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The Department of Physics offers academic advising for all physics majors and those interested in obtaining a physics minor. Physics students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor at least once a semester to maintain their degree progress.
Morgan Texeira, Undergraduate Program Manager
If you are in need of a course override, please complete this form.
Please call 480-965-3561 or visit the Physics Main office in Physical Science F-Wing Room 470 to schedule an appointment.
Students will need to schedule an appointment for the following reasons:
Walk-in advising is limited to 15 minutes and is on a first come first served basis. New students/transfer students must make an appointment if it is their first advising session. Walk-in advising may change or be canceled at any time at the discretion of the department.
Students should utilize walk-in advising for the following reasons:
• Junior advising hold
• Second semester freshman advising hold
• Adding minor
• Quick course concerns
• Needs signature for form
Walk-in Advising days/times:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:30pm-4:00pm
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:00am-11:30am
Monday, March 5, 2018 1:30pm-4:00pm
Tuesday, March 18, 2018 9:00am-11:30am
All students must submit a copy of their MMR to Health Services before they attend orientation or register for classes. Students who do not submit their vaccine records will have their registration blocked. Students can submit a copy of this vaccine requirement online or in-person.
If you cannot obtain a copy of your previous vaccine, you may receive a vaccine from any ASU campus. To schedule an appointment, please call your nearest location.
Unless you have submitted AP, dual enrollment or transfer credits all newly admitted students must complete the ALEKS math placement test in order to be placed into your term 1 math course, MAT 270 Calculus 1. The placement test should be taken prior to attending orientation and enrolling in classes. For more information regarding the Math Placement test, please click here.
A Math Placement Test score of 76-100 is required to be eligible to take MAT 270: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or MAT 265: Calculus for Engineers I. Students who do not pass the placement test with an appropriate score will enroll in a corresponding MAT course. Please see the table below for more information.
Make sure ASU has your SAT/ACT scores on file. You can send a copy of your scores by logging into your collegeboard account at www.collegeboard.org. These scores will be used to place you into the appropriate English composition course. If you did not take the ACT or SAT, AP, or dual enrollment you must take the Accuplacer test to be placed into a first year composition course.
If you have completed Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) tests, please request that the official scores be sent to ASU. You may submit your request on your Collegeboard.com account page. PLease also bring an unofficial copy of your scores with you to orientation or your first advising appointment.
If you have completed dual enrollment coursework or are transferring coursework from another college, please be sure to request that official transcripts be sent to ASU. Please contact the registrar's office at the college where you earned the credit and request that your official, final transcript be sent to the ASU Admissions Office. Your high school will not send these to ASU.
Transcripts should be mailed to:
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
To transfer credits to ASU, official transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically to ASU Admission Services. This must be completed before registration can take place.
Undergraduate transcripts should be sent to :
Arizona State University
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112
Depending on the college you transfer from, you may be required to submit additional documentation. If one or more of your transfer courses are not given an ASU course equivalency you will need to submit a course syllabus to have the course reviewed further. You may submit a course for review, here. To view the status of your transfer credits, please visit the ASU Transfer website.
Physics majors are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0. Students who fail to maintain a satisfactory GPA will be placed on probation. Once you are on probation, you will need to complete the next semester with a GPA of 2.0 or above to remain on continued probation. Students may remain on continued probation as long as they achieve a semester GPA of 2.0 or above.
Requirements of Probation:
Steps to complete BEFORE your appointment:
Students who do not maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 or above after being placed on probation will be disqualified from Arizona State University. Students who are disqualified may submit a written appeal to the college. If approved, students will be allowed to register for the following semester. If your appeal is denied you will need to sit out one academic year before seeking readmission.
Students who have not appealed successfully should contact the Office of Student and Academic Programs in the Fulton Center, Suite 110, 480-965-6506. You will need to meet with an OSAP advisor to learn how you can gain readmission after one year.
1. Check your Degree Audit for the following:
2. Apply for Graduation - Deadlines and forms for applying for graduation can be found on your MyASU page under your "Graduation" tab. Please make sure you have a credit card at hand when applying.
3. RSVP for the Ceremonies - The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences requires all students to RSVP to their major specific Convocation. You may RSVP on your MyASU on your "Graduation" tab.
4. Purchase Graduation Items - Order your cap and gown, here.
How do I register for classes?
You can register for classes through your MyASU account. Make sure to check your Priority Tasks list to be sure you do not have any holds before registering. Utilize the below video for helpful tips on how to use the class search function to your advantage.
How can I check my remaining degree requirements?
Students are encouraged to keep track of their degree requirements by running a Degree Audit Report (DARs). Your Degree Audit Report will let you know completed requirements, in-progress requirements, and not yet completed requirements. Please visit, here, to review how to run a Degree Audit Report.
Where does advising take place?
You will meet with your academic advisor in Bateman Physical Science F-Wing Room 470. Students must check-in at the front desk.
I need an override for a course that is not offered by the Department of Physics
For courses offered outside of the Department of Physics students will need to contact the department offering the course to obtain an override. Typically each department will have an override form or directions on how to obtain an override posted on their advising page. Students are encouraged to look at the department's advising page before contacting the department directly.
What if I want to change my major?
Students wanting to change their major OUT of physics must contact an advisor in the major they are interested in pursuing. You can find the list of advisors and their respective departments, here.
Students who wish to change their major TO physics may schedule an advising appointment by calling 480-965-3561.
How can I request to take more than 18 credits in 1 semester?
You can request to take more than 18 credits in 1 semester by emailing your advisor. You will need to provide your Student ID# as well as the course that will place you over 18 credits. Students must have a GPA of at least a 3.2 in order to receive approval from their physics advisor. Students with a 3.0GPA will be considered on a case by case basis. If you have below a 3.2 GPA and would like to take more than 18 credits you may submit a course overload petition to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Office for review.
I was placed on probation, what are my next steps?
First, you will need to fill out the probation plan found here. Next, set-up an appointment with your advisor. Before attending your appointment, make sure you email your probation plan to your advisor.
I have been disqualified from Arizona State University. What do I do now?
Students who have not appealed successfully should contact the Office of Student and Academic Programs (OSAP) in the Fulton Center, Suite 110, 480-965-6506. You will need to meet with an OSAP advisor to learn how you can gain readmission after one year.
How do I declare a physics minor?
It is recommended that students meet with their current major advisor first to discuss adding a minor in physics. To meet with a physics advisor to discuss minor requirements, please call 480.965.3561. Students will need to complete the Change to Academic Plan form and obtain their major advisors signature.