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Barrett, The Honors College at ASU

Barrett Honors College at ASU

Details about about the Barrett application process can be found on the ASU website. You can also schedule a visit with their admissions office.


List of 4 items.

  • The Basics

    Students may apply to Barrett only after they have submitted an application to Arizona State University.

    A Barrett application may be submitted before ASU admission is conferred.

    If a Barrett application is incomplete at the time of a deadline, it cannot and will not be reviewed. These files will be remanded to the next evaluation period.

    A student may only apply in the Fall.  Barrett reserves the right to request additional information and may wait list a student from one evaluation period to the next.

    Students not admitted to Barrett as incoming freshmen will have opportunities to reapply as 1st semester ASU freshmen or as 2nd semester ASU sophomores. This is not their only chance to join the Barrett community!
  • Letters of Recommendation

    A single letter of recommendation is required, two letters are strongly encouraged, and a third letter will be accepted if it provides significant information not covered in the initial two letters. The Barrett application will ask for the names of one, two, or three recommenders. Once saved, e-mail messages will be sent to those individuals with directions on how to submit their letters electronically.

    Applicants will be able to:
    1. Track the status of their letters to see when they are received

    2. Send reminder messages to their recommenders 

    3. Delete recommenders

    4. Replace recommenders who are not being responsive
    An application will not be complete until all identified letters of recommendation have been received. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure a complete application is on file before the appropriate deadline. An incomplete application cannot be reviewed and will be remanded to the next evaluation cycle.
  • What Is a Complete Barrett Application?

    1. All required sections and all applicable optional areas have been completed.

    2. The Barrett online application has been submitted - not just saved.

    3. All identified letters of recommendation have been received (minimum of one letter required.)

    4. The student has been admitted to Arizona State University with a test score, ACT or SAT, on file with Undergraduate Admissions. (We recommend applying to ASU 4-6 weeks before the appropriate Barrett deadline.)
  • Barrett Admissions Deadlines

    The Barrett Admissions Application will be available at the beginning of September.

    NOTE: Students who wait to apply until a few weeks before an application deadline will struggle to have a complete application submitted on time.

    Priority Action Deadline: Mid-November
    Student Notification: End of December

    ALL prospective students are *strongly* encouraged to have a complete Barrett application by the Priority Action Deadline. Priority Action acceptance is non-binding.

    Regular Decision Deadline: Mid-February
    Student Notification: End of March
    Late Consideration Deadline: End of April
    Student Notification: Beginning of June

    National Merit, National Hispanic, and National Achievement Awards 
    These fall deadlines may not apply to students who have been awarded the National Merit Finalist, National Hispanic, or National Achievement scholarships from ASU. Due to the unique stipulations of the awards, students with these scholarships have until May 31, 2013 to submit their Barrett applications.