ACE Admissions


Admission Criteria for Application Review

  • Completion of a minimum of 4 semesters of high school (student should not have completed sufficient units to qualify for high school graduation, and must apply all credits earned to meeting high school graduation requirements and University criteria for degree completion).
  • Be a full time resident of Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, or Lee county. 
  • Demonstrated exceptional ability as substantiated by a recommendation from the high school counselor.
  • Completed ACE online application and associated forms by the published deadline.
  • Approval of parent or guardian.
  • Attendance at one (1) Public Information Meeting during the application cycle for which you are applying.
  • Approval of the Director of the Accelerated Collegiate Experience and the ACE Admission Review Committee. 
  • Attain minimum high school GPAs and standardized test scores by the published application deadline:


3.70* 3.00* 1140+ Total Score AND: 23+ Composite Score AND:
    500+ Evidence-Based Reading & Writing section score 20+ English sub-test score
    500+ Math section score 20+ Reading sub-test score
    24+ Math sub-test score 20+ Math sub-test score
    25+ Writing and Language sub-test score  
    24+ Reading sub-test score  

 *Per state statute, homeschool students are exempt from the GPA requirement. Contact the ACE Director if you have additional questions.


How to Apply

The application for the 2020-2021 admission cycle is open!

Prior to completing the application steps below, a student should first: 

  • Meet with their high school counselor to discuss eligibility
  • Attend an ACE Public Information Meeting  (see dates below on calendar)  
  • Note: the last opportunities to take the ACT or SAT for this application cycle are February 8 (ACT) and March 14 (SAT).


  • Step One: Create an FGCU Account

  • Step Two: Start an Application

  • Step Three: Submit Supplemental Forms

  • Step Four: Submit Official Test Scores and Transcripts




Upcoming Events & Calendar 

Public Information Meetings

Public Information Meetings are open to prospective students and parents. When possible, current and former ACE students are present to provide their perspective. Attendance at one Public Information Meeting is required as part of the application process. RSVP is requested to help us anticipate attendance. Students, please sign-up for the meeting you plan to attend here: 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - CANCELLED 7:00pm Sugden Resort & Hospitality Bldg, Room 110 Parking Garage #1

If you were unable to attend a meeting for this application cycle, please send an e-mail to for additional information. 




Important Dates  

Spring 2020

2020-2021 ACE Application Opens January 6, 2020
Classes Begin January 6, 2020
Last day for ACE Students to add/drop a course January 10, 2020
Martin Luther King Holiday Observed (No Classes) January 20, 2020
Spring Break (No Classes) March 2-7, 2020
2020-2021 ACE Application Priority Deadline (completed applications received by this date will be reviewed first) March 15, 2020
2020-2021 ACE Application Final Deadline (all applications must be complete by this date for admission consideration) March 31, 2020
2020-2021 Admission Decision Notifications Sent April 15 - May 1, 2020
Last day of Classes April 27, 2020
FINALS BEGIN April 28, 2020
FINALS END May 2, 2020
Summer Break (ACE students are not permitted to take summer courses) May 3, 2020 - August 16, 2020


Fall 2020 Applicant Timeline

Fall 2020 ACE Application Opens January 6, 2020
Fall 2020 Priority Application Deadline (completed applications received by this date will be reviewed first) March 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Final Application Deadline (all applications must be complete by this date for admission consideration) March 31, 2020 @ 11:59pm
Fall 2020 ACE Admission Decision Notifications April 15 - May 1, 2020
Fall 2020 Course Registration for newly admitted students (additional steps must be complete prior to registration) May 1 - June 15, 2020
Required ACE Orientations for newly admitted students Late July - Early August 2020
Classes Begin August 17, 2020