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

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

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Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Students ONLY

The following information is for Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Students ONLY. You can be considered for admission as an Undergraduate Non- Degree Seeking Student if you are currently a student in good standing at another institution of higher education that is NOT part of the State University System of Florida. This is NOT the same as a Transient Student (currently enrolled in the State University System of Florida) or those seeking admission as a Senior Citizen Non-Degree Seeker [.pdf - 91kb]. You must be at least 60 years of age in order to be considered a Senior Citizen Non-Degree Seeker.

Undergraduate Non-degree seeking enrollment is on a space-available basis and has been established for those individuals who do not hold a bachelor's degree or higher and would like to enroll, but are not seeking a degree from FGCU. A non-refundable application fee of $30 will be applied for first-time applicants.

Students enrolling in this classification are subject to the following regulations:

  • Non-degree seeking students are subject to the same rules and regulations as degree seeking students.
  • International students may not enroll as Non-degree seeking students due to federal regulations.
  • Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid.
  • Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to stay in University housing or to receive University honors.
  • A degree seeking student denied admission to FGCU may not be subsequently enroll as a Non-degree seeking student. This restriction will be waived if the student subsequent to the denial from FGCU has completed a degree program or has been a student in good academic standing at another postsecondary institution. Official transcripts will be required in these cases.
  • A Non-degree seeking student dismissed from the University will not be eligible for admission as a degree seeking student.
  • A non-degree seeking student is limited to 15 credit hours of undergraduate coursework. In special circumstances, a college may waive this restriction.
  • Hours taken at FGCU as a Non-degree seeking student cannot be used to meet the 60 transferable hours required for admission as an upper division student.
  • A Non-degree seeking student must be in good standing at his/her previous institution (including FGCU) and eligible to return.
  • Registration for classes is on a space-available basis; subject to any required course pre-requisites and other restrictions as determined by the applicable College or program.
  • Registration is in accordance with the deadlines posted on the academic calendar.
  • First time in college students will not be allowed to enroll in a Non-degree seeking status.

Admission Procedures

Applicants may apply as an Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Student by applying online or by printing and completing the Non-Degree Application and mailing to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Non-Degree applicants will not be able to apply (the application will not be available) until ALL application deadlines for that particular term have passed. Click here to see the application deadlines for the term you are interested in applying for.

Applicants are required to complete and mail the following forms to the address above.

  1. Florida Residency Affidavit [.pdf - 31kb]
  2. Immunization Form[.pdf - 41kb]

Applicants will not be admitted until all Non-degree requirements are met.

Registration Procedures

To register for classes through Gulfline, a PIN will be mailed once the application is processed. Instructions for registering through Gulfline are available in the Registration Guidebook.

Please be aware that within one week of the start of the term, it is recommended for those students that live in the local area to apply and register in person. For distance learning students that live outside the local area contact the Office of the Registrar directly to obtain information on how to register.

It is the student's responsibility to register for his or her own classes.