Become a first-year student at ASU

Welcoming ASU community

No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your story is, you’ll find a friendly, welcoming community at ASU. That’s who we are — an institution that measures itself not by whom we exclude, but by whom we include and how they succeed.

Start taking steps toward your first year

Frequently asked questions about becoming a first-year student at ASU


How do I decide which college is right for me?

You can decide if a college is right for you by learning as much about it as possible. Take a tour of campus, talk to students who go there, read the viewbook and check out the website. And make sure the college has the program you’re interested in studying.

When should I apply for college?

Once you decide you are interested in a particular college, you should apply for admission as soon as possible. ASU's priority admission date is Nov. 1 and the regular admission date is Feb. 1. Click here for other important dates and deadlines.

What is the best college to go to?

The best college to go to varies by student. To be successful, it’s important to find the right fit for you. Does the college have the programs you’re interested in? The support services you desire? What kind of financial aid does it offer? Be sure to visit the campus before making a decision to see if you can picture yourself going there.

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