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Accelerated Collegiate Experience

Admission Criteria




  • Completion of a minimum of 4 semesters of high school (student should not have completed sufficient units to qualify for high school graduation, and must apply all credits earned to meeting high school graduation requirements and University criteria for degree completion).

  • Demonstrated exceptional ability as substantiated by a recommendation from the high school.

  • Completed ACE online application and associated forms.

  • Approval of parent or guardian.

  • A minimum 3.7 weighted high school grade point average AND a minimum 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average.

  • Composite test scores on the ACT of 23 or higher (including combined English/writing subtest with score of  20 or higher), AND minimum score of 20 for English, math, and reading subtests.


    Composite test scores on the SAT of 1600 or higher (total of critical reading, math, and writing) AND minimum score of 500 for critical reading, writing and math subtests.

  • Approval of the Director of the Accelerated Collegiate Experience. 

 Students must be eligible under an Accelerated Credit Contractual Agreement between FGCU and the student's current institution.  Students enrolled in public high schools in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry or Glades counties are covered by current agreements. Home-schooled, students attending charter schools and students attending private schools in Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry or Glades counties should contact the FGCU Undergraduate Admission Office or the ACE Office to ascertain whether an agreement exists or to initiate a new agreement.