Honors Admissions

Upper-Level Admission

Thank you for your interest in joining the Judy Genshaft Honors College!
Our Upper-Level admissions process is designed for students who have graduated high school and are currently attending college, whether at USF or another college or university.  Students who are still in high school should refer to our First-Time-In-College (FTIC) admissions process.
We are currently updating our admissions processes and hope to share more with you in the near future.  If you would like to be emailed directly when more information is available, please complete this short form.


Regarding admission to the Judy Genshaft Honors College in Spring 2021, we regret to share that we will not be admitting any new students at this time. In order to best serve our current students and provide meaningful experiences to future students, we will only be admitting new students to the Judy Genshaft Honors College in Fall 2021. If you are interested in joining the Honors College at that time, please review the curriculum requirements below. Note that any Community Service or Global Experience earned after matriculating to college but prior to Honors College admission will be recognized, so feel free to begin working towards these requirements. Courses may only be taken once admitted.
For questions, please contact Carter Harbert.


For St. Petersburg home campus students, please contact Dani Soluna.


We are actively recruiting upper-level students to join the Judy Genshaft Honors College at the Sarasota-Manatee campus. Please contact Cayla Lanier to learn more.


Below you will find the curriculum requirements for both continuing and transfer students. These conditions must be met at time of graduation in order to graduate with Honors College Distinction:

  • 2 Honors Seminar Courses
  • Research or Capstone Track: 2-Semester Honors Thesis or Honors Capstone course (IDH 4950) plus one additional Honors Seminar course of your choice.
  • 50 hours of Community Service
  • 2 Global Experiences