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First Year Advising

First Year Advising - Florida Gulf Coast University

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First Year Advising
Admitted Students
Enrolled Students
Transitioning Students
Parents and Guests

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.

Why Students Transition

 
 

First Time in College (freshmen) students who are in good standing after their first semester of enrollment will transition to college advising during their second semester at FGCU.  This transition to college advising allows students to gain more specific guidance in understanding academic requirements for their major and with academic planning to support timely progress toward completion of their degree. 

College advisors also provide information to help students understand academic policies in their college and major department and assist the college and the university in certifying degree completion.  College advisors can also connect students to the faculty of their major department, who can serve as valuable mentors, provide research and service learning opportunities, and share programmatic resources related to students' majors.