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First Year Advising - Florida Gulf Coast University

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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.



College credit earned while in high school can be used to meet degree requirements, but it is critical that we have official documentation of this work:

Students with Dual Enrollment (DE) credit earned while in high school must have official transcripts sent from all universities (or state colleges) attended to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as possible, so that these credits can be articulated prior to attendance at orientation.  Advisors will not override course prerequisites based upon unofficial transcripts or pending course grades. 

In addition, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and/or Cambridge Equivalencies (AICE) test scores must also be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at FGCU.  If arrangements were not made during the test registration process to have these scores sent to FGCU, this should be addressed as soon as possible. To understand how test scores will be equated to university credit, please review the Advanced Placement (AP), International Bacaulareate (IB), Cambridge (AICE) course equivalency tablesAdvisors will not override course prerequisites based upon pending test scores.   

Please be aware that "first time in college" (freshmen) students who have earned 24 or more credits through any combination of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge (AICE), and/or Dual Enrollment (DE) credit may be eligible for "early transition" to college advising if they have met the particular course/grade criteria for their program of study. Pending test scores, in-progress courses, and/or unarticulated credit will not be used to determine eligibility for early transition to upper level advising.