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First-year student

Enrolling as a new first-year student at ASU? Follow the steps below to apply to join Barrett.

Admissions overview

High school seniors apply for Barrett Lower Division consideration. Lower Division is a four-year honors college experience that integrates into any undergraduate degree program across ASU’s four metropolitan Phoenix campuses - Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe and West. Students who took time off after high school, did not attend another college or university, and are entering ASU for the first time, are also eligible for Barrett Lower Division enrollment.

Barrett Online

High school seniors considering ASU Online should review the admissions information for Barrett Online.


When to apply

The fall 2025 Barrett application will open on Wednesday, September 4.

Barrett acceptance decisions are non-binding and may be declined without penalty. Prospective students may apply only once to Barrett for any given semester. High school seniors who are not extended an offer of admission may enroll at ASU and then re-apply during the fall to begin in Barrett the second semester of their first year at the university.

Prospective students should apply to ASU at least 4 weeks before their preferred Barrett deadline. For example: if applying for Nov. 1 Early Action, apply to ASU by Oct. 1.

All times below reflect Mountain Standard Time (MST).

Application overview

How to apply

Step 1

Mind the deadlines

Prospective students should be mindful of deadlines and work to ensure that a complete Barrett application is on file by the appropriate date. A Barrett application is complete when:

  • It has been submitted, not just saved.
  • Both required letters of recommendation have been received by Barrett.
  • The student has been admitted to an Arizona State University undergraduate degree program at the ASU Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe or West campus.*

*Though a Barrett application may be started and even submitted before ASU admission is conferred, it cannot go to evaluation until university acceptance is formally awarded. Apply to ASU accordingly.

Students who submit an application in time for a particular deadline will receive a short grace period for missing letters of recommendation to be received and for ASU admission to be processed.  

Step 2

Apply to ASU

Students interested in Barrett must first apply to Arizona State University and then may begin the separate and free Barrett application.

Prospective students should apply to ASU at least 4 weeks before their preferred Barrett deadline.

When completing the ASU application, self-reporting grades will result in a significantly faster university decision. The Common Application is another option to apply to ASU.

ASU Application  Common Application

When a student applies for ASU admission, an ASURITE ID is issued. Students must then activate their ASURITE ID, which includes identifying a password. The ASURITE ID and password are required to begin the free Barrett application.

ASURITE activation

Step 3

Submit your Barrett application

All incoming first-year ASU students apply for Barrett Lower Division consideration, regardless of AP/IB/dual enrollment credits.

The Barrett application does not need to be completed in one sitting. A student may start, save their work, exit and then return at a later date to finish and submit the application ahead of the appropriate deadline. After starting the application, a student may re-access it via the “Apply now” button or through the Barrett Application Status area of their My ASU webpage.

For the best application experience, use the most current version of your internet browser.

The 2025 Barrett application will open on Wednesday, September 4.

Step 4

Track your Barrett application

After submission, candidates may monitor the status of their application through the Barrett Application Status area of their My ASU webpage. This includes checking the standing of their recommendation letters, sending reminder emails to their recommenders, and even replacing non-responsive letter writers. The Barrett decision letter also posts to this section. 

Step 5

Confirm your spot

To secure their spot as a member of the fall 2025 Arizona State University incoming class, an admitted student must submit the ASU enrollment deposit via their My ASU web portal.  This action will also confirm their place in Barrett, The Honors College. There is no separate Barrett deposit. Barrett students who fail to address the ASU enrollment deposit by May 1, 2025 may forfeit their spot to a deserving student on the wait list.

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