Howard Hall (main floor)
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida
We appreciate what you do as an educational professional to counsel students through their college search and application process. We want to ensure you have the resources you need to be successful in discussing FGCU with your students. Below, we have provided a list of FAQs for high school counselors.
No, we are not part of the Common App.
FGCU will accept application fee waivers from the following:
SAT- The College Board provides up to 4 fee waiver forms. These forms can be obtained through the high school counselor or directly from College Board (SAT).
ACT- The ACT forms can be obtained through the high school guidance office.
NACAC- The NACAC fee waiver is obtained from NACAC, then provided to the high school guidance office.
For all three forms, the online application can be completed up through method of payment. Your students will then send FGCU the fee waiver form. Once received FGCU will match the form to the online application for further processing.
Application dates for students can be found on our Admission webpage at:
Official transcripts must be submitted using one of the three methods listed below:
Florida Gulf Coast University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Our requirements remain the same for all entry terms (summer, fall, and spring). Please follow this link for our application requirements: FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
Our average freshmen profile for 2014-2015:
Average GPA was a 3.72
Average SAT was a 1577
Average ACT was a 23.1
High School Counselors can contact the Undergraduate Admissions office at 239-590-7915 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any information on the progress of a student’s application.
In order for an application to be considered complete and ready for review, we must receive the application fee, the online application, official high school transcripts, and SAT/ACT test scores. (Other documents may be required depending on the individual situation. The student will be notified if additional information is required.)
FGCU Admissions Recruiters have assigned geographical territories in order to best serve students and schools. Refer to the College Fair and Events page to find your representative.
All three, AP/IB and DE are accorded the same additional weight for admissions consideration.
Financial Aid at FGCU is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. To find out what you might be eligible for, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), before our priority deadline of March 1st!
The FGCU Foundation offers many scholarships, with various qualifications for each one. To qualify for consideration, students must apply between November 15th, and March 1st, for the following academic year. This year, the Foundation will award approximately one point seven million dollars in scholarships to FGCU students. Please be aware, both the FAFSA and the Foundation Scholarship Application are required for First Generation Scholarship consideration! In addition, the student must also be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant in order to receive the First Generation Scholarship.
Our Financial Aid website not only offers additional information about all of the above, we also provide links and applications to many outside scholarship opportunities. Please check the website regularly for new scholarship opportunities and important updates.
In addition, there are several merit based scholarships and waivers offered through The Office of Admissions. Please see the link below for additional information:
Reservations can be made by either:
• Filling out the online reservation form on our website
• Calling 239-590-7878 Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
• Emailing a request: email@example.com
Tours available at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Select Saturdays (see calendar for availability): Tours available only at 10:00 a.m.
For larger tour groups you will want to contact our tour coordinator Rachel Anderson directly. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will set up your special group tour.
Please make reservations for your tour as early as possible (no later than 72 hours in advance)
as FGCU is a very popular campus to visit and our tours do fill up.
Yes. Students will be assigned a first year advisor for their freshman year. After that they will be given an academic advisor within the college where their major is taught.
Once we receive all required documentation the application will be evaluated. While it is difficult to estimate an exact time frame, the process will go by a lot more quickly if the student is diligent about submitting the necessary documents.
Application files are reviewed and decisions made on a rolling basis, meaning files are reviewed in the order completed and decisions are made at that time.
Depending on the time of year, decisions may take anywhere from a few days to several weeks from the date the application file is complete.
Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Admissions decisions are selective and competitive. If a student does not meet our desired GPA and test score levels we may place them in a hold decision status. https://www.fgcu.edu/Admissions/Prospective/freshmancriteria.html
This will give the student additional time to submit higher test scores or other information as described in our communication to them.