Decline/Defer Admission

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The directions on this page apply to admitted Barrett Honors College students who would be new first-year students at Arizona State University in the fall of 2021. 

These instructions do not apply to:

  • continuing Barrett students (rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who should contact their Honors Advisor to withdraw from the college.
  • transfer students to ASU who have been admitted to Barrett for the fall, who should email to cancel their Barrett admission.

Please expand the section below that best describes your situation.

I have decided not to attend ASU

I have decided not to attend ASU

Cancel your ASU admission:

If you have already signed the housing contract for an on-campus assignment in the fall, regardless of whether you have received an assignment, you must also notify University Housing directly in writing. This should be sent to from your ASU student email account. Financial penalties may apply. See the Schedule of Charges and Deadlines for details.

I plan to attend ASU as a non-honors college student

I plan to attend ASU as a non-honors college student

To decline your Barrett Honors College admission, fill out this form:

It will take 1-2 business days for your request to be processed by the honors college. It will then take an additional 1-2 business days for the action to filter across all ASU databases.



Deferred admission is for students who wish to begin their studies in a later semester than the one for which they were admitted. Common reasons for deferment include religious volunteer work, U.S. military service, and personal circumstances regarding unique health or financial situations.

Please note: students who defer their admission may not attend another 2- or 4-year college or university before they begin at ASU. These students have not deferred but instead declined their admission to enroll elsewhere and will have to re-apply to ASU and Barrett.

Here are the steps for deferment:

1. At least 30 days prior to the first day of class, request to defer your ASU admission at

2. Carefully review and complete all steps outlined by the university, which will include information about deferring scholarships, your final high school transcript, housing, and more.

3. After your ASU deferment is approved, email to defer your Barrett admission. In your email, be sure to confirm your ASU deferment has been processed and identify when you will be starting at the university (e.g. fall 2022).

Note: ASU and Barrett are unable to defer any privately awarded scholarships. You must notify your private scholarship sponsor of your deferment request with ASU. Private scholarship deferment decisions will be made by the scholarship sponsor.