The School of Molecular Sciences works with many transfer students. We know that transfer students have concerns about transitioning to ASU and questions about how their credits will transfer. This page details the step-by-step process students should follow to ensure an easy transition.
• STEP 1: Investigate ASU opportunities
• STEP 2: Apply to ASU
• STEP 3: Plan for registration and transfer workshop
• STEP 4: Learn about the transfer credit evaluation process
• STEP 5: Complete steps in MyASU
• STEP 6: Finish the Advising/Registration Process
STEP 1 Investigate opportunities at ASU. Prior to applying for admission, we encourage students to learn about ASU’s degree programs and about the transfer process.
• Learn about Transferring to ASU: Transfer
• Learn about ASU’s School of Molecular Science majors: Degrees and Minors
STEP 2 Apply to ASU. Be sure to request that all of your official transcripts from high school (s) and college(s) are sent to the ASU Admissions Office. Students are also responsible for sending their official test scores to the ASU Admissions Office (College Board-Advanced Placement (AP) exam scores, International Baccalaureate (IB) exams scores and CLEP exam scores). Only credit on official documents are appended to the official ASU record.
STEP 3 Plan for registration and transfer workshop. Once admitted you will receive information regarding a transfer workshop in the Armstrong Hall Advising HUB.
To register for classes, transfer students need to do one or both of the following actions:
- Action 1: Attend a Transfer Workshop. During this session an advisor will review your academic history, will recommend courses you should register for in the upcoming semester and will provide instruction on the registration process. You will also learn more about majors in The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. You will learn about student engagement and how to get involved on campus including research opportunities. It is helpful to review your MyASU page before coming to campus and take action to remove all HOLDS that impact registration.
Action 2: Take tests. Students who have not completed a college mathematics course should take the ALEKS assessment before meeting with their academic advisor and attending the transfer workshop. You may take the ALEKS assessment online. Be aware that your scores will take 72 hours to process in the system. You should not delay in taking the assessment or taking your requisite math course. You may take the test two times and the score is good for one year. To access the exam, please go to the ALEKS Mathematics Placement Assessment. To take Calculus I (MAT 270) you must score a 76 or higher on the assessment. To enroll in Precalculus (MAT 170) you must score at least 60. We recommend that you print a copy of your scores should you need to access them later. New students should bring a copy of their test score to the transfer workshop or to their first meeting with their academic advisor.
Students who want to take a language course should take the language placement exam before meeting with their advisor or attending the workshop. You may take the language test online. This test is self-diagnostic and should be used as a recommendation for selecting a section in which you will have greatest success. The results of the test are not reported elsewhere. We recommend that you print a copy of your scores should you need to access them later. New students should bring a copy of their test score to the transfer workshop or to their first meeting with their academic advisor.
STEP 4 Learn about the transfer credit evaluation process.
- Information for ALL Transfer Students
While most courses taken at a regionally accredited college or university are transferable, many issues impact how courses apply to a given degree program. ASU accepts college-level (not remedial) courses in which you have earned a grade of C or better (on a scale where an A=4.0) from regionally accredited institutions. It is up to the college of your major to determine how transferable courses fulfill your degree requirements. You may transfer up to 64 credits from a regionally accredited two-year college. While there is no limit to the number of courses that you may transfer from a regionally accredited four-year institution, university policies determine the number and type of ASU credits you need to earn your ASU degree. Every candidate for a baccalaureate degree is required to earn a minimum of 30 semester hours in resident credit courses at the ASU campus from which the student will graduate.
- Arizona Public Community Colleges
All of the Arizona Public Community Colleges have articulation agreements with Arizona State University. This means that all of your courses from these institutions have pre-determined equivalencies or fulfill pre-determined requirements. You can see the equivalencies on the Course Equivalency Guide
If you are only transferring credit from these institutions, you do not need to request further evaluation of your credits and you should proceed to STEP FIVE - Complete steps in MyASU below.
- Arizona Public Universities
Only some of the courses from University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University have been articulated with ASU. This means that some of your courses have pre-determined equivalencies or fulfill pre-determined requirements but others may not. You can see the equivalencies on the Course Equivalency Guide
For courses you have completed at these institutions that you do not see on the Course Equivalency Guide you will need to treat them like Out-of-State and Private Colleges & Universities (see below).
STEP 5: Complete steps in MyASU
STEP 6: Finish the Advising/Registration Process