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Frequently Asked Questions

How and when do I pay for Global Launch tuition and fees?

Tuition, student services and technology fees, and health insurance must be paid in full by the 5th day of classes. You can pay using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, traveler's checks or cash. Your tuition and fees will be posted to your My ASU account. Visit ASU's billing page for more information.

What should I bring with me when I come to register?

Bring your passport, Visa, 1-20, measles vaccination record and method of payment.

How is my course level determined?

Your course level is determined by your placement test score. Students do not determine their own placement. You will be tested on reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar and vocabulary. 

Do I have to take the placement test?

Yes. All new Global Launch students (regardless of English experience) must take the placement exam. The exam is taken on the first day of orientation. The exam lasts approximately three hours.

When will I know my class level and schedule?

You will receive your class level and schedule during orientation week orientation after you take the placement test. 

What do my fees go toward?

The fees pay for all Global Launch activities and use of all campus facilities except the fitness complex. (Fitness complex membership costs $25 per semester.)

Are there dining facilities available on campus?

Yes, students can purchase a meal plan or buy meals individually. There are many cafeterias as well as popular and inexpensive restaurants on campus and within walking distance of campus. Go to ASU's Sun Devil Dining page for more information.

Are there any scholarships or financial aid available to study English at Global Launch?

Global Launch does not offer any financial aid or scholarships.

Can I study at Global Launch with a B-visa (B-1, B-2), a visa waiver, or a border crossing card?

You are eligible for the part-time incidental study. However, please note: if you begin studying in Global Launch while on a B-visa (B-1, B-2), a visa waiver, or border crossing card, a change to F-1 student status will not be possible unless you first exit the U.S., apply for and receive an F-1 student visa, and then re-enter the U.S. using the F-1 visa.

Can I work while I'm taking classes at Global Launch?

F-1 students may work on campus a maximum of 20 hours per week. Global Launch F-1 students may not legally work off campus. If you have any questions about what jobs you can accept, speak with a student advisor for information. Global Launch does not want students to risk losing their student status.

I don't have proof of my measles immunizations. What can I do?

ASU requires all students to submit proof of 2 measles vaccinations or a blood test showing proof of measles immunity. Immunizations and lab tests are offered at all ASU Health Services locations. ASU Campus Health Center

You can find the MMR form here.

Can I take an ASU class while I'm a Global Launch Student?

If you are conditionally admitted to Arizona State University, you may NOT take classes at ASU while you are at Global Launch. To learn more about Conditional Admissions, click here

I want to live in an apartment or house off-campus. Can I get the information before I arrive?

Yes, you will find helpful housing details and links to housing resources on our housing page. It is best to reserve housing before you arrive. 

Can I fax my financial guarantee?

Yes, you can mail or fax your financial guarantee, or send it via e-mail an attached file. 

Fax: 1 (480) 223-6315

Email: GlobalLaunch@asu.edu

I already have health insurance in my own country. Do I still need to buy ASU health insurance?

Yes. All students with F-1 visas are required to buy health insurance through Global Launch unless they provide proof of the alternate ASU-approved health insurance. For questions, contact GlobalLaunch@asu.edu.

I want to send my application materials and money order for the application fee via express mail. They don't deliver to a PO Box number. What is the street address of the Global Launch office?

Unfortunately, we do not accept money orders via mail. The application fee must be paid online. Once you complete your application online, you will recieve a link to pay your application fee.

Will I receive a certificate from Global Launch?

  • Students who successfully complete the Advanced 2 level receive a certificate from Arizona State University.
  • Students who successfully complete a special group program receive a certificate.

Can I register for another Global Launch session? 

Yes, you can register for the next Global Launch session while you are attending classes in the intensive English program. Continuing Student Registration (CSR) will begin during the second half of each session. Follow these Continuing Student Registration (CSR) steps to complete your registration.

How can I pay the online application fee?

The $125 online application fee may be paid by credit card or via wire transfer through Flywire