SMS Terms and Conditions

SMS Terms and Conditions

This page provides the terms and conditions regarding SMS messaging communications from the Office of Admissions at Florida Gulf Coast University.

The Office of Admissions sends text messages using a SMS messaging service to communicate with students about application and enrollment deadlines, application updates, event notifications and reminders, and other important information about the admissions process. Messages may also be sent to parents/guardians of the students. Subscribing to this service is not required to apply for or gain admission to the university. This service provides you with information via text messaging the university deems helpful and pertinent to the admission process.  


Prospective students may opt-in to receiving text messages (i.e., SMS messages) by completing an information request form or creating an account on the Future Eagle portal at Students may also opt-in by updating their communication preferences on their Future Eagle profile page. 

Messaging Costs

Standard message and data rates from your wireless carrier may apply. When you opt-in to receive SMS messages, you are responsible for any carrier fees such as data plan charges, text messaging charges, tolls, out-of-area roaming, and other charges. Messaging frequency per month varies based on your student status and associated actions. Check with your mobile operator for details on receiving text messages (SMS).


Note that SMS communications from the Office of Admissions may not be available through all mobile carriers.

STOP/Opt-out Information

If you wish to opt-out of text messages, text STOP to 40908 to stop receiving text messages from the admissions office. You may also update your preferences on your Future Eagle profile page. Please note that opting out will remove you from all future text communications with the admissions office, including events you may register for in the future or application updates, unless you were to re-subscribe to such services.

Privacy Policy

Your use of the SMS messaging service is governed by the university’s Privacy Policy. Florida Gulf Coast University will not ask you for, nor should you provide, personally identifiable information, passwords, or any other confidential or sensitive information in SMS messages. Except as permitted by the university's privacy policy, the Office of Admissions does not share your information with third parties.

All mobile information you share with the university will remain confidential and will only be used by university representatives to assist you in a more efficient manner regarding the admissions process.  The university does not share phone numbers with external sources.  Other offices, departments, or organizations at the university may collect and use information in forms different than described herein, and as such, you should review the university’s Privacy Policy , and the policies of any other electronic services or website that you may use. 


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