Howard Hall (main floor)
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida
All applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible – up to twelve months before the requested entry date. The application and all official supporting documents must be submitted by the posted deadlines below for the requested entry term. Applications received or completed after the posted deadlines may not be processed for admission into the requested term due to space or time limitations and may be offered admission in the next available term.
Florida Gulf Coast University aims to promptly notify students of their admission status. Students are typically notified within three to four weeks, from the time that their application for admissions is completed. (All portions of application form completed and submitted with fee, all official transcripts and official test scores received) Students interested in applying for Financial Aid and Housing should also be aware of priority deadlines that exist. Transcripts and test scores received and opened by the university may not be transferred to a third party or the applicant and become the sole property of FGCU.
Florida Gulf Coast University separates transfer student types into 2 different categories due to the difference in admission criteria. Those 2 types are Lower Level Transfer and Upper Level Transfer applicants. The differences are noted below. Please read each category to help you decide which application process you should follow. Failure to provide the required documents may slow down the application review process.
Students who are Lower Level Transfer applicants (those with fewer than 60 semester hours of transferable credit as determined by the Office of Admissions) must meet all requirements of incoming first-time-in-college applicants. The high school and ACT/SAT requirements for first-time-in-college applicants and Lower Level Transfer applicants can be found here.
These students must also have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous college work and be eligible to return as a degree-seeking student in good standing (with at least a 2.0 GPA) to the last institution attended.
A Lower Level Transfer applicant who meets the State University System Minimum Freshman Eligibility Index for Admission Consideration is not guaranteed admission to the University, even though everything possible will be done to admit all qualified applicants who apply by posted admission deadlines. However, if the number of qualified Lower Level Transfer applicants exceeds the number the University is permitted to enroll in a given term, admission will be on a selective basis.
Applicants are considered Upper Level Transfer students if they have at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours of transferable credit as determined by the Office of Admissions. If the applicant's grade point average is at least a cumulative 2.0 on all previous college coursework and the applicant is in good standing at the last institution attended, and meets Math and English course requirements, the applicant is admissible to FGCU.
Applicants can meet the Math and English course requirements by completing the Associate of Arts degree from a public Florida State/Community College, by meeting GPA requirements for Math and English courses, or by meeting ACT/SAT test score minimums. Upper Level Transfer applicants who have not completed an AA from a Florida public State/Community College will need to have at minimum two English Composition courses AND two college level Mathematics courses, such as Algebra, Statistics, Liberal Arts Mathematics, or Finite Mathematics. A grade point average of 2.5 or higher is required in the two English courses, as well as the two Mathematics courses. If an applicant has not been determined to meet course requirements through completion of an AA degree from a public Florida State/Community College or through grades from Math and English courses, they may meet this requirement with minimum test scores on the ACT or SAT. Those minimum scores are as follows:
If an applicant has not been determined to meet course requirements through completion of an AA degree from a public Florida State/Community College, through grades from Math and English courses, or minimum test scores on the ACT or SAT, they may not be admitted to the university. Additionally, test scores may be required for admission to specific limited access programs.
*Applicants who have received an Associate of Arts degree from a public Florida State/Community College immediately prior to transferring to FGCU and have applied for a non-limited access program will be admitted. The admission of students transferring from a public Florida state/community college and holding an Associate in Arts degree is governed by the Articulation Agreement between state universities and public state/community colleges in Florida. Admission is not guaranteed to programs designated as limited access.
*FGCU has entered into articulation agreements with several public Florida State/Community Colleges for the purpose of facilitating transfer into FGCU degree programs. Applicants who have received an Associate of Science degree immediately prior to transferring to FGCU will be admitted IF AND ONLY IF the AS degree is in one of the approved disciplines listed below AND from an approved public Florida State/Community College listed below AND the applicant has applied for the corresponding FGCU degree program listed below. However, transfer applicants with an Associate of Science degree who matriculate to an institution of higher learning and fail to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in additional courses, will not be eligible to transfer to Florida Gulf Coast University. Admission is not guaranteed to programs designated as limited access. Students applying to programs in the College of Health Professions also must meet specific program admission criteria.
Transfer students who have been awarded an AS degree in selected programs from a public Florida State/Community College which are NOT on the list below, where courses do not have a direct equivalent, may still be awarded up to a maximum of 24 credits of electives to be determined by the college for entry into a related program at FGCU. Those programs include the B.S. in Health Science, B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Criminal Forensics Studies, and B.S. in Legal Studies.
FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY
AS to BS ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
PUBLIC FLORIDA STATE/COMMUNITY COLLEGES
|ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE||APPROVED FLORIDA INSTITUTIONS||FGCU DEGREE|
|Business Administration||Statewide Articulation Agreement - All Public Institutions||BS Management|
|Early Childhood Education||Florida SouthWestern State College||BS Child & Youth Studies|
|*Nursing||All Public State/Community Colleges in Florida||BS Nursing|
|Cardiovascular Technician||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Dental||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|EMT||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Respiratory Care||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Radiology Technician||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Health Sciences||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Physical Therapy||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Occupational Therapy||State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and St. Petersburg College||BS Health Science|
|Arts & Sciences|
|Paralegal Studies/Legal Assisting||Broward College, Florida SouthWestern State College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, Florida Keys Community College, Hillsborough Community College, Miami Dade College, Palm Beach State College, Pensacola State College, Santa Fe College, St. Petersburg College, and Tallahassee Community College||BS Legal Studies|
|Criminal Justice||Florida SouthWestern State College, Indian River State College, Palm Beach State College, St. Petersburg College, South Florida State College, and Tallahassee Community College||BS Criminal Justice|
|Criminal Justice Technology||All Public State/Community Colleges in Florida||
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE
|APPROVED FLORIDA INSTITUTIONS||FGCU DEGREE|
|Arts & Sciences|
|Biotechnology||Miami Dade College||BS Biotechnology|
|Biotechnology||Miami Dade College||BA Chemistry|
|Biotechnology||Miami Dade College||BS Biology|