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Programs at Arizona State University

Kaplan can help you apply directly to an ASU degree, or transfer to complete a bachelor’s if you have already started a degree elsewhere. If you don’t meet all the entry requirements, you can join a preparation program leading into a bachelor’s or master’s degree at Arizona State University.

Search for degrees at Arizona State University

Route to ASUProgram offeredASU campus choice
Direct admissionBachelor's degreeDowntown Phoenix, Lake Havasu, Polytechnic, Tempe, West
Transfer admissionComplete a bachelor's degree (after previous undergraduate study)Same as above
Direct admissionMaster's degreeDowntown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe, West
Academic and English preparationASU-USA Pathways (before a bachelor's)West
English preparationIntensive English Program (before any bachelor's degree or master's degrees in law)Tempe, West
English preparationInternational Graduate Preparation Program (before master's degrees in business, engineering or computing)Tempe

Enter a bachelor’s or master’s degree directly

If you meet all academic and English requirements, we can help you apply to an ASU undergraduate or graduate degree. Our education advisors are experts in the University’s admission process and will provide valuable support during your application. Choose from 350+ bachelor’s degrees and nearly 200 master’s degrees in the following academic disciplines:

Art and DesignEngineeringMathematics
Building and ArchitectureEnvironmentMusic and Performing Arts
Business and FinanceHealth careScience
ComputingLaw and Justice StudiesSocial Sciences and
Humanities
Education and teachingMarketing and MediaTourism

See popular ASU degrees for international students, and at which campuses they are offered:

See general and program-specific entry requirements.

Transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree

You can transfer into Year 2 or 3 of an Arizona State University bachelor’s degree if you have already studied at another university or college. Your existing undergraduate credit is evaluated for acceptance by ASU, and you will find out how many credits you can transfer with your offer of a place. When you complete a bachelor’s degree and graduate, your degree is awarded by ASU.

Transfer admission is possible to all available majors, however the programs below have the most flexible credit acceptance for bachelor’s completion:

  • Communication, BA/BS
  • Global Management, BGM
  • Organizational Leadership, BA

Note: Not all credits may transfer. The minimum number of credits you need for transfer admission is is 24 and the maximum is 64.
See transfer entry requirements by degree.

ASU-USA Pathways

This program lets you start undergraduate studies at ASU while you raise your English proficiency and academic grades. You’ll take a combination of English language and academic courses, and receive extra support to prepare you for degree-level study in the USA. By successfully completing ASU-USA Pathways, you will earn transferable credits and are guaranteed admission to Year 2 of selected ASU majors:

Pathway typeDuration and creditsProgress to these degrees:
Business
Pathway
1 semester: 10 credits
(transfer into Year 1)
Accountancy, BS
Business: Communication, BA
Business: Global Logistics Management, BA
Business: Spanish Language and Culture, BA
Business: Sustainability, BA
Business
Pathway
3 semesters: 26 credits
(transfer into Year 2)
Same as above
Global Management
Pathway
1 semester: 9 credits
(transfer into Year 1)
Global Management, BGM
- International Language and Culture
- International Business and Culture
International Trade, BS
Global Management
Pathway
3 semesters: 25 credits
(transfer into Year 2)
Same as above
Arts and
Sciences
Pathway
1 semester: 9 credits
(transfer into Year 1)
Applied Computing, BS
Applied Mathematics, BS
Applied Science, BAS (transfer only)
Biology, BA/BS
Communication, BA/BS
Environmental Science, BA/BS
Forensic Science, BS
History, BA
Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance, BA
Interdisciplinary Arts and Science, BA
Latin American Studies, BA
Philosophy, Religion and Society, BA
Political Science, BA/BS
Psychology, BA/BS
Social and Behavioral Sciences, BA/BS
Social and Cultural Analysis, BA
Sociology, BS
Spanish, BA
Statistics, BS
Arts and
Sciences
Pathway
3 semesters: 25 credits
(transfer into Year 2)
Same as above
Successfully complete a pathway and you are guaranteed progression to these bachelor’s degrees taught on ASU’s West or Downtown Phoenix campus. However, students can transition into any ASU undergraduate program if they achieve the major-specific requirements.
See pathway entry requirements.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

With IEP, you can study at ASU while you raise your English level to meet the requirements of your conditional admission to:

  • ASU-USA Pathways
  • All bachelor’s degrees (except journalism and nursing) – Year 1 or transfer admission
  • Master’s degrees in Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

There are 6 Intensive English Program levels, from basic to advanced, each lasting 8 weeks. When you pass the required level, you can progress to an ASU degree or Pathways program without needing to submit a TOEFL score.

See English language entry requirements by program.

International Graduate Preparation Program (IGPP)

With IGPP, you can study at ASU for 10 weeks while you strengthen your English proficiency to meet the requirements of your conditional admission to:

  • Master’s degrees in W. P. Carey School of Business (except MBAs)
  • Master of Global Management in Thunderbird School
  • Master’s degrees in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (includes computing and technology)

When you pass IGPP, you can progress to your ASU master’s degree.

See English language entry requirements by degree.

What are the entry requirements?

Please note: the information below shows general requirements for ASU admission and exceptions for some popular programs. Other degrees may have higher or extra requirements. Our education advisors can also provide details specific to your chosen major or degree.

Bachelor’s degree entry requirements:

  • Academic level

    Most majors:
    – GPA 3.00 in high school studies OR top 25% of high school graduating class

    Degrees with higher minimum grades:
    – Bachelor of Science majors in W. P. Carey School of Business – GPA 3.60 OR top 8% of high school class OR SAT/ACT exam
    – BSN Nursing – GPA 3.30 OR graduate in the top 25% of high school class

  • English language

    Most majors:
    – TOEFL/KiBT 61 / IELTS 6.0 (no band below 5.5) / PTE 53 / KIE Advanced level

    Higher English level majors:
    – Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering majors on the Tempe campus – TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5
    – BS Software Engineering – TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5
    – BSN Nursing – TOEFL/KiBT 76 / IELTS 6.5 (no band below 5.5)
    – Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication majors – TOEFL 100

    PLEASE NOTE: Conditional admission may be offered to applicants with lower English levels. After completing the Intensive English Program Advanced 2 level with B grades, students progress to their degree with a TOEFL waiver.

  • Admission tests and other requirements

    Bachelor of Science majors in W. P. Carey School of Business
    – SAT score 1230 or ACT score 25 or top 8% of high school (if GPA below 3.6)

    Bachelor’s degrees in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Tempe campus
    – SAT score 1210 or ACT score 24 or graduated in top 25% of high school (if GPA below 3.0)

    BSN Nursing
    – SAT score 1170 or ACT score 24 or graduated in top 25% of high school (in addition to GPA 3.30)

    Journalism majors
    – SAT score 1120 or ACT score 22 (in addition to GPA 3.00)

    BA/BS Sustainability
    – SAT score 1120 or ACT score 22 (in addition to GPA 3.00)

Requirements to transfer into a bachelor’s degree:

  • Academic level

    Required grades in transferable undergraduate credits (minimum 24 and maximum 64 credits):
    – Most majors – GPA 2.50
    – BSE Engineering Management – GPA 2.75
    – BA/BS Sustainability – GPA 3.00
    – Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering majors on the Tempe campus – GPA 3.00
    – W. P. Carey School of Business majors – GPA 3.00
    – Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication majors – GPA 3.00

  • English language

    Most majors:
    – TOEFL/KiBT 61 / IELTS 6.0 / PTE 53 / KIE Advanced level

    Higher English level majors:
    – Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering majors on the Tempe campus – TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5
    – BSN Nursing – TOEFL/KiBT 76 / IELTS 6.5 (no band below 5.5)
    – Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication majors – TOEFL 100

    PLEASE NOTE: Conditional admission may be offered to applicants with lower English levels. After completing the Intensive English Program Advanced 2 level with B grades, students transfer into their degree with a TOEFL waiver.

Master's degree entry requirements:

  • Academic level and background

    Minimum grades in your last 60 credits of undergraduate level courses:
    – Most programs – GPA 3.00

    Degrees with higher minimum grades:
    – MS/MCS Computer Science (all concentrations) – GPA 3.25
    – MS Global Sustainability Science – GPA 3.25
    – MA/MS Sustainability – GPA 3.25
    – MS Industrial Engineering – GPA 3.20
    – MFA Theatre (Arts Entrepreneurship and Management) – GPA 3.20

    Many master’s programs require applicants to have an undergraduate degree in a related subject.

  • English language

    Most programs – TOEFL/KiBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / PTE 60

    Degree with higher TOEFL requirement:
    – MCS/MS Computer Science (Big Data Systems) – TOEFL 90 / IELTS 7.0
    – MA History – TOEFL 90
    – MA Philosophy – TOEFL 90
    – LLM Laws and MLS Legal Studies – TOEFL 90 / IELTS 7.0 / PTE 64

    Programs requiring TOEFL 100:
    – MS Chemical Engineering
    – MS Materials Science and Engineering
    – MS User Experience
    – MS Technical Communication
    – MMC Master of Mass Communication
    – MA Sports Journalism
    – JD Juris Doctor
    – JD Law (Sports Law and Business)

    Programs requiring TOEFL 100 or IELTS 7.0:
    – MFA Creative Writing
    – MA English Education
    – MA English
    – MA Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
    – MTESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

    PLEASE NOTE: Conditional admission may be offered to law master’s applicants with lower English levels. After completing the Intensive English Program Advanced 2 level with A-, A, or A+ grades, students progress to their degree with a TOEFL waiver.

    “Admission with deficiency” may be offered to school of business, global management, or schools of engineering applicants who have at least TOEFL 80 but require further development in their English language, for instance, low scores in the GRE writing section. After completing the International Graduate Preparation Program with 80% or higher average, students progress to their degree.

  • Admission tests and other requirements

    Most master’s degree applications require one of more of the following additional tests or documents:

    – GRE or GMAT exam
    – personal statement
    – writing sample
    – short essay questions
    – portfolio
    – resume
    – work experience
    – letters of recommendation

    See detailed additional requirements by graduate program.

Admission details and additional requirements by master's degree

ASU-USA Pathways requirements:

  • Academic level

    Entry to 3-semester pathway program: completion of high school with GPA 2.50 or top 35% of high school class
    Entry to 1-semester pathway program: completion of high school with GPA 2.75 and no mathematics competency deficiencies

    Progression to most majors:
    – from 1-semester pathway: GPA 2.75 in credit courses, with no grades below a C
    – from 3-semester pathway: GPA 2.50 in credit courses, with no grades below a C

    Progression to BA degrees in W. P. Carey School of Business:
    – from 1-semester pathway: GPA 3.25 in credit courses, with no grades below a B
    – from 3-semester pathway: GPA 3.00 in credit courses, with no grades below a C

    Progression to BS Accountancy:
    – from 1-semester pathway: GPA 3.25 in credit courses, with no grades below a B. Additionally, SAT score 1230 or ACT score 25.
    – from 3-semester pathway: GPA 3.00 in credit courses, with no grades below a C. Additionally, SAT score 1230 or ACT score 25.

  • English language

    Entry to Pathways:
    – TOEFL/KiBT 55 / IELTS 5.5 / PTE 39 / KIE Higher Intermediate

    Progression to a degree:
    – GPA 2.5 in ASU-USA Pathways non-credit courses earns TOEFL waiver

    PLEASE NOTE: Conditional admission may be offered to Pathways applicants with lower English levels. After completing the Intensive English Program at Intermediate 2 level with B, students progress to their pathway with a TOEFL waiver.

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