Honors Admissions

Honors Admissions

The Judy Genshaft Honors College admits students in three ways: Direct Admission, Admission by Application, and Upper-Level Admission. Please read through the options below to see how you can join us!

Schedule a Virtual Information Session (VIS), an online, peer-to-peer experience, with an Honors Ambassador to learn more about our honors community! Sessions are available Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1. DIRECT ADMISSION

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Direct Admission is for First-Time-In-College (FTIC) students only.

PLEASE NOTE:  We have indefinitely suspended direct admission to the Tampa campus for all students (Florida residents, out-of-state, and international students) due to capacity limitations. A prior application date with updated test scores will not be accepted on the Tampa campus for all students (Florida residents, out-of-state, and international students).

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 complete an honors application.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS

  • 30 ACT or 1370 SAT and a 4.0 GPA (recalculated by USF)
  • Tampa campus: We have indefinitely suspended direct admission to the Tampa campus due to capacity limitations. Florida resident students must be admitted to USF by Dec. 3, 2020 to be eligible for direct admission. A prior application date with updated test scores will not be accepted on the Tampa campus for Florida residents.
  • St. Petersburg & Sarasota-Manatee campuses: Judy Genshaft Honors College direct admission continues at these campuses for students meeting the criteria.

NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS

  • Students who earn the USF Green & Gold Presidential Award
  • Tampa campus: Out-of-state students must be admitted to USF by Jan. 1, 2021 to be eligible for direct admission. International students must be admitted to USF by March 1, 2021 to be eligible for direct admission. A prior application date with updated test scores will not be accepted on the Tampa campus for out-of-state and international students.
  • St. Petersburg & Sarasota-Manatee campuses: Judy Genshaft Honors College direct admission continues at these campuses for students meeting the criteria.
 


2. ADMISSION BY APPLICATION

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Admission by Application is for First-Time-In-College (FTIC) students only.

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 submitting an honors application. Acceptance into the Judy Genshaft Honors College is contingent on acceptance to USF.

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3. UPPER-LEVEL ADMISSION

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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.


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