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Accepting your Admission Decision


Now that I'm an Eagle! What are my next steps?


Eagle View Orientation

Registering for the mandatory Eagle View Orientation is your first step to committing to Florida Gulf Coast University. We do not require an additional deposit; however, the orientation registration fee is non-refundable. Register early! At Orientation, you will register for classes, receive academic advising, learn about academic requirements, and start getting acquainted with your new University. If you do not register for orientation, your admissions will be cancelled. If reactivated, you will only be allowed to enroll on a space available basis.

Submit Immunization Forms

You must provide proof of immunization before you can register for classes, so you should take care of this before your Orientation session. The documents will be reviewed and determined complete or not by the immunization staff within 72 business hours after receiving them. Additional immunizations may be required for students living in University Housing or who major in health professions. Questions and information about acceptable proof, exemptions or temporary deferments may be directed to Student Health Services at (239) 590-7966.

Apply for on-campus housing!

You should apply early for housing before their priority admissions deadlines. 

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

You should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately. Make sure to add FGCU (our FAFSA code is 032553) to the list of institutions that should receive your FAFSA information. Make sure to report your e-mail address on the FAFSA as FGCU will send financial aid award notices to students by e-mail. Remember to apply for FGCU Foundation Scholarships before the deadline! Learn more about Foundation Scholarships and descriptions of the scholarships and eligibility criteria. You may also apply for tuition waivers and other scholarship opportunities available through the Undergraduate Admissions office.

Check your Residency Status!

Your residency status impacts your tuition rate and all students are classified as non-Florida residents, until the proper documentation is received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Email at or call (239) 590-7915 if you have questions on your Residency Status. Residency cannot be changed after the first week of classes, so you should take care of this promptly.

Check for any outstanding application items!

Your admission is contingent upon Undergraduate Admissions receiving your final transcripts from prior institutions including high school and college. A hold is placed on your registration for your 2nd semester at FGCU, so it is imperative you send in your final transcripts to complete your application. Check your student holds in Gulfline.

International Students

International Students should make sure to read the important pre-arrival information, which includes information on documentation/forms required, mandatory health insurance, registering for courses, and orientation.

Declining or Deferring your Admissions

We hope you become a FGCU Eagle, but understand that plans change. If you wish to decline your admission, please email the Undergraduate Admissions office at your request and include your UIN and Full Name in the email.

If you wish to defer your application to a future term, then you can submit a Change of Term form. Your application can only be changed up to two terms past your original application term (summer is considered a term). If you are interested in changing your admissions to FGCU past two terms, you will need to reapply and pay the application fee again.

Limited Access Programs

Students applying to one of FGCU's Limited Access Programs (Athletic Training, Nursing, PGA Golf Management, or Music) should verify admissions into these programs. Admission to FGCU does not guarantee admission to any Limited Access Program!