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Welcome Counselors!
The FGCU Undergraduate Admissions Office appreciates the mentoring you offer your students as you prepare them for their journey through the college and university admission process. Because we understand the importance of having information that is current, we would like to provide you with resources that will help guide your students through FGCU admissions with the hopes for a smooth transition from high school to FGCU.

High School Counselor Summer/Fall Admissions Updates- January 8, 2015

The new year is off to a great start; we’ve already admitted over 3,200 students for Fall 2015 and have received over 9,000 applications—a 13% increase from last year’s record numbers.   

Decision Times and Minimum Requirements

Currently we are in our peak admission period and it can take several weeks for an admission decision.  Please know the importance of reminding your students to be patient as we move through the applications to make decisions.  

  • “ON HOLD” decision- Students with “On Hold” decisions have been notified to send Fall semester grades and/or additional test scores in order to make their application more competitive. Students still on the hold decision list will be reviewed for final determination in late February.
  • In order to be considered for admission, students must have a 3.0 weighted GPA or higher with 460 or higher on each of the SAT sections and/or 19’s or higher on the ACT sub-sections.  
  • Meeting these minimums DOES NOT guarantee admission.  Students with lower than these subsection scores should plan to retest and e-mail us at to let us know the intended test date.   

Competitive applicants

Average competitive student applicant profile for Fall 2015

  • 3.70 Weighted GPA
  • Composite scores: 24 ACT and/or 1567 SAT

Dates, Reminders, and Next Steps:

February 15th

Priority deadline for admission- Students will be admitted on a space available basis after that date. 

March 1

Foundation Scholarship Application deadline 


New: Students may only apply for housing AFTER being admitted (through their Gulfline student portal). 


  • Students who have Resident Alien cards should provide copies of those at the time they apply as we will need that information to determine student classification.

NOTE: All other residency documents will be reviewed after a student is admitted. 

  • We will process residency information for admitted students when we are able to. We do not need residency information to simply complete an application or make an admission decision. Our top priority is processing application documents first in order to make a timely decision. 

Eagle View Orientation (new student orientation)

  • Eagle View Orientation in mandatory for all new FGCU students in order to register for classes. 
  • Program dates will be released in mid-February and students will be able to register and select their session by logging on to Gulfline no later than May 1, 2015

 SAVE THE DATE: High School Counselor Workshop 2015- Friday, October 23, 2015

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