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Return To the Nest

FGCU’s Return To the Nest Program Makes It Easy for You To Return and Finish Your Degree

Return to the Nest focuses on students who attended FGCU at one time, but did not earn a degree. This initiative provides personalized navigation and financial assistance for students to return to FGCU and graduate!


Students Returned


Bachelor's Degrees Awarded




Associate Degrees Awarded

The first step in returning to FGCU to take additional coursework is filling out the appropriate readmission application.
If you are only returning to apply for an AA or for graduation, please fill out the appropriate application through the Office of Records and Registration!

After you are readmitted, you will be contacted by a Student Navigator. They are there to help with any questions and through every step of your return!

Fill out the FAFSA and the Foundation Scholarship application. Be sure to mark that you are a Return to the Nest student in the scholarship application as you may be eligible for additional funding.

Either in your original major or on a potentially faster path! Be sure to meet with an Academic Advisor to confirm your course selection. 

Get Involved with FGCU, earn Digital Badges, earn Service Learning Hours, etc!

It is time to reinvest in you.

Interested in learning more about Return to the Nest?

Complete the inquiry form below and we will reach out to you right away. 

Innovative Education & Partnerships

Innovative Education & Partnerships

Within Innovative Education & Partnerships, FGCU Complete provides flexible pathways to graduation for the less traditional student. 

FGCU Complete

Digital Badges


FutureMakers Coalition

FGCU is a proud member of the FutureMakers Coalition. Through the FutureMakers Coalition's efforts to ensure more residents of all backgrounds get an education beyond high school, Southwest Florida has been designated a "Talent Hub" by Lumina Foundation, joining 22 other communities around the country.


We’re Here To Answer Your Questions.

Innovative Education & Partnerships

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10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965

(239) 745-4700