How to join the Honors College
Whether you are an incoming freshman, a current student or a transfer student, we welcome you to join our community of dedicated, high-achieving scholars.
Admission to Honors is on an invitation-only basis. Incoming new freshmen and transfer students are automatically considered for Honors eligibility based on the information provided when applying for admission to FGCU. Refer to Undergraduate Admissions for more information on the FGCU application process. Current students are automatically considered for eligibility based on their cumulative GPA and completed credit hours as of the semester prior to invitation. More details on the admission criteria and application process for each type of student are below.
First-Time-In-College Students (FTIC): to be considered for admission to the Honors College, students must first be admitted to FGCU. After admission to FGCU, students that meet the designated requirements (see below for criteria) will be contacted by the Honors College with an invitation and instructions to apply.
Requirements - Fall and Summer Admits
Invite to accept a seat in the Honors College
- 3.9 weighted GPA
- 1320 or 28 ACT
Invite to apply to the Honors College
- 3.5 - 3.89 weighted GPA
- 1220 SAT or 25 ACT
Application includes an essay and supplemental information.
- Priority Application: February 24, 2020
- Final Application: April 5, 2020
Applications submitted before the priority deadline will receive a full review. Students are encouraged to apply through the final application deadline; however, applications received after the priority deadline will be reviewed as space permits.
Requirements - Spring Admits
- 3.5 weighted GPA
- 1220 SAT or 25 ACT
FTIC students accepted to FGCU for the spring semester, meeting the above requirements, will be invited to apply to the Honors College during the spring semester as part of the internal admission process. The application includes an essay.
Current FGCU students: Each spring and fall semester, the Honors College accepts a number of current students who have excelled during their time here.
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 student here.
- 3.5 institutional (FGCU) GPA
- 12 to 75 credit hours of coursework completed
Invitations are sent to qualifying FGCU students each January and August.
Application includes an essay and interview.