Freshman applicants include: high-school seniors, home school students in their final year, first–time-in-college students (FTIC), high-school graduates with 11 or fewer transferable credit hours completed after graduating from high school and students currently enrolled in high school and earning college credit (dual enrollment). FGCU welcomes all students.
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How to Apply
Getting started is easy, but works best when you know the requirements and follow the steps in the application process. If you are graduating high school or this will be your first time in college, the information below will help walk you through each step to make it easy, but you have to read carefully and make sure you have your information available when it's time to send them to campus.
Step 1: Application & Fee
- To begin the process, you must submit an application and non-refundable $30.00 application fee.
- Note: Application Deadlines. For Fall, students must apply by November 1 for Early Action, or March 1 for Regular Decision.
- You may use the Common Application or the FGCU online application.
- If you choose the Freshman in HS earning an AA degree from a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution, then on your application select "Freshman earning an AA degree" as your student type.
To submit an ACT or SAT Application Fee Waiver:
1. Complete the entire online admissions application and answer the question regarding qualifying for an application fee waiver.
2. Send the application fee waiver form to Undergraduate Admissions.
3. If you indicate on the Common Application that you qualify for a fee waiver, we will need this form to verify your eligibility.
4. You will have to submit payment if you do not qualify for a fee waiver. The fee must be received to complete your application.
You may pay the fee with a major credit card or mail a check made payable to Florida Gulf Coast University to Florida Gulf Coast University, Undergraduate Admissions, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565. We also accept the following application fee waiver requests: SAT/ACT Fee Waiver, NACAC Admission Application Fee Waiver, and Common App Fee Waiver.
Required High School Units & Freshman Admissions Averages
Freshman Admissions Averages
Tips for applying
- Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admissions.
- You must provide evidence of high school graduation or in the process of graduating from high school or completing GED certificate. Applicants with a GED must submit official GED test scores. They must also have at least a SAT total of 1070 or an ACT composite score of 21. The sub-scores of each test must be above the minimum admission requirements.
- Admissions decisions will be released as indicated on the application deadline page.
Information for Parents
As your child embarks on the college selection process, we encourage you to become involved and learn about the academic experiences and opportunities that await your new FGCU Eagle. The admissions section provides details on fees, financial aid/scholarships and steps needed to get started on the right path.
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