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Admissions requirements

The Cronkite School is one of several schools at ASU with higher admission standards than the university overall. To be eligible for admission to the journalism school as a journalism and mass communication or sports journalism major, entering first-year students must meet minimum university requirements, have no English competency deficiencies (four years of English) AND meet one of the following criteria: a minimum 3.0 ABOR high school GPA OR an SAT reasoning score of at least 1120 (1180 nonresidents) OR an ACT score of at least 22 (24 nonresidents). Eligible students are directly admitted to the school and do not need to submit any additional materials. International students must also take the TOEFL and meet the Cronkite School’s required score on this test.

Transfer students who would like to major in journalism and mass communication or sports journalism at ASU must have at least a 3.0 transfer GPA. Transfer students can explore MyPath2ASU, a resource that provides a suite of self-service transfer tools that can help you save time and track your degree progress.

Applicants must have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = “A”) in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor’s degree program OR have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = “A”) in an applicable master’s degree program.

First-year online students must meet one of the following criteria: top 25% in high school graduating class OR a minimum 3.0 GPA in competency courses OR an SAT reasoning score of at least 1120 (1180 nonresidents) OR an ACT score of at least 22 (24 nonresidents). Eligible students are directly admitted to the school and do not need to submit any additional materials. International students must also take the TOEFL and meet the Cronkite School’s required score on this test.

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