Conditional Admission to ASU

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About Conditional Admission

What is Conditional Admission?

Arizona State University (ASU) gives "Conditional Admission" to students who have the academic skills and abilities to be successful at ASU, but do not have the English language test results (TOEFL, IELTS or PTE) required to attend the University.

Conditional Admission will allow you to improve your English before attending ASU. Your Conditional Admission offer will expire after three semesters.

Before your offer expires, you can do one of these two things to fulfill the English requirement:

Complete ASU's Global Launch IEP or Pass your TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE

What is the Intensive English Program about?

Global Launch at ASU has been offering intensive English language instruction for over 40 years, and has served over 22,000 students from more than 160 countries. Global Launch teachers and staff help students meet their English goals, experience American culture and prepare for university-level academic study.

Students who successfully complete the Advanced 2 level of the Global Launch intensive English program will receive a TOEFL waiver. This means that you will not need a TOEFL score to complete your admission to Arizona State University.

Conditionally admitted Global Launch students will receive special program benefits. Some of these benefits include:

  • Exclusive access to ASU advisers from some of ASU’s top degree programs

  • Access to on-campus housing and dining facilities

  • ASU student discounts

  • Free English support and tutoring services

How long will I be in Global Launch?

Global Launch offers six levels from Basic to Advanced, and it takes 8 weeks to complete each level. You will take an English test when you arrive in Arizona to discover your language level.

If you want to know approximately how long you will study in Global Launch, you can take the free online placement test. All students are still required to take the official placement test in person upon arrival to Arizona.

Take the online placement test

How to Apply

How do I become Conditionally Admitted?

Step 1. Apply to an ASU undergraduate program here.

Step 2. Submit your application documents.

  • Submit the $85 application fee.

  • Send your official transcripts from your school(s) to ASU Admission Services. To learn more about how to apply to ASU, click here.

Step 3. Receive your conditional admission letter from ASU.

Step 4. Apply to Global Launch. You will not be required to pay the $125 application fee to Global Launch.

Apply to ASU

Apply to Global Launch


Online English for Admission

Conditionally admitted students who are interested in fulfilling their English language requirement fully online may be interested in our English for Admission and Achievement courses. Our Global Launch English for Admission and Achievement courses are accepted for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs at ASU.


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More Information

How much does Global Launch cost?

Global Launch costs approximately $3,352 per 8-week session. To learn more, click here.

Where will I live?

You are responsible for arranging your housing accomodations and meal plans. Conditionally admitted students are encouraged to live in on-campus housing while at Global Launch. This will help you improve your English and prepare for life at Arizona State University. To learn more, click here.

Visa information

If your primary purpose for entering the United States is to study, you must obtain an F-1 student visa.

Global Launch will send you a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20 form) when you apply and submit all required documents for the English program.

The steps to acquire a visa are as follows:

  • Receive your SEVIS Form I-20

  • Process SEVIS Form I-901 and pay your SEVIS fee (Click here for more info)

  • Apply for your DS-160 Online Non-immigrant visa application

  • Schedule a visa interview at the nearest U.S. consulate (Find a location)

  • Pay visa application fee

  • Prepare for visa interview