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ASU students pursuing an undergraduate degree at the ASU Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West campuses are eligible for Barrett enrollment. 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.

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: Sunday, November 1, 2020 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, December 18, 2020 | 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: Friday, January 15, 2021 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, March 5, 2021 | 5 PM

Late Consideration
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 7, 2021 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, April 16, 2021 | 5 PM

Late Consideration II
Application Deadline: Sunday, April 4, 2021 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, May 14, 2021 | 5 PM

An ASURITE ID and password are required to begin a Barrett application. These items are provided by the university shortly after an ASU Application has been submitted. Only one Barrett application will be accepted for any given semester.

A Barrett application may be started and submitted before Arizona State University admission is conferred. However, a Barrett application cannot move to committee review until ASU acceptance is formally awarded. For this reason, all ASU application materials should be addressed 4-6 weeks ahead of the Barrett deadline for which a prospective student is applying. We strongly encourage high school students to self-report their grades on the ASU application for a faster university decision.

For a Barrett application to be evaluated in a specific pool, it must be complete by the articulated deadline, not simply submitted. Incomplete files are remanded to the next pool for review. If you have not already done so, review the "Deadlines" tab before starting the Barrett application.

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