Honors Admissions

Honors Admissions

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!

1. ADMISSION BY APPLICATION — HOLISTIC REVIEW
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.

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.

2. DIRECT ADMISSION
FIRST-TIME-IN-COLLEGE (FTIC) STUDENTS ONLY

The Judy Genshaft Honors College actively recruits first-time-in-college (FTIC) students who have demonstrated academic excellence through test scores and high school GPA. 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. Our College acceptance emails and letters are sent a few weeks after USF acceptance materials.

FLORIDA RESIDENTS

NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS

PLEASE NOTE: Direct admission will be on a rolling basis based on your USF application date and test scores. However, due to increased interest in the Judy Genshaft Honors College, coding for direct admission can be suspended at any point at our discretion once we reach capacity. Because of this, we highly encourage students to apply early.

3. UPPER-LEVEL ADMISSION

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.

STILL UNSURE about joining honors?

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.