First-Year Applicants

The FSU and University Honors Program applications are currently closed. 

Applicants will be evaluated based on a holistic approach including, but not limited to, grades and strength of curriculum, honors and awards, extracurricular achievements, unique individual talents, quality of the Honors prompt response, and test scores.

Step 1 - Apply to FSU & Indicate Honors

  • Complete application to Florida State University (including all required materials) by December 1, 2024, and select "Yes" to the question “Are you interested in applying to the Honors Program?”
    • When applying through the FSU Application, this question is located on the Additional Academic History page.
    • When applying through the Common App, this question is located under Academics in the Questions section.


Step 2 - University Honors Supplemental Application

The University Honors Program Supplemental Application asks applicants to submit a supplemental short answer response. Responses should fully answer the given prompt. 

The Honors Supplemental Application, Honors Program Application, and Presidential Scholars Application all use the same prompt. Only one response is needed per student. 


Honors Supplemental Essay Prompt - 2024

FSU's Honors Signature courses are unique, innovative courses taught by our dedicated full-time Honors Teaching Faculty. Design your own Honors Signature course exploring a complex topic that is important to you. Name the course and provide a brief (2 - 3 sentence) description for the website. Describe the learning outcomes for enrolled students, highlighting the personal and academic benefits of the course. Propose a course assignment that connects the students with a campus resource, faculty member, or organization to enhance their hands-on learning experience. 

Application Timeline
Opens August 1, 2024.
Closes December 1, 2024
Decisions are released February 13, 2025.

After submitting your FSU application, the University Honors Program application may take up to 48 hours to become available.
Students are encouraged to start their applications before December 1st, 2024.

Honors Applications Received