Barrett accepts high performing, academically engaged students and works with them in collaboration with all of the units at ASU to contribute to student success. Below is a minimum set of guidelines for Barrett students. We do not expel students from Barrett for poor performance or for falling behind on requirements, but work with them to meet the requirements. We wish to work with all of the units to help students meet their requirements, as well.
Barrett students can run an Honors DARS to check the status of their honors credits. Honors credits can be accumulated in a number of ways, including independent study credits, Honors enrichment contracts, and more (see flowcharts below). Students will consult with their Barrett advisors about their progress during advising meetings. Advising appointments are mandatory for Honors students once per year.
Students who begin Barrett in their first year of college are required to take The Human Event sequence, turn in a successfully defended thesis/creative project, and complete a total of 36 Honors credits (with at least 18 of these credits being upper-division coursework, and 6 of the upper-division credits being outside of the major) with a 3.25 cumulative GPA upon graduation.
Students who begin Barrett mid-way through their college careers are required to take History of Ideas, turn in a successfully defended thesis/creative project, and complete a total of 21 upper-division Honors credits (with 6 of the credits being outside of the major) with a 3.25 cumulative GPA upon graduation.
Please note: Transfer students joining Barrett as Upper Division students who graduate from an Arizona Community College Honors Program will complete an 18 credit honors curriculum to graduate from Barrett rather than 21 hours. The HON 370 (History of Ideas) and thesis experience remain required components of the program.
Questions and Answers
Who are my advisors?
When are my mandatory Honors Advising Appointments?
Who do I talk to about my status in Barrett?
How do I get honors credit for an internship?
What resources are there for me if I'm struggling in HON 171/172 or HON 370?
I'm struggling with other courses, what can I do?
We require that you schedule an appointment once per year, but feel free to make additional appointments if you feel you need to talk to us.
Please schedule an advising appointment with your Honors Advisor and we'll be happy to talk to you about this.
This information can be found on the Honors Credit page of this website. Please check the deadlines in the right column of the page.
Barrett has its own writing center with locations on the Tempe and Downtown campuses. Barrett students can schedule appointments and see their drop-in hours on the Barrett Writing Center webpage. Through the Colloquium, upper division students at the Polytechnic campus are trained as tutors and mentored by faculty to assist first year students with designing and implementing an effective thesis in the Human Event's signature papers. You can also use the ASU Writing Center. Services offered at these writing centers are free of charge.
ASU offers many types of free tutoring support. In addition to those resources, you should also speak with your instructors about ways that they might be able to help you succeed.