Frequently Asked Questions 



What is the University Honors Program (UHP)?
It is a 2-year honors program available to qualified incoming freshman students on the Boca Raton campus. It is open to students from all majors.

What are the requirements of the UHP?

  • A minimum Honors core of 20 credits
  • 20 hours of community service during the freshman year
  • Maintain a 3.0 grade point average in Honor courses
  • Achieve a 3.5 cumulative grade point average at the end of 60 credits

What is needed to be admitted to the UHP?

  • Minimum test scores of 26 ACT/ 1250 SAT R
  • Minimum high school GPA of 4.0 (weighted)
  • Academic rigor of high school curriculum

May I apply if I do not meet the minimum requirements?
Absolutely. A holistic review of the application and supporting documents will be used in the evaluation. We are very aware that students have special talents that will not always be reflected in the test score and/or grade point average

May I apply to the UHP after my first semester at FAU?
Yes. We would look forward to receiving your application. Your first semester grades will also be considered in the admission process.

I received the Presidential or the Spirit of FAU scholarship. Will I receive an invitation to join the UHP?
Yes, students that are awarded one of the above scholarships will automatically be invited to join the UHP. An additional application is not needed; however, you must confirm that you will join the UHP.

Are there any other scholarships available to students admitted and enrolled in the UHP?
Students not receiving a Presidential or Spirit of FAU scholarship will be considered for an Elite Owl Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded early in the admission cycle and are limited in number.

Is there special UHP housing?
Unfortunately, there is no prioritized housing or discount for UHP students. Housing contracts are now available online for fall 2016 - spring 2017 semesters:

What is the Medical Scholars Program?
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine has partnered with the Florida A&M University (FAMU)  in Tallahassee to establish a first-of-its-kind  Medical Scholars Program between the two institutions. FAU and FAMU have signed an affiliation agreement to formally establish the program with the overall goal of attracting and enrolling outstanding high school seniors who have made an early and informed decision to ultimately pursue a doctoral degree in the field of medicine.

The primary goal of this program is to admit academically talented high school students to the MHP at FAMU, with a conditional acceptance to FAU's College of Medicine. The students will have to successfully complete the program and satisfy the requirements of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) and FAU's College of Medicine.

To be eligible for the program at FAU/FAMU, applicants must have an un-weighted high school average of at least a 3.5 GPA, an SAT  composite minimum score of 1800 or a minimum composite ACT score of 27 and must be in their last year of high school at the time of application. Up to 10 total FAMU students will be admitted each year. A committee jointly composed of faculty from FAU and FAMU has been established to oversee the administration and admissions of this cooperative and integrated program. For more information please contact 561-297-4828 or .

What are the Honors Seminars?
They are developed and taught by some of the top-ranking faculty at FAU. They will substitute for regular Intellectual Foundation Program (IFP) courses that are required for all majors. To see a list of honors seminars, visit link.

Is the UHP available to students in specific majors?
The UHP is available to students in all majors.




 Last Modified 1/25/18