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Fort Myers, Florida
Transfer of credit is awarded for academic courses completed at regionally accredited institutions, or in candidacy for regional accreditation by one of the following regional accrediting associations:
Transfer students from non-regionally accredited Florida institutions that follow the state common course numbering system may have a limited number of courses articulated. Visit the Florida Department of Education website for details.
All transfer work is evaluated first by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to determine overall acceptance of credit. The credits transferred may or may not apply toward your specific degree program, so speak with an advisor to learn more about how your credits will apply towards your degree program.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions evaluates the acceptability of total credits transferrable to FGCU and identifies total credits accepted at the lower division (1000 and 2000 level courses). The college of the student's major assigns the equivalent upper division (3000 and 4000 level) courses. Admission to FGCU does not guarantee acceptance into all programs or courses offered by the University. The University reserves the right to evaluate transfer credit courses on an individual basis. The final applicability of transfer of credit rests with the respective academic advisor, thus they may ask you to provide course descriptions and/ or syllabi for formal review of your transfer credit.
Checking the Status of your Transfer Articulation:
Within a few weeks of being admitted to Florida Gulf Coast University we will articulate your college transcripts. We only articulate official transcripts and do not articulate courses from another college/university that may have been posted as transfer credit on that transcript. Please make sure to send all final official transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly. We cannot accept faxed transcripts or transcripts in sealed envelopes that have been opened by the student.
How many credits will transfer to FGCU?
In order to access your transfer articulation, you must log in to Gulfline https://gulfline.fgcu.edu/ with your UIN number and PIN number. You will want to choose Student Records and then click on Academic Transcript. This will let you know the number of transferrable credits. If you have any questions after looking over your transfer of credit, please contact your academic advisor.
What is the foreign language require for applicants pursuing a Second Bachelor's Degree?
The first Bachelor's Degree satisfies the general education requirements and provides exemption from the foreign language requirement for admission.
Degree Acceleration Programs
Florida Gulf Coast University awards up to 45 semester hours of Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced International Certificate of Education Program (AICE), or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) towards a degree if an applicant meets the qualifiers or standards for each program. Equivalency information for these programs can be found at AP/AICE/CLEP/IB equivalencies. Official test scores or transcripts must be sent to the Undergraduate Admissions office in order for an official to review and award the credits. Click this link for more information about Degree Acceleration Programs in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Military Service Credit and the Admissions Review Process
Florida Gulf Coast University considers military service credit utilizing the American Council on Education (ACE) course equivalency information. Credits are awarded based on the recommendations of ACE and the evaluation of their equivalency to FGCU courses; however, ACE’s recommendations are not binding upon the university. A maximum of 45 semester hours of military service credits can be applied toward a degree. FGCU accepts official transcripts from ACE, AARTS, and SMART. An applicant must submit official copies of these documents to the Undergraduate Admissions office in order for an official to review and award the credits. For more information on veteran assistance visit- http://www.fgcu.edu/Registrar/veterans-information.html.
College Credit for Online Courses Completed Prior to Initial Enrollment
If requested by an applicant prior to the student’s initial term of enrollment in undergraduate education, FGCU shall evaluate online coursework. Credit will be awarded if the academic program determines the online course content and learning outcomes are comparable to FGCU offered courses, the online course meet the quality and accreditation standards intended for transfer courses, and the online course is relevant to the applicant’s intended program of study. It is the applicant’s responsibility to initiate the request for review of such online coursework. The request should be made to the Office of Undergraduate admission and include an official transcript, course description, and syllabus. Additional documentation made be required as determined by the reviewing academic program. A student denied transfer of online coursework may submit a written appeal to the appropriate College Dean. Credit awarded by the University for online coursework will be noted on the student’s transcript.