offer ASU Sync.

How much does a class cost?

ASU is committed to providing our high quality instruction at an affordable tuition rate. Tuition for Visiting University Students is set at our ASU Online tuition rates regardless of course modality.

When do classes start?

There are three sessions during the fall semester. You can register for classes in all session:

  • Session A: Thursday 8/20/2020 – Friday 10/9/2020
  • Session B: Monday 10/12/2020– Friday 12/4/2020
  • Session C: Thursday 8/20/2020 – Friday 12/4/2020 (Final exams 12/7/2020 – 12/12/2020)

Is there a credit limit that Visiting University Students can take?

Yes. Visiting University Students can take a maximum of 24 credit hours over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year.

Can students who already have a bachelor degree take undergraduate or graduate-level classes as a Visiting University Student?

While we do not have a visiting university student application for those with a bachelor degree already completed, students who already have a bachelor’s and are looking to enroll in courses at the undergraduate or graduate level are welcome to apply as a Graduate Non-Degree applicant.

Do I have to pay a fee to apply?

No. ASU has waived the application fee for Visiting University Students. You pay only the cost of tuition.