Undergraduate Admission Requirements for the Fulton Schools
Undergraduate admission requirements for many majors in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are higher than university admission standards. Please review the 2020-2021 Admissions Requirements (PDF) for a complete list of degree programs requiring higher admission standards.
Additional admission requirements and information
English Language Proficiency Requirement
Success at ASU begins with a strong comprehension of the English language. Because our rigorous courses are taught in English and move at a fast pace, fluency in the language is necessary for understanding concepts and expressing yourself effectively. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or a citizen of a country listed on the ASU English Speaking Country list must demonstrate English Proficiency by submitting test scores from one of the following: Admission to all Fulton Schools degree programs except those in the Polytechnic School require a minimum TOEFL score of 63 (paper-based) or 79 on iBT (internet-based test); or a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5; or a Pearson Test of English PTE score of 58; or a duoLingo English Test (currently approved for 2020 and 2021 semesters) score of 105. For admission into programs within the Polytechnic School, the general University EP requirements must be met. For more information on ways to satisfy English Proficiency please visit https://admission.asu.edu/international/undergrad/english-proficiency.
ASU may offer conditional undergraduate admission to international applicants who meet the academic (aptitude) requirement but who are not proficient in English. Through conditional admission, students must first successfully complete the Advanced 2 level of the English language course at ASU’s American English and Culture Program or demonstrate English proficiency as stated above before being allowed to enroll in university courses.
Note: ASU reserves the right to independently test any student’s English proficiency upon arrival, including those who have met the English proficiency requirement, and may require support classes if the demonstrated level of English proficiency is not sufficient for academic success.
Learn more about ASU’s admission requirements for international students at https://admission.asu.edu/international/undergrad-apply.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: admission.asu.edu/mypath2asu.
Change of Major
Students interested in changing their major to one of the majors within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering must meet the admission requirements. Note that the GPA requirement for change of major is calculated using all coursework (ASU + transfer GPA). A useful tool to view the combined ASU+transfer GPA and the courses required to be completed in order to meet the secondary criteria requirements is the FSE Secondary Review Audit in DARS. Please review the Admission Requirements above for a complete list of degree programs that have secondary review criteria.
Students who were admitted as freshmen into the Fulton Schools of Engineering, with the exception of The Polytechnic School and Engineering Exploration, and have maintained continuous enrollment in any Fulton Schools major may choose to change to any other major within the Fulton Schools of Engineering provided they are in good academic standing. Students admitted to The Polytechnic School and Engineering Exploration must meet the transfer admission requirements in order to change to a Fulton Engineering major outside of The Polytechnic School.
Transfer students who have been admitted to the Fulton Schools of Engineering from a non-ASU institution or are changing majors from another college within ASU must meet the transfer admission requirements in order to change to any other major within the Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Change of major is not guaranteed, and students interested in changing majors are encouraged to make an appointment with an advisor in the program of interest to discuss the probability of success and to develop a plan of action to ensure successful advancement to upper-division courses. For questions regarding admission to a program in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, please contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs: 480-965-2272.