Okay, so I have a few quick questions regarding the Barrett Honors College and the Barrett Residential Complex at Arizona State University. These questions are questions that are not on the ASU website.
1) How are the students at Barrett like?
I've had a tour of the school before, so I have an idea of what it is like, but I didn't have much interaction with the actual students. Are they all geniuses? How is the community? I think I am pretty smart (or at the least above average) and am scared that everyone is going to be extremely intelligent (Okay, well being surrounded by smart people sounds nice, but I fear feeling like I'm below everyone.) Are they snobby, nice, funny, weird?
2) How rigorous is the Honors course all freshmen have to take?
It sounds nice - learning to critically think while developing a small network with your class - but I just want to know how Barrett students feel about the class.
3) Are the parents really involved?
My parents (more so my dad) have always been a crucial part of my academic life. They loved to volunteer at my elementary school (K-8) and hope to get re-involved with my academics in college. How involved are the parents? How frequently do they meet up?
Finally 4) How rigorous is Barrett and how many credit hours do you suggest I take with this program?
Some of my friends from prior years have described Barrett as "The hardest thing ever." and others have said "It's super easy!" Which one is more accurate? Is 18 credits too much to take in Barrett? With the Honors course it would be 18 credit hours (6 classes - WPC 101, CIS 105, MAT 210, ENG 105, KOR 101, and HON ???). Is this too much of a work load?