Barrett Honors College BHC

<p>The place to discuss all things Barrett!</p>

<p>Thanks Straitcouture. We've recently gotten very interested in Barrett for our son, a rising HS senior. What were your other college choices and what sold you on Barrett? The online videos tout a philosophy of creating a small, intimate, personalized college experience within the large university. Does it feel that way in practice? What are Barrett's biggest pluses and minuses?</p>

<p>Well I have to say I actually was accepted to bhc at 15.. so I didn't have any other choices. All I knew was I was done with high school and still wanted to be close to home.</p>

<p>I would definitely say that bhc makes the college expierience less stressful. ASU is a big school, and having teachers who know your name makes a big difference. It's all the benefits of a small university plus all the resources of a large university. I have only taken on barrett class (the human event) and I have to be honest, it was okay. Not incredibly difficult and not that interesting, but this is coming from a business major who doesn't care too much about Shakespeare. I know some people loved it, while others hated it. I was in the middle.</p>

<p>Living in barrett is probably what I liked most. There is a sense of community... you know everyone on your floor.. you do your homework together... it's all very nice. Also, barrett has so many amenities. Our gym is open 24/7.. and is maybe a two minute walk from your room. We have tons of lounges to study and hang out. Also, the party scene in barrett is pretty much nonexistent. 99% of people go to apartments/private homes/ other dorms to party. I really liked that. </p>

<p>Biggest minuses would probably be the people. Don't get me wrong, I met some great people, but for the most part bhc students are pretty nerdy. Or they are crazy hippies. There are not too many normal people who take their studies seriously, but also like to go out on occasion. This didn't affect me too much, because you meet so many interesting people outside of barrett.</p>

<p>I hope this helps, feel free to shoot any other questions at me.</p>

<p>I have a question about Barrett upper division housing...in the quad suites, what are the differences between the outer and inner bedrooms? My roommates and I are deciding which rooms we want and I want to weigh the pros and cons of the different floor plans.</p>

<p>Thanks for the help!</p>

<p>@CarlJr: By now you (probably) already know but the inner rooms are smaller while the other rooms are bigger (and definitely longer).</p>

<p>I have a 3.9 gpa. Sat is only 1650 out of 2400. But i also play sports and student government. I was not accepted to Barretts. But i was wondering if there was another option to get into it. I do not want to go to ASU only because I did not work my tail off at a prestigious charter school to go to a school that accepts anyone who can write their name on a piece of paper. So i was wondering if their was a resubmittion application or anything that could change Barrets rendered decision?</p>

<p>Hi anon - You could always write to Dean Jacobs and request a second look. If that's not successful, you could apply for Upper Division Entry as an ASU student after your sophomore year. According to the Barrett website, "Upper Division Entry is specifically designed for those individuals who have completed approximately half of their undergraduate degree program and is geared at enrollment during the start of what is traditionally considered the junior year. The Barrett Upper Division academic requirements are designed for completion over the course of a student’s final four ASU semesters, not including winter and summer intersessions."</p>

<p>Perhaps things have changed, but when I was there one you also apply for lower division entry as well after a semester or two.</p>

<p>^ I thought so too. I didn't find it on the BHC website when I research my response to anon, but since you mentioned it mmm, I'd presume you're correct.</p>

<p>Hey anonymous44, what where your individual scores, like for Math, CR, and Writing, if you don't mind?! PM me if you want to keep it confidential! THANKS!</p>

<p>yes! you can reapply. That's what I did, and I got in my second time around.</p>