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Students must first apply to the University of South Florida before submitting an application to the Judy Genshaft Honors College. Acceptance
into the Judy Genshaft Honors College is contingent on acceptance to USF.
In accordance with our mission and values, the Judy Genshaft Honors College admissions
process recognizes excellence as achieved in a range of fields and forums – from academic
accomplishments to community leadership, from creative performances to global engagement.
Any prospective USF First-Time-In-College (FTIC) student is encouraged to apply to the Judy Genshaft Honors College. Please note that the decision to apply (or not apply) to the Judy Genshaft Honors
College has no impact on your general USF admissions decision. Check out our benefits and Honors Journey to see if the Judy Genshaft Honors College is the right fit for you.
The Judy Genshaft Honors College actively recruits students who have demonstrated
academic excellence through high test scores and high school GPA. Students admitted
to USF who have a 31 ACT or 1400 SAT and at least a 4.0 recalculated USF GPA will
be automatically accepted into the Judy Genshaft Honors College.
The recalculated USF GPA is often lower than your high school’s calculation. For that
reason, we strongly encourage all students to apply, regardless of your high school GPA. Judy Genshaft Honors College acceptance emails
and letters are sent a few weeks after USF acceptance materials.
Please click here to learn more about our application criteria, including our application link.
For information about our admissions process for continuing and transfer students,
please click here.
The Judy Genshaft Honors College offers more than just academic distinction. We offer
an extraordinary undergraduate experience that includes unique interdisciplinary classes,
meaningful opportunities for community engagement and service, and rewarding extracurricular
experiences. We want students who bring a sense of curiosity, enthusiasm, and creativity
to this academic adventure, who are willing to put in a little extra work, and who
will immerse themselves in all that we have to offer.
Students admitted to the Judy Genshaft Honors College via application for Fall 2019
had the following scores:
Application to admission ratios change each year based on the number of applications
we receive. We plan to enroll around 750 first-year students on the Tampa campus and
an additional 100 first-year students at the USFSP and USFSM campuses for the Fall
Yes! All Judy Genshaft Honors College students are eligible to live in the Honors Living Learning Community (LLC) in Juniper-Poplar Hall (Tampa campus only). You can apply for USF housing here.