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Graduate Resources

Orientation (PhD programs, MA in Geography, MUEP)

An orientation session is held each Fall at the start of the semester.  It is required for all new students in the Master of Urban and Environmental Planning, MA in geography, and PhD programs.  Details of the orientation will be sent by email to students in both programs.

Health Insurance

If you would like to enroll in ASU Health Coverage:

  1. Using your ASURITE ID, log in at my.asu.edu.
  2. Under My Accounts, click on Student Health Insurance, then click Enroll/Cancel Student Health Insurance

Students who elect health insurance for the fall semester will automatically be enrolled for health insurance for the spring semester and summer sessions. International students are required to have ASU student health insurance. The university is no longer accepting outside carriers for meeting the insurance requirement for international students. If you are a Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant the cost of health insurance is waived, but you will still need to elect coverage from My ASU (see above). Rates and coverage details can be found at students.asu.edu/healthcoverageoptions.

Questions regarding the general student health insurance coverage should be directed to the ASU Student Health Center Insurance at (480) 965-2411 or visit www.asu.edu/health.

Immunizations

Immunization records must be submitted prior to course registration. For information about immunizations and to download an Immunization Record Submission form, please go to students.asu.edu/health/immunization.

Questions regarding immunizations and health services should be directed to Student Health at (480) 965-3346.

International Students

As an International student, you will want to review the ISO website at international.asu.edu. There are lots of resources available on this website. You will want to be in contact with an ISO advisor from time to time to make sure everything is up to date with your information. There are regulations as to how many credits you must be enrolled in (at least 9, or 6 if working as an RA), how many hours you may work and health insurance. All international students must enroll in the ASU health insurance plan, and cost for medical coverage is included in the registration billing.

Questions regarding international student issues should be directed to the International Student Office (ISO) at (480) 965-7451.

Financial Assistance

Information about financial assistance can be found at students.asu.edu/financialaid. You will need to complete a Federal Application for Financial Student Assistance (FAFSA) which can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Questions regarding student financial aid should be directed to the Financial Aid office at (480) 965-3355.

Teaching Assistants

If you have been hired as a teaching assistant (TA) for the fall semester and have not completed the Teaching Assistant Development (TAD) program you are required to do so before you begin teaching. The TAD program is administered through Blackboard. Blackboard can be accessed by logging into my.asu.edu (ASURITE ID and password required). Enrollment should occur automatically. TAs who cannot see the course should email TAD-Q@asu.edu for assistance. Please see graduate.asu.edu/ta-ra for specific dates and times of the TAD sessions.

International students are required to take the SPEAK test before accepting a TA position. Please visit the Global Launch website for more information related to testing dates. Our School requires a student to have a minimum score of 50 to be employed as a TA.

ASU Sun Card ID

You will need to get an ASU Sun card ID once you are on campus. For more information see cfo.asu.edu/cardservices.

Parking and Transportation

If you plan to park on ASU's campus, you will need to purchase a parking permit. Please see the Parking and Transportation website for more information on transportation and parking permits at cfo.asu.edu/pts.

Questions regarding parking or transit should be directed to the Parking and Transportation office at (480) 965-6124.

Graduate and Professional Student Association

Helpful information, support and resources for graduate students can be found at the Graduate and Professional Student Association's web site, at gpsa.asu.edu.

 

More information

For more details about resources available to graduate students, as well as school policies and program requirements, see the SGSUP Graduate Programs Handbook.