Transfer Student/Second Bachelor’s

Already earned college credits?
FGCU is transfer friendly.

We make it easier for students to transfer smoothly and smartly to complete their degrees:

  • Affordable in-state tuition and cost of living
  • Generous scholarship and financial aid resources
  • Individual support transferring credits
  • Flexible admissions requirements and fees
  • Online and accelerated programs
  • State-of-the-art housing for upperclassmen

Whether you’ve decided to transfer so you can finish college closer to home, to take a two-year degree to the next level, or to start a new path at FGCU, now’s the time to reshape your future. You won’t find a better fit or value. 

Start your FGCU journey now

Already have all the details you need? Start your application to transfer.


Chat about credits and financial aid at a virtual Transfer to the Nest event.


See how your classes might transfer to FGCU through Degree Works.



Transferring from FSW?

Destination FGCU provides FSW students with the tools and guidance they need to easily and successfully move from FSW to FGCU to complete their education.

Connect with the Transfer Admissions Team

Schedule a transfer tour

Schedule an appointment (in-person, virtual, or phone)

(239) 590-1111


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Transferring to FGCU was a really smart decision financially, socially and academically. My academics transferred kind of seamlessly.”

Kristen Quere

Senior criminal justice major

We welcome all types of transfer students

Florida Gulf Coast University considers you a transfer applicant if you have a high school diploma from a regionally accredited high school or GED and have completed at least 12 semester hours of transferable college credit after graduation from high school, but have not completed a bachelor’s degree.

High school students who are taking dual-enrollment courses should apply using the freshman (first time in college) application, unless they plan to complete 12 or more semester hours of college coursework after graduating from high school. We will still consider your college coursework for transfer credit, so please have your college transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

You are considered a second bachelor’s degree applicant if you have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (including FGCU). 

FGCU welcomes all students.  DACA and Undocumented students should refer to the FGCU DACA & Undocumented FAQ for additional information.  DACA and Undocumented students seeking in state tuition rates must complete a Non-Resident Tuition waiver in addition to submitting the online admissions application. 

Use these resources to get started on the right path.

Please make sure to check General and Transcript Requirements below.

  • General Requirements Applicable to All Transfer Applicants

  • Process and Transcripts

  • Transfer Articulation Policy

  • Upper-Level Transfers 

  • Mid-Level Transfers

  • Lower-Level Transfers

  • Second Bachelor's Degree Admission Process

  •  Destination FGCU


Important Dates

Fall Spring Summer

4/1 – Application Deadline to be Considered for Scholarships

4/1 – Out-of-State Waiver Application Deadline

6/1 – Preferred Application Deadline

7/7 - Deposit Deadline 

10/1 - Application Deadline to be Considered for Scholarships

10/1 - Out-of-State Waiver Application Deadline

11/1 – Preferred Application Deadline

12/1 - Deposit Deadline

4/1 – Preferred Application Deadline

5/1 - Deposit Deadline



Admissions Forms

  • Limited-Access Programs (Clinical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Music or PGM)

  • Florida Residency Requirements

  • Foreign Language Requirements