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Congratulations on your acceptance to The Design School in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

New undergraduate students

Find out all you need to know about being a new undergraduate student in The Design School in ASU’s Herberger Institute and what your next steps are to joining us.

New graduate students

Watch webinars and read through our Q&A as you prepare for your future at The Design School.

Webinars

Fall 2020 Q&A

Q&A webinar about plans for Fall 2020 arrivals and blended teaching modalities all students to have access to the in-person experience and the tools and amenities of The Design School at ASU.

Fall 2020 at The Design School

Master of Architecture Fall 2020

This webinar addresses outstanding questions on fall 2020 from incoming and continuing graduate architecture students.

Fall 2020 M.Arch at ASU

Fall 2020 options for international students

Explore different options available to international students accepted to The Design School.

Fall 2020 Planning at The Design School

Fall 2020 semester planning

This is a webinar about fall 2020 semester planning, and the experiences planned for incoming master's degree students in The Design School at ASU.

Fall 2020 Grad Programs in Design

Q&A for accepted graduate students

I would like to attend ASU but I would like to come the semester after the one I am admitted for, can I defer my admission date?

I would like to attend ASU but I would like to come the semester after the one I am admitted for, can I defer my admission date?

You may request to defer your admission for one year from your original admit term. Please email DesignGrad@asu.edu to request a deferral. You will be asked to complete a short form and it will require approval from your program head.

What types of financial aid are available?

What types of financial aid are available?

Graduate students receive financial support in the form of Teaching Assistanships (https://design.asu.edu/resources/students/teaching-assistantships) and scholarships (https://scholarships.asu.edu/). U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents may also apply for Federal Aid: https://students.asu.edu/financialaid

What is the process for applying for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) and what are the benefits?

What is the process for applying for a Teaching Assistantship (TA) and what are the benefits?

More information about Teaching Assistantships including dates to apply and the application can be found here: https://design.asu.edu/resources/students/teaching-assistantships. TAs receive a tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance.

I am having trouble with receiving or submitting documents for the I-20. what should I do?

I am having trouble with receiving or submitting documents for the I-20. what should I do?

All information regarding the I-20 (how to request, what is needed, and tracking the status) may be found in the student’s MyASU student account. The student should be aware that the Graduate College is the department on campus that produces the I-20. If the student has questions that are unable to be answered through the MyASU student account or through a search on their website (http://graduate.asu.edu), the student should contact Graduate College directly at 1-480-965-6113 or by email: gograd@asu.edu.

An item on MyASU Task List requires a final transcript from my current institution, but I have not yet completed my current term

An item on MyASU Task List requires a final transcript from my current institution, but I have not yet completed my current term

After students are admitted, they have one semester to submit their final official transcript (and official degree certificate if applicable).

I have a MMR hold on my account. How do I get this removed?

I have a MMR hold on my account. How do I get this removed?

The MMR hold requires a student to send proof of the MMR vaccine or illness to Student Health Services; the student visit: https://students.asu.edu/health/immunization

 

Mail, Fax or email MMR to:

 

IMMUNIZATION DEPARTMENT

ASU Health Services 

Arizona State University 

P.O. Box 872104 Tempe, AZ  85287-2104       

 

FAX NUMBER: (480) 965-8914

EMAIL:  immunizations@asu.edu

PHONE NUMBER: (480) 965-8177

Where do I go for advising?

Where do I go for advising?

Please email DesignGrad@asu.edu to set up an appointment.

Where is the course catalog?

Where is the course catalog?

How many credits are required for international students to take each semester?

How many credits are required for international students to take each semester?

International students are required to take at least nine (9) credit hours each fall and spring semester. Most of our graduate programs require 12-15 credit hours per semester.

How do I register for courses?

How do I register for courses?

On your My ASU student account, in the “My Classes” section, the student will see a link for “Registration” and “Class Search.” Your Registration Date will tell you at what date and time you may begin registering for courses. Watch My ASU for any Priority Tasks or Holds, as these may prevent registration.

Is it important that I read all of the email sent by my advisor?

Is it important that I read all of the email sent by my advisor?

Yes, your advisor sends emails containing important information on policies, procedures, and deadlines which will help the student to succeed in his/her program; therefore, it is important to read these emails in their entirety.

How can I find my 10 digit ASU ID number (also know as Affiliate or empl ID)?

How can I find my 10 digit ASU ID number (also know as Affiliate or empl ID)?

Three to five business days after students apply to ASU, they should expect to receive an email from ASU Graduate College detailing how to activate their My ASU student account. A student’s 10-digit ASU Affiliate ID number may be found under the Profile link on the My ASU student account page.

Where can I get an ASU Sun card/ID card?

Where can I get an ASU Sun card/ID card?

A student can purchase a Sun Card after admission at the Sun Card office:cfo.asu.edu/cardservices. The cost is $25 and the office is in the lower level of the Memorial Union. A Sun Card is required to enter your studio classrooms.

 

A student must be eligible to register for courses in order to acquire a Sun Card.

Is there on-campus housing for graduate students?

Is there on-campus housing for graduate students?

There is very limited housing for graduate students on campus, but ASU has three residential halls on the Tempe campus that provide some housing for graduate students: University Towers, Adelphi Commons II and Cholla Apartment:housing.asu.edu/home 

 

Many off-campus housing options are also available:www.asu.edu/studentaffairs/reslife/occss

How much does it cost to attend ASU?

How much does it cost to attend ASU?

Please use the tuition estimator link to estimate cost of attendance; please be advised that this is only an estimate; see: https://students.asu.edu/tuition

What does it mean to audit a course? Will an audited course affect my GPA?

What does it mean to audit a course? Will an audited course affect my GPA?

Auditing a course is when a student registers for a course, but does not receive credit for the course, and receives a grade of “X.” Please note, you will need to pay full tuition for the course.

An audited course will not go on your Plan of Study (iPOS), nor will it affect your GPA.

Are campus tours available?

Are campus tours available?

Yes, for campus tours please visit: visit.asu.edu. For Design School tours, please email DesignGrad@asu.edu.

Does ASU have a place on campus where I can use a computer to do my schoolwork?

Does ASU have a place on campus where I can use a computer to do my schoolwork?

Yes, ASU has multiple spaces where students may use a computer to do their schoolwork: uto.asu.edu/computing/tempe

Does ASU have organizations or clubs for students?

Does ASU have organizations or clubs for students?

Yes, ASU has organizations and clubs for students; see:http://asu.orgsync.com/search

 

There are many paraprofessional design organizations at The Design School: https://design.asu.edu/resources/students/student-organizations

I have decided not to attend ASU, what should I do?

I have decided not to attend ASU, what should I do?

If students have registered for courses, they must withdraw from their courses, or they will be charged tuition and fees for those courses. Please email DesignGrad@asu.edu to let us know about your decision. You may also submit a “Voluntary Complete Withdrawal” form (Graduate student forms) to Graduate College; however, this is not recommended if students think they may change their mind and attend ASU. Students may either fax or mail the form to:

 

Fax: 480.965.5158

Mail: Graduate College

Arizona State University

PO Box 871003

Tempe, AZ 85287-1003

Next steps

See what your next steps are as a new student.