ACE Admissions


Admission Criteria for Application Review

  • Completion of a minimum of 4 semesters of high school (student should not have completed sufficient units to qualify for high school graduation, and must apply all credits earned to meeting high school graduation requirements and University criteria for degree completion).
  • Be a full time resident of Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, or Lee county. 
  • Demonstrated exceptional ability as substantiated by a recommendation from the high school counselor.
  • Completed ACE online application and associated forms by the published deadline.
  • Approval of parent or guardian.
  • Attendance at one (1) Public Information Meeting during the application cycle for which you are applying.
  • Approval of the Director of the Accelerated Collegiate Experience and the ACE Admission Review Committee. 
  • Attain minimum high school GPAs and standardized test scores by the published application deadline:


3.70* 3.00* 1140+ Total Score AND: 23+ Composite Score AND:
    500+ Evidence-Based Reading & Writing section score 20+ English sub-test score
    500+ Math section score 20+ Reading sub-test score
    24+ Math sub-test score 20+ Math sub-test score
    25+ Writing and Language sub-test score  
    24+ Reading sub-test score  

 *Per state statute, homeschool students are exempt from the GPA requirement. Contact the ACE Director if you have additional questions.


How to Apply

The 2022-2023 application is now open. Application closes at 11:59pm March 31, 2022

Prior to completing the application steps below, a student should first: 

  • Meet with their high school counselor to discuss eligibility
  • Attend an ACE Public Information Meeting  (see dates below on calendar)  
  • Note: the last opportunities to take the ACT or SAT for the 2022-2023 application cycle are April 2  (ACT) and March 12 (SAT). We recommend that you test early in case a re-take is needed prior to the application deadline.


  • Step One: Create an FGCU Account

  • Step Two: Start an Application

  • Step Three: Submit Supplemental Forms

  • Step Four: Submit Official Test Scores and Transcripts




Upcoming Events & Calendar 

Public Information Meetings

Public Information Meetings are open to prospective students and parents. When possible, current and former ACE students are present to provide their perspective. Attendance at one Public Information Meeting is required as part of the application process. RSVP is requested to help us anticipate attendance.

Students, please sign-up for the meeting you plan to attend here: 


March 9, 2022 6:30pm Marieb Hall - Room 100 Garage 4
March 22, 2022 6:30pm ZOOM - Link will be e-mailed 1 day prior N/A



Important Dates  


Fall 2022 Applicant Timeline

Fall 2022 ACE Application Opens January 3, 2022
Fall 2022 Priority Application Deadline (completed applications received by this date will be reviewed first) March 15, 2022
Fall 2022 Final Application Deadline (all applications must be complete by this date for admission consideration) March 31, 2022 @ 11:59pm
Fall 2022 ACE Admission Decision Notifications (sent via e-mail provided on student application) for students with qualifying test scores prior to April 2 ACT date May 4, 2022 after 2:00pm
Fall 2022 ACE Admission Decision Notification for student waiting for April 2 ACT test date scores Week of May 9
Required New Admit Meetings for admitted students (Must attend 1 - Times and sign-up will be provided in admission notification) May 5, May 6, May 9, May 11, 2022
Fall 2022 Course Registration for newly admitted students (additional steps must be complete prior to registration) May 9 - June 17, 2022
Required ACE Orientations for newly admitted students and one parent/guardian Late July - Early August 2022
Classes Begin Friday, August 19, 2022