Nondegree/Visiting student admission

Nondegree and visiting student admission

Nondegree student admission

Some individuals may be interested in studying in a nondegree status, either through precollege summer programs or for their own personal learning experience. A nondegree student is one who has not attended ASU as a degree-seeking student, has not earned a bachelor's degree, is not attending full time and is not currently applying to a degree program.

If you are a visiting university student interested in taking classes, see this information on how to apply and enroll in classes.

  • Once admitted to a degree program, a student is not permitted to register in a nondegree status.
  • Nondegree students can enroll in eight credit hours for each fall and spring semester, seven credit hours for each six-week summer session, and nine credit hours for the eight-week summer session, with a maximum limit of 24 credit hours over the course of the academic year.
  • Nondegree students may apply up to 15 hours taken in nondegree status to a degree program if they choose to pursue an undergraduate degree in the future.
  • Nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • Nondegree students may not be eligible for academic advising.

Exceptions to these guidelines may be made for specific programs or partners with approval from the provost’s office.

Nondegree admission requirements

To be admitted to ASU as a nondegree student, you must either be a high school graduate or currently enrolled in high school. 

If you're currently enrolled in high school or under the age of 18, you may be admitted as a nondegree student by submitting an official high school transcript and a letter of approval from a high school counselor or principal. You must have a 3.00 cumulative GPA in Arizona Board of Regents competency courses to be considered for admission.

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Application procedures


  1. Complete an undergraduate admission application.
  2. Submit the nonrefundable application fee.

    Arizona residents – $50 Nonresidents – $80 ASU Online – $70 International – $85
  3. If needed, have your transcripts sent directly to ASU.

ASU will review your application for admission once all materials are on file. To see if your file is complete, sign in to My ASU using your ASURITE User ID provided to you after you submit your application.

Mailing address (all materials, all campuses)

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

See undergraduate admission contact information and office locations.

Frequently asked questions about nondegree admission

Can I apply to ASU as a nondegree-seeking student?

Yes, ASU accepts nondegree-seeking students. To be admitted as a nondegree-seeking student you must meet certain requirements and follow certain guidelines. See if you qualify for nondegree admission.

Can I get financial aid as a nondegree-seeking student?

Nondegree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Will I need transcripts to apply as a nondegree-seeking student?

If you are currently enrolled in high school and under 18 years old, you are required to submit official high school transcripts and a letter of approval from a high school counselor or principal. If you are a high school graduate, you may be admitted as a nondegree-seeking student without submitting transcripts.

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