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Are you pursuing your undergraduate degree through ASU Online? Learn how and when to join Barrett.

Admissions overview

Historically, the Barrett experience has only been available to ASU undergraduates studying at the Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West campuses. In the fall of 2021, Barrett welcomed its first-ever cohort of ASU Online students as part of an exciting pilot program to explore expanding access to the unique honors curriculum and experience. Barrett Online is currently entering a second phase with plans to enroll small groups in fall 2022 and spring 2023.

There is no single type of Barrett student and no “typical” honors experience. We welcome ASU Online students from all backgrounds, majors, and interests to consider joining Barrett. Honors students seek to challenge themselves, go above and beyond in their academic commitment, and engage with fellow members of the honors community.

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Barrett Online is for students in an ASU Online undergraduate degree program who meet the following criteria:

When to apply

Spring 2023

There is a single spring 2023 application deadline for Barrett Online.

Application Deadline: Saturday, Oct. 16 | 11:59 p.m.
Student Notification: Friday, Nov. 18 | 5 p.m.

Fall 2023

There are two fall 2023 application deadlines for Barrett Online; Priority Action and Final Consideration.

What we look for

With each incoming Barrett Online cohort, the honors college admissions committee strives to create a dynamic and well-rounded group of students who will contribute to every aspect of the Barrett Online experience and benefit from this strong community. In addition to their academic record, the admissions committee looks for students who exhibit leadership qualities, talents (e.g. musical, athletic, scientific, artistic), pursue interesting hobbies or avocations, enjoy unique personal achievements, have unusual life experiences, and/or display community involvement.

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