Records & Registration

2019-2020 Catalog Year

Transient Student

Transient students are students who attend FGCU for only one term before returning to their home institutions. There are two types of transient students:

*State University System (SUS) or Florida College System (FCS) transient student is a student in good standing who is seeking a degree from a public Florida university or college and desires to take courses with FGCU. Students are asked to complete the electronic Transient Application form which is available online at Florida Shines ( No application fee is required for SUS/FCS students. Contact the Office of the Registrar for more information at

*The other category of transient students are students who are degree seeking at an out-of-state institution or an in-state private institution and wish to take classes as a guest student at FGCU. These students need to contact FGCU Undergraduate or Graduate Admissions as appropriate to fill out an application.

Both of these categories of students enroll at FGCU as non-degree-seeking students.