Arizona State University shares with other colleges and universities a tradition of service and academic excellence that is hundreds of years old. Its purpose is the exchange of knowledge and the pursuit of wisdom. What makes this university special is its commitment to providing a setting where faculty and students are challenged to exchange ideas and information within an atmosphere of intellectual honesty.
The university offers its students unique opportunities to enjoy both a rich cultural heritage and a diverse student population. Anyone giving evidence of suitable preparation, by way of acceptable academic credentials, is welcome to the university without regard to race, religious creed, or national origin.
Under the constitution and the laws of the State of Arizona, jurisdiction over ASU has been vested in the Arizona Board of Regents. The regents, in turn, grant broad legal authority to the president, the administration, and the faculty to regulate student life within reasonable limits.
Remaining in good standing in the university community is a privilege rather than a right. A student, by enrolling, voluntarily assumes certain obligations of conduct and performance. These expectations in conduct include avoiding irresponsible use of alcohol and the use, possession, distribution, or possession with intent of distribution of illegal drugs. The university enforces its conduct rules through prescribed procedures outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. The university also cooperates fully with law enforcement agencies to enforce all laws relating to alcohol and illegal substances.
The university has a strong interest in its students conduct. Students are expected, as part of their obligations of enrollment, to become familiar with the Student Code of Conduct, available at Student Life (SSV B228). Violations of the Student Code of Conduct, whether committed by individuals or groups, are subject to university discipline, as are violations of university regulations with regard to academic dishonesty. The university reserves the right to take necessary and appropriate action to protect the safety and welfare of the campus community. Such action may include taking disciplinary measures under the Student Code of Conduct against students whose behavior off campus involves the sale or distribution of illegal drugs, physical assault, or violence that may present a clear and present danger to the safety of the university or to members of the university community.
Student Services at ASU
Arizona State University is a richly diverse academic setting with more than 49,000 students. The ASU student may be a traditional 18- to 24-year-old, a recent high school graduate, a community college transfer, someone returning to college to pursue a degree, or a professional studying for an advanced degree or career change. The ASU student may live in residence halls, with sororities or fraternities on campus, or in one of the many communities in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Each of the 50 states and more than 100 countries have students enrolled at ASU.
The university is organized into several distinct administrative areas. Student Affairs, one of these areas, is responsible for the delivery of a variety of services and developmental programs in support of students university needs and educational pursuits. These programs and services are based upon human development research that advocates that a person develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, morally, physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually.
Special attention is given not only to the recruitment of a high-achieving, culturally diverse student body, but to the creation of an energetic campus environment that both catalyzes mature development and advances the academic endeavors of students.
Enrollment services to students begin with recruitment, admissions, student financial assistance, on-campus housing, and registration programs. Student Affairs encourages students to explore the facilities, services, and human resources available. ASU Main agencies guiding students in their educational experience include Career Services, Counseling and Consultation, Educational Development, the Memorial Union, Recreational Sports, Residential Life, Student Development, Student Health, Student Life, and Student Publications. Each of these areas provides specialized learning opportunities that contribute to an environment that fosters both personal and academic growth.
Arizona State University welcomes application for admission from anyone seeking to benefit from the universitys broad spectrum of educational programs and services.
For information and application materials, prospective students may call 602/965–7788 or write
With reasonable advance notice, Undergraduate Admissions arranges for a tour of ASU Main, a university information session, and, if desired, a meeting with an admissions counselor.
Requests for specific information relating to academic programs or student services should be addressed to the appropriate department, division, school, or college.
Admission Procedures for New Freshman and Transfer Applicants
Individuals interested in admission to an undergraduate program at ASU need to have the following items on file at Undergraduate Admissions:
Applicants are urged to apply and to have their materials sent as soon as possible to enable university officials to make an early decision concerning the applicants admission and to permit the student to take part in preregistration and orientation. After all necessary items are received, a minimum of four weeks should be allowed for an admission decision to be made.
Early Notification Date. Applicants whose files are complete (all necessary documentation has been received) by November 1 receive notification by December 1. Applicants whose files are complete by December 1 receive notification by January 15.
Application. Prospective students must complete and sign the Application for Undergraduate Admission. A $40.00 nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants applying as nonresidents or residing outside Arizona.
Students who do not register must submit a new application (and application fee for nonresident applicants) if they wish to apply for a subsequent semester. All documents are destroyed one year after the semester for which the student has applied if the student is not registered in a degree program.
Any misrepresentation or falsification on the admission application, including failure to report any college or university attendance, is cause for cancellation of enrollment and any credits earned.
Residency Classification Information. Like other state-supported colleges and universities, ASU distinguishes between resident and nonresident students with regard to tuition. Residents of Arizona are required to provide residency information, which is part of the admission application. Any student who does not provide residency information is classified as a nonresident for tuition purposes. For more information, call the Residency Classification Section at 602/965–7712.
Transcripts. Transcripts must be requested by the applicant. Official transcripts of academic records from high school and a separate transcript from each institution of higher education the student has attended must be mailed directly to Undergraduate Admissions by the records office of the issuing institution(s). Transcripts sent or carried by hand by the applicants themselves or transmitted by facsimile (fax) machine are not accepted. High school transcripts must show GPA, rank in class, and date of graduation. Applicants under the age of 22 must also have official high school records submitted. An English translation of all foreign language transcripts is required.
Entrance Examinations. All new freshman applicants must take either the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) on a national test date in their junior or senior year of high school. Transfer applicants who are under the age of 22 must submit ACT or SAT scores, which are used to complete competency requirements and for course placement.
A report of the test scores should be sent to Undergraduate Admissions directly from
Undergraduate Admissions may investigate any test score that is inconsistent with a students academic record or previous scores.
An applicant whose native language is not English is usually required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). See International Student Admissions.
Certificate of Admission. After being admitted, students receive a Letter of Admission, a Measles Immunization Verification form, and publications that contain information about orientation programs.
Upon receipt, a student should check their admission information for accuracy and report any errors and changes to Undergraduate Admissions at 602/965–5641.
Immunization Requirements. Every newly admitted student born after December 31, 1956, must provide proof of measles immunity to Student Health. A tuberculin skin test is strongly recommended for students who work in health care or food services or for international students who come from a high-risk environment. Students are not permitted to register until proof of immunity to measles (rubeola) is on file with Student Health.
For more information, call Student Health at 602/965–1358. Students may fax proof of measles immunity to Student Health at 602/965–2269.
The following proof of measles (rubeola) immunity is considered adequate:
University orientation programs for new students and their parents are provided at numerous times during the year, including the beginning of each semester. Each orientation program includes academic advisement, campus tours, special events, and an introduction to university resources and procedures. Parent programs are also included. Newly admitted students are sent information preceding each orientation program. Students are strongly encouraged to attend orientation activities.
Undergraduate Admission Standards
The Arizona Board of Regents establishes undergraduate admission standards for the university in general. Particular colleges, schools, or departments within the university may establish stricter standards, which are given in the respective sections of the catalog and should be noted by students planning to enroll in any of these programs.
Graduation from Secondary School. To be eligible for admission to ASU, an applicant must have graduated from a recognized high school with satisfactory scholarship defined as meeting both the general aptitude and basic competency requirements shown in the General Aptitude Requirements for Freshmen and General Aptitude Requirements for College Transfers tables and the Basic Competency Requirements table.
Applicants with a maximum of one deficiency in no more than two competency areas may be admitted with conditions subject to removing the deficiencies within one calendar year of university enrollment. See Meeting Basic Competencies for an explanation of procedures to meet these competencies.
Competencies may be met by combinations of high school and college courses or test scores. A minimum 2.00 average (4.00 = A) must be earned in the courses taken in each of the six competency areas. Students 22 years of age or older at the time of enrollment need only meet the general aptitude requirements. An applicant whose most recent education is outside the United States and whose school does not issue a traditional U.S. high school transcript may be exempt from fulfilling the competency requirements. See the Basic Competency Requirements table.
If the applicant is unable to meet these specific admission requirements, it is possible to file a letter of appeal with the University Undergraduate Admissions Board:
The decision of the board is final. The applicant must be able to meet at least one of the following criteria to be considered for appeal:
The School of Engineering recommends calculus. The laboratory sciences chosen should include at least one unit in physics and one year of chemistry. One year of biology is strongly recommended.
The College of Nursing requires one year each of high school physics and chemistry. Two years of high school chemistry are recommended.
|Residency Classification||Class Rank||ACT1||SAT2||GPA (4.00 = A)|
|Arizona residents3||top quarter||or||22||or||1040||or||3.00 competency GPA4|
|Nonresidents5||top quarter||or||24||or||1110||or||3.00 competency GPA|
|1||The ACT scoring system has been modified. As a result, these scores are effective for tests taken in and after October of 1989. Equivalent scores for tests taken before October 1989 are 21 for Arizona residents and 23 for nonresidents.|
|2||The SAT scoring system has been modified. As a result, these recentered scores are effective for tests taken on or after April 1, 1995. Equivalent scores for tests taken before April 1995 are 930 for Arizona residents and 1010 for nonresidents.|
|3||All resident freshmen who carry a competency GPA from 2.50 to 2.99 or who rank in the top 26–50% of the graduating high school class are admitted with conditions.|
|4||A GPA calculated on courses that are used to fulfill competency requirements.|
|5||All nonresident freshmen who believe they have had a strong high school background and who rank in the top 26–50% of their graduating classes or who carry a competency GPA from 2.50 to 2.99 may apply and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Based on the review, the applicants may be admitted with conditions, deferred until additional course work is completed, or denied.|
|Residency Classification||Transferable Semester Hours||GPA (4.00 = A)||Materials Required|
|Arizona residents||1–23||2.00 college GPA plus general aptitude requirements for freshman plus competency requirements||Application, college and high school transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores|
|24 or more||2.00 college GPA plus competency requirements||Application, college and high school transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores|
|Nonresidents2||1–23||2.50 college GPA plus general aptitude requirements for freshman plus competency requirements||Application, college and high school transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores|
|24 or more||2.50 college GPA plus competency requirements||Application, college and high school transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores|
|1||Students 22 years of age or older at the time of enrollment do not need to meet competency requirements and therefore need not submit high school transcripts or test scores.|
|2||All nonresident transfers who have earned a 2.00–2.49 cumulative GPA are encouraged to apply and are considered on a case-by-case basis. Based on the review, the applicants may be admitted with conditions, deferred until additional course work is completed, or denied.|
|High School Courses||Test Scores||College Courses|
|Four years high school:|
|or||Minimum test score: ACT English – 211 or SAT I Verbal – 530 (450)2||or||One transferable three-semester-hour college-level course in English composition|
|Four years high school:|
One year Algebra I
One year Geometry I
One year Algebra II
One year advanced mathematics
|or||Minimum test score: ACT Math – 201 or SAT I Math – 520 (500)2||or||One transferable three-semester-hour course in mathematics for which Algebra II is a prerequisite|
|Three years high school, one each from three of the following: |
An advanced-level course may be substituted for one subject area
|or||Two years high school lab science (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics) plus minimum SAT II: subject test score on one of the following: |
Chemistry Achievement – 600 (575)2
Biology Achievement – 590 (550)2
Physics Achievement – 620 (590)2
ACT Science Reasoning – 20.
The test score may not be from any subject from which high school credit was earned.
|or||Three transferable four-semester-hour college-level lab science courses in different subject areas. |
An advanced-level course may be substituted for one subject area
|Complete both A and B.|
|A||One year high school American history||or||Minimum SAT II: subject test score on American History and Social Studies Achievement – 560 (510)2||or||One transferable three-semester-hour college-level American history course|
|B||One year high school social science (e.g., European history, world history, sociology, geography, government, anthropology)||or||Minimum SAT II: subject score on World History Achievement – 580 (545)2||or||One transferable three-semester-hour college-level social science course|
|Two years of the same foreign language||or||NA||or||One year of transferable college study in the same foreign language|
|One unit of fine arts or a combination of two semesters of fine arts||or||NA||or||One transferable three-semester-hour fine arts course|
|1||The ACT scoring system has been modified. As a result, these scores are effective for tests taken in and after October 1989. Equivalent scores for tests taken before October 1989 are in parentheses.|
|2||The SAT scoring system has been modified. As a result, these scores are effective for tests taken in and after April 1995. Equivalent scores for tests taken before April 1995 are in parentheses.|
Admission before Graduation from High School. Admission may be granted to high school seniors who submit a six-semester or seven-semester transcript that shows academic quality and rank in class in keeping with admission standards and who complete the steps in the undergraduate admission procedures. Admission is official when a verification of the high school graduation showing the final GPA, the rank in class, and the date of graduation has been received in the mail by Undergraduate Admissions directly from the high school. In addition, students who are admitted with more than two deficiencies must submit, at least 45 days in advance of the semester, official records to verify the completion of competencies such that no more than two deficiencies remain. Students with more than two deficiencies who have not been admitted 45 days in advance of the semester may not be eligible for admission. An admission may be canceled if the final verification shows that the applicant has not met the university requirements for admission or that more than two deficiencies remain.
Admission of Nondegree ApplicantsUndergraduate. Any high school graduate is invited to enroll for six or fewer semester hours per semester of undergraduate course work as a nondegree student. Students currently enrolled in high school and persons under the age of 18 may be admitted as nondegree students by submitting official ACT or SAT scores that meet the general aptitude requirements of the university. Persons admitted as nondegree students for a specific year and term must remain nondegree until the next semester.
Anyone interested in admission as a nondegree undergraduate student at ASU must submit to Undergraduate Admissions: (1) a Nondegree Undergraduate Application for Admission (including residency information) and (2) a $40.00 nonrefundable application fee (for applicants applying as nonresidents or residing outside Arizona). Applicants who are not high school graduates or who are younger than age 18 must also submit ACT or SAT scores.
No more than 15 hours of completed nondegree work may be applied to a degree program. A nondegree student who decides to work toward a bachelors degree must apply for admission to a degree program with Undergraduate Admissions and meet the admission requirements.
Once registered in a regular degree program, a student is not permitted to register again in nondegree status. Nondegree students are not eligible to receive most types of financial aid, nor are they eligible to receive certain benefits, such as veteran benefits.
All transfer applicants under the age of 22 must submit official high school records, including an ACT or SAT score, and meet basic competency requirements. Students who will be 22 years old by the time the semester begins are exempt from the competency requirements.
Arizona Applicants. An Arizona applicant for transfer admission must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 (4.00 = A) or higher in all work undertaken at previous institutions of higher learning. A minimum of 24 college or university transferable semester hours must have been earned to be considered a transfer applicant.
Arizona transfer applicants must have the respective minimum GPAs to be admitted to the professional programs in the following areas: Computer Science2.50; Construction2.25; Economics2.50; Engineering2.50; and Technology2.25. Other academic units may have different GPA requirements to enroll in junior- or senior-level courses.
Nonresident Applicants. A non-Arizona applicant for transfer admission must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on a 4.00 = A scale in all work undertaken at previous institutions of higher learning. Applicants who have at least a 2.00 on a 4.00 = A scale and who believe that they have a strong academic record are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Regardless of residency, all applicants for the majors of Computer Science and Economics in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must have transfer GPAs of 2.50 or higher.
Credit is awarded for traditional course work successfully completed at institutions of higher learning as indicated by ASU and the Arizona Board of Regents. Whether the specific credits can be applied toward a degree depends on the requirements of the department, division, school, or college in which the student is enrolled. There are several qualifications:
Certain types of credits cannot be transferred to ASU, including the following types:
Acceptable academic credits earned at other institutions that are based on a different unit of credit than the one prescribed by the Arizona Board of Regents are subject to conversion before being transferred to ASU. Once a transfer course equivalency is determined, it stands unless the student changes majors and the course is required by the new major.
Veterans Exception. By Arizona statute, no failing grades received by a veteran at an Arizona university or community college before military service may be considered when determining admissibility. This exception applies only to veterans who
Military service records must be submitted, including form DD 214.
Community Colleges. A maximum of 64 semester hours are accepted as lower-division credit when transferred from community, junior, or two-year colleges.
Community college students who plan to transfer to ASU at the end of their first or second years are strongly advised to plan their community college courses to meet the requirements of the curricula they select.
Students Attending Arizona Community Colleges. To determine the equivalency of courses offered by Arizona community colleges and courses offered at ASU, a student should refer to the Arizona Higher Education Course Equivalency Guide in consultation with an academic advisor. Provided college attendance has been continuous, students are permitted to follow the degree requirements specified in the ASU catalog in effect at the time they began community college work. See
International Student Admissions
To comply with Immigration and Naturalization Services regulations, students who plan to attend ASU on an F–1 or J–1 visa must
Credit from a Foreign Institution. Transfer credits or advanced standing is granted for academic course work completed at foreign tertiary level institutions that are either recognized by the home government/Ministry of Education as a degree-awarding institution or attached to a regionally accredited U.S. college or university as a Study Abroad Program. There will be no advanced credits for the international affiliation programs overseas unless they comply with this general policy.
Applicants whose native language is not English (identified by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs) must provide evidence of English language proficiency as indicated by acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum TOEFL score of 500 is required for general admission to the university, and a minimum score of 550 is required for the professional programs in the School of Engineering and the Del E. Webb School of Construction. The following three exceptions apply:
Upon admission to the university, such students are issued a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I–20 or IAP–66), which enables them to apply for the appropriate visa.
All F–1 or J–1 visa students must have insurance coverage against illness and accident before being permitted to register. Insurance must be maintained throughout the students enrollment in the university and may be obtained at the time of registration.
Upon arrival on campus, students must report to the international student advisor in Student Life.
American English and Culture Program
The American English and Culture Program (AECP) features an intensive course of study designed for adult international students who desire to become proficient in English as a second language for academic, professional, or personal reasons. Inquiries about the curriculum, fee schedule, and other topics should be addressed to
Acceptance into the American English and Culture Program is separate from admission to the university. For more information, see College of Extended Education, American English and Culture Program.
Admission of Applicants with Disabilities
Students should contact Disability Resources for Students (DRS) immediately upon admission to the university to receive information regarding eligibility requirements and deadlines that will ensure accommodations for the beginning of the semester.
Call or write
The following accommodations can take up to three months for production and/or coordination: adapted instructional material development, alternative print formats (e.g., large print, braille, and computer based files), lab equipment adaptation, reader service, and sign language and oral interpreting services. Students who miss preregistration cannot be guaranteed these accommodations and may have to use alternate accommodations.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND CREDIT
A maximum of 60 hours of credit are awarded for any or all programs, including ASU comprehensive and proficiency examinations. In these categories, only credit earned by comprehensive examination counts toward the resident credit requirement for graduation.
Advanced Placement. Students who have taken an advanced placement (AP) course of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) in their secondary school and who have taken an AP Examination of the CEEB may receive university credit. No credit is given for any examination with a score of 2 or 1. There is no limit to the number of AP credits that can be used to meet the General Studies requirement, including the requirements in natural sciences (S1 and S2), and literacy and critical inquiry (L1 and L2).
When the scores are received by the university directly from the CEEB, credit is awarded as shown in the Advanced Placement Credit table.
|ArtHistory||5 or 4||6||ARS 101, 102|
|3||3||ARS 101 or 102|
|ArtStudioDrawing||5||6||ART 111, 112|
|ArtStudioGeneral||5||6||ART 112, DEC*|
|Biology||5 or 4||8||BIO 181, 182|
|Chemistry||5 or 4||9||CHM 113, 115|
|Computer Science A||5 or 4||3||CSE 100|
|Computer Science AB||5 or 4||6||CSE 100, 200|
|EconomicsIntroductory Macroeconomics||5 or 4||3||ECN 111|
|EconomicsIntroductory Microeconomics||5 or 4||3||ECN 112|
|EnglishLanguage and Composition||5 or 4||6||ENG 101, 114 eligible for ENG 102H|
|EnglishLiterature and Composition||5 or 4||6||ENG 101, 204 eligible for ENG 102H|
|FrenchLanguage||5||14||FRE 201, 202, 311, 312|
|4||11||FRE 201, 202, 311|
|3||8||FRE 201, 202|
|FrenchLiterature||5||18||FRE 111, 201, 202, 321, 322|
|4||12||FRE 111, 201, 202|
|3||8||FRE 201, 202|
|GermanLanguage||5||14||GER 201, 202, 311, 312|
|4||11||GER 201, 202, 311|
|3||8||GER 201, 202|
|GermanLiterature||5||15||GER 111, 201, 202, 314|
|4||12||GER 111, 201, 202|
|3||8||GER 201, 202|
|HistoryAmerican or European||5 or 4||6||HIS 103 and 104 or HIS 101 and 102|
|3||Department evaluates examination and recommends credit.|
|LatinLanguage||5||16||LAT 101, 102, 201, 202|
|4||12||LAT 101, 102, 201|
|3||8||LAT 101, 102|
|MathematicsCalculus AB||5, 4, or 3||4||MAT 270|
|MathematicsCalculus BC||5 or 4||8||MAT 270 and 271; additional credit may be granted upon departmental approval.|
|Music||5 or 4||3||MTC 125|
|Physics B||5 or 4||6||PHY 111, 112|
|Physics CElectricity and Magnetism||5 or 4||4||PHY 112, 114; or, upon departmental approval, credit may instead be granted for PHY 131, 132.|
|Physics CMechanics||5 or 4||4||PHY 111, 113; or, upon departmental approval, credit may instead be granted for PHY 121, 122.|
|American Government and Politics||5 or 4||3||POS 110|
|Comparative Government and Politics||5 or 4||3||POS 150|
|Psychology||5 or 4||3||PGS 101|
|3||Department evaluates examination and recommends credit.|
|SpanishLanguage||5||14||SPA 201, 202, 311, 312|
|4||11||SPA 201, 202, 311|
|3||8||SPA 201, 202|
|SpanishLiterature||5||15||SPA 111, 201, 202, 325|
|4||12||SPA 111, 201, 202|
|3||8||SPA 201, 202|
|Statistics||5 or 4||3||STP 226|
|*||If the portfolio emphasizes 3D, the student can request to have it evaluated for ART 115 credit.|
College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Students who have taken a College-Level Examination of the College Entrance Examination Board may receive university credit. The table of CLEP credit applies to all students enrolling in the university for the first time in August 1975 and any student enrolling thereafter. CLEP examination credit is not given where (1) it duplicates credit previously earned by the student at the university or accepted by the university for work done elsewhere or (2) it is more elementary than a course in which the student has already received credit. All examinations are given monthly by University Testing Services.
There is no limit to the number of CLEP credits that can be used to fulfill the General Studies requirement. The General Studies requirement in natural sciences (S1 and S2) and literacy and critical inquiry (L1 and L2) are not satisfied by CLEP (See the General Studies Courses table).
General Examinations. To obtain credit or placement, students must receive a standard score of 500 or higher for the General Examinations, except for English Composition with Essay, on which students must receive a standard score of 610/1978 scale or 500/1986 scale. Students who have completed 60 semester hours of credit are not eligible to receive any credit for the CLEP General Examinations.
Subject Examinations. A standard score of 50 or higher must be received to obtain credit for any subject examination. The completion of 60 semester hours does not preclude eligibility for additional credit for subject examinations.
All equivalency is subject to future review and possible catalog change.
For more information, call University Testing Services at 602/965–7146 or stop by EDB 302.
|General Examinations||Semester Hours||Equivalency|
|English Composition||None||With essay qualifies for ENG 105|
|Natural Sciences||8||Elective credit|
|Social Sciences and History||6||Elective credit|
|Subject Examinations||Semester Hours||Equivalency|
|American Government||3||POS 110|
|Early Colonization to 1877||3||HIS 103|
|1865 to the Present||3||HIS 104|
|American Literature||6||ENG 241, 242|
|Analysis and Interpretation of Literature||3||Elective credit|
|Calculus with Elementary Functions||4||MAT 270|
|College Algebra (1993) |
(replaces College Algebra )
|3||MAT 117 (Students must score 46 or higher to receive credit.)|
|College Algebra and Trigonometry||3||MAT 170|
|College French||8||FRE 101, 102|
|College German||8||GER 101, 102|
|College Spanish||8||SPA 101, 102|
|English Literature||3||Elective credit|
|Freshman College Composition |
(replaces College Composition and Freshman English)
|None||With satisfactory essay qualifies for ENG 105.|
|General Biology||8||BIO 181, 182|
|General Chemistry||8||CHM 113, 115|
|Human Growth and Development||None||No credit|
|Information Systems and Computer Applications||3||Elective credit|
|Introduction to Educational Psychology||None||No credit|
|Introductory Accounting||6||Elective credit|
|Introductory Business Law||3||Elective credit|
|Introductory Psychology||3||PGS 101|
|Introductory Sociology||3||SOC 101|
|Principles of Macroeconomics |
(replaces Introductory Macroeconomics)
|3||ECN 111 (Students
must score a 75 or higher to receive credit.) |
College of Business students may not use this for ECN 111 requirement.
|Principles of Management||None||No credit|
|Principles of Marketing||None||No credit|
|Principles of Microeconomics |
(replaces Introductory Microeconomics)
|3||ECN 112 (Students
must score a 75 or higher to receive credit.) |
College of Business students may not use this for ECN 112 requirement.
|Western Civilization (9)|
|Ancient Near East to 1648||6||HIS 100, 101|
|1648 to the Present||3||HIS 102|
International Baccalaureate Diploma/Certificate. Students who present an International Baccalaureate Diploma/Certificate may qualify for university credit, depending on the level of the examination and the grade received. Arizona State University grants credit for higher-level courses only. A grade of 5 qualifies the student to receive credit for up to two introductory courses while a grade of 4 qualifies a student to receive credit for one introductory course. No credit is awarded for English as a Second Language (English B). Credit is awarded according to the table of International Baccalaureate Diploma/Certificate Credit.
|Art/Design||7, 6, or 5||6||ART 111, 112|
|Biology||7, 6, or 5||8||BIO 181, 182|
|Chemistry||7, 6, or 5||9||CHM 113, 115|
|Economics||7, 6, or 5||6||ECN 111, 112|
|English A||7, 6, or 5||6||ENG 101, 110|
|English B||No credit||None|
|Foreign Language A or B*||4||4||Foreign language 101|
|Foreign Language A or B*||5||8||Foreign language 101, 102|
|HistoryAmerican||7, 6, or 5||6||HIS 103, 104|
|HistoryEuropean||7, 6, or 5||6||HIS 101, 102|
|Mathematics||7, 6, 5, or 4||4||MAT 270|
|Physics||7, 6, or 5||8||PHY 111, 112, 113, 114|
|4||4||PHY 111, 113|
|*||No credit is awarded if the language is the students native language.|
Comprehensive Examinations. A comprehensive examination is intended to permit a student to establish academic credit in a field in which the student has gained experience or competence equivalent to an established university course. Applications are given only for courses listed in the current catalog and only for courses in which a comprehensive examination can serve as a satisfactory measure of accomplishment.
A number of restrictions apply. The student must be enrolled at ASU with no more than 100 semester hours of credit earned. The examinations must be taken during the first two semesters in residence in a degree program at the university. No more than 60 semester hours of credit may be established by comprehensive examinations (including AP and CLEP credit) and independent learning courses.
Comprehensive examinations may not be taken in any course in which the student has been given admission credit or transfer credit from any educational institution. Credit may not be received for an examination in an elementary level of a field in which the student has earned more advanced credit nor for a prerequisite for a course already completed.
The decision on the suitability of course material for a comprehensive examination, the development of a comprehensive examination, and the administration of an examination are strictly departmental functions. An application is for one course only. The student completes an application form with the number, title, and number of semester hours for the course. When completed, the application must be approved by the students advisor and the chair of the department responsible for offering the course.
The student must then pay the stated fee for such examinations at Cashiering Services. The receipt must be taken to the departmental office.
The examination is prepared by the instructor who normally conducts the course, and it is comprehensive in nature and scope. The instructor and other experts designated by the chair grade the examination, using letter grades A, B, C, D, or E. If the grade is C or higher, a mark of Y is entered on the students permanent record; otherwise, no entry is made. Credit by examination is indicated as such on the record. The student is notified by mail of the result of the examination. In cases of failure (D or E), the student is not given an opportunity to repeat the examination.
A student pursuing a second baccalaureate degree may not receive credit by comprehensive examination, but, with prior approval of the college, the student may use the examination to waive a course requirement if a grade of C or higher is earned.
Proficiency Examinations. Proficiency examinations and auditions are given
Detailed information may be obtained from the deans office of the college in which the student is registered.
UNIVERSITY TESTING REQUIREMENTS
All new, transfer, or readmitted undergraduate students who plan to enroll for seven or more semester hours must meet one of the following testing requirements. Students who fail to meet at least one of these requirements will not be allowed to register for any course the following semester.
English. New students and continuing, re-entry, transfer, and nondegree students who have not taken any composition courses are placed in First-Year Composition courses according to their scores on the ACT English or SAT Verbal tests. Students who score 18 (16)1 or below on the ACT English test or 460 (380)2 or below on the SAT Verbal test must enroll in WAC 101, a basic writing course. Students who score between 19 (17)1 and 28 (24)1 on the ACT English test or between 470 (390)2 and 650 (580)2 on the SAT Verbal test are eligible to enroll in ENG 101. Students who score 29 (25)1 or higher on the ACT English test or 680 (590)2 or higher on the SAT Verbal test may take ENG 105 in place of ENG 101 and 102. Students who are accepted in the University Honors College are eligible to enroll in ENG 105 after being advised. Students may also qualify for ENG 105 by achieving appropriate scores on the CLEP General Examination in English Composition with Essay or the CLEP Subject Examination in College Composition with Essay.
|1||The ACT scoring system has been modified. As a result, these scores are effective for tests taken in and after October 1989. Equivalent scores for tests taken before October 1989 are in parentheses.|
|2||The SAT scoring system has been modified. As a result, these scores are effective for tests taken in and after April 1995. Equivalent scores for tests taken before April 1995 are in parentheses.|
Foreign Language. For information regarding foreign language placement testing, see Foreign Language Requirement, Foreign Language Placement, and Special Programs for Advanced Placement and Credit.
Mathematics. Placement examinations before registering in mathematics courses are not required at ASU. Students planning to register in mathematics courses should consult the Self-Advising flowchart available at university advising offices and the Department of Mathematics offices in PSA 208 and 216. The flowchart places emphasis on a students prior preparation and performance in mathematics. In most lower-division mathematics courses, an intensive review by the students is followed by a test during the first week of classes. Students not doing well on these tests are encouraged to enroll immediately in a less demanding mathematics course. Students needing additional evaluation are encouraged to take the Algebra Placement Exam or the Calculus Placement Exam, administered by appointment at University Testing Services (UTS), EDB 302. Call UTS at 602/965–7146 for an appointment.
Effective academic advising of students is an essential aspect of the educational experience at ASU. The university is committed to providing quality advising to continuing, first-time, and transfer students. To achieve the highest quality advising, students, faculty, and staff must work to form a partnership. To ensure timely and accurate advising to their majors, each college has advisors to assist students in developing programs of study, assessing educational goals, and understanding rules, procedures, and curriculum requirements. In some colleges, these advisors are faculty members. In others, they are full-time, professional advisors. In most instances, students have academic and career advising available from both faculty members and full-time advisors. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the skill and knowledge of the advising professionals available to them. Most new students and many continuing students have mandatory advising as a condition of registration.
An additional unit, Cross-college Advising Services ([CAS] UASB 129, 602/965–4464), is a central advising, referral, and information facility whose staff is available to assist students in their academic careers at ASU. Emphasis is placed on advising services to first-time, prospective, transfer, and visiting students and students in transition, such as those changing majors and those without majors. In addition to guidance in the exploration or selection of a major, CAS provides general academic information and referrals to all areas of student academic support.
Students are strongly encouraged to seek academic advising at the earliest possible time and regularly throughout their academic careers, whether or not advising is mandatory in their particular programs. Advisors may be contacted at the locations and times shown in the Academic Advising table. SeeBuilding Abbreviations for a list of building abbreviations and names.
|College or School||Location||Telephone||Days||Hours|
|College of Architecture and Environmental Design||ARCH 141||602/965–3584||Mon.–Fri.||8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.|
|College of Business||BA 123||602/965–4227||Wed.||9:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.|
|Other weekdays||9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.|
|College of Education||EDB 7||602/965–3877||Mon.–Fri.||9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.|
|College of Engineering and Applied Sciences||EC G100||602/965–3421||Mon.–Fri.||8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. |
Appointments are recommended.
|College of Fine Arts||GHALL 127||602/965–4495||Mon.–Fri.||8:00 a.m.–12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.|
|College of Law||LAW 101||602/965–1474||Mon.–Fri.||8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. |
Call for additional hours.
|College of Liberal Arts and Sciences||SS 111||602/965–6506||Mon.–Fri.||8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.|
|College of Nursing||NUR 108||602/965–2987||Mon.–Fri.||8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.|
|College of Public Programs||WILSN 203||602/965–1034||Mon.–Fri.||8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.|
|Graduate College||WILSN lobby||602/965–3521||Mon.–Fri.||8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. |
Walk-ins are welcome; appointments are recommended.
|School of Social Work||WHALL 135||602/965–6081||Mon., Fri.||9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.|
|Tues.–Thurs.||9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. |
Appointments are recommended.
|Cross-college Advising Services||UASB 129||602/965–4464||Mon., Wed.||8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.2|
|Tues., Thurs.||8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.|
|Fri.||7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.|
|University Honors College||MCL 112||602/965–2359||Mon.–Fri.||8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. |
Appointments are recommended.
|1||Students seeking academic advising at ASU East should see ASU East, Academic Advising for more information.|
|2||Walk-ins are welcome.|
READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY
Undergraduate students who have previously attended ASU but have not been enrolled at ASU for one semester or more are required to apply for readmission for the semester in which re-enrollment is intended. Nonresident applicants must submit a nonrefundable $40.00 application fee. If, meanwhile, the student has attended another accredited college or university, it is necessary for the student to have on file an official transcript of all academic work taken. Failure to report such attendance is considered misrepresentation and falsification of university records. In addition, it is considered cause for Records Hold action and withholding of further registration privileges.
An applicant for readmission to a degree program must meet the requirements for good standing (see Academic Good Standing) and the requirements of the college to which the application is being made. An applicant who has been denied readmission may appeal to the University Undergraduate Admissions Board. Nondegree applicants for readmission must have a minimum GPA of 2.00. If not, the applicant must apply to ASU through Undergraduate Admissions.
Conditional Readmission. A student completing academic work in progress at another institution may be granted conditional readmission. This conditional status remains effective until an official transcript is received. The student is subject to Records Hold action, and additional registration privileges are withheld if this condition for readmission is not cleared by midsemester.
Academic renewal is a university policy administered for the purpose of recalculating the ASU cumulative GPA of undergraduate students who have been readmitted to a degree program after an absence of at least five continuous calendar years including summer sessions and who have completed in good standing a minimum of 12 college-approved additional hours in residence within three semesters after re-entry. Students may have the former academic record before the five-year absence (including transfer credits) accepted in the same manner as if the credits were transfer credits. That is, earned hours are carried forward for up to 60 hours of credit in which a grade of C or higher was earned. The cumulative GPA is based only on credits earned subsequent to the students re-entry. All graduation residency, academic recognition residency, and GPA requirements must be fulfilled after academic renewal.
A request for academic renewal follows this procedure:
Only students working toward their first undergraduate degree are eligible to apply for academic renewal, which may be effected only once during a students academic career. Academic renewal is transferable among colleges. All students with ASU GPAs below 2.00 are eligible to petition for academic renewal. Individual colleges may elect to entertain petitions for academic renewal from students with ASU GPAs above 2.00. College standards committees have final authorization on academic renewal petitions. Eligibility for graduation is based on the ASU cumulative GPA after academic renewal. However, a students complete record before and after academic renewalremains on the transcript and may be taken into consideration when a student applies for undergraduate professional or graduate programs.
All persons attending a class at ASU must be registered for that class. A student is considered to be registered when all registration fees have been paid in full.
Eligibility. Only eligible students may register for courses at ASU. An eligible student is either continuing from the previous semester or has been admitted or readmitted to the university. See Undergraduate Admission and Readmission to the University.
Proof of Identification. To receive university services, photo identification must be presented. Each admitted or readmitted student who completes the registration process for a regular semester needs to obtain a student identification card. This photo identification card is valid for the duration of the students enrollment at ASU.
Photo IDs are issued throughout the semester at the Sun Card office located in the Memorial Union. See the Schedule of Classes. Refer to Sun Card/ID Card.
Registration Fees. Registration fees are due and must be paid in full at the time specified each semester in the Schedule of Classes. If any payment tendered is unauthorized, incomplete, or received after the due date, registration fees are considered not paid.
Schedule of Classes. The Schedule of Classes, published for the fall and spring semesters, and the Summer Sessions Bulletin are distributed without charge. These publications are also available online at www.asu.edu/registrar/schedule. They list course offerings, dates, times, places, and procedures for registration, along with other important information relating to the term.
Course Loads. A minimum full-time course load for an undergraduate student is 12 semester hours. The maximum course load for which a student may register is 18 semester hours (with the exception of a 19-hour maximum for students enrolled in the Colleges of Engineering and Applied Sciences or Architecture and Environmental Design). A student wishing to register for more than the maximum must petition the standards committee of the college in which the student is enrolled and must obtain an approved override before registration. See Summer Session Semester Hour Load for summer course load information.
Reserving of Course Credit by Undergraduates. Seniors at ASU within 12 semester hours of graduation may enroll in a 400-level or graduate course and reserve the credit for possible use in a future graduate program. The course cannot be used to meet a baccalaureate graduation requirement. Before registration in the course, the student must submit a Graduate College Petition form requesting credit reservation. The form must be signed by the students advisor, the head of the academic unit offering the class, and the dean of the Graduate College.
Permission to reserve a course does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program or that the course may be used toward graduate degree requirements. A maximum of nine semester hours may be reserved, and only courses with an A or B grade are applicable. Reserved credit earned before admission to a graduate degree program is classified as nondegree credit. The maximum course load for a student enrolled in a reserved course is 15 semester hours during a regular semester and six hours during a summer session.
Summer Session Semester Hour Load. The summer session semester hour load limit is seven semester hours for each five-week session and nine semester hours for the eight-week session. The student may not exceed a total of 14 semester hours for any combination of sessions.
Concurrent Enrollment. Provided that the other university regulations concerning enrollment, graduation requirements, and transfer of credits are not violated, a student may enroll in classes at other institutions or in independent learning courses while enrolled at ASU. However, the student is urged to seek advising before concurrent enrollment to assure orderly progress toward a degree. If total credits exceed the maximum course load, prior permission must be granted by the college standards committee. See Course Loads.
Attendance. The instructor has full authority to decide whether class attendance is required.
Enrollment Verification Guidelines. The registrar is responsible for verifying enrollment according to the general guidelines in the Enrollment Verification Guidelines table. Independent learning courses are not considered for enrollment verification purposes.
| Full-Time||Half-Time|| Less Than Half-Time|
|Undergraduate||12 or more hours||6–11||hours||5 or fewer hours|
|Graduate||9 or more hours||5–8||hours||4 or fewer hours|
|Graduate assistant*||6 or more hours|
|Five-week summer session|
|Undergraduate||4 or more hours||2||hours||1 hour|
|Graduate||3 or more hours||2||hours||1 hour|
|Graduate assistant*||2 or more hours||1||hour|
|Eight-week summer session|
|Undergraduate||6 or more hours||3–5||hours||2 or fewer hours|
|Graduate||5 or more hours||3–4||hours||2 or fewer hours|
|*||For enrollment verification purposes, graduate assistant is a generic term that includes graduate assistant, teaching assistant, research assistant, graduate associate, teaching associate, and research associate. - Back to Top|
Cooperative Education. Cooperative education at ASU is any educational program that requires alternating classroom and work experience in government or industry. The work experience exists for its educational value.
Full-time Status of Co-op Students. A co-op student, during a work semester, is identified as both co-op and full time by the university. In order to qualify, the student must have prescribed hours and GPA requirements.
Rights and Privileges of Co-op Students. During their work semesters, co-op students have the rights, privileges, and protectionswith regard to university mattersaccorded to full-time students, except financial aid. They maintain catalog continuity and have student access to university facilities and events.
Financial Aid for Co-op Students. Co-op students are not identified to lenders (including ASU) as being in loan repayment status. They have an in school full-time enrollment status. Co-op students do not receive any financial aid disbursement during their co-op semesters, nor are such awards transferred to another semester. The student is responsible for notifying Student Financial Assistance as soon as plans for a co-op term are made but no later than 10 days before the co-op term begins. The department or school is responsible for notifying Student Financial Assistance of students approved for co-op terms.
Traveling Scholar Program. The Traveling Scholar Program is a cooperative program between the state universities designed to enable students to take advantage of programs or special resources that are not available at their own institutions. Any undergraduate student with a GPA of at least 2.50 or graduate student with a GPA of at least 3.00 enrolled at ASU, Northern Arizona University, or University of Arizona may be designated a Traveling Scholar by prior mutual agreement of the appropriate academic authorities at both the sponsoring and hosting institutions. Contact the Registrars Records Information Section for more information and the application form.
Definition of a Unit of Credit. The Arizona Board of Regents has defined (May 26, 1979) a unit of credit for the institutions under its jurisdiction. A minimum of 45 hours of work by each student is required for each unit of credit. An hour of work represents a minimum of 50 minutes of class timeoften called a contact houror 60 minutes of independent study work. For lecture-discussion courses, this requirement equates to at least 15 contact hours and a minimum of 30 hours of work outside the classroom for each unit of credit. Even though the values of 15 and 30 may vary for different modes of instruction, the minimum total of 45 hours of work for each unit of credit is a constant. Since the unit of credit as defined by the Arizona Board of Regents is the cornerstone of academic degree programs at ASU, degrees granted by other institutions that are recognized by ASU should be based on a similar unit of credit.
Grades and Marks. All grades and marks appear on the grade report, permanent record, and/or unofficial transcript.
They are indicated by the letters shown in the Grades table.
|D||No graduate credit||1.00|
|RC||Remedial credit||Appears only on unofficial copy of ASU transcript.|
|RN||Remedial no credit||Appears only on unofficial copy of ASU transcript.|
Grading Options. Ordinarily a grade of A, B, C, D, or E is given upon completion of a course, unless a grading option of audit or pass/fail is indicated at the time of registration. Grading options cannot be changed after the close of the drop/add period.
Incomplete. A mark of I (incomplete) is given by the instructor only when a student who is otherwise doing acceptable work is unable to complete a course because of illness or other conditions beyond the students control. The mark of I should be granted only when the student can complete the unfinished work with the same instructor. However, an incomplete (I) may be completed with an instructor designated by the department chair if the original instructor later becomes incapacitated or is otherwise not on campus. The student is required to arrange with the instructor for the completion of the course requirements. The arrangement is recorded on the Request for Grade of Incomplete form. The student has one calendar year from the date the mark of I is recorded to complete the course. If the student completes the course within the calendar year, the instructor must submit a Request for Grade of Incomplete/Authorization for Change of Grade form to the Office of the Registrar, whether the student passed or failed the course. Marks of I are changed to a grade of E for purposes of evaluating graduation requirements for undergraduate students. Marks of I received in the fall 1983 semester or thereafter for undergraduate courses that have been on a students record for more than one calendar year are automatically changed to a grade of E. An undergraduate student does not reregister or pay fees for a course for which an incomplete I has been received in order to complete the course.
Students who receive a mark of I in courses at the 500 level or above have one calendar year to complete the course for a grade. After one calendar year, the mark of I becomes a permanent part of the transcript. To repeat the course for credit, a student must reregister and pay fees. The grade for the repeated course appears on the transcript but does not replace the permanent I.
Satisfactory. A mark of Y (satisfactory) may be used at the option of individual colleges and schools within the university and is appropriate for internships, projects, readings and conferences, research, seminars, theses, and workshops. The Y is included in earned hours but is not computed in the GPA.
Credit Enrollment. The semester hour is the unit on which credit is computed. It represents one 50-minute class exercise per week per semester. To obtain credit, a student must be properly registered and must pay fees for the course.
Audit Enrollment. A student may choose to audit a course, in which case the student attends regularly scheduled class sessions, but no credit is earned. The student should obtain the instructors approval before registering and paying the fees for the course. Selected courses may not be audited. Veteran students using education benefits should see Veterans Services.
The mark of X is recorded for completion of an audited course, unless the instructor determines that the students participation or attendance has been inadequate, in which case the mark of W (unrestricted withdrawal) may be recorded. This grading option may not be changed after the close of drop/add. The X is not included in earned hours and is not computed in the GPA.
Pass/Fail Enrollment. A mark of P (pass) or E (fail) may be assigned for this grading option. This grading method may be used at the option of individual colleges and schools within the university. Consult the college deans office for detailed information and restrictions before registration. P is included in earned hours but is not computed in the GPA.
Remedial Enrollment. A mark of RC (remedial credit) or RN (remedial no credit) may be assigned for this grading option. The course appears on an unofficial ASU transcript but does not appear on the grade report or official ASU transcript and is not included in earned hours. Remedial hours are included in verification of enrollment for purposes of loan deferment and eligibility.
Instructor-Initiated Drop. An instructor may drop a student for nonattendance during the second week of classes in fall or spring semesters or the first two days of each summer session. Instructor-initiated drops for nonattendance are signed by the dean or deans designee. The college notifies students by mail. The student must contact the instructor before the end of the first week of classes if absences during that period cannot be avoided.
Drop/Add. Students registering for courses for a semester or summer session may drop or add courses through the first week of classes in a semester or the first two days of a summer session. See the Schedule of Classes or Summer Sessions Bulletin for dates of drop/add periods. During this period, a student may drop one or more but not all scheduled courses without penalty. Courses that are dropped do not appear on the students transcript and fees paid are fully refunded, depending on the students remaining hours. A student who wishes to withdraw from all courses during the drop/add period must process an unrestricted withdrawal.
Unrestricted Course Withdrawal. During the first four weeks of a semester or the first six days of a summer session, a student may withdraw from any course with a mark of W. See the Schedule of Classes or the Summer Sessions Bulletin for dates of the unrestricted withdrawal period.
Restricted Withdrawal. From the fifth week to the end of the 10th week of a semester and from the seventh day to the end of the third week of a summer session, students may withdraw with a mark of W from only courses in which the instructor certifies that they are passing at the time of the withdrawal. See the Schedule of Classes or the Summer Sessions Bulletin for dates of the restricted withdrawal period.
The number of restricted withdrawals with the mark of W is limited. One restricted withdrawal is assessed for each course withdrawn from, unless the student is withdrawing from all courses. A complete withdrawal results in the assessment of one restricted withdrawal against a students limit. The number of withdrawals is a total of two for students during freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior standing; and a total of two for students during second undergraduate degree standing.
Students who have reached their restricted withdrawal limit are not allowed to process any additional restricted course withdrawals. However, students are allowed to process a restricted complete withdrawal even when they have reached the restricted withdrawal limit. The preceding limits do not prevent students from processing a complete withdrawal from the university with marks of W and/or E. Complete withdrawal counts as one withdrawal for purposes of applying the above limits. The preceding does not apply to audit enrollment or zero-hour labs and recitations.
Procedure for Restricted Withdrawal
Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal. An instructor may withdraw a student from a course with a mark of W or a grade of E only in cases of disruptive classroom behavior. A student may appeal an instructor-initiated withdrawal to the standards committee of the college in which the course is offered. The decision of the committee is final. Restricted withdrawal limits do not apply to withdrawals initiated by an instructor.
Withdrawal from the University. To withdraw from all classes after having paid registration fees, a student must submit a request in person, withdraw using InTouch, or submit a signed request to the Office of the Registrar. The InTouch complete withdrawal option is only available through the first week of classes for a semester. During the unrestricted complete withdrawal period, a student may withdraw from all courses with marks of W. During the restricted complete withdrawal period, a student may withdraw with marks of W only from courses that the instructors certify the student was passing at the time of withdrawal. See the Schedule of Classes or the Summer Sessions Bulletin for dates of the complete withdrawal periods. No one is permitted to withdraw from the university or to conduct any registration transaction in the last two weeks of the semester. The date of the complete withdrawal is always the date the withdrawal form or letter is received in the Office of the Registrar.
Medical/Compassionate Withdrawal. Normally, a medical/compassionate withdrawal request is made in cases where serious illness or injury (medical) or other significant personal situation (compassionate) prevents a student from continuing his or her classes and incompletes when other arrangements with the instructor are not possible. Usually, consideration is for complete withdrawal. All applications for withdrawal require thorough and credible documentation; application for less than a complete withdrawal must be especially well documented to justify the selective nature of the medical/compassionate withdrawal request.
Medical Withdrawal. When a student must withdraw from one or more classes for personal medical reasons, that student may request a medical withdrawal. This policy covers both physical health and mental health difficulties. A medical withdrawal aids the student in two ways:
Compassionate Withdrawal. When a student must withdraw from one or more classes for significant personal reasons, not related to the students personal physical or mental health (for example, care of a seriously ill child or spouse, or a death in the students immediate family), that student may request a compassionate withdrawal. A compassionate withdrawal aids the student in the two ways listed above under Medical Withdrawal.
Each college has a deans representative (medical/compassionate withdrawal designee) to review medical/compassionate withdrawal requests. A student requesting a medical/compassionate withdrawal is referred to the deans designee of the college of the major. A nondegree student is referred to the deans designee of the college with which he or she is primarily affiliated. The deans designee determines the appropriateness of the medical/compassionate withdrawal request and whether an administrative hold is indicated. Removal of the hold must be authorized by the designee before the student can register for a future semester or be readmitted to the university.
Although the medical/compassionate withdrawal procedure may be used at any time during or after the close of the specified semester, the student is encouraged to submit the application as early as possible.
During the unrestricted withdrawal period (generally the first four weeks of a semester or the first six days of a summer session), a student who follows the regular withdrawal procedure will automatically be granted a W in each of his or her classes, regardless of the reasons for withdrawing and whether or not he or she is passing the classes. However, even during the unrestricted withdrawal period, a student must process a formal medical/compassionate withdrawal to be eligible for consideration of a larger refund of tuition and/or fees than would be granted under regular unrestricted withdrawal procedures.
For both partial and complete withdrawals, during both the unrestricted withdrawal period and the restricted withdrawal period, a student who follows the medical/compassionate withdrawal procedure will be granted a W in each of his or her classes upon approval of the medical/compassionate withdrawal, regardless of whether or not he or she is passing. The medical/compassionate withdrawal procedure will result in a special note line on the unofficial transcript.
Even after the close of the semester, the deans designee in the college of the students major may approve a medical/compassionate withdrawal for each class for which a W is to be granted, regardless of which college offered the course(s). Refunds are not given beyond six months past the close of the semester.
Only one Request for Documented Medical/Compassionate Withdrawal form needs to be filed with the college of the major, even if classes in more than one college are involved. The form should clearly specify each class for which the student is to receive a grade of W. Signatures from the instructor(s) and/or department chair(s) for each class are not required; the deans designees signature is sufficient.
Grade Points. For the purpose of computing the grade point average (GPA), grade points are assigned to each of the grades for each semester hour as follows: A, four points; B, three points; C, two points; D, one point; E, zero points. GPAs are rounded to the nearest 100th of a grade point.
Grade Point Average. Grade points earned for a course are multiplied by the number of semester hours to produce honor points. For example, receiving an A, which is assigned four grade points, in a three-semester-hour course would produce 12 honor points. The grade point average (GPA) is obtained by dividing the total number of honor points earned by the total number of semester hours graded A, B, C, D, or E. Other grades do not carry grade points. Semester GPA is based on semester net hours. Cumulative GPA is based on total net hours.
Change of Grade. Ordinarily the instructor of a course has the sole and final responsibility for any grade reported. Once the grade has been reported to the registrar, it may be changed upon the signed authorization of the faculty member who issued the original grade. Approval for the change is also required by the department chair and the dean of the college concerned. This policy also applies to the grade of I (incomplete).
University Policy for Student Appeal Procedures on Grades
Informal. The steps outlined below, beginning with step A, must be followed by any student seeking to appeal a grade. Student grade appeals must be processed in the regular semester immediately following the issuance of the grade in dispute (by commencement for fall or spring), regardless of whether the student is enrolled at the university. It is university policy that students filing grievances and those who are witnesses are protected from retaliation. Students who believe they are victims of retaliation should immediately contact the dean of the college in which the course is offered.
|A.||The aggrieved student must first undergo the informal procedure of conferring with the instructor, stating the evidence, if any, and reasons for questioning that the grade received was not given in good faith. The instructor is obliged to review the matter, explain the grading procedure used, and show how the grade in question was determined. If the instructor is a graduate assistant and this interview does not resolve the difficulty, the student may then go to the faculty member in charge of the course (regular faculty member or director of the course sequence) with the problem.|
|B.||If the grading dispute is not resolved in step A, the student may appeal to the department chair or other appropriate chair of the area within the department (if any). The department chair may confer with the instructor to handle the problem. Step B applies only in departmentalized colleges.|
|C.||If these discussions are not adequate to settle the matter to the complainants satisfaction, the student may then confer with the dean of the college concerned (or the dean-designate), who will review the case. If unresolved, the dean or designate may refer the case to the college academic grievance hearing committee to review the case formally. In most instances, however, the grievance procedure does not go beyond this level.|
Formal. The following procedure takes place after steps A, B, and C (or A and C) have been completed.
|D.||Each college has on file in the office of the dean (and in each department of the college) the procedures and composition of the undergraduate or graduate academic grievance hearing committee for student grievances. Each college committee shall operate under grievance procedures as stated which satisfy due process requirements. The committee shall always meet with the student and the instructor in an attempt to resolve the differences. At the conclusion of the hearing, the committee shall send its recommendations to the dean.|
|E.||Final action in each case will be taken by the dean after full consideration of the committees recommendation. Grade changes, if any are recommended, may be made by the dean. The dean shall inform the student, instructor, department chair (if any), the registrar, and the grievance committee of any action taken.|
Repeating Courses. An undergraduate course taken at ASU may be repeated for credit if the grade of D, E, or W or a mark of X is received. Undergraduate courses in which grades of D or E are received may be repeated only once. After an undergraduate student repeats 100- and 200-level courses, the students transcript shows both grades, but the students cumulative GPA reflects only the higher grade. After an undergraduate student repeats 300- or 400-level courses, the students cumulative GPA and the transcript reflect both grades.
After completing the course, the student must file a Deletion Form with the Office of the Registrar. To be eligible for the deletion of D or E grades, the course must be repeated at ASU. Students who have graduated are not eligible to delete the grade for a course taken before the award of the ASU bachelors degree.
This policy does not apply to seminar and independent study courses with different content each semester. This policy affects only undergraduate students and undergraduate courses.
Demonstration of Mastery. An undergraduate student who receives a D in a course in which a C or higher is required may use the grade from an equivalent course taken elsewhere to demonstrate mastery at the C or higher level. However, the course may neither be transferred to ASU (since credit has already been given for the course) nor computed in the students GPA.
Midterm Report. Instructors are required to evaluate students at midterm for academic progress. A student who has been evaluated for a D or E at midsemester receives a midterm report. The midterm D and E grades are not recorded on the students permanent record. Midterm reports are mailed to the students local address of record.
Final Grades. Grades may be viewed online at www.asu.edu/registrar or accessed through InTouch at 602/350–1500.
Records Hold. The Office of the Registrar enforces a financial records hold or administrative hold on the records of a student when an outstanding financial obligation or disciplinary action has been reported.
When a hold is placed on a record, the following results may occur:
The hold remains effective until removed by the initiating office. It is the students responsibility to clear the conditions causing the hold.
Transcripts. The Office of the Registrar releases official transcripts only upon the written request of the student. The request must include the following information:
The request for official transcript form is available online at www.asu/edu/registrar/forms.
The Office of the Registrar does not issue a transcript if the student has a financial records hold. The student must supply a specific address if the transcript is to be mailed. The fee for an official transcript for a student not enrolled is $5.00 for the first copy. Additional copies ordered at the same time are $1.00 each. The fee is $1.00 per copy for a student enrolled for a current or future semester.
Unofficial transcripts may be requested in person at the Office of the Registrar, any registrar site, or by mail or fax 602/965–2295 if a signed release is enclosed. There is no charge for an unofficial transcript.
All in-person transcript requests require presentation of photo identification. Requests are not accepted from third parties without a written release from the student. For information on parental access to records, see Access to Records.
RETENTION AND ACADEMIC STANDARDS
Class Standing. Hours earned determine class standing.
|Freshman||24 or fewer hours earned|
|Sophomore||25–55 hours earned|
|Junior||56–86 hours earned|
|Senior||87 or more hours earned|
|Graduate||Bachelors degree from accredited institution|
Academic Good Standing. Academic good standing for degree-seeking students for the purpose of retention is defined as follows:
|Total Earned Hours||Minimum Cumulative GPA|
|24 or fewer||1.60|
|56 or more||2.00|
A student who does not maintain the minimum GPA standard is placed on academic probation or is disqualified. A student on academic probation is in conditional good standing and is permitted to enroll. A student who has been disqualified is not in academic good standing and is not permitted to enroll for fall or spring semesters.
To transfer from one college to another within the university or to be eligible for readmission, a student must have a GPA of 2.00 or higher. The GPA determining good standing is computed on courses taken only at ASU.
For purposes of retention or transfer, an individual college may set higher GPA standards; otherwise, the university standards prevail. See the college sections of this catalog or contact the college deans offices for statements regarding college retention standards.
Meeting Basic Competencies. New students are required to have completed a specific number of courses in the areas of American history, English, laboratory science, mathematics, and social science. Students who are exempt from these requirements include transfer students with 36 or more transferable semester hours, students admitted by GED, and students who are 22 years of age or older by the first day of the semester. An admitted student who needs to meet competencies in one or more of these areas must satisfy the requirement within one year of the beginning of the students first semester at ASU. Subject competencies in each area may be met by earning a grade of D or higher at ASU in an appropriate course(s) as listed in the Basic Competencies table.
|Area||ASU Courses That May Be Used to Meet Basic Competencies|
|American history||Any one course: HIS 103, 104|
|English||Any one course: ENG 101, 105, 107; WAC 101, 107|
|Fine arts||Any undergraduate three-semester-hour course offered in the College of Fine Arts.|
|Foreign language||Student must complete through the 102 course level of any foreign language course.|
|Chemistry||Any one course: CHM 101, 113, 117|
|Earth sciences||Any numbered selection:|
|1.||GLG 101 and 103|
|Life sciences||Any numbered selection:|
|1.||BIO 100, 113, 120, 181, 182, 201|
|Physics||Any numbered selection:|
|1.||AST 111 and 113|
|2.||AST 112 and 114|
|6.||PHY 111 and 113|
|7.||PHY 112 and 114|
|8.||PHY 121 and 122|
|9.||PHY 131 and 132|
|Mathematics||Any one course: MAT 106, 114, 117, 119, 170, 210, 260, 270, 290|
|Social science||Any one course: ASB 102; ECN 111, 112; GCU 102, 121, 141; HIS 100, 101, 102; PGS 101; POS 101, 110, 120, 150, 160; SOC 101|
|*||The laboratory science requirement is designed to demonstrate competency in two separate laboratory science areas. Therefore, for example, if one lab science competency has already been met in life sciences either through high school course work, the ATP biology achievement test, or college course work, the second lab science course must be selected from chemistry, earth sciences, or physics.|
Appealing Basic Competencies. A student who has not met all basic competencies at the end of one calendar year after the students initial date of enrollment is not permitted to continue at ASU. Each student is notified that he or she may not register or, if already registered, that the registration has been canceled.
A student wishing to appeal the dismissal should submit a petition through his or her college. The colleges have three options in reviewing these appeals:
College actions are forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for processing.
Deans List. Undergraduate students who earn 12 or more graded semester hours (A, B, C, D, or E) during a semester in residence at ASU with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are eligible for the Deans List. A notation regarding Deans List achievement appears only on the final grade report available online at www.asu.edu/registrar.
Satisfactory Academic Progress. The university is required to publish and enforce standards of satisfactory academic progress for certain students (e.g., student athletes, students receiving financial aid, and students receiving veterans benefits).
Certification of satisfactory progress for student athletes is verified by the academic advisor and the deans designee for certifying satisfactory progress. Certification of satisfactory progress for students receiving financial aid or veterans benefits is verified by Student Financial Assistance or the Veterans Services Section respectively. Students should contact their advisors or the appropriate office for additional information on satisfactory progress requirements.
Student Academic Complaints. If a student is dissatisfied with the instruction received in a class or with the interaction with the instructor of the class, the student may pursue the following avenues in the order listed:
Probation. A students college assumes responsibility for enforcing academic standards and may place any student on probation who has failed to maintain good standing as previously defined. For purposes of probation and retention, an individual college may set higher GPA standards. A student on academic probation is required to observe any rules or limitations the college may impose as a condition for retention.
Disqualification. A student who is placed on probation at the end of a semester is subject to disqualification by the college at the end of the following semester if the conditions imposed for retention are not met.
Disqualification is exercised at the discretion of the college and becomes effective on the first day of the semester following college action. A disqualified student is notified by the dean of the college or the Office of the Registrar and is not allowed to register in a fall or spring semester at the university until reinstated. A student who has been disqualified may appeal to the college standards committee. A student who is disqualified may not attend as a nondegree student.
Reinstatement. If a student with a GPA of 2.00 or greater has been disqualified by one college and seeks to transfer to another college at ASU, the student may apply at the Readmissions Section (SSV B114) or directly to the college to which the student wishes and is qualified to transfer.
To be reinstated into an ASU college other than the disqualifying college, the student must submit an application for reinstatement to the University Undergraduate Admissions Board through the Readmissions Section of the Office of the Registrar.
To be reinstated into the same college from which the student was disqualified, the student must submit an application for reinstatement to the disqualifying college. When reinstatement includes readmission, application must be made to the Readmissions Section of the Office of the Registrar.
Reinstatement Appeals. A student wishing to appeal the decision of the standards committee of a college may submit an appeal to the University Undergraduate Admissions Board. The decision of the board is final.
Academic Integrity. The highest standards of academic integrity are expected of all students. The failure of any student to meet these standards may result in suspension or expulsion from the university or other sanctions as specified in the University Student Academic Integrity Policy. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to, cheating, fabrication, tampering, plagiarism, or facilitating such activities. The University Student Academic Integrity Policy is available from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and from the deans of the individual colleges.
Suspension or Expulsion for Academic Dishonesty. All decisions relating to expulsion or suspension that are concerned with academic dishonesty are the sole prerogative of the dean of the school or college in which the student has been admitted. These decisions of suspension or expulsion can be appealed in accordance with established university procedures. Application for reinstatement may be made to any of the academic units within the university after the specified period of suspension. Merely having remained in a suspended status for a period of time does not, in itself, constitute a basis for reinstatement.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment, sets forth the requirements governing the protection of the privacy of the educational records of students who are or have been in attendance at ASU.
Eligible Student. For the purpose of this act, an eligible student is defined as any individual formally admitted to and enrolled at ASU or the parents of a dependent eligible student. Dependency is defined by Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
Record. The term record includes any information or data recorded in any medium, including, but not limited to, handwriting, print, tapes, film, microfilm, microfiche, and electronic means.
Types of Information
Educational Record. The term educational record refers to those records directly related to a student and maintained by an educational institution. Two types of educational records are subject to the provisions of this act: (1) directory information and (2) personally identifiable information. The term does not include those records specifically excluded by Section 99.3 of the privacy act.
Directory Information. The term directory information includes the following student information: name, local and permanent addresses, local telephone number, date and place of birth, citizenship, residency status, academic level, major field of study, college of enrollment, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.
Personally Identifiable Information. The term personally identifiable information includes the name of a students parent or other family member(s), a personal identifier such as the students Social Security number, a list of personal characteristics, or other information that would make the students identity easily traceable and any information, including directory information, that the student has indicated not to be released.
Access to Records
An eligible student or a parent of a dependent eligible student may inspect and review the students educational records. Some form of photo identification must be displayed before access to educational records is allowed.
Directory information may be released to anyone without consent of the student unless the student has indicated otherwise. Students may request that this information not be released by completing a form in the Office of the Registrar. A request to withhold this information excludes the student from being listed in the annual directory only if the request is submitted to the Office of the Registrar before the end of the third week of the fall semester.
All other educational records that contain personally identifiable information may not be released without the written consent of the student. A parent of a dependent student may challenge denial of such access by producing the most current copy of Internal Revenue Form 1040. If that form lists the student in question as a dependent, the parent is required to sign an affidavit that affirms that the student is his or her dependent. The affidavit is retained by the Office of the Registrar. Upon receipt of the affidavit, the university makes student records available to the parent for the rest of that calendar year as specified under the Buckley Amendment.
Students may grant access to parents or agencies by completing a form in the Office of the Registrar.
Location of Policy and Records
The custodian of Educational Records at ASU is the Office of the Registrar. Copies of this policy are available in the following offices: Reserve sections of Hayden Library and the Noble Science and Engineering Library, the Office of the Registrar, Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions, and Student Life. The Office of the Registrar also maintains a directory that lists all education records maintained on students by ASU.
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