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New students

Get your Fulton Schools education off to a great start with these steps and resources for new students

Welcome to your future

Starting your college education can feel overwhelming, but we’ve outlined your next steps in the Fulton Schools to make it easier.

Follow these steps, then keep scrolling for more resources to help new students like you get off to a great start!

There are so many ways to jump-start your future in the Fulton Schools, and we encourage you to leverage the opportunities ahead. Check out this digital brochure and learn how to invest in your education by starting your journey with us and taking another step toward changing the world. We can’t wait to see you in the fall and welcome you to the Fulton Schools.

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Step 1: Submit final transcripts

Contact your current school and request that they mail a copy of your final transcript to ASU.

Without a final transcript, you may not receive financial aid or register for classes beyond the first semester. Your current school must send your final transcript by mail to ASU Admissions.

Step 2: Learn about financial
aid options

Financial aid starts with the FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is an application you fill out every year to determine how much financial aid you’re eligible to receive.

It is the first step towards receiving financial aid at ASU.

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Step 3: Follow your next steps

We have resources to support you, no matter where you are coming from in your education. Your next steps depend on your life experience.

Click on the tabs that apply to you for your next steps:






First-year students

Pay your enrollment deposit

To secure your place at ASU, pay your enrollment deposit right away. As an admitted student who has paid their enrollment deposit, you can register for New Student Orientation Experience, secure a Sun Devil ID card and reserve university housing. 

Make your enrollment deposit online.

ASU New Student Orientation Experience–get ASU ready!

After you pay your enrollment deposit, you can start the ASU New Student Orientation Experience

The ASU New Student Orientation Experience gives you information, resources, tips and tools you need to make a successful transition to college at ASU. You will 

  • Connect with your Fulton Schools academic advisors,
  • Finalize your class schedule, 
  • Become familiar with the ASU campus, 
  • Learn about opportunities and support networks available to you as a Sun Devil.

Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, start the New Student Orientation Experience through your My ASU account.

Take the math placement assessment

You must complete the ASU Math Placement Assessment prior to orientation and enrollment into your first semester math course, unless you have transferred an equivalent prerequisite course.  Learn about the ASU Math Placement Assessment and take it online.

Not happy with your math placement score? We have ways to help you improve. Take your assessment, then see how you can improve your math placement score before you come to campus.

Learn about Residential life in the Fulton Schools

As a first-year Fulton Schools student, you will live in one of our residential communities. Find out more about Fulton Schools Residential Life.

E2 – A camp for incoming first-year students

Join other first-year students in the cool, forested mountains of northern Arizona for Fulton Schools’ unique E2 camp. Held just a couple hours north of Phoenix, E2 camp immerses you in fun activities where you can start making new friendships with other first-year students. Activities are led by Fulton Schools faculty, staff and upper-class students. Learn more about E2 for incoming first-year students and sign up for a session.

Transfer students

Follow these steps to complete your transfer to the Fulton Schools at ASU:

Complete the ASU Transfer Orientation

Go to My ASU, log in with your ASURITE id, and complete the ASU Transfer Orientation. It will be listed as a priority task.

Complete the Fulton Schools Transfer Orientation

Next, register for the online Fulton Schools transfer orientation. This program will prepare you to meet with your academic advisor and show you how to get involved at the Fulton Schools.

Check on your transfer credits

To check on your transfer credits, go to asu.edu/transfercredit. Log in with your ASURITE id and click “My Transfer Courses” in the upper-right corner. You will see the progress and status of transfer course evaluations. Note: Some courses may require a syllabus for evaluation.

Enroll in FSE 310 and get a credit for becoming a better student

FSE 310, Transfer Success in FSE (1 credit), is a course created to help Fulton Schools transfer students like you become a successful engineering student and ultimately, engineer. The class will introduce you to the unique culture, opportunities and challenges at ASU and within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Enrollment is optional but strongly encouraged!

International students

Check My ASU

Check your Priority Tasks list in My ASU regularly. Complete any pending items quickly.

ASU resources for you

Fulton Schools resources for you

The Fulton Schools has events you can join, and you can get personal assistance from our International Engineering Student Experience Manager, Ya Hu.

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Ya Hu

Manager, International Engineering Student Experience

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And because you are a Fulton Schools student, you can join our international student events!

Online students

Whether you are a transfer student, military student, or coming from one of our partners like Starbucks or Uber, the Fulton Schools has a guide just for you.

Visit our Online Student Resources page to get started!

Complete the Fulton Schools Checklist for new online students

Follow the links below to access the checklists for “First-year” and “Transfer” online students.

Students with 23 or fewer transferable credits

Students with 24 or more transferable credits

Military/veteran students

Military/veteran student next steps

As a newly admitted military/veteran student, your first step is to connect with the ASU Pat Tillman Veterans Center and start on their list of Steps for Newly Admitted Students.

If you have questions about ASU support for military students and veterans, please contact [email protected].

If you have questions about your VA benefits, please contact  [email protected].Connect with our Fulton Student Veterans Organization, our Fulton Schools student organization that works to ensure the success of ASU engineering veterans and military-affiliated STEM students in higher education and civilian careers by cultivating leadership, academic success, professional development, and social engagement.

Events to attend before the semester starts

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New Student Experience

ASU and the Fulton Schools both have online New Student Experience orientation sessions. By following the above steps, you’ll complete your ASU orientation.

Next, you’ll complete your Fulton Schools New Student Experience, where you can learn how to customize your Fulton Schools education, and make the most out of everything we have to offer.

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E2 camp for first-year students

Join other first-year students in the cool, forested mountains of northern Arizona for Fulton Schools’ unique E2 camp.

Held just a couple hours north of Phoenix, E2 camp immerses you in fun activities where you can start making new friendships with other first-year students.

Activities are led by Fulton Schools faculty, staff and upper-class students.

Resources for specific student groups

Online students

International students

Transfer students

Military and veterans

More student resources

Customize your experience

Learn about many of the clubs, experiences and opportunities the Fulton Schools has to offer at our Customize website.

Select the options you like, then create and save your personalized 4-year plan.

Talk to a current student

Find out what the Fulton Schools experience is like from a Fulton Schools Peer Mentor.

Accelerated programs

Head on over to the Fulton Schools website to find out how you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as 5 years.


Advisors identify campus resources and services to help you be successful at ASU.

Get help navigating your degree program and fulfilling its requirements.

Student Organizations

Being connected with a student organization helps students build lasting friendships, develop invaluable career skills and gain industry connections.

Find the right student organization for you on our student org directory.

More student resources

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