Current Florida State University Students

Lateral Admission

Any incoming, first-time-in-college student at Florida State University who was not admitted to the Honors Program through the standard admission process may apply for lateral admission. A limited number of students are admitted laterally to Honors at the end of the spring term of their first year. Lateral applicants are assessed on their college GPA, college course rigor, and the quality of written essays regarding the program. Information about the lateral application process will be available at the beginning of each Spring term.

Note: Decisions about lateral admission are made after Spring term grades are posted. Students who are admitted laterally are held to the same program requirements as students admitted by standard admission.

Spring 2024 Honors Lateral Applications will open on March 1, 2024. The deadline to submit the application is 11:59 P.M. on April 26, 2024. 

Apply for Lateral Admission