Learn about the requirements to successfully complete your freshman year and continue into your professional degree program.


Milestone guidelines + application 

Undergraduate students in The Design School must successfully pass a degree milestone at the end of their freshman year to continue in the professional degree program. Applying to pass the degree milestone requirement is competitive and limited by available resources. Selection is awarded to those applicants demonstrating the highest promise for professional success.

Students who want to submit a milestone application in more than one major (for example: architectural studies and industrial design) must submit separate applications for each major. Transfer students must be admitted to ASU prior to the application deadline to be eligible to apply online to pass the degree milestone. Transfers into programs are considered only on a space available basis and such transfers are limited to students with equivalent course work who are competitive with continuing students. Students that do not pass the degree milestone will meet with their academic advisor to discuss their many degree options at ASU.

The milestone process is subject to change each year. We maintain the past year's information on this website to provide students with information about the types of materials they will be expected to submit. It is each individual student's responsibility to select and follow the correct set of application requirements listed below. To start an online application, click on the ‘Click here to apply now’ button below. Be sure to download the guidelines by clicking on your intended major.

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Click on your intended major to download the pdf file with the guidelines.

  • Architecture
    • Application opens: April 1, 2019 – Application closes: April 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. 
  • Industrial Design 
    • Application opens: April 1, 2019 – Application closes: April 19, 2019 at 5 p.m.
  • Interior Design 
    • Application opens: April 1, 2019 – Application closes: April 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. 

    Important information for transfer students

    Transfer students who intend to apply directly to pass the milestones for a professional program must be admitted to Arizona State University and have received their certificate of admission to the university prior to the application deadline date for their major; the certificate of admission to the university is required as part of the application materials for transfer students who are not currently enrolled at ASU. All first year course requirements must be satisfied as well in order for a student to be eligible for admission to the professional program. More information on the application process.