Applying to ASU

Applying to ASU

Like most high school students, you may be wondering if you can go to college and what steps you need to take to get there. We encourage you to stay on track academically so you are prepared to meet the ASU admission requirements and the academic rigor of a college education.

Contact your ASU high school admissions representative

Your school has a designated ASU representative that can help guide you through the application, picking a campus and major, financial aid and many other important questions. Your representative has scheduled visits to your high school.

Contact your representative

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When to apply

Submit your admission application as early as possible — ideally during the summer between your junior and senior year of high school.

Steps to apply

To begin evaluating your application for admission, ASU must have your completed online application, your official high school transcripts and your application fee (or fee waiver form). Follow the steps below to ensure you’ve completed all that is required.

Step 01

Social security number

You must have a social security number to apply for admission to ASU.

Step 02

If necessary, you can request an application fee waiver from your high school counselor.

Step 03

Complete an undergraduate admission application

Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission or the Common Application . You need to submit only one application to be considered for admission to ASU.

To expedite the admission decision, use ASU’s Application for Admission and self-report your high school grades. The benefit of using the Common Application is that one application can be submitted to multiple colleges, with an additional supplemental form and fee for each college. The fee for the Common Application and ASU’s Application for Admission may be different, so please review before deciding which option is right for you. ASU does not require an essay or personal statement in either option.

ASU’s Application for Admission      Common Application  

Step 04

Submit the nonrefundable application fee

Arizona residents: $50
Domestic nonresidents: $70

You can pay using a credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or eCheck at the time you submit your application or when you log in to My ASU. Or you can mail a check or money order to Admission Services (payable to Arizona State University) at the address below.

Admission Services Applicant Processing
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004

Step 05

Send your transcripts

If you do not self-report your grades in the ASU application, you must have your high school send an official copy of your transcripts to ASU.

An official transcript is required for all students upon graduation from high school indicating their high school graduation date. Otherwise financial aid and scholarship disbursements will be held.

Have your official high school transcripts sent from the issuing institution to the address below.

Admission Services Applicant Processing
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004

Step 06

Request to have your ACT or SAT scores sent directly to ASU

ACT or SAT scores are required for merit scholarship consideration and ASU course placement. They are also required for some majors and can be helpful in the general admission process. Have your test scores sent to ASU from ACT or College Board.

More info on ACT and SAT

Take one or both of these college aptitude tests your junior year. If you take the tests early, you will have time to retake the test for a higher score, should you choose to do so.

  • Test scores are not a requirement for admissions, but ASU must have a test score on file to award merit based scholarships. Having test scores on file can only help you. Use our scholarship estimator to see how increasing your test score can earn you more scholarship money.

  • You will have the choice to select up to four schools to have your scores mailed to for free. Make sure to request that your test scores be sent to ASU. If you wait until later to request this, you will be charged $15 by the test provider, per request. ASU will accept your best score from either test.

  • If you are unable to pay the test fee, be sure to talk to your high school counselor and ask for a test fee waiver. Both ACT and SAT offer waivers and foster students automatically qualify.

Step 07

Check application status

Once you’ve completed all these steps, ASU will review your application. To see if you have any missing items and to review your admission status, sign in at My ASU using your ASURITE UserID, which is sent to you after you apply for admission.

Check application status

Step 08

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 2019-2020 school year. We encourage you to file right away. ASU’s Federal School Code is 001081.