Honors Program

Honors Program

Are you up for a challenge?

If you recognize that the goal of a true education is more than just “knowing the book”, our Honors Program may be the right choice for you.

The Honors Program will help you to explore the unexplored by challenging you to push boundaries and take intellectual risks.

The Honors Program is highly focused on supporting and helping bright, highly motivated students to take their knowledge to the next level.

Guided by the College’s most distinguished faculty, you’ll find yourself taking your learning beyond the classroom through advanced course work, special projects, internships, research, and community outreach.

Benefits of the Honors Program include:


Applications are due April 1. Contact Adara Richter  in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at arichter@flsouthern.edu for more information.

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If I didn’t enter FSC as an Honors student, can I join the program?

If you did not enter FSC as an Honors student, you may apply to the Honors Program during your first year at Florida Southern. In addition to having a minimum GPA of 3.5, you will be required to write and submit an essay explaining your interest in becoming part of the Honors Program.

What about transfer students?

Transfer students may also be eligible for the Honors Program on a case-by-case basis, particularly if they were honors students at their previous schools.

Who’s an Honors student?

Honors students generally represent the top 10% of their class and have achieved at minimum:

  • 3.5 GPA in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum
  • 1290 SAT (Critical Reading and Math sections) or 29 ACT

In addition, honors students typically have achieved distinction in leadership, community service, athletics, or the arts.


Honors eligible students are invited to learn more about joining the Honors community at a special luncheon happening at 11:30 a.m. on Friday during Scholars Weekend. Look for your invitation!