Undergraduate Readmission

Quick Re-entry

If you are an undergraduate degree seeking student who previously attended ASU but have 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 hold or to do items that you need to complete before you are able to register for classes. F1/J1 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 any institution(s) 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 institution(s). ASU does not accept transcripts sent or carried by hand by applicants themselves or transmitted by fax. See Mailing Address.

Readmission Requirements

If you are not eligible for "Quick Re-entry" (i.e., because you have not been enrolled at ASU for three or more semesters, 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 2.0 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 transcript(s) from any institution(s) you attended during your absence from ASU. Official transcripts must be mailed directly to Admission Services by the records office of the issuing institution(s). ASU does not accept transcripts sent or carried by hand by applicants themselves or transmitted by fax. See Mailing Address. Read more about transferring college credit to ASU

Preferential Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
ASU’s preferential 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
ASU’s preferential readmission application deadline for Spring Semester is December 1. Readmission applications received after December 1 will be considered on a space-available basis. Space is limited in some programs and admission to these programs is more competitive.

Summer Semester
Preferential 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 or a transfer student?
If you have previously been admitted to ASU but did not attend, you will be considered a freshman student or a transfer student.

Application Procedures

1. Complete the Undergraduate Admission Application. ASU prefers that you apply online.
2. Submit the nonrefundable application fee:

  • Arizona Residents - $50.
  • Non-residents - $65.

If applying to an Online degree program a nonrefundable application fee of $65 will be charged regardless of residency classification. 

3. 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. A student who does not meet readmission requirements for his/her selected major must submit complete transcripts before an admissions decision is made. Students 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.

4. All applicants on F1 or J1 visas must provide a Financial Guarantee to show evidence of sufficient funds available for their studies before the application can be processed. In addition, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires ASU to obtain additional information prior to processing your visa application. You must go to My ASU and login, and then update address information showing Local and SEVIS addresses (list current US address as Local Address; add 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 the International Student Office at ASU for immigration information at 480.965.7451 or ISO@asu.edu.

Mailing Address (Transcripts and other materials, all campuses)
Admission Services
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

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

  1. are honorably discharged;
  2. have served in the armed forces of the United States for a minimum of two years; and
  3. 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:

1. Is pursuing his/her first undergraduate degree and has not previously received an academic renewal; and
2. Has a cumulative ASU GPA below 2.0 (individual colleges may elect to consider applications for students whose GPA is a 2.0 or higher); and
3. 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 “C” (2.00) or higher was earned 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 reentry. 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 your 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 effected 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 have been absent from ASU 5 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 Readmissions Contact Information and Office Locations (for all campuses)

Phone: 480.965.7788
Fax: 480.965.3610
Location: Student Services Building, Room 112, Tempe campus (map)

Leave of Absence

Undergraduate Student Leave of Absence

If a student needs to take an extended break from their studies at the University they may be eligible for a Leave of Absence. The Undergraduate Student Leave of Absence (LOA) policy assists and encourages students to return and graduate after an absence of more than two consecutive fall and spring semesters from ASU. Students who have more than two consecutive semesters of absence and who have been granted a leave of absence need not apply for readmission or pay readmission fees and may participate in their regularly scheduled registration/enrollment period upon return to the University.