Frequently Asked Questions

ASU-USA Pathways FAQs

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Yes. You must have at least a high-intermediate level of English proficiency to be successful in the ASU-USA Pathways program. Visit our admission requirements page for more information. 


ASU-USA Pathways only guarantees admission into the W. P. Carey School of Business, the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. 70% of Pathways students are admitted to degree programs other than those that are guaranteed. Students are encouraged to contact department advisors within other schools and degree programs to confirm whether if Pathways will be accepted. 


If you are interested in ASU-USA Pathways but you have a GPA or equivalent in the last 3 years of high school of below 2.5, you can join our Extended Pathway, where you would take one or two sessions (depending on GPA) of the Global Launch English Language Program to meet the Pathways Academic requirement, and then move on to the 3-term Pathways program.

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Yes! All of your for-credit courses are real ASU classes that all ASU students have to take. You will participate in group work, make friends and learn from ASU's professors.


Visit our on-campus housing and dining page for more information.


You may request to live with a friend or family member of the same gender in the on-campus residential facilities, but placement is not guaranteed.

Students are encouraged to live on campus during their freshman year (first year) at ASU. If you would like to live off campus, please contact an ASU-USA Pathways advisor before you make arrangements by emailing or by calling +1 602-543-1060.


Please review the "pre-arrival information page" page on our website for detailed information regarding immigration, travel and more.


The ASU-USA Pathways office is located on the ASU West Valley campus in the Sands Building, room 129.


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ASU's West Valley campus is about 28 miles (45 km) from the Tempe campus. ASU offers a free shuttle service between all 4 campuses for all students, faculty and staff. The shuttle is an easy way to travel and participate in ASU events on any campus.


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Yes. Every student and guest on any ASU campus has access to wireless internet. Simply select the "ASU" or "ASU guest" networks and accept the end user agreement.


Students have access to the ASU on-campus health clinic at the ASU West Valley campus. You can shedule an appointment during their business hours. 

For hospitals, pharmacies and urgent care facilities near the West Valley campus, please visit the West Valley campus student health website.

ASU Health Services  


ASU Health Services - West Valley
University Center Building, Room 190
4701 West Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306

Phone Number (480) 965-3346 select "West Valley campus" from menu options
Hours (fall/spring semesters)

 M-F  8:30am-12:15pm  

Wed: 8:30-6:30pm

Sat & Sun: Closed



For a life threatening emergency, please call 911.


You will be enrolled into ASU's health insurance plan. Your enrollment will be completed during your registration when you arrive to Arizona. The cost of your health insurance will be charged to your student account. 

If you already have insurance and would like to use your insurance instead of ASU's insurance, you must provide a copy of your insurance card at ASU-USA Pathways registration. If you are a sponsored student, please visit our sponsored student page for more information.


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F-1 visa students can work up to 20 hours per week on campus while taking classes at ASU. However, please talk to your academic advisor before you accept any new position.


The ASU-USA Pathways program offers for-credit classes that count toward your degree program of choice, and non-credit support classes that help you improve your English and academic performance in the American classroom.

To view the undergraduate degrees offered as part of the ASU-USA Pathways program, visit our degree tracks page. On this page you will also be able to view the course maps for each individual degree program as well as the course maps for all non-credit classes.


Yes. The ASU-USA Pathways program is designed to help students gain additional English language support while taking their freshman year (first year) courses at ASU. The 3-term Pathway allows students to take classes in fall, spring and summer. This will allow you to acclimate to university study and university life without rushing through your courses. This means that you will still be on track to graduate with other ASU students who begin their freshman year (first year) at the same time that you begin the ASU-USA Pathways program.


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No. As long as you successfully complete the ASU-USA Pathways program, you will be eligible progress to degree study at ASU without re-taking the TOEFL or IELTS exams, for up to two years from your Pathways completion date.


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Yes. You can transfer your ASU academic credits to any other U.S. university, as long as your grades and credits meet the new school's admission standards. 


Tuition and fees can be paid by wire transfer or by credit card on your My ASU student account or in person at the cashiering offices on each ASU campus. 

For more information about ways to pay, visit the ASU billing website.

Please visit our "ASU-USA Pathways: Costs, Fees & Housing" page for more information about the ASU-USA Pathways Diversity Scholarship.