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Can I get into Barrett Honors College????

James6891James6891 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
edited September 2011 in Arizona State University
HELP!!! Do I have a chance of getting into ASU's Barrett Honors College? Do any of your kids go to Barrett? If so what did they have?

I am a Junior in high school and I know I have another year but judging on these stats, how do I look?

SAT: 1550/2400
GPA (unweighted): 3.6 (4 point scale)

Swim Team (3 years)
Dive Team (2 years)- Dive Team Captain
Track and Field (3 years)- Pole-Vaulting Captain

Model UN (3 years)- President, Minister of Propaganda
Key Club (3 years)
Love Club (2 years)

Volunteer Work:

-Volunteer Camp Counselor
-Service Project: Lunch for Special Education Students
-Amor Missions: House Building in Mexico
-Vacation Bible School Volunteer


Freshman Year: Class Treasurer
Sophomore Year: Class Vice President
Junior Year: Class Senator
Senior Year: Class President

Honors and AP Classes:

-Honors Western Civ
-Honors English 10
-Honors Biology (1 semester)
-AP Environmental Sciences

- Best Delegate at U of A Model UN conference

Scholarships Attained:

- AIMS tuition scholarship waiver (full tuition to any instate school)

I know its ASU (anybody can get in) but apparently the honors college is hard to get into.....
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Replies to: Can I get into Barrett Honors College????

  • gadadgadad Registered User Posts: 7,772 Senior Member
    Here are the stats on Barrett admissions. I'd assume that it's somewhat easier if you're from AZ. Your ECs look very strong; I'd think that you could get enthusiastic letters of recommendation:

    Average Unweighted GPA of Entering First-Year Students 3.84
    Average SAT Scores for Incoming Students (Fall 2010) 1314 / 1600
    Average ACT Scores for Incoming Students (Fall 2010) 29
    Percentage of Entering Freshman in Top 10% of High School Class 78%
  • mominazmominaz Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    My son is a freshman at Barrett this year - he loves it! When he went on a campus visit before applying they stressed applying early, having a great essay - they said to "think outside the box" and of course, submit great letters of recommendation. Keep up your hard work and good luck!
  • straitcouturestraitcouture Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
    I would retake the SAT, that is your only handicap. You need AT LEAST an 1800, but preferably need to break 2000. Other than that, I think you have a good chance! Start your essay ahead of time and get strong letters of rec.
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