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Application Information for FGCU Undergraduate Programs 2019-2020 Catalog Year

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The latest information regarding the application process is found on the University's website. Applicants must submit the FGCU online application and the non-refundable $30.00 application fee. Admissions’ decisions are made on a rolling basis, which means that as soon as all required documents have been received and the evaluation completed, a decision is made. Admit, deny, or a hold decision notifications are sent to applicants 2 business days after the decision has been entered. Applicants who have a hold decision are allowed to furnish additional or updated information. The time for evaluating completed admission records will vary from a few days to several weeks depending on the time of year and the volume of applications.

Application Fees

Application fees for Undergraduate and Non-degree seeking students are required and non-refundable. The application fee is a one-time payment, provided the student is admitted and matriculates within one year (defined as a semester of admission plus the following two semesters, which includes the summer semester). If the student fails to complete the application, is denied admission or once admitted does not matriculate within this one year a new application and fee are required.

Students returning to FGCU after a period of non-enrollment (at least one year) either as degree seeking or non-degree seeking, FGCU alumni returning to FGCU, and non-degree seeking students submitting a degree seeking application do not have to submit the application fee. Application fees will be waived in the following situations:


  • When students submit a Request for Waiver of College Application Fee from the SAT or ACT Program Fee Waiver Service. These forms are obtained from the High School counselors. Students must submit these once they are completed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by mail, fax or electronically. Application fee waivers received and opened by the university may not be transferred to a third party or the applicant and become the sole property of FGCU. The SAT or ACT Test Fee Waiver forms will not be accepted as application fee waivers.
  • When students submit an Application for Fee Waiver Form from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). These forms are obtained from NACAC, then given to the High School counselor who then must mail the Fee Waiver Form directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In order to be considered, the waiver must be for the current year and include verification that the student is eligible to use the form, along with the designated school official's signature and the high school's raised seal or stamp. Application fee waivers received and opened by the university may not be transferred to a third party or the applicant and become the sole property of FGCU.
  • For special programs initiated by the University that are designed to help specific groups of students who would otherwise not be able to attend the University. Request to waive the application fees for students in these programs should be made to the Director of Admissions well in advance of the program start.
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