Eligibility and Application

The Burnett Honors College accepts applications from high-achieving high school seniors applying to be freshmen immediately following their senior year (first time in college). Typically, academically talented students identified by the UCF Undergraduate Admissions Office are invited to apply to University Honors by The Burnett Honors College. However, any incoming freshman (first time in college) student interested in applying to The Burnett Honors College may request an Honors Application.

To be eligible to apply to The Burnett Honors College, students must:

  •  1. Be admitted to UCF as a first time in college (FTIC) student for the Summer or Fall semesters
  •  2. Complete the Honors application in its entirety, including the personal statement, list of co-curricular activities, and a copy of the high school transcript which includes the class rank, if available.

*Students who earn an AA degree as part of a dual enrollment program and are admitted to UCF as first time in college (FTIC) can only apply to the University Honors program as freshmen (FTIC).

A student may apply to The Burnett Honors College prior to being admitted to UCF, but the Burnett Honors College will be unable to review the application until the applicant has been admitted to UCF.

 The deadline to apply for Fall 2017 is March 31, 2017 (postmarked). Only applications received before the deadline are guaranteed* consideration (*An exception is made for students who are National Merit Finalists, National Hispanic Scholars or UCF Provosts Scholars, who are guaranteed consideration until May 1, 2017). Late applications will be considered only on a space-available basis.

Students who apply late should be in the top 5% of UCF's incoming freshman class in all areas (test scores, GPA and other academic accomplishments). To request a late application, you may print out and complete the Application Request Form (.pdf), and fax it to (407) 823-6583, email it to honors.admissions@ucf.edu, or mail it to us at:

The Burnett Honors College

University of Central Florida

PO Box 161800

Orlando, FL 32816-1800

*We reserve the right to not send application packets to students who request late applications based on their academic credentials or on the class becoming full.

 Applications for the incoming class of Fall 2018 will become available on or after September 15, 2018.