frequently asked questions
what are the qualifications for joining the honors program?
students who do not meet both of these requirements may apply for admission to the honors program based on the strength of either an excellent gpa with a minimum of 1100 on the combined sat (23 on the act) or an excellent sat/act score with at least a 3.25 gpa. exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis.
can students join the honors program after their first semester?
yes. after their first semester, students are accepted into the program on the basis of their college gpa.
can transfer students join the honors program?
yes. and if the student has been participating in an honors program at a community college or other four-year institution, the honors credits taken there can transfer as well. the only honors courses needed then might be fsu’s upper level honors requirements: (engl 312) honors advanced composition, and the two (idis 491) honors seminars.
is it harder to get a grades in honors classes?
no. in fact, most of our honors students get higher grades in their honors classes because of the smaller sizes and added interaction with their professors.
do students take all of their classes as honors classes?
no. of the 120 credits required for graduation, only 24 need to be honors credits. since ours is a program of honors in general education, most of the honors credits are taken during the first two years. an “ideal” program would be to take four honors classes freshman year, two sophomore year, and one each junior and senior years.