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First Year Advising

First Year Advising - Florida Gulf Coast University

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First Year Advising
Admitted Students
Enrolled Students
Transitioning Students
Parents and Guests

FGCU Main Campus
McTarnaghan Hall Suite 229

Mailing Address
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(800) 590-3428(FGCU)

Main Office
McTarnaghan Hall 229
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM
(239) 590-7875
(239) 590-7862 {fax}

South Village Office
Eagle Hall 4001 (4th floor)
Hours: Mon-Thur 8 AM - 7 PM &
  Fri 8 AM - 5 PM
(239) 745-4300
(239) 745-4336 {fax}

Contact Email
*email response time may be up to 1-2 business days.

Frequently Asked Questions

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My student earned accelerated credit in Advanced Placement (AP) / International Baccalaureate (IB) / Dual Enrollment (DE). How will they be advised, taking into account these credits?

First Year Academic Advising Counselors will help guide your student with appropriate enrollment choices that take into account accelerated credit.  For more information on how we assist students with accelerated credit is available here.

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My student is concerned about a hold on their account, is there a website where they can find out what the hold means and get information on how to resolve the hold?

The First Year Advising website provides a Student Hold Key that explains student holds and what steps may ne needed to resolve holds.

If students still have questions regarding a hold they are welcome to contact a first year advisor for additional guidance.

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I want to encourage my student to get more involved in FGCU student life, where can they find more information about campus involvement?

The FGCU Office of Student Involvement provides great information to help students become more engaged in campus life and activities.

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Where can I determine what days and times students can web register for courses?

The Office of the Registrar posts the dates and time students may register on the Eagle Priority Registration website.

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Where may I view the academic calendar and event calendar?

The Academic Calendar is maintained and accessible on Office of the Registrar website.

The FGCU event calendar is always acccessible in the top right corner of the FGCU home website and directly accessible here.


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Where may I review information about FGCU tuition and fees?

The Office of the Bursar (Cashier's Office) posts tuition and fee information on their website.

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Where can I view information about meal plans?

FGCU Dining provides meal plan information on their website.

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Where can parents and guardians learn more about FGCU Financial Aid and Scholarships?
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Where can I learn more about the parent and family components of Eagle View Orientation?

Visit the New Student Programs Parent and Family FAQ website.

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What resources and recommendations does FGCU's Center for Academic Achievement suggest for parents and guardians?
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Where can I find information about Eagle Family Weekend?
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Is there a waiver a student must complete to allow a parent or guardian to talk with their academic advisor?

Before an FGCU academic advisor can discuss a student's academic record with a parent or guardian an Authorization to Release Information to a 3rd party form must be completed by the student in-person and submitted with showing a photo ID to the Office of the Registrar in the first floor of McTarnaghan Hall 116.

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I want to tell others about FGCU, where can I get information about FGCU's open house events?
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What giving opportunities are available to prospective benefactors?

Prospective donors can review giving opportunities on the FGCU Foundation website.

Learn how to support the FGCU Division of Student Affairs Family Fund.