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With several community colleges and other universities in the Phoenix-metro area, you may find that you want to take a class at one of these schools in addition to your full-time enrollment at ASU. In order to do so, you will need authorization. 

Before making your request, be sure that you are enrolled full-time at ASU. If you are requesting authorization for the summer semester or winter break, you must be enrolled full-time for the semester immediately following the semester/break.

Sponsored students will need to obtain permission from their sponsor.

Requesting Authorization of Additional Coursework Outside ASU

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Submit the Authorization for Additional Coursework Outside of ASU eForm via the ISSC eForm Portal.

  • Make sure you are eligible to enroll in courses at another institution.

  • If you are a graduate student, indicate the purpose of your course enrollment at another institution.

  • If you are a sponsored student, you must submit your proof of sponsor approval in the eForm.

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The processing time is up to 10 business days after we have received your complete eForm request.

If further information or documentation is needed, we will contact you via email or phone. You will receive an email when your authorization has been approved.  The institution you wish to take classes at will also receive an authorization approval email. 

To avoid delays, make sure that:

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Your My ASU profile is current and up to date

  1. Local (U.S.) address

  2. SEVIS address

  3. Phone number

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If you are a new or transfer student to ASU, you must complete the New Student SEVIS mandatory check-in eForm before submitting your the Authorization for Additional Coursework Outside of ASU eForm via the ISSC eForm Portal.

Work with ASU's University Registrar Services to transfer credit hours to your ASU degree program, if applicable.

Frequently asked questions about additional coursework outside ASU

Can I use the authorization to study outside of ASU for more than one semester?

Can I use the authorization to study outside of ASU for more than one semester?

No. You will need a new authorization each semester. For example, if you have been authorized to take a class in the fall semester, but want to take a class in the spring semester as well, you will need to submit another request.

 

Is there a limit to how many classes I can take?

Is there a limit to how many classes I can take?

Yes. You may only enroll part time at another school while also maintaining your full-time enrollment at ASU.

 

Can I enroll in more than one school in the same semester? Will the ISSC give me more than one letter?

Can I enroll in more than one school in the same semester? Will the ISSC give me more than one letter?

You may enroll in more than one school in the same semester; however, the total number of credit hours cannot exceed part-time enrollment combined across all of the classes you are taking outside ASU. You will need to submit a separate request for each school you will be attending.

 

I am a graduate student. Can I take a class outside ASU?

I am a graduate student. Can I take a class outside ASU?

You may be able to take a course outside ASU, however, a course from another school cannot be taken in place of an ASU class that is required for your graduate program. You are welcome to enroll in an elective class taken for personal enrichment. 

 

Do I need permission to take a class outside ASU during summer break?

Do I need permission to take a class outside ASU during summer break?

We do not require you to seek authorization if you want to take a class at another school during winter break or summer semester. However, if the other school requires authorization, you need to submit an eForm request. 

 

Can I take a class from another school outside of the Phoenix-metro area?

Can I take a class from another school outside of the Phoenix-metro area?

During the winter break or summer semester you may choose to take a class from a school outside the Phoenix-metro area. However, during the fall and spring semesters you must maintain physical presence by taking classes in-person at ASU.