Graduate College

GPP: Admission


A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of undergraduate coursework is required to be considered for admission to an ASU graduate degree program. Academic units submit recommendations regarding admission decisions to the office for Graduate Admission Services; only the Dean of the Graduate College can make formal offers of admission. Applicants monitor the status of their application through MyASU. If admitted, the formal letter of admission can be downloaded from MyASU. If denied admission, letters are sent via email to the address on record.

Admission types

  • Regular Admission: Applicant satisfies all requirements for admission and is academically acceptable to both the degree program and the Graduate College.
  • Provisional Admission: Applicant does not meet minimum academic standards with respect to grade point averages as required by the Graduate College and the academic unit, but has additional evidence to suggest the potential for success. This status provides the academic unit with an opportunity to better evaluate the student’s academic potential. Students have a maximum of one academic year to satisfy the provisional condition. Graduate Admission Services will withdraw students from the degree program who have not met the provisions of their admission within the required timeframe. When students have satisfied the provisional requirements, they should confirm with the academic unit that a change of status has been recommended. Students with Provisional Admission are not eligible to submit a Plan of Study until the conditions of admission have been satisfied.
  • Regular Admission with Deficiencies: Applicant’s grades and test scores are at an acceptable level but applicant does not have the academic background expected by the degree program and the university. Required deficiency courses may not be applied toward the minimum hours required for the degree program. Monitoring deficiency completion is the responsibility of the academic unit.

Defer admission

Students may, with the recommendation of the degree program, defer their initial semester and year of admission to the next semester for which the degree program is admitting students. No further deferrals are allowed.

International Student Admission
International students planning to attend ASU on an F-1 student visa or a J-1 exchange visitor visa must provide documentation required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Visa documents are only issued for international students enrolled in a degree program or the post baccalaureate teacher education program. There are strict regulations regarding when an I-20 or DS-2019 can be issued. Detailed information may be found at: