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How do I contact my academic advisor? What is a degree audit report (DARS)?

How do I determine if I am a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior?
Where can I get help/tutoring for my classes?

How do I calculate my ASU GPA?
Where can I find out what courses fulfill General Studies Requirements?

How do I drop a class?

Where can I find pre-law information?
How do I access Blackboard?
How do I find CRJ related courses?
How many hours of the CRJ internship will apply towards my major?
What is Critical Tracking?
How do I send my ACT / SAT test scores to ASU?
Do I need to take the Math Placement Exam?
What transfer credit will be accepted at ASU?
If I don’t attend for a semester, do I have to reapply?
What GPA do I need to graduate with honors?

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Q. How do I contact my academic advisor?


A. Undergraduate Criminology and Criminal Justice students can visit with advisors at the ASU Downtown Phoenix Campus, University Central Building, 6th floor (suite 600). 411 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Contact Information:  602-496-2356                 campus map
Walk-in Advising is available Tuesday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 11:30 and 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm. 
Students may call the main number if they would like to schedule an appointment on Monday or Friday.

Q. What is a degree audit report (DARS)?

A: DARS (Degree Audit Report) compares both ASU and transfer work, with the requirements of an academic degree program, and prepares a report which details the student's progress toward meeting those requirements.  Undergradaute Students may access their DARS through MyASU.  Students should run and review an up-to-date DARS report prior to each advising session.  How to run a DARS report.

Q.  How do I determine if I am a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior?

A. Your academic level is the number of regular enrollment credits successfully completed (including transfer credits) for students seeking their first undergraduate degree. Levels: freshman = 0–24, sophomore = 25–55, junior = 56–86, senior = 87+.

Q. Where can I get help/tutoring for my classes?

A. Depending upon the course, there are various resources available to students needing assistance.  Speak with your advisor, course instructor, or contact the Student Success Center  for tutoring information and to discuss your concerns.

Q. How do I calculate my ASU gpa?

A. You can look up your GPA on MyASU by clicking on Grades and Transcripts in the My Classes box. Your semester GPA is calculated by dividing your Honor Points by your Net Hours (semester hours graded).   For detailed information, please see the University Registrar's Grade and Grading Policy Information.

Additional GPA Calculator Information can be found here.

Q. Where can I find out what courses fulfill General Studies Requirements?

A. General Studies information and courses can be found in the University catalog and class schedule.

Q.  How do I drop a class?

A. Students can drop or add a class by logging into MyASU or visiting a Registration site.  Deadline dates to drop a class can be found on MyASU in your My Classes box.  Click on the calendar link.  Information regarding the difference between dropping and withdrawing a class can be found here.

Please see the Academic Calendar for this and other important deadline dates.

Q. Where can I find Pre-Law information?

A. Pre-Law information at ASU can be found here.

Q. How do I access Blackboard?

A. Blackboard access can be found on MyASU by clicking on Blackboard in the My Classes box.

Criminology and Criminal Justice Major FAQ's

Q.  How do I find CRJ Related courses?

A. CRJ majors are required to complete 6 hours of CRJ Related courses.  CRJ Related courses are non-CRJ upper divsion (300 - 400 level) courses that relate to the Criminal Justice field.  Examples of subject areas that possibly could fulfill this category are:  Psychology, Sociology, Women Studies, Religion, Political Science, Family Studies, Social and Behavioral Sciences and Communication Studies.  Download the CRJ Related course list

Q.  How many hours of the CRJ internship will apply towards my major?

A. The internship can be completed for a total of 12 credit hours.  Students can use up to 6 credit hours of the CRJ internship towards their upper division CRJ course requirements.  The remaining 6 credits will be used to help fulfill general electives.

Freshman Students FAQ's

Q.  What is Critical Tracking?

A. Critical Tracking is ASU's electronic advising and degree tracking program to help students understand degree requirements. 
Specific courses have been identified as critical requirements for each degree program. The critical courses and complete degree plan are provided on the Criminology and Criminal Justice major map

Q.  How do I send my ACT / SAT test scores to ASU?

A. Contact ACT www.act.org or the College Board (SAT) www.collegeboard.com to send your scores directly to ASU.

Q.  Do I need to take the Math Placement Exam?

A. ASU requires all incoming freshman to take the math placement exam.  Transfer students who have not completed a math course equivelent to the university math requirement, may also need to take the exam.  Please see an advisor for additional information.

Transfer Students FAQ's

Q.  What transfer credit will be accepted at ASU?

A. Transfer courses completed at UA or NAU, as well as community colleges in Arizona, should transfer automatically according to the official Course Equivalency Guide.  Transfer credit from out-of-state community colleges and universities will be evaluated by the Admission's Office to determine if completed at an accredited institution.  Transfer coursework that meets this criteria will then be added to the students transfer credit record.

Readmission's FAQ's

Q. If I don’t attend for a semester, do I have to reapply?

A.  Students who previously attended ASU, but have missed one semester (Fall and/or Spring only) need to reapply to the University.  Please visit the Readmission's website for more information.

Senior / Graduating Students FAQ's

Q.  What gpa do I need to graduate with honors?

A.  An undergraduate student must have completed at least 56 semester hours of resident credit at ASU to qualify for graduation with academic recognition for a baccalaureate degree.

Note: West campus students following a catalog year prior to fall 2007 are required to have completed at least 50 semester hours of resident credit at ASU.

Summa Cum Laude = 3.80 to 4.00 GPA
Magna Cum Laude = 3.60 to 3.79 GPA
Cum Laude = 3.40 to 3.59 GPA

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