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Seneff Honors College

The Fall 2017 application deadline is July 31, 2017.

Admission Requirements

Honors AdmissionStudents can apply to the Seneff Honors College. Students in the Seneff Honors College can earn an Honors Diploma in one of the four available curriculum tracks: Global Studies track, Interdisciplinary Studies track, Leadership track, and Undergraduate Research track. .

To apply for the Seneff Honors College, log onto Atlas and click the "Students" tab. In the middle, "Student Forms" section, click on "Applications". The priority application deadline for scholarship consideration is April 7, 2017 for Fall 2017 though applications will continue to be accepted throughout the summer.

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for scholarship consideration.

Admission of candidates into the Seneff Honors College is a consideration of a student’s potential beyond simply a test score or GPA.  All highly-motivated students who desire to make the most of their Valencia experience are encouraged to apply.  Students wishing admission to the Seneff Honors College will:

  • Complete an application to Valencia College.
  • Complete an online application to the Seneff Honors College through Atlas. As a part of the online application, students must upload a 500 word (minimum) -600 word (maximum) essay on the following topic: Select one of the quotes below and write a 500 (minimum) to 600 (maximum) word essay explaining its meaning and significance.  Do you agree or disagree with the quote?
    • “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • “What is honor? A word. What is in that word honor? What is that honor? Air.” William Shakespeare
    • “If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” Woodrow Wilson
    • “There are as many kinds of loves as there are hearts,” Leo Tolstoy
    • “The most beautiful arrangement is a pile of things poured out at random.” Heraclitis
  • Submit standardized test scores to the Valencia Registrar’s Office or take the PERT at one of the Valencia campuses (transfer students may be exempt from this requirement). Prior to being admitted to the Seneff Honors College, a student must have college level assessment scores or have completed any developmental mandate in reading and writing.
  • Submit an unofficial copy of high school transcripts to the Honors Office (for students who have graduated from high school within the last 2 years).
  • Submit an unofficial copy of all college transcripts to the Honors Office if the coursework has not yet been officially evaluated by Valencia (for transfer students).
  • Submit a degree audit for your intended major. You can generate a degree audit in Atlas under the Students tab in the Path to Graduation area.
  • Submit one of the following:
    • Letter of recommendation from a teacher, school official, supervisor or community leader.
    • Letter of recommendation from a Valencia College faculty member (online recommendation form can be completed here).
    Note: Please submit your application to the Seneff Honors College prior to submitting your recommendation. Faliure to do so may result in your recommendation not being matched to your application.
 

** Students who have not completed ENC1101 must meet test score requirements for ENC1101 or must have current enrollment in the highest level Reding and Writing developmental education course to be eligible for the Seneff Honors College. For specifics, see the Valencia catalog.