Contact Information

Dr. Wendy Chase, Program Coordinator
(239) 489-9470

Office: L-114 (Lee Campus)
Florida SouthWestern State College
8099 College Parkway SW
PO Box 60210
Fort Myers, Florida 33906-6210

Admission Guidelines for the Honors Scholar Program


Graduating High School Students

Students who have been awarded Academic Excellence scholarships are automatically accepted into the Honors program. All other must meet the following criteria:

  • Admission into FSW as a degree-seeking student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 unweighted
  • Meet one of the following test scores:
    • SAT combined verbal and math score of 1170 -or-
    • ACT average score of 24 (English, Reading, and Math) -or-
    • PERT: Reading: 113, Math: 123, Writing: 123
  • One letter of recommendation from High School faculty, Counselor, or Administrator
  • Approval by Program Coordinator

Dual-enrolled High School Students

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on 6 hours of college coursework
  • One letter of recommendation from College Faculty and one letter from High School faculty, Counselor, or Administrator
  • Participation in extracurricular activities
  • Approval by Program Coordinator

Current FSW Students

  • GPA of 3.2 on 12 hours of College coursework exclusive of College Prep courses
  • Two faculty recommendations
  • Approval by the Program Coordinator

Transfer Students

  • GPA of 3.2 on 12 hours of College coursework exclusive of College prep courses
  • Two faculty recommendations
  • Approval by Program Coordinator

Affiliate Membership

Students who do not meet the requirements for Full Membership but who are still academically talented in specific discipline(s) may still be able to take specific Honors classes as an Honors Affiliate.

  • Student is a major or related major in the discipline, shows exceptional talent in the discipline, and would benefit from the greater engagement with subject matter offered by Honors
  • Student has a minimum 2.5 GPA on College degree coursework
  • Student has a minimum 3.0 GPA on discipline-related coursework
  • Approval by the Honors Coordinator
  • Approval by the Honors Course Instructor
  • Affiliate members must earn an A or B+ in their Honors class(es) to be eligible to enroll in future Honors classes.
  • Affiliate members are not awarded Honors Program Scholarships