Honors Program


To All Honors Students:

The FSU Honors Program office is operating virtually for the Spring 2021 semester and program staff are available to assist current and prospective students. To help you navigate the various changes in university policies and procedures due to COVID-19, including information on Honors policy updates, advising support, student resources and other updates, please see the FSU Honors Program COVID-19 Information page. We are checking messages on our main telephone number on weekdays (850) 644-1841.

Staff and faculty in the honors program want you to know that we are here to support you in Honors and in all of your pursuits at FSU! We hope that you are all in good health and are able to take some time to reflect on your passions, future goals, and connect with others in new ways.


The Florida State University Honors Program provides a holistic developmental environment for intellectually curious students through enriching experiences both within and outside of the classroom. We offer a multitude of academic, leadership, and community engagement opportunities to develop students who are scholars and lifelong learners. 

The Honors Program is comprised of three highly successful programs: University Honors, The Honors Experience Program, and Honors in the Major. In addition, based on their Honors application and subsequent in-person interview, incoming University Honors students may be selected to participate in Florida State University’s prestigious Presidential Scholars Program. Upon graduation, alumni can stay connected through mentorship and engagement opportunities with our alumni network, Friends of HSF. Visit the About Us page to learn more.

University Honors Program

The University Honors Program is a community of high achieving students dedicated to academic and campus success. High school students can apply to University Honors while completing their general FSU application and freshmen may apply for lateral admission to the program during their first fall semester.

Honors Experience Program

The Honors Experience Program (HEP) is an interdisciplinary and state-of-the art curriculum supported by an extensive co-curricular program the University Honors students may opt-in to. HEP is designed to provide students with skills to succeed in their majors and develop strong personal and professional relationships.

Honors in the Major Program

The Honors in the Major Program (HITM) supports eligible students in completing and defending an honors thesis in their major, which serves to strengthen their post-graduate endeavors. Students of all disciplines may apply to HITM and pursue traditional research or creative projects.

Presidential Scholars

The Presidential Scholars award is the premier undergraduate merit scholarship at FSU, providing four years of academic and financial support. Presidential Scholars engage in educational, research, and experiential opportunities and build meaningful relationships with university faculty, staff, and a cohort of peers.

Featured News


FEBRUARY 17, 2021
The HEP Zine Release Grab & Go Event will take place on Monday, March 1, 2021, 12-2 pm on Landis Green.

2021 FCHC Conference-Award Winners-Photo of Ollie LeClerc, one of the three FSU Honors students awarded.


FEBRUARY 12-13, 2021
Congratulations to three honors students, who received awards at the Florida Collegiate Honors Council Conference!

Katherine Goodwin - Honors in the Major Alumna-Communication Disorders Quarterly Journal Publication-November 30, 2020

fEBRUARY 12, 2021
Honors in the Major Alumna, Katherine Goodwin's article publication with thesis director, Dr. Kelly Farquharson.

DECEMBER 16, 2020
The Owl undergraduate research journal celebrated its spring publication with a virtual Special Issue Release Party.

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