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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
freshmanadvising@fgcu.edu
*email response time may be up to 1-2 business days.

Requirements for Transitioning

 
 

Eligiblity to transition to college advising is set by each college, and in some cases is major-specific. Students who declare their major AND meet the specific criteria for this program of study will transition to college advising during their next semester of enrollment. For most students, this means that the advising transition will take place at the start of their second year at FGCU, but if a student earns 24 or more credits after their first semester of enrollment, they may be eligible to transition to college advising during their second semester.   

Students who do not meet the specific academic criteria for their major (or who remain undeclared) at the end of their first year of enrollment (including summer terms) will transition to Undergraduate Studies Advising, to work with advisors who can provide additional guidance and support in the major selection process.    

Here are the requirements to transition to college advising:

College of Arts and Sciences - Chemistry

  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • Enrolled in CHM 1045/L, or course completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

College of Arts and Sciences - Biochemistry, Forensic SCIENCE

  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • BSC 1010C OR BSC 1011/L completed with a grade of C or higher
  • Enrolled in CHM 1045/L, or course completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

College of Arts and Sciences - Biology (B.A. and B.S.), Biotechnology, Environmental Studies, Marine Science

  • MAT 1033 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • BSC 1010C OR BSC 1011/L completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

College of Arts and Sciences - ALL REMAINING MAJORS

  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Lutgert College of Business - Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing

  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of B or higher (effective 5/31/2017)
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Lutgert College of Business - Resort & Hospitality Management

  • MAC 1105 (preferred) OR MGF 1106 OR MGF 1107 OR higher course completed with a grade of C or higher
  • HFT 1000 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Lutgert College of Business - Professional Golf Management

  • All students will transition to the Lutgert College of Business upon earning 24 credit hours, or upon completion of the first year, whichever comes first (effective 10/16/2017)

College of Education - ALL MAJORS

  • EDF 2005 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 earned hours (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum institutional cumultative GPA of 2.0

Whitaker College of Engineering - ALL MAJORS

  • MAC 2311 completed with a grade of C or higher by the end of the 3rd semester of enrollment
  • Complete WCOE Advisor Meetings each semester
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Marieb College of Heath & Human Services - Athletic Training

  • BSC 1010C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • BSC 1085C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Marieb College of Health & Human Services - Clinical Laboratory Science

  • BSC 1010C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • CHM 1045/L completed with a grade of C or higher
  • CHM 1046/L completed with a grade of C or higher
  • BSC 1085C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 2.75

Marieb College of Health & Human Services - Community Health

  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • BSC 1010C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • BSC 1085C OR CHM 1045/L completed with a grade of C or higher
  • PSY 2012 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Marieb College of Health & Human Services - Exercise Science

  • BSC 1010C completed with a grade of B- or higher
  • MAC 1147 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • BSC 1085C with a grade of B- or higher OR CHM 1045/L with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Marieb College of Health & Human Services - Health Science

  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • 12 credit hours of approved GEP Coursework completed
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Marieb College of Health & Human Services - Nursing

  • BSC 1010C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • PSY 2012 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • BSC 1085C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • MCB 2010C OR CHM 1045/L completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Marieb College of Health & Human Services - Social Work

  • At least THREE of the following courses COMPLETED with grades of B- or higher: BSC 1005/L or BSC 1010C or BSC 1085C; PSY 2012; POS 2041; SYG 2010 or SYG 2000; ECO 1000 or ECO 2013 or ECO 2023
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 2.5
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0

Marieb College of Health & Human Services - Public Health

  • BSC 1010C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • MAC 1105 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • PSY 2012 completed with a grade of C or higher
  • BSC 1085C completed with a grade of C or higher
  • 24 credit hours earned (FGCU plus Transfer)
  • Minimum OVERALL (transfer plus FGCU) GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0