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Transfer student admission

Transfer and second bachelor's student admission requirements

A transfer applicant is a student who has attended one or more colleges or universities and has completed 12 or more transferable semester credits post-high school. Students with fewer than 12 transferable credits are considered incoming first-year students.

Competency requirement

You must have completed one of the following:

  • Graduated from high school.
  • Earned a GED.

Aptitude requirement

You must meet one of the following:

  • Transfer students with 12–23 transferable credits must also have a minimum 2.50 cumulative transfer GPA and meet first-year student admission requirements.
  • Transfer students with 24 or more transferable credits must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative transfer GPA.
  • Transfer students who have earned an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited higher education institution must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA (for Arizona residents) or 2.50 cumulative GPA (for nonresidents).

Download this infographic to help guide you through the transfer requirements.


Some degree programs have higher admission requirements. To find the requirements for your specific program, please visit ASU’s Degree Search.

“A” = 4.00; ASU accepts college-level courses in which you have earned a “C-” or better.

How to complete the undergraduate application as a transfer student

In the transfer admission video series below, learn how to apply to Arizona State University using the undergraduate admission application. An ASU admission counselor guides you through each section of the application, answering frequently asked questions along the way.


Your info

The first step in completing the ASU undergraduate application is the My Information section. We walk you through each of these fields and address questions you might have about this section of the application.


Academic history

The second section of the application focuses on your prior academic history, including high school and any colleges or universities you previously attended. Watch as we guide you through these scenarios and explain how to fill out each part based on your situation.


All students have the option to self-report high school grades in the My Grades section of the application, though self-reporting is not required. In this video, we walk you through this process and explain what courses you should include, how to add these courses to your application and more.


The information you share in the residency portion of the undergraduate application helps the admission office determine if you are an in-state, out-of-state or international student. In this video, we cover these terms in detail and explain how to accurately fill out this part of your application.

Choose a major

One of the final sections of the undergraduate application is the Choose Major section. If you’re unsure about what major is best for you, we offer resources that might help you decide. Of course, you can always change your major later.


Now all that’s left is to review your application, submit it and pay the application fee. In this video, we review how to pay the application fee and what the next steps are now that you’ve submitted your application to ASU.

The ASU transfer student admission process

Follow these steps to apply to Arizona State University as a transfer student.

Step 01

Complete the undergraduate application for admission

Apply online with ASU’s Application for Admission or the Common Application. ASU accepts only one application. We have no preference between the ASU application or the Common Application. If two applications are submitted, one will be canceled in our system. Application fees are nonrefundable.

ASU’s Application for Admission Common Application   

Step 02

Activate My ASU and your ASURITE UserID

You will receive your ASURITE UserID and activation code via email within one to three business days of submitting your application. If you have previously applied to ASU, your ASURITE UserID will remain the same. You'll use your ASURITE UserID to log in to My ASU.

Step 03

Submit the nonrefundable transfer application fee

Arizona residents: $50
Domestic nonresidents: $80
ASU Online: $70
International nonresidents: $85

You can pay for the ASU application fee using a credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or eCheck at the time you submit your transfer application or when you log in to My ASU. Or you can mail a check or money order to Admission Services (payable to Arizona State University) at the address below.

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

If you applied for admission through the Common Application, pay the application fee through that application.

Step 04

Request to have your official transcripts sent to ASU

College or university transcripts

ASU requires official transcripts from all previous institutions attended in order to process your application. Please contact the registrar's office at your college or university and request your official transcripts be sent directly to Admission Services. Official transcripts delivered by hand will be accepted only if they are sealed in the original envelope provided by the community college or university and bear the university seal and the signature of the registrar of the issuing institution.

If your college or university uses Parchment, eSCRIP or National Clearinghouse to send electronic transcripts, please request that your institution sends us your official transcripts by choosing Arizona State University on the request form.

Upon graduation or completion of your final semester at your current school, request a final transcript be sent directly to ASU Admission Services to determine final admission status. Receipt of your final transcript impacts financial aid disbursement and your eligibility to register for classes. (Note: ASU does not accept faxed college transcripts.)

Find out more about transferring credits to ASU.

High school transcripts

If you haven't completed an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited university or college you must submit one of the following:

  • Official high school transcript with a graduation date
  • Official GED/HiSet transcripts
  • Affidavit of Completion of Secondary School Education

ASU accepts hand-delivered official high school transcripts in sealed envelopes from applicants. (ASU does not accept faxed high school transcripts.)

NOTE: Transfer applicants with 24 or more transferable semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university, including previously completed ASU credits, and who will be 22 or older by the start of the requested semester of admission, will not be required to submit a high school transcript for admission. Once all prior college or university transcripts and outstanding admission items are received and verified, the high school transcript requirement will be waived. Transfer applicants are required to have graduated from an approved high school (or equivalent) prior to the semester of requested admission at ASU, and to include this information on the application for admission.

Test scores

If applicable, have your ACT or SAT scores sent directly to ASU. If you have taken AP, IB or CLEP exams, request your scores be sent directly to ASU.

Have your test scores (e.g., ACT, SAT, TOEFL) and official high school or college transcripts sent from the issuing institution to the address below.

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

Second bachelor's degree students

Students seeking a second baccalaureate degree must meet admission criteria for that degree. High school transcripts are not required unless you have selected a higher requirement degree program that requires it. If admitted, a minimum of 30 credit hours in resident credit courses at ASU must be successfully completed to earn the second baccalaureate degree and all degree and university requirements of the second degree must be met. After admission, your academic advisor in your college will help you determine if there are enough courses to meet this criteria for your chosen program. For more information on additional degrees, please visit the university undergraduate graduation requirements page.

Are you an international transfer student? See international transfer student information.


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Schedule a transfer appointment

Make a half-hour appointment with an ASU transfer specialist or college representative to learn more about studying at ASU and get all your questions answered.

Schedule an appointment

Important transfer deadlines

Fall 2024:*

Dec. 2023
2024-2025 FAFSA opens

Feb. 1, 2024
Priority admission deadline

Late Feb. 2024
Class registration begins  

May 1, 2024
FAFSA priority filling date 

June 1, 2024
Enrollment deposit deadline 

Aug. 22, 2024
Classes begin


Spring 2025:

Oct. 1, 2024
FAFSA priority filling date

Oct. 1, 2024
Priority admission deadline 

Late Oct. 2024
Class registration begins  

Dec. 1, 2024
Enrollment deposit deadline

Dec. 2024
Submit your final transcripts

Jan. 13, 2025
Classes begin


*Students must submit their FAFSA and application materials by May 1 to be considered for ASU merit- and need-based awards. Late applicants will be considered for university admission, but ASU undergraduate degree programs with higher transfer admission standards will give priority consideration to applications submitted by Feb. 1. You can find other important dates on ASU’s academic calendar.

Frequently asked questions about transferring to ASU

What are ASU transfer requirements?

To apply to ASU as a transfer student, you must have earned either a high school diploma or a GED. Additionally, you must have transferable college credits or an associate degree and meet GPA requirements.

When should I apply to ASU? What are the application deadlines?

ASU uses a rolling admission process that allows for a flexible time frame. ASU typically recommends that students start their steps to apply at least one semester prior to their starting term at ASU. It may take approximately two to six weeks to receive an admission decision once all requested materials are received. Although there are no “hard” deadlines to apply to ASU, there are a few priority dates to keep in mind if you’d like to maximize your opportunities for financial aid. You can review these dates, as well as admission requirements and steps to apply, at

How do I apply for transfer admission to ASU?

If you meet university admission requirements, you can apply for transfer admission by completing the undergraduate student application, paying the application fee, and having your official transcripts and test scores sent to ASU.

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