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Students currently attending other universities and colleges who are considering transferring to Arizona State University should explore the many benefits of enrollment in Barrett, The Honors College. Joining Barrett expands the opportunities available in the ASU academic major and provides access to distinctive honors-only internship, research, and travel opportunities.

The unique honors curriculum integrates seamlessly into existing ASU degree requirements, while a three-pronged advising system and a dedicated core of honors faculty are in place to ensure a deeply supportive environment. After earning their ASU degrees, Barrett graduates attend the best graduate schools and have great success finding jobs in their field.

If you will be pursuing your Bachelor’s degree at ASU Online, please refer to the information here. For undergraduate students at the ASU Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West campuses, Barrett offers two enrollment options - Lower Division and Upper Division. The eligibility requirements for both opportunities are discussed in more detail below. The Barrett experience is not currently available to students at Lake Havasu or other university learning centers.

Prospective honors college students should be mindful of deadlines and work to ensure that a complete application is on file by the appropriate date.

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The Lower Division honors curriculum is designed for students with a minimum of three and a half academic years, seven fall/spring semesters, remaining at ASU and Barrett - not including summer sessions.

Students in their first semester at another college or university who are looking to transfer to ASU for their second semester may submit a Barrett Lower Division application if they will then have the requisite three and a half academic years remaining to address the Barrett Lower Division requirements.

Questions about Barrett Lower Division eligibility may be directed to

The Upper Division honors curriculum is designed for students who have completed approximately half of their undergraduate degree program and are looking to enroll in Barrett during the start of what is traditionally considered their third (junior) year. The Upper Division option works particularly well for community college students coming to ASU with an earned Associate’s degree.

Please note: Transfer students joining Barrett via Upper Division and who graduated from an Arizona Community College Honors Program will complete an 18 credit honors curriculum. Please email to learn more about this unique opportunity.

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

1) ALREADY COMPLETED: A minimum of fifty-four (54) credit hours recognized by Arizona State University.

  • At least thirty (30) of the 54 credits must have been earned after high school or home school graduation.
  • Courses in progress at the time of Barrett application review will be counted towards the 54-credit minimum with the expectation that they will be successfully completed.

2) REMAINING AT ASU: At least two academic years - four fall/spring semesters, not including summer sessions - and approximately sixty (60) credit hours at the time of honors enrollment (not at the time of application submission.)

Interested in joining Barrett as an Upper Division student? Learn more about the curriculum and admissions process by registering to attend a virtual Barrett Upper Division information session.

The Barrett application deadlines for fall 2021 have passed. The Barrett application for spring 2022 and fall 2022 will open on Wednesday, September 8, at 5 pm PST. All times below reflect MST.


There is a single spring 2022 Barrett application deadline for both Lower Division and Upper Division candidates.

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Thursday, December 30, 2021 | 5 PM

FALL 2022

There are two fall 2022 Barrett application deadlines for Upper Division candidates - Priority Action and Final Consideration. If spring 2022 is your first semester of college and you are transferring to ASU for your second semester in the fall, please refer to the information and deadlines posted for first-year students.

Priority Action

Application Deadline: Sunday, January 30, 2022 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, March 4, 2022 | 5 PM

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to have a complete Barrett application on file by the Priority Action deadline. For a General Barrett Scholarship Application to be considered for the 2022-2023 academic year, a prospective student must be admitted to Barrett, The Honors College by March 4, 2022.

Final Consideration

Application Deadline: Friday, May 27, 2022 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, June 17, 2022 | 5 PM

An ASURITE ID and password are required to begin a Barrett Admissions Application.

IMPORTANT - Please review before starting a Barrett application.

  • Prospective students may apply only once to Barrett for any given semester.
  • For an application to be evaluated in a specific pool, it must be complete by the articulated deadline date, not simply submitted.
  • Transfer students are required to upload unofficial transcripts to their Barrett application from all institutions attended in the past five years.

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