Frequently Asked Questions

Campus Immersion FAQs

How and when do I pay for Global Launch tuition and fees?

How and when do I pay for Global Launch tuition and fees?

Tuition, student services and technology fees, and health insurance must be paid in full by the 5th day of classes. You can pay using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, traveler's checks or cash. Your tuition and fees will be posted to your MyASU > Finances account. Visit ASU's billing page for more information.

Is there an enrollment deposit?

Is there an enrollment deposit?

Yes. Students must pay a $650 enrollment deposit at the time of New Student Registration.

What should I have with me when I register for classes?

What should I have with me when I register for classes?

You must have your passport, visa, I-20 (if you are an F-1 student), measles vaccination record, and method of payment for your enrollment deposit.

I am a transfer student. What do I do?

I am a transfer student. What do I do?

  • Tell your student advisor that you want to transfer to the Global Launch English program. You should tell your advisor BEFORE you finish your current program.
  • Submit your online application, application fee, passport copy and statement of financial guarantee.
  • Download and print the Global Launch F-1 Transfer-In Form, sign it, and ask your current school's student advisor to complete it.
  • Send a copy, or have your advisor send a copy, of the completed F-1 Status Verification form to Global Launch.

Can I study at Global Launch with a B visa (B-1, B-2), visa waiver, or border crossing card?

Can I study at Global Launch with a B visa (B-1, B-2), visa waiver, or border crossing card?

You are eligible for the part-time incidental study. However, please note: if you begin studying in Global Launch while on a B visa (B-1, B-2), visa waiver, or border crossing card, a change to F-1 student status will not be possible unless you first exit the U.S., apply for and receive an F-1 student visa, and then re-enter the U.S. using the F-1 visa.

How is my course level determined?

How is my course level determined?

Your course level is determined by your Global Launch English placement test score. Students do not determine their own placement. You will be tested on reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary. 

Do I have to take the placement test?

Do I have to take the placement test?

Yes, all students are required to take the placement test. Students cannot choose their level. Students will not be able to enroll in classes until the placement is taken.

When will I know my class level and schedule?

When will I know my class level and schedule?

You will receive your class level and schedule during orientation after you take the placement test. 

What do my fees go toward?

What do my fees go toward?

The fees pay for all Global Launch activities and use of all campus facilities except the Sun Devil Fitness Complex (SDFC) (SDFC membership costs $100 per semester or $25 per month)

Do Conditionally Admitted students need to pay the application fee?

Do Conditionally Admitted students need to pay the application fee?

No. Global Launch will waive the application fee for our English Language program for applicants who are Conditionally Admitted to Arizona State University.

Are there dining facilities available on campus?

Are there dining facilities available on campus?

Yes, students can purchase a meal plan or buy meals individually. There are many cafeterias and restaurants on campus and within walking distance. Go to ASU's Sun Devil Dining page for more information.

Are there any scholarships or financial aid available to study English at Global Launch?

Are there any scholarships or financial aid available to study English at Global Launch?

Global Launch does not offer any financial aid or scholarships.

Can I study part time in the Campus Immersion program?

Can I study part time in the Campus Immersion program?

Yes, you can study part time in our Campus Immersion program. You will take classes for up to 12 hours per week. If you have questions about whether you are eligible for part time study, speak with a Global Launch advisor.

Can I work while I'm taking classes at Global Launch?

Can I work while I'm taking classes at Global Launch?

F-1 students are eligible to work on campus a maximum of 20 hours per week. Global Launch F-1 students are generally not authorized to work off campus. If an F-1 student works off campus this will risk their F-1 immigration status and may result in departure from the U.S. If you have any questions about what jobs you can accept, speak with a Global Launch advisor for information.

I don't have proof of my measles immunizations. What can I do?

I don't have proof of my measles immunizations. What can I do?

ASU requires all students to submit proof of 2 measles vaccinations or a blood test showing proof of measles immunity. Immunizations and lab tests are offered at all ASU Health Services locations. ASU Campus Health Center

You can find the MMR form here.

Can I take an ASU classes while I'm a Global Launch Student?

Can I take an ASU classes while I'm a Global Launch Student?

If you are conditionally admitted to Arizona State University, you may NOT take classes at ASU while you are at Global Launch. To learn more about Conditional Admissions, click here

I want to live in an apartment or house off-campus. Can I get the information before I arrive?

I want to live in an apartment or house off-campus. Can I get the information before I arrive?

Yes, you will find helpful housing details and links to housing resources on our cost & fees page. It is best to reserve housing as soon as possible because housing is limited. 

Can I fax my financial guarantee?

Can I fax my financial guarantee?

Yes, you can mail or fax your financial guarantee, or send it via e-mail as an attached file. 

Fax: 1 (480) 223-6315

Email: GlobalLaunch@asu.edu

I already have health insurance in my own country. Do I still need to buy ASU health insurance?

I already have health insurance in my own country. Do I still need to buy ASU health insurance?

Yes. All students with F-1 visas are required to buy health insurance through Global Launch unless they provide proof of the alternate ASU-approved health insurance. For questions, contact GlobalLaunch@asu.edu.

CAN I SEND MY APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT BY EXPRESS MAIL?

CAN I SEND MY APPLICATION FEE PAYMENT BY EXPRESS MAIL?

Unfortunately, we do not accept payment by mail. The application fee must be paid online. Once you complete your application online, you will receive a link to pay your application fee.

Will I receive a certificate from Global Launch?

Will I receive a certificate from Global Launch?

  • Students who successfully complete the Advanced 2 level receive a program Certificate of Completion from Arizona State University’s Global Launch program.
  • Students who successfully complete a special group program receive a program certificate.

Can I register for another Global Launch session?

Can I register for another Global Launch session?

Yes, you can register for the next Global Launch session while you are attending classes in the English Language program. 

How can I pay the online application fee?

How can I pay the online application fee?

The $125 online application fee may be paid by credit card or via wire transfer through Flywire

How is ASU responding to COVID-19?

How is ASU responding to COVID-19?

ASU offers the most comprehensive COVID-19 testing in the United States for free to all students and has safety measures in place for your safety and success.

ASU students are eligible for and have access to the COVID-19 vaccine on campus.

Read ASU's COVID management strategy

Is COVID testing required to live on campus?

Is COVID testing required to live on campus?

The health of the ASU community remains our top priority. Arizona State University’s official source of information about COVID-19 and important information for the ASU community can be found at coronavirus.asu.edu

Online Immersion FAQs

What is the difference between the campus immersion and online immersion?

What is the difference between the campus immersion and online immersion?

Campus immersion

Travel to the U.S. and learn on campus at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Online immersion

Earn a top-quality American English language education from anywhere in the world.

Levels 6 6
Weeks per level 8 8
Hours per week 21 21
Live teacher and classmate interaction
Cultural immersion and social activities
Field trips
Online self-study
Homework
University preparation
Academic and professional development
Tutoring and advising services
Full-time student support staff
Fulfills ASU’s language proficiency requirement

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ONLINE IMMERSION AND ONLINE SELF-PACED ENGLISH?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ONLINE IMMERSION AND ONLINE SELF-PACED ENGLISH?

Unlike the Online Immersion program, Online Self-paced is completely self-paced, meaning that you will not have a class schedule, a live class experience, a teacher to speak with or classmates learning with you. You will study as your schedule allows and submit your online coursework as assigned. When you complete the course, you will have gained new English skills. These courses offer a certificate of completion but do not meet ASU’s TOEFL requirement.

CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE ONLINE IMMERSION PROGRAM FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.?

CAN I PARTICIPATE IN THE ONLINE IMMERSION PROGRAM FROM OUTSIDE THE U.S.?

Yes, you can participate in the Online Immersion program outside the U.S.  Students, if eligible for full-time study, may participate in the Online Immersion program from anywhere in the world, as long as they meet daily requirements for online attendance, participation, classwork, etc.

Can I participate in the online immersion program from inside the U.S.?

Can I participate in the online immersion program from inside the U.S.?

Depending on your visa category and U.S immigration status, you may be eligible to study in the Online Immersion program from inside the U.S. Global Launch does not provide documentation of study-eligible status for participating in the Online Immersion program from inside the U.S. F-1 students are not eligible for full-time only study inside the U.S.

Do Online Immersion students have to pay the enrollment deposit?

Do Online Immersion students have to pay the enrollment deposit?

Yes, all students in our Online and Campus Immersion program need to pay the $650 enrollment deposit at the time of New Student Registration.

What equipment do I need for the online immersion program?

What equipment do I need for the online immersion program?

You must have daily access to a computer or laptop, a strong internet connection, and a functioning microphone, speaker and camera. You will be required to attend Zoom classes and to participate with camera on.

Am I allowed as an F-1 student to take classes online?

Am I allowed as an F-1 student to take classes online?

Students inside the U.S who are F-1 students are not eligible to participate in the Online Immersion Program.

What is included in the online immersion price?

What is included in the online immersion price?

Tuition and fees cover the cost of the program and services:

  • Live group classes
  • All course materials
  • No additional fees for textbooks
  • Weekly activities
  • Tutoring
  • Advising with personalized Success Coaches
  • Virtual welcome / help desk
  • Access to ASU online library collections
  • Tuition and fees are required and cannot be waived or reduced

Will I have time with my teacher in the online immersion program?

Will I have time with my teacher in the online immersion program?

Yes. The Online Immersion program includes 11 hours each week of real-time interaction with the teacher and classmates, plus 10 hours a week of self-study exercises assigned by the teacher. You can also meet the teacher during office hours and receive personalized support from a tutor. 

What is the online attendance requirement for online immersion?

What is the online attendance requirement for online immersion?

Attendance and participation in class are an important part of the learning process. If you do not attend class, you will not learn the skills necessary to move to the next level. Absences and missed class time will negatively impact course grades.

Will there be any Connect Activities in the online immersion program?

Will there be any Connect Activities in the online immersion program?

Yes! Join the Global Launch Activities Team on Zoom for an online activities experience. Have fun meeting other Global Launch students, staff and helpers!

Can I change from online immersion to campus immersion?

Can I change from online immersion to campus immersion?

If you want to change from Online Immersion to the Campus Immersion program, please email globallaunch@asu.edu one month before you wish to change.

Because both programs offer the same learning outcomes, you can switch easily between Online Immersion and Campus Immersion. Your advisor will help you follow U.S. Immigration requirements.

 

What is the class schedule for online immersion?

What is the class schedule for online immersion?

The online immersion program will be held on the following schedule. Please align your time zone with the following times:

  Monday - Friday
  Start time End time
Tempe, Arizona 6:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.*
*9:00 a.m on Wednesdays due to Language Lab
  • Time is based on Mountain Standard Time. Convert to your time here
  • The summer schedule above is subject to change based on enrollment.
  • If you have a concern related to the schedule, please contact the Global Launch office and we will help you.

Can a student under the age of 17 apply to the Online Immersion program?

Can a student under the age of 17 apply to the Online Immersion program?

Online Immersion applicants must be at least 16 years old. No parental consent or high school graduation required.

How will tuition and fees be charged for online immersion?

How will tuition and fees be charged for online immersion?

Tuition and fees will be charged to your MyASU account. You will be able to access this account after you register for classes. You can then pay by credit card or bank transfer, all online.

Can I study part time in the Online Immersion program?

Can I study part time in the Online Immersion program?

Global Launch does not offer a part-time option for the Online Immersion program at this time. Students in the Online Immersion program will study 21 hours per week. For students interested in part time study and reduced hours, Global Launch offers Quick Launch group English courses with 3 hours of live classroom instruction and 5 to 7 hours of self-study each week. For more information, please email globallaunch@asu.edu

What is the application deadline?

What is the application deadline?

Which exams does ASU accept as proof of English proficiency?

Which exams does ASU accept as proof of English proficiency?

Visit the ASU admission site for detailed information https://admission.asu.edu/international/undergrad/english-proficiency