Ucf Honors College Essay

The Burnett Honors College strives to create a vibrant community of peers with different backgrounds, talents, and interests. Although admitted students have impressive academic credentials, a major consideration in the admission process is the potential for intellectual and ethical growth.

Admission to University Honors is granted by The Burnett Honors College to eligible freshmen (first time in college) and Honors AA transfer students from participating community colleges in all majors and disciplines. UCF first time in college students who do not apply as incoming freshmen and community college transfer students who do not meet the Honors transfer requirements are not eligible for the University Honors Program.

Other transfer students are not eligible for the University Honors Program. However, they may apply for the Honors in the Major program. Students interested in The Burnett Honors College University Honors Admission should contact the Office of Honors Students Services, located in The Burnett Honors College, Room 110, phone 407-823-2545, email honors.admissions@ucf.edu, FAX 407-823- 6583.

Admission and Review Procedures for Incoming Freshmen

Students applying to The Burnett Honors College should show clear evidence of academic talent, motivation, intellectual curiosity and creativity. The admission process involves a comprehensive review of the applicant's academic background, standardized test scores, personal statement, and activities and interests. Admission to The Burnett Honors College is very selective, and admitted freshmen typically represent the top 10% of freshmen at UCF.

The Burnett Honors College has a rolling admissions process. Typically, applicants receive a decision within 3-5 weeks after they apply. Because The Burnett Honors College accepts a limited number of students each year, students should submit their Honors Application as early as possible.

The applicant’s academic performance, as reflected by the weighted high school grade point average, class rank, the SAT and/or ACT scores, advanced course work (AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, AICE), is of utmost importance; however, other extraordinary intellectual and artistic accomplishments will also play a very important role in the decision process.

With respect to SAT/ACT scores, consideration will be given to the highest official reported score. UCF and The Burnett Honors College will superscore the SAT, however, we will only superscore results from the same version of the exam.  We will not combine subscores from the Current SAT and the Redesigned SAT.  ACT scores are based on the highest reported composite score; UCF and The Burnett Honors College do not super-score the ACT exam.

Applicants must submit a complete Honors Application including a high school transcript directly to The Burnett Honors College, and to make sure to report their most recent test scores (SAT and/or ACT) to UCF. Students are encouraged to submit any additional supporting information illustrating the talents, skills and interests of the applicant; this information may be a significant factor in the admission decision.

All materials must be received by the application deadline in order for the applicant to receive full consideration.

For instructions on how to obtain an Honors application, click here

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