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 two highly successful programs: University Honors 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

Image of Suzan Elzawahry and Nick Hearing-Recipients of Prestigious Boren and Critical Language Scholarships. Also link to FSU News Article on May 12, 2021 about the FSU student scholarship recipients.


May 21, 2021
Recent Honors graduates, Suzan Elzawahry and Nick Hearing, receive prestigious Boren and Critical Language Scholarships.

Linked image-Kristina Lynch-Recent graduate, Honors Outstanding Senior Scholar and recipient of NCAA Elite 90 Award in women's soccer. Link to full write-up on seminoles.com sports website.


May 13, 2021
Kristina Lynch, recent student-athlete graduate and Outstanding Senior Scholar, wins NCAA Elite 90 Award in women's soccer.


Abril Hunter - 2021 NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Recipent


April 16, 2021
Abril Hunter, Presidential Scholar, receives NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.


Madelyn Johnson - 2021 Global Citizen Award Recipient


April 16, 2021
Madelyn Johnson, Presidential Scholar, receives Global Citizen Award


Honors in the Major

Contact Information

  • 127 Honors Way, Suite 2003
  • Tallahassee, FL 32306
  • Phone: 850.644.1841
  • Email: honors@fsu.edu
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