Requirements + Applying

Incoming Freshmen

Thank you for your interest in Arizona State University! Please contact your admissions representative with any questions.


ASU welcomes applications from students with diverse academic backgrounds and interests. Freshman applicants who possess a high school diploma and meet the following requirements will be admitted to ASU. Applicants must successfully complete ASU competency requirement. Admission may be granted with one deficiency in no more than two competency areas. Deficiencies cannot be in both math and laboratory science. Students must earn a minimum 2.0 in any subject area. Most competencies may also be met by test scores or college courses. See Detailed Competency Requirements for more information.
  • English - 4 years (composition/literature based)
  • Math - 4 years - Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and one course requiring Algebra II as a prerequisite.
  • Laboratory Science - 3 years total (1 year each from any of the following areas are accepted: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Integrated Sciences, and Physics)
  • Social Science - 2 years (including one year American History)
  • Foreign Language - 2 years (same language)
  • Fine Arts - 1 year
Applicants must also meet at least one of the following:
  • Top 25% in high school graduating class
  • 3.0 GPA in competency courses (4.0 = A)
  • ACT 22 (24 nonresidents)*
  • SAT Reasoning 1040 (1110 nonresidents)*
*ASU does not require the writing portion of these tests. Higher Requirements for Some ASU Schools/Colleges Some colleges/schools have higher requirements for admission to their majors. To learn more about requirements, find the major of your interest at Degree Search. You should select a second major on your application if your first choice has higher requirements. Individual Review All students who don't meet the above standards will be evaluated through a process called Individual Review. Through this process Undergraduate Admissions will review all available information about a student's application, carefully considering all aspects of a student's academic background and accomplishments. Submission of an ACT or SAT test score is highly recommended. In some cases, additional information might be requested. Home School Applicants ASU welcomes home school students and recognizes the unique academic experiences they contribute to our rich community of scholars. Please read additional admission information specifically for home school students. General Educational Development (GED) Students may also meet admission requirements by submitting an official GED score of 500 or above.

July 15, 2013  - Application is available

Freshman Application for fall 2014 is available

Nov. 1, 2013 - VIP admission date

Complete your application for admission by this date to receive select benefits: expedited admission and scholarship decisions, priority access to Orientation and housing registration, and exclusive event invites and campus visit offers.

Feb. 1, 2014 - Priority admissions date

Complete your application for admission by this date to ensure you're considered for the maximum scholarship opportunities. Late applicants will be considered for university admission and financial aid, but ASU programs with higher admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by this date.

May 1, 2014 - Enrollment deposit date

Submit your enrollment deposit to ASU to become an official Sun Devil and secure your spot in our fall 2014 incoming class.

  1. Complete the Undergraduate Admission Application. ASU prefers that you apply online.
  2. Submit the nonrefundable application fee. The application fee is not a processing fee, it is required of all students, and is non refundable under any circumstances
    • Arizona residents - $50.
    • Non-residents - $65.
  3. Have your ACT or SAT scores sent directly to ASU from ACT or College Board. ACT or SAT scores are required for merit scholarship consideration and for ASU course placement. It is also required for some majors, and can be helpful in the general admission process.
  4. Applicants must request transcripts from each educational institution attended. Official transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically directly to Admission Services by the records office of the issuing institution(s). Transcripts delivered by hand will only be accepted if they are sealed in the original high school envelope. ASU does not accept transcripts transmitted by fax. High school transcripts must show GPA and date of graduation. ASU requires an English translation of all foreign-language transcripts.
ASU will review your application file once you have submitted all materials.

To see if you have any missing items, and to view your admission status, sign in at My ASU using your ASURITE ID, which is sent to you after you apply for admission.

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Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

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