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ASU Transfer Times: August 2021

How Does MyPath2ASU™ Work? Learn With Our Newest Resource Video

Academic Alliances is excited to share our newest video created to assist your students in signing up for the MyPath2ASU™ pathway program. In the video, Cochise College and MyPath2ASU™ transfer student Maria shares information on how the MyPath2ASU™ program works, the benefits of being on a pathway, insights into the transfer student experience, and more.

With MyPath2ASU™, students create a seamless transfer experience to ASU after earning college or university credits or an associate degree. Choose from more than 400 pathways into an on-campus, online or ASU Local ASU degree program, and have access to personalized benefits to help students navigate the transfer experience and to stay on track towards earning their bachelor’s degree. Learn moreabout the MyPath2ASU™ transfer experience, and start your journey to ASU with MyPath2ASU™, today!

A Seamless Transfer Experience

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Academic College Highlight: College of Integrated Sciences and Arts

The College of Integrative Sciences and Arts is a hub for applied learning. You’ll find many dimensions of experiential learning — from coursework that emphasizes real-life scenarios, and involvement with faculty research, to field experiences, service and internships in the community.
On any given day you might find CISA students observing wild horses, birds or habitat along the Salt River; taking data on lizards and burrowing owls at the Polytechnic campus; or helping grow produce for residential dining halls using new research in vertical farming; they might be producing a podcast or interning with Phoenix non-profits; running a crisis simulation; or contributing to every kind of organization you can imagine as interns locally or abroad.
It’s an exciting space of creativity, innovation and diversity,” notes Dean Joanna Grabski, who joined CISA as dean July 1, 2021 after serving as director of ASU’s School of Art. “CISA is a space where we’re incredibly agile and try new things out, and if it doesn’t work out we try differently. It’s a place where you can #BeIntegrative, with other schools at ASU and within the greater community and world.”

The smallest of ASU’s three liberal arts colleges, we deeply embody the ASU Charter’s commitment to access and success. We offer degree programs at 11 geographic locations and online. Our academic options require no additional kind of application and are designed to give you the opportunity to gain breadth of knowledge while you also focus on what you love most as you prepare for the world of work and success in life.

With so many possible pathways, locations and options, and an incredibly supportive team of professional academic advisors and faculty and staff, CISA is absolutely the place where any student can reach their educational goals – and can choose the learning environment that best suits their style: the small-town atmosphere of Polytechnic campus, the college-town electricity of Tempe campus; the exciting urban vibe of Downtown Phoenix campus; the chill atmosphere of the Colleges at Lake Havasu City; or the closer-to-home options with community college  partners throughout the region and through ASU Online and ASU Local @ Los Angeles.

What are our most popular majors with transfer students?

Preveterinary Medicine concentration in Applied Biological Sciences: Prepare for veterinary school admission or careers or graduate programs in related areas.  Other ABS concentration options are sustainable horticulture, natural resource ecology, applied biological sciences, and secondary education in biology.

Psychology: Choose to do either a BA or a BS, with more of a research focus in the latter.

Applied Counseling and Psychological Science: The first of its kind in the region, this major also includes a concentration option in Substance Abuse and Addiction, leading to licensure in Arizona.

Interdisciplinary Studies: Choose two concentrations from 150+ options to create the degree of your dreams, including a capstone applied experience that combines both of your focus areas.

Organizational Leadership: Applicable to any industry or organization, it includes the in-demand field of project management as a concentration option.  

Technical Communication: Another skill highly prized in any industry, it includes a concentration option in user experience. 

Explore CISA’s array of academic options by interest cluster: science and mathematics; communication and technical communication; humanities; social science; and leadership and interdisciplinary studies. Many of our degrees are very transfer friendly, offering a seamless transition and clear path to degree completion. Learn more and check your degree progress with MyPath2ASU™.

CISA is also home to ASU’s Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement, a leader nationally in the emerging field of veteran studies.

Employers appreciate the preparedness of CISA graduates. The salary and placement data from ASU’s most recent survey of 2019-2020 graduates revealed that 90 percent of the CISA respondents were employed within 90 days of graduation, and their median full-time starting salary was $59,750.

Keep track of upcoming CISA activities and news on Instagram, TwitterLinkedInand Facebook (CISAASU) and at Drop in any time to CISA’s The Buzz podcast, run by students for students, to get a very real, insider’s feel for what makes CISA special.
To learn more about any College of Integrative Sciences and Arts option or to schedule a visit, email Gerald West, director of CISA Recruitment, Outreach and Engagement at


ASU Digital Resources

Arizona State University offers an array of digital resources for students to navigate their enrollment to the university. Curated for first year, transfer and international populations, students are encouraged to download information on everything from transferring to ASU, financial aid and scholarships, Barrett, The Honors College, and more.

Additionally, ASU produces “crash course” academic content for anyone in the world to use and is housed on ASU’s YouTube channel. Here a write-up on this resource. It houses hundreds of videos that vary in length from three minutes to one hour, and they cover a myriad of topics. The videos are a great resource for everyone interested in accessing, including faculty and staff that work at the community colleges as enriching content for their curricula.


Our Transfer Student Ambassadors Are Getting Ready!

We are excited to announce that our newest Transfer Student Ambassador team members are gearing up for the new school year and getting ready to support your transfer students on their journey to ASU. Transfer Student Ambassadors are current students who are here to assist your students as they transition to the university. They can help students get signed up for a pathway to ASU , and offer insight about getting involved, making friends and what students can expect on a typical day as a Sun Devil. Keep an eye out for an introduction to our newest team members, and please encourage your students to reach out to our TSAs for that special peer-to-peer support!

Thank you for all you do to assist students in transferring to ASU.

Arizona State University welcomes and values the diversity and life experiences of transfer students. We offer hundreds of degree programs and a comprehensive, responsive network of academic, financial and social opportunities designed for the success of all students. Transfer students come to ASU with a wide range of goals and aspirations. ASU provides the tools that allow each transfer student to explore pathways to and through the university, toward personal and professional fulfillment.