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First Year Advising - Florida Gulf Coast University

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First Year Advising
Admitted Students
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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.

Transition Process

 
 

After their first year of enrollment, First Time in College (freshmen) students who are eligible for transition to college advising should pay close attention to their Eagle email for information from First Year Advising (FYA) and their college about the transition process:

Freshmen students admitted in a summer or fall term are transitioned to college advising on (or around) October 1 of their second year of enrollment, and will receive an email from FYA notifiying them of this process.  

They will then receive a follow-up email from their academic college with further information about how to complete the transition to college advising.  Students are typically required to attend a transition workshop with a college advisor (usually held in October/November) in order to be eligible for preregistration advising and to have their AV (college advising) hold removed.

Freshmen students admitted in a spring term are transitioned to college advising on (or around) February 1 of their second year of enrollment and will receive an email from FYA notifying them of this process.  

They will then receive a follow-up email from their academic college with further information about how to complete the transition to college advising.  Students are typically required to attend a transition workshop with a college advisor (usually held in February/March) in order to be eligible for preregistration advising and to have their AV (college advising) hold removed.   

Until the transition date for a given term, students are advised by First Year Advising.   

NOTE: Until you have attended a transition workshop in your college and met with your college advisor, you will have an "AV" college advising registration hold on your account.  After meeting with your college advisor, this hold is removed and you will be permitted to register for your courses via GULFLINE.