My niece is a junior at ASU. She was an excellent high school student and is an excellent college student, with a double major, as well. She opted NOT to apply to Barrett Honors, and made it sound as if Barrett Honors students have to do a ton of extra work. For example, when regular students have to write a 10 page paper, honors students have to write 25 pages. She basically made it sound like it is a heap of extra work without all that much benefit (except that it is beneficial for getting into grad schools).
Does anyone else have insight on this?
Also, when my son and I visited U of A, we got the impression from students there that for Engineering majors, many engineering courses are "high level" and count as requirements for their honors college. Students there made it sound like engineering and honors coincided very well. Does anyone know if the same thing is true at ASU?? My son is planning to major in Electrical Engineering.