Important Notice for Freshman Applicants (only Fall 2014): Freshman admissions for the Fall 2014 term is near capacity. Completed applications may be considered for admissions as space becomes available; if admissible, your review will be placed on hold as currently admitted students confirm their attendance. If you have already submitted an application, you should prepare for the possibility of your application being deferred to the Spring 2015 term. Moreover, any new applications received from April 18th through May 1st for the fall term will likely be deferred to the Spring 2015 term.
Application Fee Waivers
To submit an ACT or SAT Application Fee Waiver, you will first need to complete the entire online admissions application. After completing every page on the checklist, hit the 'Application is Complete' button. This will direct you to a payment page where you should hit the 'Cancel' button. Do not complete the credit card information. Instead, please complete your waiver with all pertinent information and signatures. Along with the waiver, include a note explaining that your application has been completed via the FGCU website but was not paid.
Mail Waiver to address below:
Florida Gulf Coast University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Please apply for the term you intend to actually enroll at FGCU. Your application and admission is only good for the term for which you apply. Summer applicants should only apply for summer if you intend to enroll in the summer. If circumstances prevent you from enrolling at FGCU for your admitted term, you must submit a Change of Term form (you can only do this for two semesters beyond your original application term).
Graduate Degree Applicants:
Graduate Studies – choose this application if you have never attended FGCU and have earned (or are in the process of completing) your bachelor’s degree and plan to pursue a master or doctorate degree. You may also download and complete a paper application.
Returning Graduate Degree Applicants:
Graduate Returning Student – choose this application if you have previously attended FGCU and want to return as a Graduate degree-seeking student. A returning student is anyone who has already taken one or more credit classes at Florida Gulf Coast University. You may also download and complete a paper application.
Applicants may download and complete a Paper Application and pay by check.
If you need assistance, please contact the Office of Research & Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Applicants
Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree student - choose this application if you wish to enroll as Non-Degree seeking and have earned a Bachelor's Degree. This application is also used for graduate certificate programs.
Note: International applicants residing in the United States may not enroll as non-degree seeking students due to federal regulations.
Returning Post-Baccalaureate FGCU Students
Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree seeking Returning Student – choose this application if you have previously attended FGCU and want to return and take non-degree seeking courses or a certificate program. Returning Student Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Applicants are exempt from the application fee and must download and complete a paper application. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at email@example.com for assistance.
Applicants may download and complete a Paper Application and pay by check.
Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Applicants
Individuals wishing to enroll as Non-Degree seeking must select the Non-Degree application type. This application type is only used for those that have not earned a Bachelor's Degree. This application type is only open after all application deadlines for the term which you are applying for have passed. Please visit here for more information.
Undergraduate Application Review
Your file will be reviewed once all required checklist items have been received. Admissions files are reviewed on a rolling basis and decision timelines are unique to each student’s situation.
Graduate Application Review
Your file will be sent to the college for review once all required checklist items have been received. Graduate files are reviewed on a strict program deadline basis.
STEP 1 - Undergraduate Students should wait 3 to 4 weeks before contacting Undergraduate Admissions about receipt of your application.
Graduate Students should wait 2 to 3 weeks before contacting Graduate Admissions about receipt of your application.
Note: Contact us immediately if you encounter an error message while attempting to complete your application.
STEP 2 - Receive confirmations by email and/or postal mail that your application has been entered. Keep this letter for your records as it contains your university identification number (UIN). UIN will be required for other actions like applying for housing and financial aid.
STEP 3 - Check your status online after application is processed using your Login ID or UIN and PIN. Requirements missing a "Received" date require your immediate action. Undergraduate applicants can learn more about these requirements at Admissions Checklist FAQ.
Web Applicants: You can use your self-created Login ID and PIN or your UIN and PIN to check your application status. You will not be able to check your status until your application is processed.
Paper Applicants: You will have to wait for your Acknowledgment letter (with the UIN) and Checklist letter (with PIN) before you can check your status. *These two letters are NOT sent simultaneously. The letter with the PIN number is generally sent 1 to 3 weeks after the letter with the UIN number.
To submit an application online, a $30.00 non-refundable application fee in US dollars is required and can be paid online using your VISA, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER, or MASTERCARD.
A new application fee is not required for students who previously enrolled and attended FGCU, “Returning Students”. You may use your previously established Login ID and PIN to login and then select either the Graduate Returning Student or Undergrad Returning Student application type.
To Create On-line Application:
When applying online, you will be asked to create a temporary Login ID and six (6) digit PIN. For security purposes, make sure your Login ID and PIN are not easily identifiable. University personnel will NOT have access to self-created Login IDs and PINs until the application has been submitted and processed, so please keep a record of this login information. Once logged in, select the appropriate application type.
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*You will need to provide your U.S. Social Security Number if you have one (all U.S. citizens should have one). The State University of Florida operated a system of records prior to January 1, 1975, pursuant to regulations of the Florida Board of Education that required the use of social security numbers. Therefore, each university may continue to require the disclosure of social security numbers by applicants and students under the Federal Privacy Act of 1974. This information was, and currently is, received from you for the purpose of identification and verification of student records, including registration, financial aid, and academic records, and of verification of identity in connection with the provision of university services.
**Florida Gulf Coast University encourages applications from qualified students regardless of color, race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.