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Historically, the Barrett experience has only been available to ASU undergraduates studying at the Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West campuses. In the fall of 2021, Barrett welcomed its first ever cohort of ASU Online students as part of an exciting pilot program to explore expanding access to the unique honors curriculum and experience. Barrett Online is currently entering a second phase with plans to enroll small groups in fall 2022 and spring 2023. The Barrett experience is not currently available at ASU’s Lake Havasu campus or other university learning centers.

There is no single type of Barrett student and no “typical” honors experience. Instead, students are given great freedom and support to explore, create, and pursue their own distinctive education inside and outside the classroom.

Barrett students live in the honors community at the ASU campus of their major for their first two years, though many choose to stay all four years to take advantage of the amenities and convenience. During their first year, Barrett students take the 6-credit course sequence called The Human Event.

Students interested in Barrett must first apply to Arizona State University and then may begin the separate Barrett application. Prospective honors college students should be mindful of deadlines and work to ensure that a complete Barrett application, not one that is simply submitted, is on file by the appropriate date.

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High school seniors considering enrollment as first-time college students at Arizona State University should apply for Barrett Lower Division consideration. The Lower Division honors curriculum is designed for completion over four academic years at ASU.

Students who took time off after high school, did not attend another college or university, and are entering ASU for the first time should also consider themselves eligible for Lower Division enrollment.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to the questions we most often receive from prospective students and their parents.

All Barrett application deadlines for fall 2022 have passed. The Barrett application for spring 2023 and fall 2023 will open on Wednesday, September 7.

We recommend prospective spring 2023 and fall 2023 students apply to ASU this summer (2022). When applying to ASU, it has been our experience that self-reporting your grades will result in a significantly faster university decision.

For a Barrett application to be evaluated, it must be complete by a deadline, not simply submitted. Incomplete files are remanded to the next pool for review. Barrett acceptance decisions are non-binding. All times below reflect MST.

Early Action
Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 1, 2022 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 | 5 PM

Information about additional deadlines will be posted later in the summer. However, prospective incoming first-year students are strongly encouraged to have a complete Barrett application on file for Early Action to put themselves in the best possible position for a positive decision.

After a student applies for ASU admission, the university will issue them an ASURITE ID within 2-3 business days. Each student must then activate their ASURITE ID with a self-created password. The ASURITE ID and password are required to access the free Barrett application.

Prospective students may apply only once to Barrett for any given semester. For a Barrett application to be evaluated, it must be complete by a deadline, not simply submitted.

All Barrett application deadlines for fall 2022 have passed. The Barrett application for spring 2023 and fall 2023 will open on Wednesday, September 7.

Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at barrettadmissions@asu.edu