Post-baccalaureate non-degree student classification status allows students with bachelor's degrees to enroll in credit courses. You can also apply as a post baccalaureate non-degree student while seeking admission as a graduate degree-seeking student. Individuals enrolling as non-degree students are limited to 9 hours of graduate coursework. A student seeking admission to a College of Education graduate program may enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours. Applicants seeking post-baccalaureate certification, teacher certification or re-certification may request an exemption to the credit hour limit.
An official transcript providing proof of a bachelor's degree must be submitted for admission. An unofficial transcript can be used for admission purposes pending the receipt of an official transcript during the first semester of attendance. Other items may be required for admission into specific certificate programs.
English Proficiency Updated 9-7-12
Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency in accordance with University policy and will be required to submit acceptable TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores unless the country of origin uses English as the official language. A minimum score of 213 is required on the computerized TOEFL, 79 on the internet based TOEFL, and 550 on the paper based TOEFL. With the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies (or designee) and the appropriate college dean, applicants may furnish satisfactory evidence of English competency in lieu of the TOEFL. Examples of satisfactory evidence include, but are not limited to, completion of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System, www.IELTS.org) with a minimum score of 6.5; completion of English Composition I and II (ENC 1101 and ENC 1102, or equivalent) with a grade of C or higher; and/or a minimum of 60 credits satisfactorily completed at an accredited institution of higher education where all courses are taught in English.
Note: International students may not enroll as non-degree seeking students due to federal regulations.
Registration for post-baccalaureate non-degree students is on a space-available basis. Non-degree students are subject to the same academic policies and standards as degree-seeking students. Please refer to the University Catalog for more information.
Non-degree students are not eligible to receive financial aid with the exception of teacher certification.
Our online applications require the submission of a $30 application fee for new students. Please submit a $30 check payable to FGCU if you choose to fill out the printable version. HOWEVER, if you have previously attended FGCU, and/or are currently enrolled at FGCU, you are exempt from the $30 application fee.
DISTANCE LEARNING: Prospective students resident in the following states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin) that wish to pursue a graduate degree or certificate program entirely online within their state of residence may submit an application according to university procedures: http://www.fgcu.edu/admissions.asp.
All other out-of-state students (those from any state not listed above) interested in pursuing an online degree/certificate program entirely from within their state of residency may not be eligible to apply (due to their home state’s law) and are invited to consult their state’s higher education licensing authority to discuss their situation: http://www.sheeo.org/stateauth/stateauth-home.htm.
IMMUNIZATION FORM: Please visit the FGCU Immunization link below for the immunization form and proper immunization documentation. This material may be submitted with your application packet or submitted directly to Student Health Services after you receive your University ID Number (UIN). Please allow 24 to 48 hours for documents to be entered.
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Please visit the FGCU Immunization link below-Please allow 24 to 48 hours for documents to be entered. http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/HealthServices/immunizations.html
To receive Florida residency classification, applicants must complete, and submit this form with at least two supporting documents dating 12 months prior to the last day of registration. Once term registration has closed, state law allows no change to residency status.
SSN Statement: Federal Law allows the university to require that you provide your U.S. Social Security Number for the purpose of identification and verification of student records, including, registration, financial aid, and academic records (such as GMAT, GRE, or MAT scores and transcripts), verification of identity in connection with the provision of university services, and for required state and federal reporting as well as institutional purposes. By providing your SSN, you authorize the University to disclose it to third parties as necessary for these purposes.