Howard Hall (main floor)
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida
The Dual Enrollment program allows students to attend both their high school and FGCU. A portion of their course work is completed at each institution. The courses taken at FGCU will count for both high school unit requirements and for college credit.
The Early Admission program is similar, but permits students to take all of their course work at FGCU. Again, the courses count both for high school units and for college credit. All applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Florida Gulf Coast University has several full-time early admission and dual enrollment agreements with local public school boards and private high schools. Students from private schools or school districts not listed here should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Students who are home schooled and wish to take courses through the dual enrollment program will need to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For each student, a separate home education articulation agreement will be required between the parent and FGCU.
After students have been admitted, they should contact the Office of New Student Programs at (239) 590-7875 to schedule an appointment with the Dual Enrollment/Early Admission advisor to discuss course selection. During that appointment, students will register for the mandatory Early Admission or Dual Enrollment Orientation. Please be advised that the timeline for the registration of courses will align with registration dates located on the Academic Calendar for each semester. Immunization documentation must be on file prior to registration of classes. The student will provide immunization documents from other institutions/offices or the FGCU Immunization History Form at least 72 business hours PRIOR to class registration. The documents will be reviewed and determined complete or not by the immunization staff within 72 business hours after receiving them.Students will not be registered for any courses until the immunization paperwork has been approved. Students requesting a math course may need to take a math placement test.
The counseling staff at the high school shall advise students according to their high school graduation requirements. The University advisors will schedule students for these courses. The University shall accept the signature of the High School Principal or designee on the form as decisive regarding acceptability of the credits towards high school graduation requirements. University advisors do not assume responsibility regarding compliance for high school graduation requirements.
Students enrolled in the Early Admission or dual enrollment program shall be exempt from payment of all application, registration, matriculation, laboratory, health services, activities and services, capital improvement, athletic, and transcript fees.
Students enrolled in early admission or dual enrolled HS program are responsible for the following fees: standard orientation, math placement test, immunizations, and student ID.
Costs of student books and instructional materials required for dual enrollment courses will be the responsibility of the School District. Items such as calculators, consumable materials, bluebooks, notebooks, and folders are not included in materials provided by the School District. Home schooled students and non-public high school students shall be responsible for the purchase of textbooks and instructional material.
Students enrolled in the Early Admission program may continue as degree students at FGCU upon submission of a final high school transcript. No additional application or fee is required.
Students enrolled in the Dual Enrollment program wishing to continue at FGCU must submit a regular degree application, application fee and a final high school transcript. The application will be evaluated in the same manner as a lower level transfer student.