Resources for new students

Calling all new Sun Devils!

Congratulations on your acceptance to ASU!

Your next steps toward becoming a Herberger Institute student

Next steps for First-Time Freshmen

Next steps for First-Time Freshmen

1) Review the Entrance Requirements for Your Major

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, BA in Digital Culture, BA in Filmmaking Practices, BA in Theater, BS in Environmental Design, BA in Art History, BA in Museum Studies, and BA in Performance and Movement. Please review the additional program requirements related to your area of study by using the following links:

2) Submit your Enrollment Deposit

In order to secure your enrollment at ASU you need to visit My ASU to submit your enrollment deposit. All newly admitted freshmen pay an enrollment deposit to confirm your housing reservation and dining preferences.

3) Sign up for New Student Orientation

All incoming freshmen must attend New Student Orientation. To sign up for an orientation session, log on to My ASU and review your Next Steps checklist and select the orientation link. At orientation you will meet your advisor and register for spring classes, in addition to meeting some of your new classmates and getting acquainted with your new university. New Student Orientation is an important part of your future success at ASU.

During your orientation session you will receive critical information regarding:

  • Entrance requirements into the Herberger majors
  • Course sequencing that could affect your graduation plan
  • Advising tools to help you stay on the right track for a four-year graduation
  • Other key resources on the ASU campus

Students who are unable to attend New Student Orientation should contact the Herberger Institute Office of Student Success at 480-965-4495.

4) Confirm your Housing

All new incoming freshmen are assigned to live in the Arcadia Residential Community for Design and the Arts.You need to confirm your housing and dining preferences online through My ASU under your Next Steps checklist. Please follow instructions under the “Confirm or Modify Your Housing and Dining Options”.

For more details about your new community, visit Arcadia information page on the Herberger Institute website..

5) Take the Math Placement Exam

Take the online Math Placement Exam at least 72 hours prior to attending orientation. You may take the exam a maximum of two (2) times and your score determines your placement in a math class your first semester

Students who have not taken the math placement exam will be ineligible to register for classes during orientation.

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, but you must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript to your orientation session and submit a final, official copy of your college transcript to:

Arizona State University
Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 870112
Tempe, AZ  85287-0112

6) Submit documentation of Measles Vaccination

You must 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 must submit the MMR Immunization Form before they can register for classes. A student will have a MMR Immunization hold until measles information is received and verified. For additional information about the MMR Immunization requirement, visit the Health Services website.

7) Fall 2018 classes begin on Thursday, August 16, 2018.
Enjoy your fall classes!

Next steps for Transfers

Next steps for Transfers

1) Review the Entrance Requirements for Your Major

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:

2) Complete Online and In-Person Orientation

Transfer students new to Arizona State University are strongly encouraged to complete the Online Orientation module to ensure a successful transition and begin your Sun Devil story! The online orientation is available for incoming transfer students under your MyASU to-do list. We strongly encourage our newly admitted transfer students to attend an in-person orientation session on of the following dates. During this orientation, your Herberger academic advisor will discuss 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. You will also have an opportunity to meet and connect with fellow classmates and peers.

Click to register: 

April 13 (registration open March 5 – April 6)

May 11 (registration open April 7 – May 4)

June 8 (registration open May 5 – June 1)

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

3) Transferring your credits

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 Credit Guide. All transfer work that does not automatically articulate needs to be entered into the ASU transfer credit 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.

4) Placement Exams

Math

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.

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, but you must bring a copy of your unofficial transcript to your orientation session and submit a final, official copy of your college transcript to:

Arizona State University
Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287–0112

English

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.

5) Submit documentation of Measles Vaccination

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 must submit the MMR Immunization Form before they can register for classes. A student 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.

6) Activating your ASURITE ID

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.

7) Housing Option

The Herberger Institute offers the Arcadia Residential Community for Design and the Arts as an on-campus housing option for Herberger students. If you are interested in reserving a place in Arcadia, please visit the University Housing website or see more information on housing and dining rates.

8) Fall 2018 Classes

Fall 2018 classes begin on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Please visit the ASU Transfer Students website to learn more about the enrollment process at ASU.

Next steps for Graduates

Next steps for Graduates

ASURITE UserID Activation

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.

International Admits

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

Veteran Students

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

 Monitor My ASU

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.

MMR Immunization

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.

Course selection and registration

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  

ASU Photo ID

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 Billing

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.

 

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.

Undergraduate Orientations

Undergraduate Orientations

Your first step toward registration is to sign up for an orientation session via your My ASU account. Click the “Sign up for Orientation today” link to view the available orientation dates and to reserve a date. 

At orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor, register for classes for the fall semester and learn about all the resources and services available to you as a member of the ASU community. During orientation, you will also learn about the eAdvisor, which indicates the critical courses you must take each semester to remain “on track” in your major and the milestones you must complete in order to major in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. More information about ASU Orientation.

Your advisor will provide information on your degree program, curriculum and the other systems we have in place to help you progress to graduation. More information on the curriculum.

ASU has developed eAdvisor, a system that indicates your major's critical requirements and includes academic major maps to help students persist to graduation. The major maps illustrate typical four-year degree plans showing how the prerequisites and required courses fit into a four-year plan. More information on eadvisor info.

Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome

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

Non-Major courses

Non-Major courses

Need to fulfill a CS, HU or L this fall? 
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Freshman Seminar

Freshman Seminar

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts requires all first-time freshmen to take a one credit hour course (ASU 101) in the fall semester designed to acquaint students with the mission of ASU, including our goals of fostering community and entrepreneurship, the scope of design and the arts on the ASU campus and in the surrounding community and the importance of design and the arts in the 21st century. ASU 101 also introduces you to many of the resources available at ASU.

School of Art students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course ARA 101: The Art Experience.

School of Arts, Media and Engineering students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course AME 101: ASU Digital Culture Experience.

School of Dance students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course DCE 170: First-Year Seminar I.

The Design School students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course DSC 100: ASU Design Experience.

School of Music students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course MUP 101: ASU School of Music Experience or MUE 101: ASU School of Music Experience for Music Education and Music Therapy.

School of Theatre and Film students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course THF 125: Orientation to Theatre and Film.

Cross-institute BA students satisfy the ASU 101 requirement through the required course HDA 101: The Herberger Institute Experience.

Student career, professional development and jobs

Student career, professional development and jobs

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.  

Herberger Institute events

Herberger Institute events

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.

Herbeger 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.

Check out our events.

 

My ASU

My ASU

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!

Watch this video on My ASU programs and advising.

Watch this video on the My Classes information in My ASU. 

eAdvisor

eAdvisor

ASU has developed eAdvisor, a system that indicates your major's critical requirements and includes academic major maps to help students persist to graduation. The major maps illustrate typical four-year degree plans showing how the prerequisites and required courses fit into a four-year plan.

The system keeps you informed about graduation requirements for your major, helps you plan for and schedule appropriate courses in the correct sequence to maximize success and allows you to monitor progress towards your degree. Watch this interactive tour of the eAdvisor tracking system.

View critical requirements for each degree program offered by the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. The eAdvisor system is fully automated through My ASU
 
eAdvisor is not available to students following the 2006 catalog or earlier. For students following earlier catalogs, review the checksheet for your degree.

Student of concern process

Student of concern process

The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts students of concern process gives faculty, staff, peers, family members, and other community members the ability to make the dean's office aware of specific student concerns.  Learn more.

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