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Admitted student next steps:

Graduate students

Welcome, graduate student

You're well on your way to an exceptional graduate student experience and becoming part of the most innovative and forward-thinking university in the nation. And by choosing ASU, you will become a part of a community of master learners and doers who will support you during your journey.

We’ve gathered your next steps to help you prepare for your graduate experience at ASU — plus we’ve added some extras for you to enjoy. You’ll be getting a lot of information about ASU in the coming months. This guide highlights the most important things to know so you’ll be prepared for your new Sun Devil status.

Your next steps as an admitted graduate student

After you activate your ASURITE User ID, visit My ASU

Visit My ASU, where you can take care of Priority Tasks, see when registration opens, view your admission letter, get information on your academic department and advising, take care of finances, and more.

When you activate your ASURITE User ID, you will select to have your ASU email forwarded to a personal account. It's important to check your email often for time-sensitive notifications and next steps about enrollment. You'll have access to your official ASU email when classes begin. You can check which email your ASU email is forwarding to by looking in the profile tab in My ASU.

Visit My ASU

Download and save your admission letter for future reference

Visit My ASU

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

To apply for federal financial aid, complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. View your FAFSA information on your Finances tab in My ASU, and view your Priority Tasks for important financial aid next steps. Complete any items listed under Priority Tasks early to ensure you do not have any barriers to receiving your aid.

We encourage you to compare financial aid and college costs.

Note: Arizona law requires verification of citizenship or other lawful presence in the U.S. for all students receiving financial aid funded by state money.

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Submit your MMR immunization verification form

All students born after Jan. 1, 1957, are required to meet the following MMR immunization requirement before classes begin. You can upload the required documentation in the My Health Portal.
The MMR vaccine is available for a fee at any of ASU's Health Services locations.

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Pay your enrollment deposit

Confirm your place in ASU by submitting your enrollment deposit via My ASU. Then, be sure to check My ASU often for any Priority Tasks needed to complete your steps to enroll.

  • Students admitted to fall 2024 can pay their deposit beginning Feb. 29, 2024
  • Students admitted to spring 2025 will be able to pay the deposit in the fall. 

Enrollment deposit

Register for classes

Once your enrollment deposit is paid, you can meet with your academic advisor for more information on how to register for courses. You can find the name, email and phone number for your academic advisor in the Academic Support Team box in My ASU. Click on the Academic Advisor option there to find this contact information and schedule your appointment. Note that you may have a hold on your enrollment that will need to be completed before registering for classes.

Spring admits: Class registration typically becomes available mid-October. Review and complete any outstanding holds you may have under Priority Tasks in My ASU.

Fall admits: Class registration typically becomes available mid-spring. Review and complete any outstanding holds you may have under Priority Tasks in My ASU.

Register for classes

International graduate student next steps

International students from other countries (F-1 status) should read and complete next steps for securing a visa.

Obtaining an I-20 video tutorials

The process of obtaining an I-20 can take some time, so it is important to start gathering the necessary documents and uploading them early. Learn more about each section with our video tutorials below.

2024 virtual admit brochure