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 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 GPA and standardized test scores by the published application deadline:

  

GPA (WEIGHTED) GPA (UNWEIGHTED) SAT ACT
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)  

 

  • Step One: Create an FGCU Account

  • Step Two: Start an Application

  • Step Three: Submit Supplemental Forms

  • Step Four: Submit Official Test Scores and Transcripts

 

 APPLY HERE 

 

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: 

DATE TIME LOCATION CLOSEST PARKING
Monday, September 30, 2019 7:00 pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Building - Room 111 Parking Garage #1
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 7:00 pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Building - Room 111 Parking Garage #1
Monday, October 21, 2019 7:00 pm  Marieb Hall - Room 100 Parking Garage #4
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:00 pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Building - Room 111 Parking Garage #1
Thursday, November 21, 2019 7:00 pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Building - Room 111 Parking Garage #1
Monday, December 9, 2019 7:00 pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Building - Room 111 Parking Garage #1

Additional dates will be posted in January 

 

Important Dates

Fall 2019

EVENT DATE
Classes begin August 19, 2019
Last day for ACE students to add or drop a course August 23, 2019
Labor Day Holiday Observed (No Classes) September 2, 2019
Last day to withdraw from a class with district and ACE Director permission                                                                                                                                         November 1, 2019 
Veteran's Day Holiday Observed (No Classes) November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving Holiday Break (No Classes) November 26-29, 2019
Last day of classes  December 9, 2019
FINALS BEGIN December 10, 2019 
FINALS END December 14, 2019 

Winter Break

December 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020 

 

 

Spring 2020

EVENT DATE
2020-2021 ACE Application Opens January 6, 2020
Classes Begin January 6, 2020
Last day for ACE Students to add/drop a course January 10, 2020
Martin Luther King Holiday Observed (No Classes) January 20, 2020
Spring Break (No Classes) March 2-7, 2020
2020-2021 ACE Application Priority Deadline (completed applications received by this date will be reviewed first) March 15, 2020
2020-2021 ACE Application Final Deadline (all applications must be complete by this date for admission consideration) March 31, 2020
2020-2021 Admission Decision Notifications Sent April 15 - May 1, 2020
Last day of Classes April 27, 2020
FINALS BEGIN April 28, 2020
FINALS END May 2, 2020
Summer Break (ACE students are not permitted to take summer courses) May 3, 2020 - August 16, 2020

 

Fall 2020 Applicant Timeline

EVENT DATE
Fall 2020 ACE Application Opens January 6, 2020
Fall 2020 Priority Application Deadline (completed applications received by this date will be reviewed first) March 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Final Application Deadline (all applications must be complete by this date for admission consideration) March 31, 2020
Fall 2020 ACE Admission Decision Notifications April 15 - May 1, 2020
Fall 2020 Course Registration for newly admitted students (additional steps must be complete prior to registration) May 1 - June 15, 2020
Required ACE Orientations for newly admitted students Late July - Early August 2020
Classes Begin August 17, 2020