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Barrett Application Questions and Possible Chance Me?

RHSclassof16RHSclassof16 Registered User Posts: 922 Member
edited September 2015 in Arizona State University
So honestly I didn't even know what the Barrett Honors College was when I woke up this morning but my mom showed me it when I came home from school today and I instantly fell in love with it from what I read about it. I was planning to apply to ASU anyways as a safety school but honestly I would probably go to Barrett if I got in. (Unless I somehow get into Berkeley or Cornell which I doubt)

But anyways my question is when I was reading about the application process on the website for Freshman admissions the priority admissions deadline said November 15, but in order to even apply to Barrett you have to be already accepted into ASU. So can somebody please explain to me how I might be able to meet that deadline on time because apparently applying early gives you a better chance to get accepted from what I understand.

Also I just thought I would have people evaluate my chances. My UW High School GPA is 3.74 (Although it would be more like 3.85 if I cut out Freshman Year) and I have a SAT of 1280/1600. (590 Reading, 690 Math) I also plan to take the SAT once more in October and hopefully I can break 1300. I'm out of state too if that matters.

Replies to: Barrett Application Questions and Possible Chance Me?

  • BeaudreauBeaudreau Registered User Posts: 1,155 Senior Member
    @RHSclassorf16 - Yes, get your ASU application in; it's pretty simple (takes about a 1/2 hour). Once you are accepted, then apply to Barrett. You can get everything into Barrett ahead of time, but they won't review it until you've been admitted to ASU. ASU admission is pretty quick - less than a month for my two sons.

    You should be good for Barrett. Barrett's 2014 average was 1300 on the SAT and a 3.8 GPA. https://barretthonors.asu.edu/about/facts Get good letters and references.

    You should qualify for a pretty good merit scholarship: https://scholarships.asu.edu/estimator
  • RHSclassof16RHSclassof16 Registered User Posts: 922 Member
    edited September 2015
    @Beaudreau You think I should be good even though I'm OOS and am slightly below averages for GPA and SAT? I hope you are right I'm just wondering. And yeah according to that link you sent me I would get $13,000 a year in money meaning I would be paying about $25,000 a year in total expenses OOS. (UC Schools for me in-state are about $30,000+) I want to go to Law School so not breaking the bank for undergrad is always a plus.
  • BeaudreauBeaudreau Registered User Posts: 1,155 Senior Member
    @RHSclassof16. Slightly below average means that 45% of the admitted students will have worse stats than you do. You should also have a much better chance of graduating in four years than just about any UC or Cal State school. My middle son goes to school in the Midwest. His roommate is from California. His parents were fed up with how hard it is to graduate in four years from a California public university - they said "almost impossible!" (And dad is a Berkeley graduate). Now five years versus four hurts in two ways. First, you will have to pay for an extra year of tuition, room & board, etc. Second, if you want to work right after graduation, you could earn $40,000 to $50,000 while studying for the LSAT, instead of paying another $35K for the privilege of attending another year of college. That's $75 to $85 thousand more for law school! And you will have a year of work experience to put on your law school application and on your resume when you look for a law job.
  • RHSclassof16RHSclassof16 Registered User Posts: 922 Member
    Yeah I'm considering all of that. I'm applying to UC's (Berkeley, LA, Davis & Irvine) some private schools (Cornell, NYU & Tulane) as well as some safety schools (ASU & Cal State Fullerton)

    How much harder is it to get accepted into Barrett OOS than in-state?
  • BeaudreauBeaudreau Registered User Posts: 1,155 Senior Member
    How much harder is it to get accepted into Barrett OOS than in-state? I don't think it matters, but I don't know for sure.
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