Admission Guidelines for the Honors Scholar Program

We use a holistic approach to identify and evaluate talented candidates so as not to exclude late-bloomers, non-traditional students, or students who may have met with substantial obstacles which prevented them from developing their full potential prior to their application to the College. This program is best suited for students seeking an AA degree who have not taken more than 30 credit hours. We accept applications once a year on July 1st. Dual-enrolled students need to download the application on our website or stop by the Honors Office to pick one up. DO NOT fill out the online scholarship application. Students who are interested in simply taking one honors class can contact the program coordinator for information regarding affiliate applications.

Benefits include:

  1. Financial support for study abroad and study away experiences.
  2. Funding and academic guidance to attend state, regional, and national conferences.
  3. Directed individual research classes that allow students to have creative control over their curriculum.
  4. Smaller class sizes which facilitates personalized instruction from our most talented faculty
  5. Funding and academic guidance to support creative and academic research initiatives.
  6. Automatic admission into both FGCU’s and USF’s Honors Colleges if you complete the certificate with a 3.5 overall GPA

Graduating High School Students

In-coming Freshman should fill out the FSW scholarship application online.

Those who are rewarded an Academic Excellence scholarship are automatically placed in the Honors Scholar Program.

Dual-enrolled High School Students

  • DE students can apply to the honors program the first semester they are enrolled on campus. The must have their professors fill out the “Grade Verification” form. Their acceptance will be contingent upon the grades they receive in their college courses that semester. If they receive a “B” or higher, they will be formally admitted into the program.
  • DE students who have already completed college coursework must have a 3.0 GPA.
  • 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