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Immigration SEVIS and Student Visa

Immigration SEVIS and Student Visa

International students who plan to study in the ASU-USA Pathways program must obtain an F-1 visa. Click here to learn more about the SEVIS and Student Visa steps.

Before Traveling to the U.S.
  • Recive 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
  • Preapare for visa interview
  • Prepare documents for travel
You will need the documents below to travel to and attend ASU:
  • Passport If your passport is expiring soon, contact your embassy to renew it up to 6 months before the expiration date.
  • I-20 is valid for 12 months, the length of the ASU-USA Pathways program.
  • F-1 Visas can only be issued outside of the U.S. by a U.S. Consulate or Embassy
  • I-94 is your "Arrival/Departure Record" in the U.S. immigration system, it is store electronically or stapled in your passport when you enter the U.S.
During the Pathays program, please be aware that you must:
  • Maintain a full course of study and register for classes each semester. 
  • Keep all immigration documents valid (F-1 Visa, I-20, I-94)
  • Inform ASU of any change in your local address and/or contact information by emailing usapathways@asu.edu

 

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Enrollment Deposit

Enrollment Deposit

An enrollment deposit of US $888.00 will confirm your intent to study in the Pathways program, and reserve your space in university housing. Once you have activated your MyASU account, you can log in to see your fees. Please follow the instructions on the attached document "How to Pay". 

 

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ASU ID and Email Accounts

ASU ID and Email Accounts

Your ASURITE ID, given to you after you applied to ASU-USA Pathways, is used to access ASU's online student services at MyASU. Your ASURITE must be activated online, along with your ASU email (yourname@asu.edu). This email is your official university address, to receive all important information about the Pathways program and ASU. Please reference this document for more information.

If you forget your password, click here.

If you do not have an ASURITE User ID and activation code, please call (480) 965-2437. If you need help with the activation process, contact the University Technology office (UTO) Help Desk at 1-855-278-5080. 

Please review computer security guidelines.

 

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Math Placement Test

Math Placement Test

Every new Pathways student must complete the ASU Math Placement Test before arriving. Please click here for instructions and screenshots to help you understand how to take the test.  After you start the test, you have 2 hours to complete it. You cannot save your place and continue the test later. Make sure to allow 24 to 48 hours for your score to appear on MyASU.

Your Pathways advisor will review your placement test score and your Pathways track to determine the appropriate math course for you.  

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Housing and Dining

Housing and Dining

West Campus

Once you are admitted to the ASU-USA Pathways Program, you are eligible to apply for housing. Apply Here. For more information about residential houses on the ASU West campus, visit our housing and dining page.

Students attending ASU-USA Pathways and living on campus will have the option to choose 1 of 4 meal plans. Click here and scroll down to Meal Plan Payment Options for more information about the meal plans. 

For more information about your new address in Arizona, how to travel from the airport to your new address, or for hotel information, please download our 2020 New Student Arrival document.

New Student Arrival document

MMR Immunization

MMR Immunization

You must submit your measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization form before you can register for classes. The form is included in your admission packet. Visit the ASU Health Services website for more information.

 

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

ASU-USA Pathways students should be prepared to pay program tuition, housing and dining, insurance and other fees by the first day of classes.

Tuition charges will be billed to your student account and may be viewed online through My ASU. By registering for classes you agree to pay all applicable tuition and registration fees.

If you decide not to attend, you must completely withdraw from all classes before the semester begins.

For more information on how to pay, click here.

Students are responsible for reviewing their ASU email and MyASU accounts for billing statements and current information. Billing statements are not mailed to your home.

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Travel Arrangements and Arrival

Travel Arrangements and Arrival

Free airport transportation from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to ASU's West campus will be available. An ASU staff member will meet you and guide you to the shuttle.

Please email us your flight information along with your ASU ID number at usapathways@asu.edu to secure your free shuttle. You will receive an email confirmation with your free shuttle information.

If you need to arrange and pay for your own transportation, there are many affordable options for transportation from the airport to the West campus.

 

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Orientation Week

Orientation Week

All ASU-USA Pathways students must attend the ASU-USA Pathways Welcome Week.

In addition to check-in and registration, these events will help acquaint students with university resources, meet other international students, and learn how to get involved on campus.

All details will be provided when you check into on-campus housing.

 

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Identification (ID) Cards

Identification (ID) Cards

Students have the option to obtain the Sun Card or the Pitchfork Card when they arrive at ASU. The Sun Card is an official ASU student photo ID that allows you to complete in-person transactions and gain access to library and other services. The Pitchfork Card is two cards in one — it is an ASU student ID card and a MasterCard® check card.

Read more to understand the main differences between the Sun Card and the Pitchfork Card.

Get your Sun Card or Pitchfork Card as soon as you arrive at ASU. It is also highly recommended that you obtain an Arizona state ID card. Or, if you want to drive in the U.S., you need to get an Arizona driver license (instead of an Arizona state ID card).

West Campus office location:

Welcome & Information Building
4701 W Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306
(480) 965-2273 
Hours: 9am-2pm Monday-Friday
 

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