Transfer Agreement

Together, FGCU and Florida SouthWestern State College want to help make your academic goals a reality.

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Students from the 5-county area (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, or Lee county) who apply to Florida Gulf Coast University as a freshman, and do not meet freshman admission requirements, may be invited to participate in the Florida SouthWestern State College/FGCU Qualifying program. Eligible students will receive a special admissions letter explaining the process to participate in this program.



Early planning and being prepared are essential to making the Florida SouthWestern State College/FGCU Qualifying Program work its best for you. An AA Degree at Florida SouthWestern State College = Guaranteed Admission at Florida Gulf Coast University to get a Bachelor's Degree. Florida's higher education system is designed to allow students to successfully pursue a bachelor's degree by first attending a community/state college and then transferring to a 4-year state university system institution. The state of Florida guarantees that students who complete an AA degree at a community/state college have the opportunity to enroll in and earn a bachelor's degree at a state university.

The FGCU Admissions Counselor can help to make sure you choose and complete the correct pre-requisite classes to make a successful transfer, and provide overall guidance as you prepare to transfer to Florida Gulf Coast University.

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