The objective

To increase access to affordable higher education at ASU, to interested DREAMers and other bilingual English-Spanish students, through a partnership between ASU and select Mexican universities. 


What is it?

A program that reduces the total tuition cost for an undergraduate degree at ASU. 

Acceso ASU allows students to take online courses included in ASU’s Transfer Guide, offered by select Mexican university partners. While enrolled at a Mexican university, students pay that university’s tuition cost which is lower than ASU’s, and then have credits evaluated for transfer to ASU. 

Acceso ASU leverages another ASU program offered in English that has a similar effect: the undergraduate Earned Admission.

How does it work?

1. Apply to ASU. There are two options for gaining admission to ASU: a) direct admission to an ASU degree program, and b) the Earned Admission pathway.

2. Once admitted to ASU, students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisors to identify which courses included in ASU’s Transfer Guide, offered by Acceso ASU’s Mexican partners, are suitable for transfer to their specific program. A list of advisors is available here.


Can students who have taken courses at Mexican universities transfer to ASU to complete their degrees?

Yes. ASU assists all students from domestic and international institutions transfer to ASU. However, the process of applying for admission to ASU as a transfer student is independent from Acceso ASU. Upon admission to ASU, previously earned credit from post-secondary institutions will be evaluated as part of the admissions process.  Prior to transfer, students can use the Transfer Guide to review how courses transfer to ASU.  


What are the potential tuition savings?

Students can lower their total tuition cost for an ASU undergraduate degree when they: 

1) Start their programs via Earned Admission and transfer completed credits upon admission to an ASU degree program, paying $400 per 3-credit course instead of the applicable resident or nonresident tuition rate (approximately $1,590- $3,900 per 3-credit course). 

2) Take courses at Acceso ASU’s Mexican university partners, pay the respective partner’s tuition, and transfer the credits to their ASU program. Mexican partners’ tuition costs start from $138 USD per course. See the tables below for a comparison between ASU and the Mexican partners’ tuition costs.

3) Transfer to ASU from Mexican institutions, having already paid the former institution’s tuition, which is generally lower than ASU’s, for the transferable credits.


For the academic year 2019-20, ASU’s undergraduate tuition cost is approximately as follows:

Tuition Type
3 Credits
12 Credits
International Student
Nonresident / Out-of-state Student
Nonresident Arizona High School Graduate
Online (same for Arizona resident, nonresident, international)

Note: DREAMers who are not Arizona high school graduates pay the out-of-state tuition rate.

The Mexican university partners' undergraduate tuition cost is approximately as follows:

Partner University
3 Credits - Mexican Students
3 Credits - International Students
Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG)
Cost per semester (3 -12 credits)
Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC)
Universidad Tecmilenio, online campus
Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

Note: The amounts in the tables above indicate all of the participant universities’ tuition costs published online as of January 10, 2020; the figures do not include additional fees, health insurance, etc. All tuition above is listed in US dollars at the exchange rate of $19 MXP per USD.

How do I search for courses offered by the participating Mexican universities?

To search for course equivalencies, access ASU’s Transfer Guide and select “International” for the institution type, then enter “Mexico” for the country, and enter the name of the university partner:

  • University of Guadalajara (UdeG)
  • Technological University of Mexico (UNITEC)
  • Universidad Tecmilenio
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM)

What types of courses have been evaluated for the Acceso program?


The courses evaluated for the Acceso program include undergraduate online courses that transfer to ASU elective, department elective, general studies, and/or direct equivalency:

  • University of Guadalajara’s subjects include: organization management, educational development, cultural management, digital journalism, technologies and information, citizen security, librarianship and knowledge management.
  • Technological University of Mexico (UNITEC)’s subjects include: business administration, public accounting, law (BA), marketing, pedagogy, international business, animation and digital design, psychology, industrial engineering and administration, software and network engineering.
  • Universidad Tecmilenio’s subjects include: administrative computing engineering, administration, law (BA), publicity and marketing, industrial and systems engineering, international business and trade, education and development, business psychology.
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) has a number of elective course options, including two offered in English (TI2013 E-commerce and Technology and IN3043 Quality Management Strategies)

Information about our Mexican university-partners


tecnologico de monterrey logo

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) is a private, not-for-profit, world-renowned university in Mexico. It has 26 campuses throughout Mexico, and more than 90,000 students that attend its high school, undergraduate and graduate programs. 

It is a world pioneer on virtual education, which it launched in 1989.  

Among other accreditations, ITESM is affiliated to the Southern Associations of Colleges and Schools (SACS), recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

* The program with Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) is managed by the Global Education office as a special virtual exchange opportunity. For more info visit:

Additional Information :

Universidad Tecmilenio

Universidad Tecmilenio is a private university, founded in 2002, as part of the Tecnológico de Monterrey System.  It currently has 32 campuses located in 18 states of Mexico and Tecmilenio Online.  It offers high school programs, 28 undergraduate programs, 8 executive programs, and 9 master’s programs. Tecmilenio serves over 56,000 students.

A distinctive element of Tecmilenio’s education model is the emphasis on students’ long-term well-being, based on Positive Psychology.

How to apply:

Miriam Sillero:

The Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC)

The Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC) is a private university owned by Laureate located in Mexico City, and in the states of Guanajuato, Jalisco, México and Querétaro. UNITEC has more than 50 years of experience delivering high school and higher education. UNITEC serves over 90,000 students.

How to apply:

Mauricio Monroy Eligio: 011 52 (55) 23450500 ext. 47196

Universidad de Guadalajara logo

Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG)

Universidad de Guadalajara (UdeG) is the second largest public Mexican university. It serves more than 280,200 students. It is a renowned university based in the state of Jalisco. UdeG's Virtual University offers undergraduate and graduate programs.

Partner will be active fall 2022.

Additional Information:

Spanish Language Resources

Our university-partners offer most of their courses in Spanish. Interested students are encouraged to take Spanish language courses and identify tutoring resources to ensure academic success as part of this transfer program. Below are some available resources.

For more information about Acceso ASU email: 
Flor Derat, MBA.
Executive Administrative Support Specialist
Mexico and Latin America Initiatives
ASU, Office of University Affairs

ASU contact:
Paola Garcia Hidalgo, M.PAff.
Director, Mexico and Latin America Initiatives
ASU, Office of University Affairs


Becas CONACYT para estudios de doctorado en el extranjero

Arizona State University and CONACYT Doctoral Fellowships

The Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) signed an agreement with Arizona State University in 2015 to accomplish two purposes:

Please note, new fellows are not currently being accepted under this agreement.

  1. Provide up to 30 fellowships each year to Mexican students regularly admitted to and enrolled in PhD programs at ASU. Every year, CONACYT publishes a request for applications (RFA) (see details below). Individuals admitted to ASU doctoral programs apply for financial support to CONACYT headquarters or to CONACYT branches in various Mexican states. RFAs specify how to apply and identify the target disciplines/programs eligible for these fellowships.
  2. Support a visiting scholar program from Mexico and ASU.  

Becas Arizona-Sonora

Arizona-Sonora scholarship opportunities

Arizona-Sonora Scholarship Opportunities

The Governments of the States of Arizona and Sonora, in the framework of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, have established a scholarship program for students of these two states. A limited number of Sonoran students can come to study at Arizona higher education institutions, paying the Arizona resident tuition rate.

Arizona State University participates in this program and maintains up to 20 spaces per year available for Sonoran students to study as this program’s scholars. Interested students must be admitted at ASU and apply at the Comisión Sonora-Arizona for this resident rate tuition program.