Barrett fall 2021 application announcement

Arizona State University has been hard at work over the summer, adapting to the ever-changing circumstances you and your students are facing. We understand the college search process this year is different than any of us predicted, and we want to ensure the path to joining the Sun Devil community is as seamless and stress-free as possible.

In that spirit, Barrett, The Honors College has carefully reviewed all aspects of its holistic admission process. To best support the prospective students and high school partners we serve, we have decided to go “test blind” for fall 2021.

This means we will not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the application process for fall 2021 admission to Barrett, The Honors College, even when test results are available.

Students involved in AP and IB classes will continue to have the ability to self-report the coursework and test results they have completed or plan to complete this year.

Additionally, your students will be able to share on the Barrett application instances where test sitting cancellations impacted their AP and IB plans, as well as changes to their learning environment that have influenced the conclusion of their high school experience.

The Barrett application is still free, decisions are always nonbinding and the honors college admission process remains a holistic one that will take in all facets of your students’ achievements, aptitudes, passions and challenges.

Barrett, The Honors College application is opening soon.

The Barrett application for fall 2021 admission will open Sept. 9, and the first deadline to apply is Nov. 1.

Having all of their required ASU application materials on file with the university by the end of September, coupled with applying to Barrett by our Nov. 1 early action deadline, will give your students the best opportunity for a positive honors college admission decision.

Thank you for helping us get this message to apply early distributed broadly and loudly.

ASU continues to review university merit scholarships for fall 2021, so stay tuned for more information about New American University Scholarships from the ASU Admission Services office. We are also finalizing our virtual counselor update program for the fall and will be having live application review sessions available soon.

Should you have any questions about the Barrett admission process or application, please contact our director of admissions, Keith Southergill, at

On behalf of the Barrett deans, faculty and staff, please accept my best wishes for a safe rest of your summer and a strong start to the new school year.


Mark Jacobs
Vice Provost and Dean of Barrett, The Honors College
Professor, School of Life Sciences