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ASU students pursuing an undergraduate degree at the ASU Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West campuses are eligible for Barrett enrollment. Barrett is not currently available to students at ASU Online, Lake Havasu, 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.

Prospective students should submit their ASU application 4 - 6 weeks before the Barrett deadline to which they are applying. (For example: students interested in the Barrett Early Action deadline should apply to ASU by the end of September.) When completing the ASU application, self-reporting grades will result in a significantly faster university decision.

For a Barrett application to be evaluated, it must be submitted and complete by a deadline. 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: Monday, November 1, 2021 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 | 5 PM
Prospective 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.

Regular Decision
Application Deadline: Saturday, January 15, 2022 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, March 11, 2022 | 5 PM

Late Consideration
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 13, 2022 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, April 22, 2022 | 5 PM

Late Consideration II
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 3, 2022 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, May 13, 2022 | 5 PM

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 Barrett application.

Prospective students may apply only once to Barrett for any given semester. For an application to be evaluated in a specific pool, it must be complete by the articulated deadline date, not simply submitted. Be sure to review the information on the Deadlines tab of this webpage.

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