Undergraduate Admissions

2016-2017 Catalog Year

Upper Division Transfer (Non Florida AA)

Students with at least 60 semester hours of transferable credit (as determined by the Office of Admissions) are not required to submit test scores for admission to the University.

Transfer students must submit the application to the University as well as an official transcript from every postsecondary institution attended.

A student is admissible if his or her GPA is above 2.0 on all previous coursework, is in good standing at the last institution attended and has completed at least two college level Math and English courses with a GPA of 2.5 in each area.

The Math and English course admission requirements are as follows: Upper Division Transfer applicants who have not completed an AA from a Florida public State/Community College will need to have at minimum two English Composition courses AND two college level Mathematics courses, such as Algebra, Statistics, Liberal Arts Mathematics, or Finite Mathematics. A grade point average of 2.5 or higher is required in the two English courses, as well as the two Mathematics courses. If an applicant has not been determined to meet course requirements through completion of an AA degree from a public Florida State/Community College or through grades from Math and English courses, they may meet this requirement with minimum test scores on the ACT or SAT. Those minimum scores are as follows:

SAT Math score at least 470 (test date prior to April, 1995) or 500 (test date April 1995 or later) OR
ACT Math score at least 21 (regardless of test date)

SAT Verbal score at least 420 (test date prior to April 1995) or 500 (test date April 1995 or later) OR
ACT Reading score at least 22 (test date October 1989 or later) OR
ACT English score at least 20 (test date prior to October 1989) or 21 (test date October 1989 or later) OR
ACT Combined English/Writing at least 21.

Each Transfer student admitted to FGCU is expected to demonstrate competency of foreign language or American Sign Language equivalent to the second high school level or higher (Spanish 2 for example).  A limited number of students not meeting the foreign language requirement may be admitted; however, these students must fulfill the foreign language requirement prior to completion of the baccalaureate degree. 

FGCU has entered into articulation agreements with several public Florida State/Community Colleges for the purpose of facilitating transfer into FGCU degree programs. Applicants who have received an Associate of Science degree immediately prior to transferring to FGCU will be admitted IF AND ONLY IF the AS degree is in one of the approved disciplines listed AND from an approved public Florida State/Community College AND the applicant has applied for the corresponding FGCU degree program. However, transfer applicants with an Associate of Science degree who matriculate to an institution of higher learning and fail to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average in additional courses, will not be eligible to transfer to Florida Gulf Coast University. Admission is not guaranteed to programs designated as limited access. Some programs have additional program admission criteria.

Transfer students who have been awarded an AS degree in selected programs from a public Florida State/Community College which are NOT on the list below, where courses do not have a direct equivalent, may still be awarded up to a maximum of 24 credits of electives to be determined by the college for entry into a related program at FGCU. Those programs include the B.S. in Health Science, B.S. in Criminal Justice, B.S. in Forensics Studies, and B.S. in Legal Studies.

The full list of AS to BS Articulation Agreements can be located on our website

Students must satisfy the English and Math course requirements for admission to upper level degree programs.

Individual programs may have additional requirements over and above that which is required to gain University admission including a supplemental application, minimum GPA, pre-requisite courses and test scores.  Students should verify specific program requirements prior to starting the application process.