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Newly admitted students

Congratulations on your acceptance to ASU!

We are excited that you have chosen to become part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts family.

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Your next steps toward becoming a Herberger Institute student

Find more details for your next steps

For first-year students, international students, ASU Online students and ASU first generation students, find details on your next steps by visiting each website.

For graduate students and transfer students, find information for your next steps below.

Next steps for graduate students


Have you activated your ASURITE UserID? This gives you access to My ASU and general online transactions. During activation, be sure to set up your asu.edu email address information

Visit My ASU, where you can take care of Priority Tasks, see when registration opens, view academic department and advising information, take care of finances and more.

All new students need to submit documentation of measles, mumps and rubeola immunization or immunity. You must submit this form before you can register for classes.

Contact your Herberger Institute academic unit about course registration and degree requirements. You can view your academic unit contact information in the "My Programs and Degree Progress" box on My ASU. Note that you may have holds on your enrollment that you need to complete before you may register for classes. More information about class registration

New students can secure an official ASU photo ID upon arrival. ASU has two choices for photo IDs, including one with free checking and banking. Both offer access to campus buildings and libraries.

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. If tuition is not paid by the applicable due date, you will be automatically enrolled in the tuition installment plan and charged a nonrefundable enrollment fee. Visit the Tuition and Billing website for more information.

Students from other countries (F-1 status) should read and complete next steps for securing a visa.

ASU welcomes veteran students and dependents of veterans. See next steps for securing veteran benefits.

To learn more about parking and transit, student health, additional graduate education services, student organizations, financial support or housing options, visit ASU Graduate Student Resources and the ASU Graduate Admission.

Next steps for transfer students

All the programs in the Herberger Institute require an additional step to be fully accepted into the major, with the exception of the BA in the Arts, BA in Art Studies, and the BA in Design Studies. Please review the additional program requirements related to your area of study by using the following links:

Transfer students new to Arizona State University should follow up on items under your MyASU Priority Tasks.  For Herberger students, this includes an online Herberger Transfer Welcome module to assist with a successful transition and begin your Sun Devil story!

This module is a virtual orientation developed by your Herberger academic advisors to help you better understand your curriculum and program requirements, how your transfer courses will apply to your degree, tools available to assist you during your academic career at ASU, and help you to register for classes.  The final component of the Herberger Transfer Welcome provides you with the steps to schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor, which is mandatory, so that you may enroll in classes.

If you have issues scheduling or questions about the orientation process please contact the Herberger Office of Student Success at 480-965-4495.

Transfer coursework taken at Arizona public institutions will automatically articulate to ASU. To view how your Arizona coursework transfers to ASU, visit the online Transfer Guide. All transfer work that does not automatically articulate needs to be entered into the ASU Transfer Guide website.

As a transfer student, if you have design or arts coursework completed at another institution and you wish to try to get equivalent credit at ASU, you will need to submit additional material in order for your coursework to be evaluated. Some studio courses may not transfer as equivalent but can be counted as electives.


If you need to take any math classes at ASU, you must take the Math Placement Test in order to register for a math course and to determine the appropriate math course that matches your skill level. The test can be taken online at the Math Placement website. You may take the exam a maximum of two (2) times, and your score determines your placement in a math class your first semester. For incoming students attending a virtual orientation, please keep this is mind and take your placement assessment at least 48–72 hours before your orientation date.

If you have passed a college–level math course with a grade of C or higher, you are not required to take the math placement exam.


If you did not take the ACT or SAT test or if you are not transferring an English composition course from another institution, you may have to take the English placement test – Accuplacer.

For more information on testing, visit University Testing Services.

You must have your immunization history recorded submitted to ASU Health Services and provide documentation that you have had two measles vaccinations (one of which must be dated after 1979) or a lab test showing proof of immunity to the measles (rubeola). The MMR vaccine is available for a fee at any of ASU's health services locations.

Students will see a MMR Immunization hold under "My Tasks" on My ASU until measles information is received and verified. For additional information about the MMR Immunization requirement, visit the Health Services website or call 480-965-8177. Records may be faxed to 480-965-8914.

In addition to meeting with an advisor, in order to register for classes, students must have activated your ASURITE ID, which can be found in the materials you have received from the ASU Undergraduate Admissions office. Your ASU ID number and PIN are your key to accessing various services at ASU.

Visit the Herebrger Institute living on and off campus website to learn about housing options avaialbe to design and arts students. If you are interested in reserving a place on campus, please visit the University Housing website or see more information on housing rates.

Fall 2024 classes begin Thursday, Aug. 22, 2024

Spring 2025 classes begin Monday, Jan. 13, 2025

Check out the resources available to you.

First-Year-Students: We look forward to supporting and assisting you along the way to ensure you are ASU ready. Once you have paid your enrollment deposit, access the New Student Experience on your My ASU account . Visit the New Student Orientation Experience for more information.

Transfer Students: Visit the Herberger Institute Office of Student Success Transfer student onboarding web page for more information.

Visit the Tuition and Financial Aid at ASU website.

See Fall Welcome for information on meetings and activities scheduled the week before classes begin in August.

Need to fulfill a CS, HU or L this fall?
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Visit the Career and Professional Development Services at ASU and learn about the career opportunities that will fit your needs.

Visit the student employment website and explore the student jobs are available both on and off campus.

See the stars of tomorrow – today.

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts offers more than 1,000 exciting free and ticketed events presented by talented students, outstanding faculty and amazing guest artists annually. Events include concerts, musicals, plays, art exhibitions, lectures and more.

Herberger Institute students may receive one complimentary ticket per event.

Herberger Institute student complimentary ticket


You must submit your request at least 3 hours prior to the performance in order to guarantee your order will be processed. If you have any questions please contact the Herberger Institute Box Office at 480-965-6447.

Note: For ticketed Herberger Institute events held in ASU Gammage, you must purchase tickets through the ASU Gammage Box Office: 480-965-3434 or asugammage.com.

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My ASU ;is your personal, online connection to ASU. Via your My ASU account, you can read your ASU email, register for classes, explore major and minor options, view your eAdvisor status and much more!

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ASU is here to help you succeed. Visit the Resources at ASU website to learn more.

Are you already enrolled as a new student at ASU’s Herberger Institute?

Find all the resources for our current students at the Herberger Institute Student Website.