Students admitted to the Burnett Honors College are required to confirm their participation and reserve their seat for the upcoming fall semester. The Honors Student Reply Form was mailed (or emailed) to all admitted students starting in mid-February, and was due no later than May 1st. Students who submit the UCF Enrollment Deposit after May 1st are automatically placed on a waitlist.

Students who submitted UCF Enrollment Deposit to UCF by May 1, 2020 should sign up for an Honors Orientation session as soon as possible, and submit their Honors Student Reply Form via email or send an email to us at with the following:

  1. a) Name and UCF ID
  2. b) The following statement: “I have submitted the UCF Enrollment Deposit, I am signed up to attend Orientation on _________ (fill in Orientation date here), and I wish to accept my seat in the Burnett Honors College for Fall 2020.”

Students who did not submit the UCF Enrollment Deposit to UCF by May 1, 2020, will be placed on the waitlist, as our Fall 2020 class has reached capacity.

Admitted students are not considered enrolled in the Burnett Honors College until they have reserved their seat AND received a confirmation letter from the Burnett Honors College (which can be viewed by logging in to the myHonors portal).  Students who have a confirmed seat in the Burnett Honors College will see "Confirmation Complete: Yes" when they track their application status (log in with your UCF NID and password here).  Students who submit the Honors Student Reply Form will not be confirmed as reserved until they have also submitted the UCF Enrollment Deposit form AND Registered for UCF Freshman Orientation.

Students admitted to the Burnett Honors College are required to attend one of the UCF Orientation sessions designated as an Honors Freshman Orientation session. These special sessions give Honors students an opportunity to learn about the academic requirements and to meet with advisors and peers who help with the transition to UCF and the Burnett Honors College. At Orientation, students also register for classes. These special sessions satisfy both UCF and Honors Orientation requirements. Admitted Honors students who have submitted the UCF Enrollment Deposit by May 1 can register for Orientation at for one of our Honors Freshman Orientation sessions.  Regardless of which Honors Orientation session a student attends, they will have the chance to meet with Honors Advisors and can register for a variety of Honors courses.  Students should check their Knights Email account multiple times a week to ensure that they receive information regarding the Orientation process and to prepare for Orientation.


Students who reserve their seat after the class has filled are placed on the waitlist.  Waitlist position is based on the date of the enrollment deposit to UCF and date of enrollment for Orientation; and not on the date of admission to the Burnett Honors College or the date of submission of the Honors Student Reply Form.  Students can check their waitlist position online at  (log in with the UCF NID and NID password).  Should any seats become available, we will notify students from the waitlist of the opportunity to join our Fall 2020 Freshman class.

Students on the waitlist should sign up for Orientation and to make final Housing choices without waiting to hear from the Burnett Honors College.  If space becomes available, we will work with students from the waitlist to make any necessary changes to their Orientation date or to their Housing assignment.

Invitations to students to join the Burnett Honors College from the waitlist will be made no earlier than mid-June, and no later than early August.

Students who are on the waitlist but are not able to join the incoming class of Fall 2020 are encouraged to consider our Honor Second Year Entry and Honors Undergraduate Thesis programs.