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Barrett, The Honors College, offers academically high-achieving, well-rounded students unique opportunities designed to maximize their time at Arizona State University. The Barrett student body reflects intellectual and social interests covering the entire spectrum of degree programs available at the four metropolitan Phoenix campuses of ASU. (At present, Barrett enrollment is not available to students pursuing a solely online degree or in a major at the ASU Lake Havasu City campus.)

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. For their first two years, Barrett students live in the honors community at the ASU campus of their major and during their first year take the 6-credit course sequence called The Human Event. ASU graduates with Barrett distinction attend the best graduate schools and have great success finding jobs in their field.

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 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.

Fall 2018 Deadlines

Fall 2018 Deadlines

For an application to be evaluated, it must be complete by the articulated deadline, not simply submitted. Incomplete files are remanded to the next pool for review.

Early Action I
Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, December 15, 2017 | 5 PM
All prospective students are strongly encouraged to have a complete Barrett application on file by the Early Action I deadline. Early Action acceptance is non-binding.

Early Action II
Deadline: Sunday, January 7, 2018 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, February 16, 2018 | 5 PM

Regular Decision
Deadline: Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, March 30, 2018 | 5 PM

Late Consideration
Deadline: Sunday, April 1, 2018 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, May 11, 2018 | 5 PM



An ASURITE ID and password are required to begin a Barrett admissions application. These items are provided by the university once 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 - including the submission of ACT and/or SAT results to the central ASU Admission Services office - should be addressed 4-6 weeks ahead of the Barrett deadline for which a prospective student is applying.

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 above.

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