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International student

ASU is the No. 1 public university for international students. Learn how and when to join Barrett.

Admissions overview

Barrett offers two enrollment options, Lower Division and Upper Division. Both opportunities integrate into any undergraduate degree program across ASU’s four metropolitan Phoenix, AZ campuses - Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe and West.

Barrett Online

International students considering ASU Online should review the admissions information for Barrett Online.

Enrollment options

Upper Division admission

To apply for Barrett Upper Division admission, both of the following criteria must be met:

English proficiency

International students whose native language is not English and who did not attend a high school where the language of instruction was English must self-report the results of an English Proficiency examination on their Barrett application. The following satisfy this requirement:

When to apply

Fall 2024 Lower Division

The final Barrett Lower Division application deadline for fall 2024 was Friday, March 15.

Depending on your ASU campus, space in the Barrett Honors College class of 2028 may still be available. Please contact the appropriate Barrett admissions representative with questions regarding the potential for a late honors college application:

Fall 2024 Upper Division

Fall 2024 Upper Division international applicants follow the deadlines identified for current ASU students.

How to apply

Step 1

Mind the deadlines

Prospective students should be mindful of deadlines and work to ensure that a complete Barrett application is on file by the appropriate date. A Barrett application is complete when:

  • It has been submitted, not just saved.
  • Both required letters of recommendation have been received by Barrett.
  • The student has been admitted to an Arizona State University undergraduate degree program at the ASU Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe or West campus.*

* Though a Barrett application may be started and even submitted before ASU admission is conferred, it cannot go to evaluation until university acceptance is formally awarded. Apply to ASU accordingly. If you are pursuing your degree through ASU Online, visit Barrett Online.

Students who submit an application in time for a particular deadline will receive a short grace period for missing letters of recommendation to be received and for ASU admission to be processed.

Step 2

Apply to ASU

International students who will be first-year ASU students or who are transferring to the university must first apply to Arizona State University and then may begin the separate and free Barrett application.

Prospective international students should apply to ASU at least 4-6 weeks before their preferred Barrett deadline.

International students are welcome to apply to the university via the ASU application or the Common Application.

ASU Application  Common Application

When a student applies for ASU admission, an ASURITE ID is issued. Students must then activate their ASURITE ID, which includes identifying a password. The ASURITE ID and password are required to begin the free Barrett application.

ASURITE activation

Step 3

Submit your Barrett application

The Barrett application does not need to be completed in one sitting. A student may start, save their work, exit and then return at a later date to finish and submit the application ahead of the appropriate deadline. After starting the application, a student may re-access it via the “Apply now” button.

The final Barrett Lower Division application deadline for fall 2024 was Friday, March 15. Upper Division candidates should review the information on the Current ASU Student webpage.

Step 4

Track your Barrett application

After submission, candidates may monitor the status of their application through the Barrett Application Status area of their My ASU webpage. This includes checking the standing of their recommendation letters, sending reminder emails to their recommenders, and even replacing non-responsive letter writers. The Barrett decision letter also posts to this section.

Step 5

Confirm your spot

Incoming students secure their spot at Arizona State University by paying the ASU enrollment deposit via their My ASU web portal.  This action will also confirm their place in Barrett, The Honors College. There is no separate Barrett deposit. Barrett students who fail to address the ASU enrollment deposit by May 1, 2024 may forfeit their fall 2024 spot to a deserving student on the wait list.

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