It’s still early days, but ASU’s efforts are emblematic of their drive to expand access and strive for quality outcomes

David Soo in "Arizona State Moves On From Global Freshman Academy"

Published sep. 17, 2019

Arizona State University’s Global Freshman Academy was supposed to open up undergraduate education to thousands of students, but it never quite lived up to the hype. ASU is now taking a new approach, the Earned Admission pathway that allows any person over 22 years old to gain admission to ASU if they complete four courses and earn a 2.75 GPA.

So far the students who have taken courses through Earned Admission have demonstrated much greater motivation than those who studied through Global Freshman Academy.