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Undergraduate Admissions
Howard Hall (main floor)
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida
33965-6565

(239) 590-7878
(888) 889-1095
admissions@fgcu.edu

Parents FAQ

 
 
The move from high school to college is a major transition – for parents as well as students. Having assisted with this transition for thousands of families, the Admissions Office can answer many of the questions you're likely to have. Below, we have provided a list of FAQs for parents that will aid in the college admissions process.
 
 
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What does my student need to complete their application?

In order for an application to be considered complete and ready for review, we must receive the application fee, the online application, official high school transcripts, and SAT/ACT test scores. (Other documents may be required depending on the individual situation. The student will be notified if additional information is required.)

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When are your application deadlines?
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What was the First-Year student profile for last year's accepted class?

Our average freshmen profile for 2014-2015:

Average GPA was a 3.72 (Weighted)

Average SAT was a 1577 (All three sections)

Average ACT was a 23.1 (Composite)

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How can my student submit their high school transcripts?

Official transcripts must be submitted using one of the three methods listed below:

Electronically FGCU's SPEEDE code is 730000003255300.

Other Transcript Services (Parchment, eSCRIP-SAFE or the National Clearinghouse). Notifications to view transcripts from these services should be sent to undergrad@fgcu.edu.

 

Paper via Postal Mail: Official paper transcripts, in a sealed envelope, should be sent

Florida Gulf Coast University

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

10501 FGCU Boulevard South

Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565

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How long does the application process take?

Once we receive all required documentation the application will be evaluated. While it is difficult to estimate an exact time frame, the process will go by a lot more quickly if the student is diligent about submitting the necessary documents.

 

Application files are reviewed and decisions made on a rolling basis, meaning files are reviewed in the order completed and decisions are made at that time.

 

Depending on the time of year, decisions may take anywhere from a few days to several weeks from the date the application file is complete.

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My student has a hold decision status. What does that mean?

Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Admissions decisions are selective and competitive. If a student does not meet our desired GPA and test score levels (see website) we may place them in a hold decision status.

This will give the student additional time to submit higher test scores or other information as described in our communication to them.

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How do I set up a visit to see the school or for my student to see the school?

Reservations can be made by either:

  • Filling out the online reservation form on our website
  • Calling 239-590-7878 Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  • Emailing a request: visitfgcu@fgcu.edu

 

Tours available at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Select Saturdays (see calendar for availability): Tours available only at 10:00 a.m.

 

For larger tour groups you will want to contact our tour coordinator directly. You can email the tour guide coordinator at visitfgcu@fgcu.edu and they will set up your special group tour.

 

Please make reservations for your tour as early as possible (no later than 72 hours in advance) as FGCU is a very popular campus to visit and our tours do fill up.

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What is the cost of tuition?

2015-2016 Undergraduate Cost:

Tuition and Fees (based on 15 credit hours for 2 semesters):      

$6,318- Florida Resident        $25,292 Non-Florida Resident

Cost per credit hour:     

$203.94 - Florida Resident     $838.73 Non-Florida Resident   

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Do you offer financial aid? Scholarships?

Financial Aid at FGCU is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.  To find out what you might be eligible for, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), before our priority deadline of March 1st!  

 

The FGCU Foundation offers many scholarships, with various qualifications for each one. To qualify for consideration, students must apply between November 15th, and March 1st, for the following academic year.  This year, the Foundation will award approximately one point seven million dollars in scholarships to FGCU students.  Please be aware, both the FAFSA and the Foundation Scholarship Application are required for First Generation Scholarship consideration! In addition, the student must also be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant in order to receive the First Generation Scholarship.

 

Our Financial Aid website not only offers additional information about all of the above, we also provide links and applications to many outside scholarship opportunities.  Please check the website regularly for new scholarship opportunities and important updates.

In addition, there are several merit based scholarships and waivers offered through The Office of Admissions. Please see the link below for additional information:

http://www.fgcu.edu/Admissions/Prospective/scholarship.html

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Is it required to live on campus? How does my student apply for housing?

No, it is not required to live on campus; however, we have many great options for our students.  

In order to be considered for on-campus housing, students are required to submit a Housing Agreement for the period requested and include a $50.00 (non-refundable) application fee. The housing application must include the University ID number issued by the Admissions Office in order for it to be processed.

Please follow this link with additional information on how to apply: How to Apply to FGCU Housing

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Is there any offered support to help make the transition smoother for my student from high school to college?

Yes, FGCU has many ways to help your student with a seamless transition from high school to college. We have the Center for Academic Achievement, Counseling and Psychological Services, and over 200 campus clubs and organizations for them to get involved in on campus.

 

The center for academic achievement (CAA) provides programs and services to assist your student’s achievement in their academic goals.

Center for Academic Achievement

 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides counseling for students in times of stress, and encourage them to ask for help with their most immediate concerns.

Counseling and Psychological Services

 

Our clubs and organizations is a great way for your student to make new friends and get involve.

Student Involvement

 

Please feel free to click on these links for further information of our services.

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How does my student sign up for Eagle View Orientation?
  • Go to http://www.fgcu.edu/ 
  • Click “Gulfline” (located at the top of the page in the green toolbar).
  • Click “Login to Gulfline”
  • Login using your UIN (University Identification Number) and PIN. You will receive an email with a temporary PIN and information on accessing Gulfine.  If you do not receive this email, contact the Office of the Registrar at 239-590-7980.
  • Click “Student and Financial Aid”
  • Click “Eagle View Orientation”
  • Click “Register for Orientation”
  • Reserve an orientation date and receive an immediate confirmation and parking pass on Gulfline.  A credit or debit card payment is required in order to submit your reservation on-line.  ORIENTATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, regardless of attendance at the program or enrollment at the university!
  • When you register for your program, be sure to register any parents, family members, or other guests who will be attending orientation with you.  There is a separate fee of $35.00 per parent/guest.     
  • Approximately one (1) week before your scheduled orientation date, you will receive an e-mail reminder with all of the information you will need to get the most out of the program.  This e-mail will be delivered to the e-mail address you provided on your admissions application.
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Are students allowed to bring a car their freshman year?

Yes, they can. Parking permits are required for all students that wish to bring a vehicle to campus and may be obtained from FGCU Parking Services.

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Are meal plans required?

No, meal plans are not required. However, if you are interested in purchasing a meal plan, please explore the FGCU dining website to check out the different meal plan options that are being offered.