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Jim Wohlpart, Ph.D.
Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University
Phone: (239) 590-1094
Email: wohlpart@fgcu.edu



Allison Bacigalupi, M.Ed., MBA
Academic Advisor for Special Populations
Undergraduate Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University
Edwards Hall, Room 214D
Phone: (239) 590-1096
Email: abacigalupi@fgcu.edu


Florida Gulf Coast University's Step Ahead Program is a summer program designed to better prepare students for a successful academic life. The program's mission is to offer support and retention mechanisms, which are core values of the University.


Undergraduate Admissions invites incoming first-time-in-college (FTIC) students to participate in the Step Ahead summer bridge program based on their high school GPA and standardized test scores, and it is open to students who are invited only. Students granted admission to FGCU through the Step Ahead Program are required to matriculate during the summer term, completing Step Ahead-designated coursework.