ACE Admissions


Admission Criteria for Application Review

Effective Fall 2018

  • 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).
  • Demonstrated exceptional ability as substantiated by a recommendation from the high school.
  • Completed ACE online application and associated forms by the published deadline.
  • Approval of parent or guardian.
  • Approval of the Director of the Accelerated Collegiate Experience and the ACE Admission Review Committee. 
  • Attain minimum GPA 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 and Writing section score 20+ English section score
    500+ Math section score 20+ Reading section score
    24+ Math test score 20+ Math section score
    25+ Writing and Language test score  
    24+ Reading test score  



How to Apply

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) 

The application for 2019-2020 is now closed. 

Information about the 2020-2021 application cycle will be available in September 2019.



  • 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.

The final Group Session for 2019-2020 application cycle has concluded.  Please contact us at to schedule an individual appointment.       
2020-2021 application cycle Information Session dates and times will be posted mid-September 2019.      
RSVPs are not required. Please attend the session that best fits your schedule.


Important Dates

Spring 2019

event date
ACE course registration begins for Spring 2019 October 24, 2018
Classes begin January 7, 2019
Last day for ACE students to add or drop a course January 11, 2019
Martin Luther King Holiday Observed January 21, 2019
SPRING BREAK March 3 – March 9, 2019
Last day to withdraw from a class with district permission March 15, 2019 
Last day of classes  April 25, 2019
FINALS BEGIN April 27, 2019 
FINALS END May 3, 2019 

Summer Break Observed  (ACE students are not permitted to take

summer courses at FGCU)

May 4, 2019 – August 18, 2019 

Fall 2019

Fall 2019 ACE Application Open January 7, 2019
Fall 2019 Priority Application Deadline March 31, 2019
Fall 2019 Final Application Deadline April 14, 2019
Fall 2019 ACE Admission Decision Notifications April 29 - May 15, 2019
Classes Begin August 19, 2019