Become a Sun Devil

The road to becoming a Sun Devil starts the day you decide to apply. The good news is, you don’t have to travel that road alone. Our goal is to help you understand the application process and find the resources you will need to become a Sun Devil. We are here to help you every step of the way.

Admission requirements

Course competency requirements

To be admitted to ASU, you will need the following:

  • 4 years math
  • 4 years English (non-ESL/ELL courses)
  • 3 years lab sciences (1 year each from biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences or physics)
  • 2 years social sciences (including 1 year American history)
  • 2 years same second language
  • 1 year fine arts or 1 year career and technical education
Detailed course requirements

Aptitude requirements

To be admitted to ASU, you will need one of the following:

  • top 25% in high school graduating class
  • 3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = "A")
  • ACT: 22 (24 nonresidents)
  • SAT: 1120 (1180 nonresidents)

These aptitude requirements meet the general university admission requirements. Some degree programs may require higher GPAs in competency courses and/or ACT/SAT scores. To find the requirements for your specific program, please visit ASU’s Degree Search.

Applicants must successfully complete the ASU competency requirements. 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 2.00 in each subject area. Most competencies may also be met by test scores or college courses. See detailed competency requirements for more information.

How and when to apply

Find out what it takes to become a student at ASU.

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Paying for college

You have options and we can help you understand them.

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ASU Housing

You’ll live on campus next door to classmates from the same college.