University of South Florida
The Judy Genshaft Honors College admits students in three ways: Admission by Application,
Direct Admission, and Upper-Level Admission. Please read through the options below
to see how you can join us!
The honors application takes into consideration more than just your test scores. We
employ a holistic review process for applications; reviewing applicants' extracurricular
activities, a short essay, and academic scores when evaluating. Please click here to learn more about the honors application criteria, deadlines, and to apply.
PLEASE NOTE: Students must first apply to the University of South Florida before applying to the Judy Genshaft Honors College. Acceptance into the Judy Genshaft Honors
College is contingent on acceptance to USF.
Honors application admissions decisions for the priority deadline have been sent via
the student email address used when applying to the university, with the subject line:
'Judy Genshaft Honors College — Application Decision'. Please make sure to check spam
folders in case the email was miscategorized.
PLEASE NOTE: We have indefinitely suspended direct admission to the Tampa campus for Florida residents
and out of state students due to capacity limitations. Florida residents meeting the
Judy Genshaft Honors College direct admission criteria who were admitted to USF after Dec. 3, 2020, or out of state students who were admitted to USF after Jan. 1, 2020, should complete an honors application. International students may still be eligible for direct admission.
Students admitted to USF who have reached the below scores (superscores included)
will be directly admitted into the Judy Genshaft Honors College; and will not need
to submit an honors application. Please see contingency above.
Upper-Level Admission is designed for students who have graduated high school and
are currently attending college, whether at USF or another college or university. Please click here to learn more.
Schedule a Virtual Information Session (VIS), an online, peer-to-peer experience, with an Honors Ambassador today! Sessions are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.