Getting started

Are you ready to become a Sun Devil?

There are services and resources for foster care alumni at ASU and we want to make sure that you take full advantage of them.

High School Students

If you’re in high school and you’re reading this, kudos to you! You’re working on your goal of becoming a Sun Devil and we want to help you get here. There are a couple things we strongly recommend you do.


First Star - ASU Academy

This college-readiness program is designed to provide foster youth in high school opportunities to earn college credit, spend the summer at ASU, participate in special activities and more.

About the academy


Empowering the adults behind the student. More than just providing our students with support and resources, ASU is committed to assisting the adults behind our future Sun Devils as they navigate their path to the university.

Empower is ASU’s free, online training program for supportive adults to empower youth and young adults with foster care experience to pursue their dream of postsecondary education.

Learn more

Visit ASU

Spend some time at your future home. ASU has four campuses, 300+ majors, and a Bridging Success staff that can’t wait to help you get the answers you need. Register for an Experience ASU program to learn about admissions, scholarships and financial aid, student housing, getting involved on campus and much more. You will also go on a student-led walking tour of campus. This is approximately a three-hour visit.

Can’t get to one of ASU’s campuses? Check on the virtual tours.

Schedule a visit

"I had an amazing time. I'm happy I got to meet new people and got to know their stories. It is always nice to know there are people willing to help young foster youth and let them know that they can do what they set their mind to.The staff members helped me through a lot and I am very thankful for that, I can’t wait to come back next year."

-Anthony, summer 2019