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First Year Advising - Florida Gulf Coast University

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FGCU Main Campus
McTarnaghan Hall Suite 229

Mailing Address
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(800) 590-3428(FGCU)

Main Office
McTarnaghan Hall 229
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM
(239) 590-7875
(239) 590-7862 {fax}

South Village Office
Eagle Hall 4001 (4th floor)
Hours: Mon-Thur 8 AM - 7 PM &
  Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
(239) 745-4300
(239) 745-4336 {fax}

Contact Email
freshmanadvising@fgcu.edu
*email response time may be up to 1-2 business days.

Requirements for Transitioning

 
 

Eligiblity to transition to college advising is set by each college, and in some cases is major-specific.  Here are the requirements to transition to college advising after the first semester of enrollment at FGCU:

College of Arts and Sciences - ALL MAJORS

  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0 

Lutgert College of Business - Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing

  • MAT 1033 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • Enrolled in MAC 1105 OR a higher math course
  • 12 credit hours earned AT FGCU
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Lutgert College of Business - Resort & Hospitality Management

  • MAT 1033 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • Enrolled in MAC 1105 OR MGF 1106 OR MGF 1107 OR a higher math course
  • Enrolled in HFT 1000 OR completed HFT 1000 with a grade of C or higher
  • 12 credit hours earned at FGCU
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Lutgert College of Business - Professional Golf Management

  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

College of Education - ALL MAJORS

  • 12 credit hours earned at FGCU
  • Minimum institutional cumultative GPA of 2.5

Whitaker College of Engineering - ALL MAJORS

  • Completion of MAT 1033 OR higher math course with a grade of C or higher
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

College of Heath Professions & Social Work - Athletic Training, Clinical Laboratory Science

  • BSC 1010C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 12 credit hours earned at FGCU
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 2.5

College of Health Professions & Social Work - Community Health

  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 12 credit hours earned at FGCU
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 2.3

College of Heath Professions & Social Work - Exercise Science

  • BSC 1010C completed with a grade of B- or higher
  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 12 credit hours earned at FGCU
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

College of Health Professions & Social Work - Health Science

  • 12 credit hours earned at FGCU
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 2.3

College of Heath Professions & Social Work - Nursing

  • BSC 1010C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • PSY 2012 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • No earned grades of D or F, and no use of Grade Forgiveness
  • 12 credit hours earned at FGCU
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 3.0

College of Health Professions & Social Work - Social Work

  • At least TWO of the following courses COMPLETED with grades of B- or higher: BSC 1005/L, BSC 1010C, BSC 1085C, PSY 2012, POS 2041, SYG 2010, SYG 2000, ECO 1000, ECO 2013, ECO 2023
  • 12 credit hours earned at FGCU
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Once these criteria have been met for the given major, students will transition to college advising during the next semester of enrollment.   

Students who are undeclared majors will be advised by First Year Advising for one additional semester, and be required to attend a major exploration workshop that is designed to help students do the necessary self-exploration to help them find a program of study that is a strong fit with their academic interests and abilities.

  • Students who declare their major and meet the above criteria for this program of study will transition to college advising during the next semester of enrollment. 
  • Students who remain underclared at the end of their second semester of enrollment will transition to Undergraduate Studies, to work with advisors who can provide additional assistance with the major selection process.