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Barrett, The Honors College, is a community of high-achieving scholars within Arizona State University who enjoy the considerable resources of a premier Research I university combined with the close, personal attention provided by the staff, faculty, and deans of the highest ranked honors college in the United States.

For ASU admission purposes, international students are defined as "students who wish to pursue undergraduate degrees at ASU but are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America, nor are they refugees in the USA." 

For Barrett admission purposes:

  • International students already enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program at ASU who are interested in joining Barrett should review the information here.
  • International students who have already graduated from high school, are currently studying at another college or university, and who are considering transferring to ASU to complete their Bachelor's degree, should review the information here.
  • Please note that Barrett enrollment is not available to students pursuing an ASU degree at the Lake Havasu City campus or through ASU Online.

The areas below are for international students currently enrolled in high school, either in the United States or abroad, who are looking to enroll at ASU as new freshmen in the fall of 2019. 

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Barrett students benefit from being part of a fully developed four-year residential community and enjoy distinctive honors-only internship, research, and travel opportunities. A three-pronged advising system and a dedicated core of honors faculty are in place to ensure a deeply supportive environment. After graduation, Barrett students attend the best graduate schools, have tremendous success in national fellowship competitions, and accept positions with prominent non-profit and Fortune 500 companies.

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.

Most ASU degree programs are 120 credit hours.  Barrett students complete 36 of the 120 credit hours to satisfy their honors requirements.  All Barrett freshmen during their first year take the 6-credit course sequence called The Human Event.  During their senior year, honors students complete a thesis/creative project

Barrett students will complete the remainder of the 36 honors credits in a variety of ways, through some combination of special honors sections of classes already needed for their ASU degree, honors contracts which involve extra projects in standard ASU courses that convert them into honors classes, internships, honors-only study abroad programs, and by engaging in research or independent study.

Students whose native language is not English must submit the results of an English language proficiency examination to ASU Admissions Services in order to be considered for Barrett admission.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) satisfy this requirement, and Barrett will obtain these scores from ASU for the processing of an international student’s honors college application.

Students interested in Barrett first apply to Arizona State University.  An ASURITE ID and password are required to begin the separate and free Barrett application.  These items are provided by the university shortly after the ASU application is submitted.

Barrett reserves the right to request additional information following the submission of an application. The Barrett international admissions committee reviews complete honors college applications on a rolling basis, with decisions generally released 3-4 weeks after a file becomes complete with all necessary materials.

A limited number of students are admitted to Barrett each year; early application is strongly encouraged.

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