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First Year Advising - Florida Gulf Coast University

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First Year Advising
Admitted Students
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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.

Transition Process


First Time in College (freshmen) students should pay close attention to their Eagle email for information from First Year Advising (FYA) and their college about the transition process:

The transition to college advising occurs twice a year: September 15 (fall semester) and February 1 (spring semester).  Each semester, we review the academic records of all enrolled students; those students who meet the academic criteria for transition to their college will receive an email from FYA notifiying them that they will be transitioning.  

They will then receive a follow-up email from their academic college with further information about how to complete the transition to college advising.  Students are typically required to attend a transition workshop in order to be eligible for preregistration advising and to have their AV (college advising) hold removed.

Students who complete their first year of enrollment who remain undeclared or who have not met the academic critieria for their major will transition to Undergraduate Studies Advising to receive additional support and guidance in the process of selecting a major that is the best fit with their interests and abilities. 

Until the transition date for a given term, students are advised by First Year Advising.   

NOTE: Until you have attended a transition workshop in your college and met with your college advisor, you will have an "AV" college advising registration hold on your account.  After meeting with your college advisor, this hold is removed and you will be permitted to register for your courses via GULFLINE.