No, anyone who is not enrolled at ASU can take Universal Learner Courses.
If you are planning to pursue a degree at ASU, we highly recommend that you submit an application as soon as possible, so that your transition into ASU upon completion of the program is a seamless experience and we can better support you.
These courses appear identically to a course you would take online or on campus as an enrolled ASU student. Once you complete a course and purchase the credits, it can take up to 14 business days for the course to appear on your official ASU transcript. Learn more about requesting an ASU transcript here.
ULCs offer a course experience designed to serve diverse learner audiences and feature active learning and project-based assessment. These courses are evaluated and designed by faculty to align with the same courses on campus and feature the same faculty.
Universal Learner Courses are general education courses that satisfy common requirements across a wide variety of degrees. To ensure each course you are taking counts specifically towards your degree of interest, we highly encourage you to find the major map of the degree you plan to pursue. Typically, you can find this by going to https://degrees.asu.edu/, finding your degree, scrolling down to the courses section, and clicking on the “view full major map” link. If that doesn’t work you can google search ASU major map NAME OF MAJOR, and you should be able to see the courses required for that degree.
If you have an application on file and transcripts were submitted, click on the transfer credit guide link in the Resources or Add Courses section of your dashboard to see what has transferred in. If you do not have an application on file, you will need to use the course search function of the Transfer Credit Guide to find the course you took to determine if and how it might apply.
Once you enter the postsecondary education world, you have the choice to share some or all of your FERPA-protected information. If you would like to provide access to parents or guardians, you can explicitly authorize it via My ASU Parent Guest Access.
You must complete the required number of credit hours with a 2.75 GPA or higher. You must also submit an application with all required material to ASU to be eligible for admission. Learn more here.
If the degree program you are interested in has a higher admission requirement than ASU’s general admission, there may be a pathway available for you. Reach out to our support team to learn more about the business, engineering, and liberal arts and sciences pathways. Call 844-448-7707 or email email@example.com.
Admitted, degree-seeking ASU students cannot take ULCs as they are designed for learners who are not yet enrolled at ASU. Included in the tuition are student support services specifically designed to help currently enrolled students persist toward their goal of graduation. If you are an admitted ASU student, please refer to the ASU Course Catalog for available courses.
Yes, you need a high school diploma or GED or Affidavit of Completion of Secondary School Education to earn admission into ASU. This is part of the materials required on the ASU application. You can see all of the materials required here.
Universal Learner Courses are asynchronous which means they do not have any live content. While there are weekly due dates in most courses, you can complete the coursework when it is convenient for you. Some courses hold live office hours with instructors, but these are not required and the content is recorded and posted in the course to view whenever works best for you.
ULC learners are required to authenticate their identity with a live photo and an approved form of photo identification. This includes government issued IDs, school IDs, or birth certificates for learners under 18. Your photo ID must match the name associated with your ASU account.
Three and four credit self paced courses will become available to add to your transcript six weeks after enrollment. Two credit courses can be added after four weeks and a one credit course can be added after two weeks.
A self paced course will appear on your transcript in the session you complete the course. Course attendance dates will be listed on your transcript. If you are on the cusp of two sessions and need to confirm the date of completion or beginning/end of a session, please contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! However, self paced courses cannot be reset. You may take the course the next time it is offered in an instructor led format or wait until a new version of the self paced course opens at the beginning of every academic year on the first day of class in August.
Sign in to your My ASU and select the Gmail shortcut link located in your shortcuts list. If you don't see the Gmail shortcut link select View More and select Gmail from the drop-down. You can also access your ASU Gmail by going to https://email.asu.edu.
You’ll pay a $25 course enrollment fee to reserve your place in the course. If you’d like to convert the course for credit and add it to your transcript, you’ll need to pay a fee of $400 following the completion of your course if you are satisfied with your grade.
You may unenroll from ULCs at any time without impacting your academic record. If you unenroll within ten calendar days of the course start date, you will automatically be issued a refund of the $25 enrollment fee. You may only receive one automatic refund per course. If you need to unenroll from a course a second time, please contact support at email@example.com. Refunds will not be issued for the purchase of ASU credit.
While financial aid is not currently available, the cost to earn ASU credits is only $425. While you can receive credit for any course you successfully complete, you are not yet an admitted ASU student so there is no federal funding that applies.
If you are using Universal Learner Courses to earn admission to ASU, yes. We recommend completing a FAFSA when you are nearing the end of your Earned Admission courses, before you are admitted to ASU. Learn more about submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) here.
First, we suggest making sure this is not related to the ASURITE syncing timeline. As a refresher, it takes 2-3 business days to receive your ASURITE. Then it takes 24 hours to activate your ASURITE. Then, after that 24 hour period, you can use your ASURITE to login.
If after this time period, you’re still having issues, please do reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org
Two-factor authentication protects you and your data by using a combination of your password (something you know) and a device that you own (like a phone) to access ASU systems. This is required for both login and exams. Learn more about Duo two-factor authentication here.
No, you cannot access your Universal Learner Courses through the ASU Canvas app. While both ASU Online Courses and Universal Learner Courses sit on the Canvas platform, they are in different instances.
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