University of South Florida
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.
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.
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.
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.