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Transfer with Florida Associate of Arts (AA) degree 2019-2020 Catalog Year

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Admission of Associate of Arts (AA) degree graduates from Florida College System institutions, state colleges, and state universities will be governed by the Articulation Agreement between the state universities and Florida College System institutions, as approved by the Board of Governors and State Board of Education. These Florida Associate in Arts graduates shall receive priority for admission over out-of-state transfer students.  The agreement states that, except for limited access programs, admission as a junior to the upper division of the University may be granted to any graduate of a state-approved Florida College System institution or State University System institution who transfers to FGCU, who has completed the university parallel program, and who has received the AA degree which includes all of the following:

  • AA degree has been awarded and posted on official college transcript;
  • Completed at least 60 semester hours of academic work excluding occupational, remedial and physical education courses;
  • Completed an approved general education program of at least 36 semester hours;
  • Has a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) as calculated by the University and is eligible to return as a degree-seeking student in good standing (with at least a 2.0 GPA) to the last institution attended; and
  • Completion of requirements for English and mathematics courses as adopted by the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education.

Each transfer student admitted to FGCU is expected to demonstrate competency of foreign language or American Sign Language equivalent to the second high school level or higher (Spanish 2 for example).  A limited number of students not meeting foreign language requirement may be admitted; however, these students must fulfill the foreign language requirement prior to completion of the baccalaureate degree.

Transfer students must submit an application for admission to the University and official transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended. In addition, a High School Transript showing graduation date  is required.

Individual programs may have additional requirements over and above that which is required to gain University admission including a supplemental application, minimum GPA, pre-requisites courses, and test scores.  Students should verify specific program requirements prior to commencing the application process.