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Howard Hall (main floor)
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida

(239) 590-7878
(888) 889-1095

Freshman Admission Requirements


Traditional High School Graduates
Students who are high school graduates, or in the process of graduating from, a Florida public or regionally accredited high school, or its equivalent adhere to the following admissions requirements:
  • All Freshman applicants must show proof that they are high school graduates or in the process of graduating from high school or have a GED certificate.
  • Official high school transcripts reflecting courses completed from ninth grade through the eleventh grade must be sent by the applicant's high school to FGCU when the applicant applies to FGCU. *NOTE* A final high school transcript showing date of graduation will be required following high school graduation.
  • Applicants with a GED must submit official GED test scores . Also, the applicant must present a score of at least 1450 on the SAT (Critical Reading, Math and Writing) or a 21 on the ACT (Reading, English, Math and Writing). Subsections of each test must be above the minimum admissions requirements described below. 
  • Do not send letters of recommendations or personal essays as these are not used in the preliminary review of your application.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum admission requirements are not guaranteed admissions.
  • Each admitted Freshman is expected to demonstrate competency of foreign language, or the equivalent American Sign Language, by earning credits in courses at the second high school level or higher. 

Minimum Weighted GPA


460 Critical Reading

460 Math

460 Writing



19 Reading

19 Math

19 English

19 Combined English/Writing



Required High School Units & Weighted GPA

Complete 18 academic units in the following table:

Students Entering High School
July 1, 2007 or later
Students Entering High School
Prior to July 1, 2007
English 4 units
must include 3 units of substantial writing requirements
Math 4 units
Algebra I level or higher
3 units
Algebra I level or higher

Natural Science

3 units
must include 2 units of laboratory requirements

Social Science

3 units
may include anthropology, history, civics, political science,
economics, sociology, psychology, and/or geography

Foreign Language

2 units
must be in the same language. American Sign Language
will be accepted inplace of a foreign language.
Electives 2 units 3 units
Any combination of courses listed in the Department of Education Course Code Directory
located at:

Weighted GPA

The weighted, or district, GPA reported on your high school transcript will be used in the admissions review process. If your school does not provide a weighted GPA, then one will be calculated using the grades in the courses above.

Additional points will be added to units:
1 pt. added to courses for grades of C or higher in the following courses: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Dual Enrollment (DE) courses, and Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE).

½ pt. added to courses for grades of C or higher in the following courses: Honors, pre-IB, and pre-AICE courses