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Many prospective students and their families have questions about what steps follow admission to Barrett, The Honors College. This page is designed to:

  1. Explain what an admitted Barrett student must do to confirm his or her spot in the college, register for classes, and arrange on-campus living
  2. Outline the Barrett housing and academic requirements

Based on planned enrollment semester and track, select the appropriate option from the menu below. Questions may be directed by email to bhcadmissions@asu.edu or to Natalie Young at 480-727-8219.

Spring 2018 Lower Division

Spring 2018 Lower Division

Lower Division Barrett applicants for the spring 2018 semester apply in the fall (application deadline: December 3, 2017) and will receive word of their decision on December 29, 2017. After notification, admitted students should schedule a meeting with their Honors Academic Advisor during the spring semester. The honors advisor connects new students to resources and opportunities relevant to their academic major and interests, as well as helps students develop individualized plans to successfully complete the Lower Division honors requirements.

Welcome and Orientation activities for new Barrett Lower Division students vary depending on ASU campus. Information regarding mandatory and optional new student events will be made available with the acceptance materials on December 29. New Lower Division students are required to take HON 171 The Human Event during the spring semester and should schedule the course immediately after receiving notification of admission. If a student is accepted for the spring, he or she is guaranteed a seat in the class.  The second class in the two-course Human Event sequence (HON 272) will be taken in the fall 2018 semester. Students are encouraged to review the full set of Barrett academic requirements.

Barrett freshmen live in the honors community at the ASU campus of their primary major for their first two years. Honors residential communities are available for Barrett students across all four of ASU’s metropolitan Phoenix campuses (Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West).  ASU students admitted for the second semester of their freshmen year have the option to transfer into Barrett housing, provided there is space available, but are not required to do so.  These students will live in the honors community their second year. If a first-semester ASU freshman knows that he or she would want to live in the honors community for the second semester of his or her freshman year, please contact Natalie Young at Natalie.D.Young@asu.edu or 480-727-8219 to discuss the Barrett Housing Wait List.  First-semester ASU freshmen need not wait until they are admitted to Barrett for the spring to indicate their interest in housing and are encouraged to contact Natalie well before receiving official notification of acceptance to the honors college.

Spring 2018 Upper Division

Spring 2018 Upper Division

Upper Division Barrett applicants for the spring 2018 semester apply in the fall (application deadline: December 3, 2017) and will receive word of their decision on December 29, 2017. After notification, admitted students should schedule a meeting with their Honors Academic Advisor during the spring semester. The honors advisor connects new students to resources and opportunities relevant to their academic major and interests, as well as helps new Barrett students outline successful plans for completing the Upper Division honors requirements.

Barrett Upper Division students are required to take the 3-credit HON 370 History of Ideas course. The History of Ideas is an advanced and intensive survey of key social and intellectual currents in the development of the human race organized around a specific topic or theme, with an emphasis on critical thinking and argumentative writing. This class must be completed at the ASU campus of your academic major. It is mandatory for new Barrett Upper Division students at ASU Tempe to take HON 370 this spring during their first semester in the college. Barrett students at ASU Downtown, Polytechnic, and West will take HON 370 during the fall 2018 semester. If you have scheduling challenges, contact your honors advisor. To confirm your advisor, visit http://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/advising.  Students are encouraged to review the Upper Division honors academic requirements.

New Upper Division Barrett students have the option to live within the honors community at the ASU campus of their primary major. To learn more about these opportunities, visit this page. If a prospective student in the process of applying for spring 2018 enrollment consideration might want to live on campus in the Barrett community if admitted to the honors college, please contact Natalie Young at Natalie.D.Young@asu.edu or 480-727-8219 to discuss the Barrett Housing Wait List. Prospective students need not wait until they are admitted to Barrett to indicate this interest and are encouraged to contact Natalie well before receiving official notification of acceptance to the honors college.

Fall 2018 Lower Division

Fall 2018 Lower Division

To secure fall 2018 Arizona State University enrollment, admitted ASU students must submit the university enrollment deposit via their MyASU page by May 1, 2018. This action will also confirm placement in Barrett, The Honors College, for students who were extended invitations of acceptance following the successful evaluation of an honors college application. Failure to pay the enrollment deposit by May 1 will result in forfeiture of the Barrett admission offer.  (Due to the unique stipulations of their scholarships, National Merit Finalists and National Hispanic Scholars receive an extension to the May 1 deadline.)

Incoming freshmen are expected to attend an ASU New Student Orientation, an invaluable full-day program in the spring or summer. Admitted Barrett students sign up for the appropriate session on the ASU campus of their major. At Orientation, each student will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes, so early attendance will result in the best available course selection. For more information, including program dates, visit the ASU New Student Orientation website. Please note, Barrett students DO NOT attend two Orientations (one for ASU and one for Barrett). Rather, incoming Tempe honors students attend an honors-specific ASU Orientation, and incoming Downtown, Polytechnic, or West honors students attend an ASU Orientation that will include honors-specific experiences throughout the day. A student is able to sign up for Orientation once the enrollment deposit is paid.

Incoming Lower Division students are required to take HON 171 The Human Event during their first semester and should schedule the course at Orientation. During their second semester, Barrett students complete HON 272. Please click here to review the full set of Barrett academic requirements.

Incoming Barrett freshmen live in the honors community at the ASU campus of their primary major for their first two years. Honors residential communities are available for Barrett students across all four of ASU’s metropolitan Phoenix campuses (Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West). Students submit a housing application via their online My ASU page once the university enrollment deposit has been paid.  Housing preferences are never guaranteed; however, the university housing office makes every effort to satisfy the interests of each student.  To that end, students who submit their housing applications early put themselves in the best position for their preferences (room type, roommate, etc.) to be fulfilled.