ASU Overview

You’re about to embark on a transformative journey at Arizona State University that will shape your future. You’ll be part of a new kind of university where traditional thinking is re-examined and innovative ideas thrive. Where you can be a collaborator in some of the university’s most significant and meaningful endeavors. Where you can be moved to discover more about yourself than you ever knew. Through excellent academic instruction, you’ll master the art of learning. With access to opportunities and people who will challenge you to be your best, you’ll make the experience uniquely your own. And with the power to make a real impact on the world while you’re still in school, you’ll lay the foundation for a bright future. And in the end, you’ll graduate with the tools to make your life one amazing story.

Admission Requirements

ASU welcomes applications from students with diverse academic backgrounds and interests. A freshman is defined as a student who has graduated from a regionally accredited high school and has completed fewer than 12 transferable college credits post-high school. Freshman applicants who possess a high school diploma and meet the following requirements will be admitted to ASU.

  • English - 4 years (composition/literature based)
  • Math - 4 years (algebra I, geometry, algebra II and one course requiring algebra II as a prerequisite)
  • Laboratory Science - 3 years total (1 year each from any of the following areas are accepted: biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated sciences and physics)
  • Social Science - 2 years (including 1 year American history)
  • Second Language - 2 years (same language)
  • Fine Arts or Career and Technical Education - 1 year

Applicants must also meet at least one of the following:

  • Top 25% in high school graduating class
  • 3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = "A")
  • ACT 22 (24 nonresidents)*
  • SAT: 1120 (1180 nonresidents)**

* ASU does not require the writing portion of these tests
** Requirement for SATs taken prior to May 2016 is 1010 (1110 non-residents).

Applicants must successfully complete the ASU competency requirement. Admission may be granted with one deficiency in no more than two competency areas. Deficiencies cannot be in both math and laboratory science. Students must earn a minimum 2.00 in any subject area. Most competencies may also be met by test scores or college courses. See Detailed Competency Requirements (for more information).


It is important to apply to ASU sooner than later….. Merit scholarships will automatically be accounted for as part of your submitted application.

Here is the link to complete and submit your application.

There are additional scholarships available aside from merit, here is the link to apply for them.

Honors College

Barrett, The Honors College is ASU’s prestigious and nationally renowned honors experience. Called the “gold standard” of the nation’s honors colleges by The New York Times, Barrett offers access to exclusive research, internship and study abroad opportunities. A dedicated honors faculty is there to mentor students and instruct them. Graduating from Barrett means doors will open to exciting career paths. ASU honors alumni have a high rate of acceptance to graduate schools, and have gone on to successful professions as diverse as medicine, law, research and entrepreneurship.

Additional information for Freshman Students.

The link below contains additional information for Freshman Student.