Congratulations on being admitted to Arizona State University. You are well on your way to becoming a Sun Devil. There are just a few things to take care of to make sure you’re ready for your first day on campus.
Fill out the FAFSA.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used to award federal grants, loans, work-study and certain scholarships, and can be filed now for the 2018–2019 school year. We encourage you to file right away. ASU’s Federal School Code is 001081.
Register for orientation.
ASU New Student Orientation is required for all incoming freshmen. It’s where you and your family will connect with other new students, learn about ASU resources and start to feel like Sun Devils.
Sign up for housing.
All freshmen are expected to live on campus to experience ASU’s one-of-a-kind residential communities. You will live with students who share similar academic majors.
Apply for scholarships.
Search and apply for departmental and private scholarships through ASU's scholarship portal. The general scholarship application, which is used for many ASU scholarships, is typically available in September and closed by Feb. 1
Check My ASU.
Stay up to date on your next steps by checking My ASU regularly. Take care of tasks like submitting your final transcripts, sending in your test scores and submitting your immunization forms.
Customize Housing and Dining Preferences. Living on campus is critical to your personal and academic success. First-time freshmen live in residential colleges with students with similar academic majors, allowing students to study together, and work closely with college faculty and support services. Living and studying with other students in the same academic major provides a tremendous advantage to first-year students and eases the general adjustment to university life.
ASU expects first-time freshmen to live in the residential college of their major and guarantees housing to all first-time freshmen. Students who intend to live off campus during their first year should notify University Housing so that we can connect them to valuable resources and support for their first year.
To apply to live on campus or to notify us that you will be living elsewhere, please log in to the My Housing Portal and complete your housing intention.
Visit My ASU to view and customize your housing and dining options based on your campus and academic major.
Apply for housing early for a greater chance of receiving your living and dining preferences. Use the roommate finder tool on the My Housing Portal to search for a specific roommate (make sure you have his or her ASURITE UserID). Read more about housing at ASU.
Sign up for ASU New Student Orientation and register for classes. ASU New Student Orientation is required for freshmen. At orientation, you can meet with an academic advisor and register for your first-semester courses. You will also meet other new Sun Devils and learn about university resources. Staff from a variety of departments — including University Housing and Financial Aid and Scholarship Services, and members of the Sun Devil Family Association — will be on hand to answer your questions and welcome you to the university.
Choose an ASU Photo ID.
Learn about ASU's Photo ID card options so you can choose your card at orientation. This card allows you to complete all in-person transactions requiring a photo ID and gain access to library and other services.
Send your MMR immunization form.You must submit your measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization form before attending orientation. You may receive an immunization at any ASU campus. Call for an appointment. Fees apply. Learn more about ASU Health Services.
- Downtown Phoenix campus 602-496-0721
- Polytechnic campus 480-727-1500
- Tempe campus 480-965-3349
- West campus 602-543-8019
Submit your scores.
Take the math placement test and send ACT or SAT scores. The university uses ACT and SAT scores to place you in the appropriate freshman English composition course and your math placement test to place you in the appropriate math class. To check if ASU has your ACT or SAT scores on file, select Test Scores in the My Admission box on My ASU.
You won't be able to register unless you have taken care of both of these items.
Explore summer sessions.
Get a jump-start on your ASU experience by enrolling in summer sessions. Admission to ASU for the fall semester allows you to register for summer classes without submitting another application.
Plan to attend orientation early to consult with your advisor on both fall and summer class selection.
Review parking permit and transportation services options.
Learn about parking permits, campus shuttles, discounted bus and Metro Light Rail passes, Enterprise CarShare, carpooling, and more at our Parking and Transit Services website.
Pay tuition and fees.
Access online billing on My ASU. Select My Finances then Make a Payment. Students are responsible for checking their ASU email accounts for notification of billing statements and to review their student accounts on My ASU for current information.
Tuition charges will be billed to your student account and may be viewed online through My ASU after registration (typically by July). By registering for classes, you agree to pay all applicable tuition and registration fees. If you decide not to attend, you must completely withdraw from all classes before the semester begins. If tuition is not paid by the applicable due date, or financial aid is not awarded and accepted by the due date, you will automatically be enrolled in the tuition installment plan and charged a nonrefundable enrollment fee.
Read more about tuition and billing at ASU.