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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.

Barrett offers two enrollment options - Lower Division and Upper Division. Barrett enrollment is available to students in an undergraduate degree program at any of the four metropolitan Phoenix campuses of ASU - Downtown, Polytechnic, Tempe, and West. 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 spending a minimum of three and 1/2 academic years, seven fall/spring semesters, at ASU and Barrett - not including summer sessions.

Lower Division students cannot have more than 18 college credits accumulated at the time they enter Barrett. Credits earned while in high school (for example, advanced placement credits or dual enrollment college coursework) are not counted toward the 18 credit maximum.

Transfer students may submit a Barrett Lower Division application during the first semester at their current school if they are looking to transfer to ASU and start in Barrett during the second semester of what will be their first (freshman) year and will then have the requisite three and 1/2 academic years to address the Barrett Lower Division requirements.

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 reach out to Lauren Abril at 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.)

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There is a single spring 2021 Barrett application deadline for both Lower Division and Upper Division candidates.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 | 5 PM

FALL 2021

There are two fall 2021 Barrett application deadlines for Upper Division candidates - Priority Action and Final Consideration. Prospective students with spring 2021 as their first college semester who are interested in fall 2021 Lower Division enrollment, please refer to the information and deadlines posted for first-year students.

Priority Action
Application Deadline: Sunday, January 31, 2021 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, March 5, 2021 | 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 2021-2022 academic year, a prospective student must be admitted to Barrett, The Honors College by March 5, 2021.

Final Consideration
Application Deadline: Monday, May 31, 2021 | 11:59 PM
Student Notification: Friday, June 25, 2021 | 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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