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Pre-Arrival Information


Congratulations on your acceptance to Florida Gulf Coast University! To prepare you to be a student, we encourage you to read the posted links with Pre-Arrival Information for specific details on orientation, forms to be completed, immigration and travel to the United States. We suggest you read through the information on the appropriate F or J visa link in sequence, to ensure you complete appropriate documents required prior to attending FGCU and are following the correct procedures to prepare for your arrival.