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Sponsored students

Online and Hybrid Course Enrollment

Many sponsors have strict policies and limits regarding the number of online or hybrid classes you can take throughout your degree program at ASU while being a sponsored student. If you fail to adhere to your sponsor’s policies, you may face the following consequences:

  • Financial responsibility for any unapproved online or hybrid courses.

  • Diploma authentication issues with the Ministry of Education in your home country after graduating.

  • Sponsorship extension issues.

Sponsors may request that ASU block their students from enrolling in online or hybrid classes. If a sponsor has requested this block, you will receive an error message when you attempt to enroll in an online or hybrid course. 

Rules regarding online and hybrid course enrollment vary between sponsors. It is your responsibility to be familiar with your sponsor’s policies. 


Planning for online or hybrid classes

It is important that you plan to only take in-person courses. We encourage you to be proactive and work with your academic advisor during your first semester at ASU to identify whether any of the courses required for your degree will only be offered in an online or hybrid format.

If you must enroll in an online or hybrid course, it is important to begin the approval process with your sponsor early. The ISSC is unable to allow enrollment in online or hybrid courses if the proper approval is not received from your sponsor, regardless of deadlines.

How to enroll in online or hybrid classes:


Contact your sponsor

Communicate with your sponsor to determine what they require from you to consider your request. You may be asked to provide:
  • An enrollment verification (which includes online and hybrid history), ordered in-person or via email from the University Registrar Services.

  • An official or unofficial transcript ordered using My ASU.

  • Course descriptions (accessed in the Class Search on MyASU).

  • A letter from your ASU academic advisor, supporting your request to enroll in an online or hybrid course.

If approved, your sponsor will provide their permission with a financial guarantee letter or email. This approval should indicate the course number, title, and term. For example: PHY 131, University Physics II, Fall 2018. Missing information could delay processing time.


Submit sponsor approval to ISSC

  • Send an email with your sponsor’s permission to

  • Forward the complete email transcript (no screenshots) or financial guarantee from your sponsor.

  • Include your full name and 10-digit ASU ID number.

  • OR, request your sponsor to send approval directly to

If approved, your override will be processed within 1 to 2 business days, and you will be notified via your ASU email that you may enroll in the course.


Enroll in the class

The block has been removed for the specific course for which you were approved. You may enroll in the course through My ASU.

Important tips

  • Plan ahead and familiarize yourself with the enrollment deadlines listed in the ASU academic calendar. The approval process with your sponsor may be lengthy, so begin the process early.

  • Familiarize yourself with the course’s prerequisites and reserve capacity. Some courses are reserved for specific student groups until the date specified in My ASU. You may not be eligible to enroll if you don’t meet these requirements.

  • Please note, we are unable to assist with:

    • Space capacity overrides if the class becomes full prior to the approval being obtained.

    • Late enrollment requests if the approval is received after the session drop/add deadline.

    • Course reserves and prerequisite issues.  

Please contact the professor or academic unit offering the course for assistance in those cases.

If you have questions, please email us at