The Honors Program admissions process for incoming students takes place after a student has been admitted to the University of Florida. The UF Office of Admissions releases their decisions on the second Friday in February, annually. On the following Monday, the Honors Program application becomes active. Students will have until March 1 to submit their Honors application online; Honors admissions decisions will be announced by April 1.
There are two paths for incoming first-year students:
- Invitation Students who meet certain criteria will receive an invitation to apply to the Honors Program with their acceptance to the University. These students will use our regular application for admission.
- Petition Students who do not meet the criteria for invitation may still apply through our petition process. This will consist of an additional essay outlining the student's reasons for wanting to participate in the Honors Program, what he or she will add to the program, etc. Students whose additional essays are scored highly will have their full application considered with the rest of the applicant pool on an equal footing (the review process is blind; that is, readers have no knowledge if the application came via invitation or petition).
For students in their first semester at UF, we have a lateral admission process.