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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does ASU-USA Pathways cost?

How much does ASU-USA Pathways cost?

Please visit our "tuition and fees" page for more information.

Where will I live?

Where will I live?

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

Can I live with my friends in the dormitory?

Can I live with my friends in the dormitory?

Yes, 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.

Can I live off campus?

Can I live off campus?

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

What do I need to do before I travel to the U.S.?

What do I need to do before I travel to the U.S.?

Please review the "Before you travel to the USA" page on our website for detailed information regarding immigration, travel and more.

Where is the ASU-USA Pathways office?

Where is the ASU-USA Pathways office?

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

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How far is the Tempe campus from the West campus?

How far is the Tempe campus from the West campus?

ASU's West campus is about 28 miles (45 km) from the Tempe campus. ASU offers a free shuttle service between all 4 campuses for all student, faculty and staff. The shuttle is an easy way to travel and participate in ASU events and traditions, such as sporting events, on any campus. In addition, many students use the shuttles to take classes at different campuses.

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Is WiFi available on campus?

Is WiFi available on campus?

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. 

What do I do if I get sick?

What do I do if I get sick?

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

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

ASU Health Services

Address

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

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

 M-F  8:30am-12:15pm  
         12:45-5pm  

Wed: 8:30-6:30pm

Sat & Sun: Closed

Websiteeoss.asu.edu/health/west


For a life threatening emergency, please call 911.

How do I get health insurance?

How do I get health insurance?

You will be enrolled into ASU's health insurance plan with UnitedHealthcare. 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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Can I work while I am enrolled in ASU-USA Pathways?

Can I work while I am enrolled in ASU-USA Pathways?

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. 

What classes will I take at ASU-USA Pathways?

What classes will I take at ASU-USA Pathways?

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. 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.

Can I still graduate from ASU in 4 years if I attend ASU-USA Pathways?

Can I still graduate from ASU in 4 years if I attend ASU-USA Pathways?

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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Do I need to re-take the TOEFL after I complete ASU-USA Pathways?

Do I need to re-take the TOEFL after I complete ASU-USA Pathways?

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.

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Can I transfer my ASU-USA Pathways credits to another U.S. university?

Can I transfer my ASU-USA Pathways credits to another U.S. university?

Yes. You can transfer your ASU-USA Pathways credits to any other U.S. university, as long as your credits meet their admissions standards.

How do I pay for my ASU tuition and fees?

How do I pay for my ASU tuition and fees?

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.

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