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10501 FGCU Boulevard South
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. Contact the Office of Admissions for details.
All transfer work is evaluated first by the Transfer Articulation Office in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to determine overall acceptance of credit. The credits transferred may or may not apply toward your specific degree program, please complete a degree evaluation (information on how to complete one is listed below) or 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.
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 the Transfer of Articulation Office in the Office of Admissions (Maria Elshahawy firstname.lastname@example.org or Starr Bannworth email@example.com) or contact your Academic Advisor.
What is the foreign language require for applicants purusing a Second Bachelor's Degree?
The first Bachelor's Degree satisifes 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.
Receiving your AA from a Florida public state/community college ensures that you will meet the general education requirements and begin as a junior at FGCU. This is guaranteed under the statewide Articulation Agreement which became effective in 1971.
Applicants with an Associate of Science (AS) degree from a Florida State/Community College in certain programs of study are guaranteed to enter FGCU as upper level students with a minimum of 60 transferable hours. A list of the articulation agreements are as follows:
|ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE||APPROVED FLORIDA INSTITUTIONS||FGCU DEGREE|
|Business Administration||Statewide Articulation Agreement - All Public Institutions||BS Management|
|Early Childhood Education||Edison State College||BS Child Development|
|All Public State/Community Colleges in Florida||
Note: not admitting students to the RN-BSN program at this time.
|Cardiovascular Technician||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Dental||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|EMT||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Respiratory Care||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Radiology Technician||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Health Sciences||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Physical Therapy||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Occupational Therapy||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting||Broward College, Edison State College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Florida Keys Community College, Hillsborough Community College, Miami Dade College, Palm Beach State College, Pensacola State College, Santa Fe College, St. Petersburg College, and Tallahassee Community College||BS Legal Studies|
|Criminal Justice||Edison State College, Indian River State College, Palm Beach State College, St. Petersburg College, South Florida Community College, and Tallahassee Community College||BS Criminal Justice|
|Criminal Justice Technology||All Public State/Community Colleges in Florida||BS Criminal Justice|
|ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE||APPROVED FLORIDA INSTITUTIONS||FGCU DEGREE|
|Arts & Sciences|
|Biotechnology||Miami Dade College||BS Biotechnology|
|Biotechnology||Miami Dade College||BA Chemistry|
|Biotechnology||Miami Dade College||BS Biology|