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Admissions Checklist FAQ

 
 

The following list of items may appear in your checklist letter as items you may need to complete in order for us to make an admissions decision. If you are unsure what one of your checklist requirements mean – please click on the appropriate link below – to learn more about what you are required to send. We encourage you to address these incomplete items as soon as possible. Delays in processing your application due to incomplete items may result in missing important admissions deadlines.

If a checklist item appears in your letter that is not on this list – please contact us at undergrad@fgcu.edu.


High School Trans. Preliminary - High School Name

First Time in College (FTIC), Early Admission and Dual Enrollment applicants can be reviewed for admission based on preliminary high school transcripts. For FTIC applicants there must be at least coursework from Grades 9 through 11 on the transcript, in order for it to be considered for admission.

All admissions decisions based on preliminary transcripts are conditional and will be re-reviewed upon receipt of the final transcript.

Preliminary transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly from the high school. Faxed or unofficial copies from the student will not be accepted as official documents.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for transcripts to be processed once received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (this includes transcripts sent electronically).


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High School Transcript Final – High School Name

All First Time in College (FTIC) and Lower Level Applicants (less than 60 transferrable credit hours as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions) must submit a Final Official High School Transcript.

If you are an FTIC – your file will be reviewed on the preliminary high school transcript. If you are a Lower Level Transfer you will only be reviewed with a Final High School Transcript.

Final High School transcript means that there is a graduation date posted on the transcript.

Final High School Transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly from the high school. Faxed or unofficial copies from the student will not be accepted as official documents.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for transcripts to be processed once received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (this includes transcripts sent electronically).


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Additional Prelim College Tran – College Name

If this item is on your checklist – you indicated you are currently enrolled at more than one institution. In order to evaluate your file – we need official preliminary transcripts from all institutions you are attending.

All admissions decisions based on preliminary transcripts are conditional and can be re-reviewed upon receipt of the final transcript.

Preliminary transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly from the high school or college. Faxed or unofficial copies from the student will not be accepted as official documents.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for transcripts to be processed once received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (this includes transcripts sent electronically).


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Additional High School Transcript - High School Name

There are several different reasons why we would be asking for your other high school transcript. If not all of your classes from grades 9-12 are listed on your current high school transcript, we will request a transcript from that high school.

Additionally, if you are enrolled in a post-graduate year program and your courses from grades 9-12 are not listed on the transcript, we will require a transcript from that school as well.

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GED – GED Test Florida

This item is on your checklist –because you indicated you received a GED instead of a high school diploma, in the state of Florida.

All First Time in College (FTIC) and Lower Level Applicants (less than 60 transferrable credit hours as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions) must submit proof of high school graduation.

You must submit official GED test scores directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Faxed or unofficial copies from the student will not be accepted as official documents.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for documents to be processed once received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.


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GED – GED Out of State

This item is on your checklist –because you indicated you received a GED instead of a high school diploma, outside the state of Florida.

All First Time in College (FTIC) and Lower Level Applicants (less than 60 transferrable credit hours as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions) must submit proof of high school graduation.

You must submit official GED test scores directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Faxed or unofficial copies from the student will not be accepted as official documents.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for documents to be processed once received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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College Transcript – Name of College

FGCU requires a Final Official transcript from EACH and EVERY college you have attended.

If you noted on your application that you were receiving a degree from this college (i.e. B.A., B.S., A.A., A.S.) please make sure your final transcript reflects that the degree was obtained. Your admission was based on you receiving that degree and we will not be able to remove any holds that are placed on your file, if you do not obtain the degree. Please contact your Admissions Officer right away if you have any concerns about obtaining the degree indicated on your application.

You must request that the transcript be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Faxed or unofficial copies from the student will not be accepted as official documents.

If you did not indicate on your application that you attended a particular college or university, you should request that transcript be sent to FGCU ASAP. If the credit is on another college’s transcript it CANNOT be accepted and this will delay your application process.

Attention FTIC Applicants who are Dual Enrolled – you do not need to submit a transcript for admissions purposes, but if you are admitted to FGCU and decide to enroll you will be required to submit a Final Official Transcript – directly from the college or university through which the credit is granted.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for transcripts to be processed once received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (this includes transcripts sent electronically).

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Admission Test Score - ACT or SAT

The ACT or SAT is required for ALL First Time in College, Early Admission, Dual Enrollment and Lower Level Transfer students (Less than 60 transferrable credits).

Scores are only considered official if they are sent directly from the testing agency (College Board or ACT) or if they are on the official high school transcript. FGCU encourages applicants to submit ALL SAT and ACT scores, because we will use your highest sub-test scores in determining whether you are admissible. Faxed test scores or copies of score reports sent to students are NOT considered official.

Please note that the ACT and SAT scores will normally take 4-6 weeks to arrive in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We encourage you to check your application status on GULFLINE to see if they’ve arrived.

Attention Transfer Students: As an admissions practice until ALL college and university transcripts are received you are classified as a Lower Level Transfer student. Once all transcripts are received we will determine if you are an Upper Level or Lower Level Transfer student. It is in your best interest to submit the ACT or SAT scores, even if you think you are going to be an Upper Level Transfer student. Upper Level Transfer students must meet the CLAST requirement, and the test scores can be used to meet portions of that requirement.

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Admission Test Score - Official Needed

Scores are only considered official if they are sent directly from the testing agency (College Board or ACT) or if they are on the official high school transcript. FGCU encourages applicants to submit ALL SAT and ACT scores, because we will use your highest sub-test scores in determining whether you are remedial. Faxed test scores or copies of score reports sent to students are NOT considered official.

Please request official test scores to be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as possible.

Please note that the ACT and SAT scores will normally take 4-6 weeks to arrive in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. We encourage you to check your application status on GULFLINE to see if they’ve arrived.

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TOEFL Test Score - Official TOEFL

Florida Gulf Coast University requires that applicants submit official English language proficiency test scores if English is not their native language. Scores must be current (not more than 3 years old).

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam must be submitted. Either of these tests should be taken as soon as possible and official test scores sent to FGCU.

A TOEFL score or IELTS exam is not required if you have a degree granted from a U.S. institution (college or university). You must have attended the whole 4 years and graduated from a U.S. high school to be exempt from TOEFL or IELTS.

Only official scores will be considered for admissions purposes. They must be sent directly from the testing agency. Please plan to take the test as soon as you possibly can to allow time for the test results to be sent and received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

A minimum passing score of 213 on the computerized TOEFL or 550 on the paper and pencil TOEFL or 79 on the internet based TOEFL or a minimum passing score of 6.5 on the IELTS is required for admission.

Please visit our website for more information on the English Language Proficiency Requirement http://www.fgcu.edu/Admissions/Prospective/internationalFAQ.html#10

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TOEFL Test Score - Official Needed

Only official scores will be considered for admissions purposes. They must be sent directly from the testing agency. Please plan to take the test as soon as you possibly can to allow time for the test results to be sent and received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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Financial Statement - See Financial Forms on website

For I-20 purposes, international students are required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to show adequate proof of their ability to financial support themselves (and any dependents) for the duration of their studies in the United States.

International students are generally not permitted to be employed (except for restricted on-campus work) while studying in the U.S., and therefore need to ensure full financial support for their education.

All applicants must submit proof of financial resources in US dollars equivalent to the cost of attending Florida Gulf Coast University for one academic year.

The Financial Statement Form must be completed and signed by an official of your financial institution (such as a bank) where your funds are deposited, or by a sponsor who will be legally responsible for your financial support. THIS ORIGINAL FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED; NO PHOTOCOPIES ARE ACCEPTED. This document should be dated nor more than six months prior to the intended date of enrollment.

Financial Forms can be found on our website at http://www.fgcu.edu/Admissions/Prospective/financialforms.html

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College Preliminary Transcript - Name of College

We have requested this item because you indicated that you are either currently enrolled at a postsecondary institution or will be enrolled in a term prior to your term of admission to FGCU.

We require a preliminary transcript, showing the classes that are currently in progress or will be in progress for a future term, before we can make an admissions decision.

All admissions decisions based on preliminary transcripts are conditional and will be re-reviewed upon receipt of the final transcript.

Preliminary transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly from the college or university. Faxed or unofficial copies from the student will not be accepted as official documents.

Please allow 4-6 weeks for transcripts to be processed once received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (this includes transcripts sent electronically).

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Conduct Disclosure

You answered yes to one or both of the following conduct questions on the application for admission. You must provide an explanation for both questions on the online form found here before your application can be processed for admission. Important Notice: Your conduct item must be cleared 3 weeks before the start of your application term in order to be considered for admissions. If your conduct item is not cleared by this date, you application will be cancelled for this term and you will need to contact the Undergraduate Admissions for information on changing your admissions term.

1) Are you currently, or have you ever been, charged with or subject to disciplinary action for scholastic (such as plagiarism or cheating) or any other type of behavioral misconduct at any educational institution? You do not need to disclose academic dismissal, suspension, or probation for poor grades.

2) Have you ever been charged with a violation of the law, misdemeanor and/or felony (even if adjudication was withheld) which resulted in, or, if still pending could result in, probation, community service, restitution, a jail sentence or the revocation or suspension of your driver’s license (you are not required to include traffic violations which only resulted in a fine)?

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Preliminary Internat'l Evaluation - Name of College or High School

This item is being requested because you are currently enrolled at a foreign college/university or high school.

International Freshman:

First Time in College (FTIC) applicants can be reviewed for admission based on preliminary high school transcripts. For FTIC applicants there must be at least coursework from Grades 9 through 11 on the transcript, in order for it to be considered for admission.  

All admissions decisions based on preliminary transcripts are conditional and can be re-reviewed up on receipt of the final transcript. You will need to submit a final official evaluation through an evaluation agency once you have completed your studies.

In most cases, a document-by-document evaluation with grade point average (GPA) being optional, is required for high school levels. If an evaluation is done for a high school in an English speaking country, notification of foreign language taken is recommended.

International Transfers:

We have requested this item because you indicated that you are either currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution or will be enrolled in a term prior to your term of admission to FGCU.

We require a preliminary transcript, showing the classes that are currently in progress or will be in progress for a future term, before we can make an admissions decision.

All admissions decisions based on preliminary transcripts are conditional and will be re-reviewed upon receipt of the final transcript.

A course-by-course evaluation is required for college or university levels with a GPA and identification of upper level courses recommended.

All International (Freshman and Transfer):

All transcripts from foreign high schools and universities must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation agency. Please do NOT have your high school or university/college send a transcript directly to Florida Gulf Coast University. We will not be able to transfer or forward that transcript to the evaluation agency.

A list of agencies to contact about transcript evaluation(s) can be found in the International Admissions website.

The transcripts must be sent directly to FGCU. Faxed copies or copies form the student will not be accepted as official.

If applicable, OFFICIAL transcripts of previous academic study in the U.S. from each and every institution must be submitted as well.

All foreign transcripts should be evaluated for equivalency purposes: University-level coursework undertaken abroad may be transferable if earned at a recognized institution depending on academic equivalency. International students who have completed some university level education and are interested in transferring academic credit to Florida Gulf Coast University should submit an original evaluation of courses taken and an English translation of course syllabi for which credit is desired. The evaluating agency will review your transcripts and determine your level of academic study comparable to the U.S. education system. Undergraduate students are placed at the appropriate level for their educational background. However, academic departments have the option of denying credit for any coursework not applicable to that department.

See our International Student Admission Guide for more information.

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HS Mid-Term Grades Transcript - Senior Year-Midterm Grades

If this item is on your checklist – we need an updated high school transcript that shows your mid-term grades. In order to evaluate your file – we need official mid-term transcripts from the high school you are attending.

All admissions decisions based on preliminary transcripts are conditional and can be re-reviewed upon receipt of the final transcript.

High school mid-term transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly from the high school. Faxed or unofficial copies from the student will not be accepted as official documents.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for transcripts to be processed once received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (this includes transcripts sent electronically).

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Nation of Citizenship - Proof of US citizenship

Proof of US citizenship will be required before we can progress with your application. Documents that will suffice include a copy of your birth certificate, naturalization papers, and/or a copy of your passport.

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Application Signature Required - Required for decision

A signature affirming that everything you included on your application is accurate and that the application fee is non-refundable is required before an admissions decision can be made. You can find a Signature Page on our website at:

http://www.fgcu.edu/Admissions/files/Signature_Page.pdf

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Visa Clearance Form - From (name of current school)

This form is required because you are currently attending a U.S. institution. For proper verification of immigration status, the Visa Clearance Form should be filled out, signed, and mailed to FGCU by your Designated School Officer from the previous institution.This form is required for an admission decision.

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H.S. transcript/foreign lang. - Name of School

All students admitted as freshmen or transfers, must satisfy or meet exemption qualifications from the state foreign language admission requirement. Students who do not meet this requirement may be admitted with the condition that they fulfill the requirement by completing a two-semester sequence of a foreign language prior to graduation.

Students satisfy the requirement by having completed two (2) years of a foreign language sequence in high school or eight (8) or more semester hours of a foreign language sequence in a previously attended college or university.

Upper Level Transfer applicants may submit an official high school transcript showing they have completed 2 years of foreign language sequence in high school.

You should request that a Final Official High School transcript be sent directly to FGCU. Final High School transcript means that there is a graduation date posted on the transcript.

Final High School Transcripts must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly from the high school. Faxed or unofficial copies from the student will not be accepted as official documents.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for transcripts to be processed once received in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions (this includes transcripts sent electronically).

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Final Int'l HS Equiv - Name of High School

All First Time in College (FTIC) and Lower Level Applicants (less than 60 transferrable credit hours as determined by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions) must submit a Final Official High School Transcript.

Final High School transcript means that there is a graduation date posted on the transcript.

In most cases, a document-by-document evaluation with grade point average (GPA) being optional, is required for high school levels. If an evaluation is being done for a high school in an English speaking country, notification of foreign language taken is recommended.

All transcripts from foreign high schools and universities must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation agency. Please do NOT have your high school or university/college send a transcript directly to Florida Gulf Coast University. We will not be able to transfer or forward that transcript to the evaluation agency.

All foreign transcripts should be evaluated for equivalency purposes: University-level coursework undertaken abroad may be transferable if earned at a recognized institution depending on academic equivalency. International students who have completed some university level education and are interested in transferring academic credit to Florida Gulf Coast University should submit an original evaluation of courses taken and an English translation of course syllabi for which credit is desired. The evaluating agency will review your transcripts and determine your level of academic study comparable to the U.S. education system. Undergraduate students are placed at the appropriate level for their educational background. However, academic departments have the option of denying credit for any coursework not applicable to that department.

See our International Student Admission Guide for more information.

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Final Int'l Trans Eval - Name of College or University

FGCU requires a Final Official transcript from EACH and EVERY college you have attended.

All transcripts from foreign colleges and universities must be evaluated by a transcript evaluation agency. Please do NOT have your university or college send a transcript directly to Florida Gulf Coast University. We will not be able to transfer or forward that transcript to the evaluation agency.

A course-by-course evaluation is required for college or university levels with a GPA and identification of upper level courses recommended.

A list of agencies to contact about transcript evaluation(s) can be found in the International Admissions website.

The transcripts must be sent directly to FGCU. Faxed copies or copies from the student will not be accepted as official.

All foreign transcripts should be evaluated for equivalency purposes: University-level coursework undertaken abroad may be transferable if earned at a recognized institution depending on academic equivalency. International students who have completed some university level education and are interested in transferring academic credit to Florida Gulf Coast University should submit an original evaluation of courses taken and an English translation of course syllabi for which credit is desired. The evaluating agency will review your transcripts and determine your level of academic study comparable to the U.S. education system. Undergraduate students are placed at the appropriate level for their educational background. However, academic departments have the option of denying credit for any coursework not applicable to that department.

See our International Student Admission Guide for more information.

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Copy of Current I-20 - From (Name of current school)

Before an admissions decision is made we require a copy of your I-20 issued by your current school. You should send that to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as possible.

If you have further questions about International Student Requirements see our International Student Admission Guide.

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Copy of RA Card - Applicant & Parent

For residency purposes we require a copy of the Resident Alien card for both the student and the parent who is filling out the Residency Form.

Please note: An admissions decision will not be made without a copy of the RA card. So please forward a copy of the cards to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as possible.

While residency is not required to be admitted to the university – a delay in providing documents for in-state residency may result in out of state tuition charges. By state statute we cannot change residency for a student after the first week of classes. Contact us if you have questions about this!

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Copy of RA Card - Applicant

For residency purposes we require a copy of the Resident Alien card for the student who is claiming Florida Residency.

Please note: An admissions decision will not be made with a copy of the RA card. So please forward a copy to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as possible.

While Residency is not required to be admitted to the university – a delay in providing documents for in-state residency may result in out of state tuition charges. By state statute we cannot change residency for a student after the first week of classes. Contact us if you have questions about this!

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Copy of RA Card - Parent

For residency purposes we require a copy of the Resident Alien card for the parent who is filling out the Residency Form.

Please note: An admissions decision will not be made without a copy of the RA card. So please forward a copy to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as possible.

While Residency is not required to be admitted to the university – a delay in providing documents for in-state residency may result in out of state tuition charges. By state statute we cannot change residency for a student after the first week of classes. Contact us if you have questions about this!

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Copy of Passpt-Visa Stat&Exp Date - Applicant

A copy of the current Passport/Visa is required of the applicant before an admission decision can be made.

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Copy of Passpt-Visa Stat&Exp Date - Applicant & Parent

A copy of the current Passport/Visa is required of the applicant and parent before an admission decision can be made.

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Foreign Address - Non U.S. Address Home Country

For purposes of issuing the I-20 having a foreign address on record is required before an admissions decision can be made.

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Work Auth Cd Copy - Applicant

You indicated on your application that you are in the U.S. on a Work Authorization card. We require a copy of that card before we can proceed with reviewing your application for admissions – please send us a copy of that card as soon as possible.

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Work Auth Cd Copy - Applicant & Parent

You indicated on your application that you and your parents are in the U.S. on a Work Authorization card. We require a copy of both your card and your parent’s card before we can proceed with reviewing your application for admissions – please send us a copy of that card as soon as possible.

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Work Auth Cd Copy - Parent

You indicated on your application that you and your parents are in the U.S. on a Work Authorization card. As a dependent student (under the age of 24) we require both a copy of your card and your parent’s card. Please send us a copy of that card as soon as possible.

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I-94 Card Copy - Applicant

You indicated on your application that you are in the U.S. on an approved Visa. In order for us to process your application for admission we need a copy of your I-94 card. Please send us a copy of that card as soon as possible.

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I-94 Card Copy - Applicant & Parent

You indicated on your application that you and your parents are in the U.S. on an approved Visa. In order for us to process your application for admission we need a copy of both your I-94 card and your parent’s I-94 card (due to the fact that you are a dependent student – under the age of 24). Please send us a copy of that card as soon as possible.

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I-94 Card Copy - Parent

You indicated on your application that you and your parents are in the U.S. on an approved Visa. In order for us to process your application for admission we need a copy of both your I-94 card and your parent’s I-94 card (due to the fact that you are a dependent student – under the age of 24). Please send us a copy of that card as soon as possible.

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