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Arizona State University is ranked one of the best universities in the world. When you study at ASU, you will enjoy prestigious faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant community of students from over 135 countries around the globe. At ASU, you can choose from more than 350 undergraduate degree programs that will lead you to a successful career path.
An international student is a student on a J-1 or F-1 visa who is not a citizen of, or a permanent resident of, or a refugee in the United States of America.
Success at Arizona State University begins with a strong comprehension of the English language. Because our rigorous courses are taught in English and move at a fast pace, fluency in the language is necessary for understanding concepts and expressing yourself effectively.
Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency by submitting test scores from one of the following:
ASU may offer conditional undergraduate admission to international applicants who meet the academic (aptitude) requirement but who are not proficient in English. This offer of conditional admission will give you time to improve your English proficiency before you start classes at ASU. Your conditional admission offer is good for up to three semesters, during which you may do one of the following to begin your ASU experience:
This program is the perfect way to prepare for full admission to ASU, and by successfully completing the program, you are not required to take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE.
If you choose to attend, you can start as early as fall 2018. Most students who enter Global Launch with intermediate or high intermediate levels of English progress to full admission at ASU after one semester of study in the program
ASU requires a score of at least 61 TOEFL iBT, 6.0 IELTS, or 53 PTE. You are welcome to take the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE multiple times in order to receive a passing score.
A passing score will provide you full admission to ASU.
Please note: Certain majors have higher English proficiency requirements. For more information on these requirements, please visit asu.edu/degreesearch.
You can learn more about the Global Launch Intensive English Program at LearnEnglish.asu.edu. If you have questions regarding the Global Launch program, please email GlobalLaunch@asu.edu or call +1 480-965-2376.
If you have questions regarding conditional admission or taking the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE, please contact the international admission team at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 480-965-2437.
Note: ASU reserves the right to independently test any student’s English proficiency upon arrival, including those who have met the English proficiency requirement, and may require support classes if the demonstrated level of English proficiency is not sufficient for academic success.
International students who attended four years of high school in the U.S. are required to meet the competency requirements.
International students who completed high school outside the U.S. are required to meet the following competency requirements:
Some ASU colleges/schools have higher standards for admission into their programs. International applicants must meet general university international admission requirements as well as the appropriate freshman or transfer program requirements of their major. Search for your degree for more details.
You must submit your application for admission to ASU, along with the application fee, by the deadline specified for each semester. In order to expedite the evaluation of your application, please remember to submit official transcripts, test scores and supporting credentials along with your application.
Spring 2018 admission:
Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2017
Classes start: Jan. 8, 2018
Fall 2018 admission:
Application priority deadline: May 1, 2018
Enrollment deposit date: May 1, 2018
Classes start: Aug. 16, 2018
Note: Applications for summer that are not completed in time for the start of the summer session, will be reviewed for admission for fall 2018.
Note: International students who have been admitted for the fall semester who would like to begin attending classes during the summer must contact Admission Services by May 1, 2018. Otherwise, I-20s will be created for the fall semester.
Make sure to apply as early as possible to allow time for all documentation and processes to be completed.
1. Complete the undergraduate application for admission.
Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission or first-time freshmen can apply through the Common Application. ASU accepts only one application. We have no preference between the ASU application and the Common Application. If two applications are submitted, one will be canceled in our system. Application fees are nonrefundable.
Send the all supporting documents (application fee, transcripts, test scores and financial guarantee) to:
1151 S Forest Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
Applicants in China
If you are currently in China, please note that you can send your official transcripts directly to us in Beijing at the following address:
ASU Enrollment Advisor
Jianwai SOHO, Building 17, Suite 705
39 East 3rd Ring Middle Road, Chaoyang
Beijing, China 100022. (北京市朝阳区建外soho西区 17号楼，705室；邮编100022)
T: +86 15311265171
Applicants in India
If you are currently in India, you can send your official transcripts directly to our enrollment advisor in Mumbai at the following address.
Mumbai Bandra Kurla Complex - Kalina
Level 2 Raheja Centre Point 294 CST Road Near Mumbai University, Off Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai, 400 098
T: +91 22 67078700
ATTN: Poonam Venkatesh
2. Submit the nonrefundable application fee.
The application fee is $85 (U.S. Dollars). If you did not submit your application fee with your admission application, you may make your payment through My ASU or submit payment in the form of a check or money order drawn on a U.S. Banking Affiliate and made payable to Arizona State University. Do not send cash or international postal money orders. Application fees cannot be waived or transferred to a future application. International freshman students can apply via the Common Application instead of the ASU application and pay the application fee of $85 through the Common Application.
3. Request that your official transcript be sent directly from your school(s) to Admission Services.
Official transcripts are certified copies of official documents from each secondary school, college, university and/or technical schools attended. Records must include courses completed, grades or marks earned, and certificates or degrees awarded. Include a certified English translation of all documents not written in English.
Upon graduation or completion of the semester, request that a final transcript be sent directly to ASU to determine final admission status. If your school(s) cannot send them directly to ASU, you may send them making sure they meet one of the following requirements:
Any document ASU receives becomes property of ASU and will not be returned to you.
Photocopies certified by a notary public are not official. Scanned copies are also not accepted in lieu of original official academic documents.
All international transcripts must be submitted in the original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by a university, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation.
You must have one set of official transcripts from every high school, college and university from which you earned a high school diploma sent to ASU (see mailing address).
Upon graduation or completion of the semester, request that a final transcript be sent directly to ASU to determine final admission status.
4. Submit evidence of English language proficiency.
Have your TOEFL or IELTS score sent directly to ASU.
TOEFL: The official TOEFL score report can be sent directly to ASU from the Educational Testing Service. ASU's TOEFL institutional code is 4007. For information about this test and registration procedures, contact ETS at PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA or visit www.toefl.org.
IELTS: For information about this test and registration procedures, contact the IELTS Office, University of Cambridge Local Examination Syndicate, 1 Hills Road, Cambridge/CB1 2EU, UK or visit www.ielts.org.
PTE: For information about the Pearson Test of English, visit https://pearsonpte.com/.
5. Submit your ACT or SAT scores.
If you have taken the ACT or SAT, please submit official scores to Undergraduate Admissions. Some ASU colleges/schools have minimum ACT/SAT score requirements for entrance to their programs.
ASU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarships and financial aid for highly qualified international students who are non-immigrant, nonresident and degree seeking. For more information, visit New American University Scholarship. Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.