Distance learning students pay the same rate as other students. Tuition information for in-state and out-of-state students can be found on these two sites: Tuition and Fees and Account and fee payment (http://www.fgcu.edu/Cashiers/tuition-and-fees.html)
Admission deadlines to Florida Gulf Coast University can be viewed on the Office of Admissions website: Admission Deadlines.
Students interested in applying to a Health Science program or Clinical Laboratory Sciences must also apply to and submit a supplemental application to their intended program.
Information for requesting a supplemental application for Health Sciences can be found on the admissions information page: http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/HS/HSBS/admissions.asp
Supplemental applications for Clinical Laboratory Sciences can be downloaded from the admissions information page: http://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/HS/CLSBS/admissions.asp
The priority deadline for the BS in Health Science program is March 1st. No applications will be accepted after April 15. The admissions deadlines for Clinical Laboratory Science are June 1st, October 15th, and March 1st.
Current program offerings can be found on our website: Department of Health Sciences Program Offerings. At this time, the Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with concentration tracks in Health Science and Health Services Administration. The department also offers a limited-access NAACLS-accredited Bachelor of Science program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The CLS program is also available as a post-baccalaureate certificate. The department offers a Master of Science in Health Science degree with tracks in Health Professions Education and Health Services Administration.
Academic calendars with important dates can be located on the Academic Calendar: (http://www.fgcu.edu/Registrar/academiccalendar.asp)
If you live outside the five county service area (Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, or Glades), please download and complete the Eagle ID Card form linked below. Please mail the completed Distance User Request Form and a copy of a VALID government issued photo ID to:
Attention: Eagle ID Card Office
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Once this information is received, the Eagle ID Card Office will send your Eagle ID card to the address listed on your form. For further questions, please call (239) 590-SMILE (7645) or e-mail the Eagle ID Card Office at email@example.com.
Priority levels are determined by a student's most recently posted, total earned hours. For example, if you intend to register for summer or fall 2008 classes, the earned hours used to determine your classification and registration date will be the fall 2007 term or prior if you did not attend FGCU during fall 2007. The following chart will assist you in determining your registration schedule as you progress through your educational career at FGCU.
Registration Opens for:
Based on Total Hrs Earned During:
Summer & Fall
The Prior Fall Term... or Last Term Grades Were Posted
Prior Summer or Spring Term... or Last Term Grades Were Posted
Newly admitted, transfer students who have transfer credit listed on their FGCU transcript will be placed in the appropriate priority level based on earned hours accepted by FGCU.
Check earned hours by viewing academic transcripts via Gulfline. You need to check the 'Overall Earned Hours' found under 'Transcript Totals'. Additional information can be found on the Office of the Registrar webpage (http://www.fgcu.edu/Registrar/eagleregistration.html)
Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) at FCGU. Canvas is a next-generation LMS for colleges and universities that encourages communication, collaboration and creativity while retaining the essential features of an LMS including quizzes, tests, threaded discussions, assignment upload and more.
This Student Demonstration Course (http://canvas.fgcu.edu/) covers these essential features to help you become successful with Canvas. You may also find the Technology Orientation resource page helpful.
You will receive an acceptance letter in the mailing address provided on your application. Your advisor will be identified in your acceptance letter. Please read your acceptance letter carefully. You must contact your advisor before registering for classes.
For the CLS program, acceptance letters for getting into clinicals will be mailed about 1 week after the deadline for each semester, going into Senior Year. Your advisor will register students for all of their courses during the last year.
Many of our undergraduates in Health Sciences continue their education in graduate programs such as:
Graduates of the CLS program will find opportunities in a variety of settings:
The Department of Health Sciences has graduates working in:
Our graduates are working in:
For the most updated information, refer to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook: Medical and Health Service Managers in the career field of interest.
For Clinical Laboratory Science, use the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Recent salaries for workers employed in the Clinical Laboratory Sciences field have started at approximately $20-25.00 per hour, or $46,000-52,000 a year.
Students should seek tutoring and academic support early in the semester. While tutoring never replaces course work or class lecture, it does enhance material presented in the classroom. The underlying objective of tutoring is to assist students in becoming independent and confident learners. The CAA Tutor Leaders develop and expand the skills and resources necessary to fortify student self-confidence and success in the academic environment. For more information, please call (239) 590-7906 or use the Center for Academic Achievement website (http://www.fgcu.edu/CAA/tutoring.html).
The FGCU Writing Center assists student writers through free, accessible, learning-based writing consultations. Our primary goals are to help students improve their abilities to think independently, to write critically, and to learn and implement strategies that will assist them in producing effective writing assignments (http://www.fgcu.edu/WritingCenter/).
Yes, there are several courses offered in traditional on-campus courses for this degree program (varies by semester) such as:
Prerequisites for graduate level health professions-related programs (Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant studies, and Chiropractic school) can be used as Health Science electives or included in the general education component of the degree in most cases.
There are several options. Health Science is one of those options. Whichever program you complete, you must maintain a high GPA and complete the prerequisites for your desired program.
If you have trouble registering through Gulfline as a result of a hold or course restriction contact the Office of the Registrar.
For student account most common holds (code/type, description, office responsible for hold and contact information, and hold resolution recommendation) see http://enrollment.fgcu.edu/advising/HoldMatrix.htm
All students (even distance learning students) are required to complete service learning hours as part of the graduation requirements from FGCU. Right now the rule is 80 hours of service learning for students entering FGCU as freshmen and sophomores and 40 hours of service learning for students entering as juniors and seniors with 60 or more transferable credit hours. Everything you need to know about service-learning can be found on the Eagles Connect website: http://www.fgcu.edu/connect/
You can check service-learning hours on GULFLINE.
Follow these steps to find the hours on your unofficial transcript:
Your record won't say "completed" until the graduation list is delivered to us from the Office of the Registrar in the semester in which you are graduating.
The Office of Student Involvement provides opportunities, announcements, and activities to enrich your FGCU academic experience. See the student involvement web site: http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/StudentInvolvement/
Transfer orientation is the gateway to a positive FGCU academic experience. If you were unable to attend the transfer orientation, use these websites:
Or refer to the instructions and contacts in your acceptance letter.