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 typically releases their decisions on the second Friday in February. Students interested in applying for the Honors Program may begin applying the following Monday.
There are two paths for incoming first-year students:
- Invitation - Students who meet certain criteria are invited to apply to the Honors Program. 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 which consists of an additional essay. Students whose petition 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).
When students log into the Honors application, they will be taken to the regular application or the petition application automatically, based on the criteria as sent to us from the Office of Admissions.
Please make sure to review the philosophy
of the Honors Program, application tips
, and answers
to frequently asked questions to make sure that the Honors Program matches your interests.
The regular application deadline is March 1 annually.
For current students in their first semester at UF, we have a lateral admission process. Students who have missed the regular application or confirmation deadline or are not accepted during the regular admissions process should apply to the Honors Program through lateral admission.