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Cronkite School Undergraduate 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, entering freshmen must have a minimum 3.0 ABOR high school GPA AND no English competency deficiencies (four years of English) AND meet one of the following criteria: an SAT reasoning score of at least 1040 OR an ACT score of at least 22. 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.

If you are a high school student interested in majoring in journalism and mass communication, you should apply to Arizona State University as a degree-seeking student and indicate the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication as your first choice on your application. Be sure to have both your transcripts and test scores sent to ASU.

Transfer students who would like to major in journalism and mass communication at ASU must have at least a 3.0 transfer GPA.

ASU students who would like to change their majors to journalism and mass communication must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in 12 or more credit hours of ASU courses that can be used to satisfy the Cronkite School’s non-elective general studies requirements. MCO 120, an introductory course for non-majors, can count in place of JMC 110.

Please refer to http://cronkite.asu.edu/undergrad/xfer_major_change.php for information on transfers and changes of major.

The admissions deadline is June 1 for fall and Dec. 1 for spring.

If you are not yet admitted to ASU, click here to complete an application: Admission.