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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 2019 Deadlines

Fall 2019 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. All Barrett acceptance decisions are non-binding.

Early Action
Application Deadline: Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | 5 PM
All prospective students are strongly encouraged to have a complete Barrett application on file by the Early Action deadline to give themselves the best chance for a positive decision.

Regular Decision
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 6, 2019 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, February 22, 2019 | 5 PM

Late Consideration
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 24, 2019 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, April 5, 2019 | 5 PM

Late Consideration II
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, May 10, 2019 | 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 is submitted. The ASU application for fall 2019 enrollment consideration is now available.

Only one Barrett application will be accepted for any given semester. The Barrett application for fall 2019 enrollment consideration will be available on Wednesday, September 5.

Interested in getting started early? Review the Barrett application essay prompts here.