University Honors – Incoming Freshmen
The Burnett Honors College accepts applications from high-achieving high school seniors applying to be freshmen immediately following their senior year, referred to as "first time in college" or FTIC students. Typically, academically talented students are identified by the UCF Undergraduate Admissions Office and are invited to apply to University Honors by the Burnett Honors College. However, any incoming freshman FTIC student interested in applying may request an application.
To be eligible to apply to The Burnett Honors College, students must
- Be admitted to UCF as a first time in college (FTIC) student for the Summer or Fall semesters.
- 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 2021 was March 31, 2021 (postmarked). Only applications received before the deadline are guaranteed consideration. 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 send an email requesting an application with your name, email address, and UCF ID** to HonorsAdmissions@ucf.edu. Applications will be sent via email in .pdf format.
*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.
**The UCF ID is a seven-digit number used to identify you in University systems. To obtain your UCF ID, go to myUCF, log in using your NID and password, click Student Self Service > Personal Information > UCF ID Info. This page will display your UCF ID, your NID, and your UCF ID Card number, once you have been issued one.
There are also two additional opportunities to join the Burnett Honors College once you have started at UCF as an incoming freshman: Second Year Entry for University Honors, and our Honors Undergraduate Thesis programs.
Applications for the incoming class of Fall 2022 will become available on or after September 15, 2021.
Please contact us at HonorsAdmissions@ucf.edu or (407) 823-2545 with any questions or concerns.