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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 insure an easy transition.
• STEP 1: Investigate ASU opportunities
• STEP 2: Apply to ASU
• STEP 3: Plan for registration and orientation
• 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 Chemistry and Biochemistry 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) be 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 orientation. Once admitted you will receive information regarding registration and Orientation. We recommend new transfer students attend a TRANSFER ORIENTATION.
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).
• Out-of- State and Private Colleges & Universities
Each of the courses that you present for transfer from schools other than Arizona Public Community Colleges or Arizona Public Universities that are accepted by ASU will transfer initially as elective credit. You will need to follow the below actions to have your transfer courses evaluated to meet specific degree requirements.