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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.

Minimum Weighted GPA


460 Critical Reading

460 Math

460 Writing



19 Reading

19 Math

19 English

19 Combined English/Writing


 Average FTIC Profile


Foreign Language Requirements

Applicants must meet the foreign language requirements to qualify for admissions.

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