Provost's Scholars Program
What are some of the advantages of the PSP?
- Graduate a year early.
- Receive academic scholarships and support to study abroad.
- Save a year's worth of college tuition, room, board and expenses.
- Start a graduate program early.
- Complete a research or creative Thesis in your field.
- Receive priority registration each semester.
- Demonstrate leadership skills that enhance graduate schools applications.
- Reside in the Honors College Living Learning community with other like-minded students.
- Participate in special activities designed for you.
Who should apply?
The Provost's Scholars Program is for students who are goal-oriented and who have a good sense of what they want to do after graduation; students who want to have a "leg up" as they seek employment or admission to graduate or professional degree programs. We want students who are motivated to graduate, who come to USF having gone the extra mile in high school; taking AP, IB, AICE or dual enrollment classes. Students should present a 3.8 weighted high school GPA (as calculated by USF) and a 1290 SAT (scores from the pre-March 2016 test will be concorded to the new SAT scale for consideration) or 27 ACT score. Students are required to complete at least 18 credits through AP, IB, AICE, and/or dual enrollment to be eligible, along with the SAT/ACT and GPA requirements.
There are some majors for which this program is more problematic. For example, science majors must have specific course requirements completed to be considered for this accelerated program. No major in the College of Engineering can be completed in three years without entering college with credit for Calculus I, Calculus II and Physics I with Calculus. Students who are interested in medical school should consider the accelerated Honors College 7-Year Medical Program.
PSP students may also be Honors College students if they meet the additional requirements. Students need to apply by April 1 to be considered for the Provost's Scholars Program.
How can I apply?
Eligible students will receive an email with a link to the application, along with instructions and deadlines.
PSP Frequently Asked Questions
PSP Newsletters: Breaking Stereotypes