Integrity: Ethical and Responsible Conduct: Core Component 2.B

2.B - Core Component 2.B

The institution presents itself clearly and completely to its students and to the public with regard to its programs, requirements, faculty and staff, costs to students, control, and accreditation relationships.


Prospective students are guided through the application process by a dedicated website that provides information and links to gather more detail on application steps, requirements, and timelines; information on academic programs; information on individual campuses; and instructions for scheduling a visit to ASU. All policies related to the transfer of academic credit to ASU from other institutions are fully disclosed to the public through a website for transfer students, which may be reached directly from ASU’s main webpage.  

Each academic program (degree or certificate) has specific documented curriculum requirements, which are fully detailed in the ASU Academic Catalog available online in interactive web pages and (for archival purposes) also available as a downloadable PDF file. University, College, and Graduate College academic policies are also documented at the ASU Academic Catalog website.

Policies governing tuition have been established by the Arizona Board of Regents (see section 2.C) and by ASU. These policies are fully and publicly disclosed on the ASU website. ABOR governs and conducts the process that sets tuition and fee rates for the public universities in Arizona. Base tuition rates are established for each of the public universities as set forth in ABOR Policy 4-101. To assist parents and students in planning for tuition and fee costs, ASU provides an online web application (a “tuition calculator”) that provides an estimate of total tuition and fee costs for a specific academic year and term based on residency, year of admission, academic program, campus, and college. As required by ABOR Policy 4-104, a master list of tuition fees is maintained by ASU.

ASU discloses the names, credentials, and academic unit tenure home of its tenure-eligible faculty with a list on the ASU Catalog website. Interested individuals may use the online directory and/or department website to obtain further information about a particular faculty member’s teaching assignments and other activities. The same web-based directory application provides contact information for all other ASU employees, including work site, telephone number, and email address.

Arizona State University discloses the accreditation status of its academic programs with the Higher Learning Commission, as well as other individual programs with specialized accreditation, on ASU’s university websites.