FGCU Alert

The University Police Department is conducting a multi-agency training exercise with a simulator that portrays the sound of gunshots from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Biscayne Hall, part of FGCU’s South Village Residence Hall. Please avoid the area. This is not an emergency. If you have a concern, contact UPD dispatch at (239) 590-1900.

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!

A good start is to fill out both the FAFSA and the Foundation Scholarship Application. 

Returning students are also encouraged to apply for the Return to the Nest Incentive AwardStudents in the five-county region who have an outstanding balance from their previous enrollment are prioritized as well as students who are in their last semester. The award is a one-time assistance award (is not a loan – does not need repaid). You may also apply if you are pursuing Credit for Prior Learning 

In state students should also establish residency. Please fill out this form and return it to orr@fgcu.edu. 

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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Fort Myers, Florida 33965

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