Graduation Requirements

Requirements to Graduate

The process of graduation begins when an application to graduate is completed and submitted via GULFLINE.  Students will apply during the semester prior to the semester they plan to graduate. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for submission and deadline dates for each semester. Late submissions will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances.

After completing the online application process, contact your college advisor. You may be instructed to schedule a meeting to review your graduation application.  A degree audit will be conducted in Degree Works.  Degree Works is a web based advising and degree planning tool accessible through the student Gulfline portal. Learn more

Degree Works organizes a student's coursework in an easy to read degree audit summarizing completed and outstanding requirements for a degree, as defined in the FGCU catalog. Learn more

The requirements necessary for each degree offered are listed in the University Catalog. It is the student's responsibility to understand these requirements and to ensure that their academic record is accurate and up to date. All Incomplete grades must be completed prior to graduation. Further, a student taking an incomplete grade in any course during the semester in which they have applied to graduate will be denied graduation for that semester. Students taking courses at another institution during the semester in which they have applied to graduate may be denied if the transfer course work is not received in a timely manner.

Graduation Process

Once you have submitted your application to graduate via GULFLINE, your advisor will begin the process of verifying graduation requirements. A final determination is not made until the end of the term when all final grades have been posted. The degree certification process takes about 4 weeks after the term is closed. Once the degree is certified, the application will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for the degree to be posted to the student's academic record. If a student is denied graduation he/she must reapply in a subsequent term.

How to submit your online application to graduate

View step by step instructions


  1. Access GULFLINE
  2. Click on 'Student & Financial Aid'
  3. Click on 'Student Records'
  4. Click on 'Online Graduation Application'
  5.  Follow each step, in order to fill out the application correctly.
  6.  Before submitting the application, please print a copy for your records. 

    If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Registrar at (239) 590-7980 or by stopping by the office at McTarnaghan Hall, 1st floor

Associate in Arts

Application for AA degree must be submitted to the appropriate academic advisor for approval any semester after completion of the requirements but prior to an application for the baccalaureate degree.


Bachelor/Masters/Doctorate Application to Graduate

Associate in Arts Application to Graduate