FGCU's Soaring Eagle Academy at FGCU is Southwest Florida’s first academy for adults with intellectual disabilities.
This life-changing initiative benefits participants, the Southwest Florida workforce and all those who engage with our students.
Soaring Eagle Academy at FGCU Resource Center
Program Application Deadline Now Closed
Soaring Eagle Academy at FGCU will open applications for Fall 2023 starting October 2022.
39 credit hours over six consecutive semesters
Courses developing effective learning, social skills and technology use while exploring careers
Field experiences/internships based on aptitudes, interests and employment goals
Individualized guidance from mentors and faculty advisors
Financial aid and scholarships through FGCU
Eligibility for Pell grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants and work study based on financial need
Participation in extracurricular activities, recreation and events typical of college life
Convenient study spaces, dining options and transportation on campus
Among the safest campuses in the nation
FGCU is a unique environment where we believe everyone should have the opportunity to bring their dreams to life and reach their highest levels of achievement.
The student experiences at FGCU create opportunities to learn, grow and be our best.
Dedicated professors with world-class credentials inspire and shape the academic journey
so students can strive for greatness and improve their independence.
Learn how FGCU can inspire you.
See the reception the Soaring Eagle Academy at FGCU Inaugural Class received.