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Admission to the Honors College

AdmissinAdmission to the Honors College is offered to a small, select number of highly motivated and successful students who wish to take an active role in their education and soar to their highest potential at FGCU.

All admission to Honors is on an invitation-only basis. Incoming new Freshmen and Transfer students are automatically considered for Honors eligibility based on the student’s information at the time of application to FGCU. Current FGCU students are automatically considered for Honors eligibility based on their cumulative GPA and completed credit hours as of the semester prior to invitation. Read below for full details on the admission criteria and application process for each type of student.

 

First-Time-In-College Students:

Apply Early! FGCU's priority admission deadline for Freshmen merit scholarship consideration is November 15th. Additionally, the Honors College invitation cycle for first-time-in-college students runs from late November to late February each year. All incoming Freshmen must ensure that they are admitted to FGCU and that all transcripts, standardized test scores, and any other admission materials are submitted before February for consideration for admission to the Honors College the following Fall.

Invitation to Accept Seat in Honors

3.9 weighted High School GPA and either 1320 SAT OR 28 ACT  

Students with these minimum entry scores receive an automatic invitation to accept their seat in the Honors College. Invitations and reservation forms are mailed to each student’s home address on a rolling basis between November and February of each year. Reservation forms must be returned by March 1st for the student to be admitted to the Honors College.

Invitation to Apply to Honors:

3.5 weighted High School GPA and either 1220 SAT OR 25 ACT

Students with these minimum entry scores receive an invitation to apply to the Honors College by addressing a given essay prompt. These invitations are mailed to each student’s home address on a rolling basis between November and February of each year. Essay responses should be emailed as a PDF or Word Document attachment to honors@fgcu.edu by March 1st. Students are notified of admission decisions by mid-March. All reservation forms must then be returned by the given deadline for the student to be admitted to the Honors College.

The Honors College follows FGCU’s Office of Admission’s protocol on determining weighted High School GPA and super-scored SAT and ACT scores. For questions concerning GPA or test scores, please visit:

https://www2.fgcu.edu/Admissions/Prospective/freshmancriteria.html   

 

Transfer Students:

Students who are transferring to FGCU from another university or college are invited to apply for admission during their first semester as a full-time FGCU student if they meet the following criteria:

3.5 cumulative GPA in prior college coursework

       and

Completion of 12 to 75 credit hours of prior college coursework 

Email invitations are sent to qualifying students’ Eagle email accounts within the first two weeks of classes each Spring and Fall semester. They are encouraged to participate in the following application process:

1. Attend an Honors Open House session
2. Complete the given essay application
3. Submit application by deadline specified
4. If invited to move forward, attend an in-person interview
5. If invited to move forward, meet with an Honors Academic Advisor
6. Attend a new-student Orientation

 

Current FGCU Students: 

Each Spring and Fall semester, the Honors College accepts a number of current FGCU students who have excelled during their time here at FGCU. Criteria: 

3.5 cumulative FGCU GPA 

       and

Completion of 12 to 75 credit hours of FGCU coursework  

Students meeting this criteria are invited to learn more about the Honors College and apply each August and January. Email invitations are sent to qualifying students’ Eagle email accounts within the first two weeks of classes each Spring and Fall semester. They are encouraged to participate in the following application process:

1. Attend an Honors Open House session
2. Complete the given essay application
3. Submit application by deadline specified
4. If invited to move forward, attend an in-person interview
5. If invited to move forward, meet with an Honors Academic Advisor
6. Attend a new-student Orientation 

 

Students transferring to FGCU or current FGCU students with a 3.5 GPA but more than 75 credit hours of coursework completed who are interested in joining the Honors College may be considered on a case-by-case basis for eligibility to apply. Please contact the Honors College office at 239-590-7490 or honors@fgcu.edu for more details if this applies to you.