Program is highly selective, admitting fewer than 10 percent of the
entering first year class for participation. The program recruits and
admits students whose scholastic performance demonstrates an
enthusiastic and curious approach to learning. We look not only for
students who have high grade point averages and test scores, but also
for students who have sought out the most challenging high school
courses, are leaders in their school and community, and give back to the
larger community through service. All prospective students must begin
by applying to UNF.
Any individual interested in applying to the Honors Program must first be accepted into UNF by the Office of Admissions. Once you have received confirmation that you have been accepted into the university, you can begin.
There are two ways by which you may enter the Honors Program: 1) By invitation (for Presidential Scholarship recipients only); or 2) By application.
Invitation: Certain tiers awarded the UNF Presidential Scholarship through the Office of Admissions will be invited to join the Honors Program. No essay or resume is required.
** Please note: Honors is a limited access program. Intent Forms are due May 1st. However, once we have met our cap, we will no longer be accepting Intent Forms regardless of the deadline. **
Application: If you have not been invited to join the Honors Program and you would like to apply for admission, please complete an application and submit it with your resume and your essay. Click on the “Apply Now” tab under “Admissions.”
We are looking for students who are able to balance high engagement and academic success and so we use multiple factors for admission decisions: GPA, test scores, resume and essay. The average Honors student has a UNF recalculated GPA of 4.09, an SAT of 1243, or an ACT of 27.9. The resume should have your principal activities and honors in high school, including prizes, scholarships, professional or academic offices held, athletic pursuits, extracurricular interests and activities. The essay should be no more than one typed page (11 pt font, 1 inch margins) and should address ONE of the two essay prompts below:
** Please note: Honors Preview Day is not a substitution for UNF Orientation. All freshmen must attend an Orientation session. **
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