Why Arizona State University Online?
Arizona State University is the largest public university in the U.S. offering over 600 programs from undergraduate through post-doctoral degrees. Currently, Arizona State University online offers a number of these programs 100% online.
At ASU, learning online is effective, flexible and smart. Every program delivered online is developed by the same excellent faculty who teach on our campuses, and is designed to engage students and professors in meaningful ways. Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to excellence, access and impact.
ASU students who learn online connect with the full university experience: interaction with internationally recognized faculty, access to collections from ASU's eight award-winning libraries, an alumni network tens of thousands of members strong, and membership in a community of thousands of students pursuing their degrees.
Our students also have access to the latest learning technologies: Gmail for ASU and other Google apps, dozens of state-of-the art software titles, the university's Facebook application, available exclusively to ASU students, as well as 24/7 research assistance and tech help.
U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU in its top tier of U.S. universities, and Forbes considers ASU among America's best colleges. Arizona State University has also been ranked the second most entrepreneurial university in the country by the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards.
The ASU Difference
- Quality. Earn a degree that employers respect.
- Affordability.No out-of-state tuition for fully online students.
- Expertise. Courses instructed by renowned ASU faculty.
- Community. Interact with ASU students around the country.
- Flexibility. Sessions offered year-round, many in a 7-week format.
- Supportive. Dedicated student and academic services.
- Resources. Extensive library systems, 24/7 tech support.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
You'll be surprised to learn how realistic the investment is, and how quickly it will pay for itself. There is no out-of-state tuition for fully online students. Ask your admissions counselor for details.
What about financial aid?
Admitted students may be eligible for financial aid if they meet the qualifying criteria. Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and outside resources. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid.
What is an online class like?
Every course within Arizona State University online is designed collaboratively with faculty and our innovative instructional design team, resulting in an effective, flexible and engaging education.
Will my diploma say "online?"
You will earn an Arizona State University degree. It will bear the name of your program and college, no different than if you attended one of our physical campuses.
Do I get to interact with actual professors?
Absolutely. You'll likely interact with them as much, if not more, through online courses than you would in a classroom. Depending upon the course, interaction can happen through emails, conference calls, streaming video, social networking, or other learning technologies.
Can I transfer credits?
Yes, in most cases: You need to have earned a "C" or better from a regionally accredited, college-level institution in the United States. Generally the credits you've already earned do not expire, either.
How much time does it take?
The amount of time it takes to complete your degree depends on the number of credits that transfer, the number you take each semester or session, and your program's requirements. You can take as many as 18 credit hours in spring and fall semesters, and between 7 and 9 credit hours in short and summer term sessions.