International Student Admissions

FGCU Is Committed To Diversity and Welcomes International Students

The admissions process begins with Undergraduate Admissions. This office provides international students with university information and applications, determines admission acceptance (including issuing I-20s), and works with International Services to prepare international students for university enrollment. International students who meet all university and U.S. Immigration requirements may be accepted for admission. You should begin six months to one year prior to date of beginning classes to complete required academic admissions tests, obtain immunizations, secure financial support and prepare other required documents. We encourage you to respond promptly, as some documentation requires additional time to be received and reviewed. The University cannot issue you an I-20 form (certificate of eligibility) to attend Florida Gulf Coast University until you have completed all documents and met all admissions and U.S. Immigration requirements. The application and all official supporting documents must be submitted by the deadlines below for the requested entry date. 

This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. 


Application Deadlines 

Begin Your Application

 Please read each section to understand the process and requirements. 


  • Education in the United States

  • Admission Criteria

  • Visa Information and I-20 Forms

  • Immunization Record

The application process requires a step-by-step approach to complete the required forms, application and documentation.


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