Who is my advisor?Toggle More Info
Your advisor is determined by a combination of your current class status and declared
major. Students can find their academic advisor listed on the top of their Degree Works audit
How do I schedule an appointment with advisors?Toggle More Info
For advising contact information please visit the "Find My Advisor" link. Please plan ahead as advising appointments fill up quickly during peak times.
How often should I meet with an academic advisor?Toggle More Info
It is recommended that you meet with an academic advisor at least once a semester
prior to the start of each registration period. Please plan ahead as advising appointments
fill up quickly during peak times.
How do I prepare for my advising appointment?Toggle More Info
How do I change my major or declare a minor?Toggle More Info
If you would like to change your major or declare a minor, you must meet with an academic
advisor in the college that houses the new major or minor and must submit a completed
Change of Major form to the college advisor for the new program. A student wishing
to change his or her major to a limited access program or an undergraduate student
wishing to enter a graduate program must formally apply to the relevant program.
Can I double major?Toggle More Info
Students are not allowed to declare a double major or dual degree until they have
transitioned out of Exploratory Advising to their college advisor. A student wishing
to declare a double major/dual degree must submit a completed Request for Dual Major/Degree
to the appropriate college advisor. For more information click here!
What are “holds” on my record and how do I get them removed?Toggle More Info
Holds on your record can be but are not limited to academic holds, financial holds,
library fines or parking fines. When you have a “hold” on your record you are not
able to adjust your schedule in any way. In order to have the hold removed, you will
need to contact the appropriate office or department. You can check for holds on your
account in GULFLINE.
Get details on different type of holds
How do I know when I can sign up for classes?Toggle More Info
Registration dates and details can be found on the Department of Records & Registrations website. Spring courses are open for registration during the preceding Fall semester. Summer
and Fall courses are open for registration during the preceding Spring semester.
How do I search for classes?Toggle More Info
How do I register for courses?Toggle More Info
You register for classes via GULFLINE. Review registration tutorial.
Note: The introduction to Web Registration Tutorial is outdated but the rest of the information
is still accurate. To login to Gulfline, please use your student email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and password associated with it.
What do I do if a course is closed or full?Toggle More Info
If a course is full you may continue to monitor the course schedule for an open seat
to become available. If a course has a waitlist function, you may also add yourself to the waitlist.
I got an "error" message while registering for classes. What does this mean?Toggle More Info
Occasionally you may receive an error when attempting to process your registration.
Here are the common errors and what they mean:
- PRE-REQUISITE: You have not yet completed (or are not in progress with at FGCU) the required pre-requisite
course. Example: you must take ENC 1101 before you can take ENC 1102.
- CO-REQUISITE:There is another course (typically a lab) that must be taken at the same time as the
course you attempted to register for. You must input both CRNs prior to pressing “Submit”
on the registration screen.
- CLASS:There is a credit hour restriction placed on the course. You must have at least a
certain number of earned credit hours before you are eligible to take the course.
- COLLEGE or MAJOR:This class is restricted to students pursuing a particular major within a certain
college or is restricted to students pursuing a particular major. This means that
you do not have the correct major to take this course or you have not yet been admitted
into the program.
- INSTRUCTOR:This class requires instructor approval before you are able to register. You must
contact the instructor and receive their written approval (e-mail is acceptable).
The approval can be forwarded to your academic advisor.
- CLOSED:This section is now full. We are unable to override the capacity for full sections.
You must wait until you see an open seat, or join the waitlist, if applicable.
How do I drop a class?Toggle More Info
Prior to the end of the add/drop period, you may drop a class via GULFLINE or in person at the Department of Records & Registration.
How do I withdraw from a course?Toggle More Info
I want to take classes at another institution, how do I know what courses will transfer
back to FGCU?Toggle More Info
Before taking a course at another institution, you must obtain prior approval to ensure
that the course will count towards your degree requirements at FGCU. You can request
approval by submitting an online Transient Student Admission Application at FloridaShines
What is DegreeWorks?Toggle More Info
DegreeWorks is an online degree-planning tool accessible through GULFLINE. DegreeWorks organizes a student's course work in an easy to read degree audit summarizing
completed and outstanding requirements for a degree, as defined in the FGCU catalog.
View additional information about DegreeWorks.
What is grade forgiveness and how do I apply it?Toggle More Info
FGCU’s grade forgiveness policy allows students to repeat a course and exclude the
original grade from the FGCU GPA calculation, providing the repeat grade is higher
than the original grade. The course must be taken and repeated at FGCU and the original
grade must be a C- or lower. A total of two course grades may be forgiven for courses
that are repeated with no more than one repeat per course.
It is recommended that students meet with an advisor to discuss the use of grade forgiveness.
In order to apply grade forgiveness, a grade forgiveness form must be completed, signed
by the student and an academic advisor and submitted to the Department of Records
& Registration. Grade Forgiveness Application
What are academic warning, probation, suspension, and dismissal?Toggle More Info
Detailed information regarding FGCU’s academic standing policies can be found in the
How many service learning hours do I need?Toggle More Info
Students admitted to FGCU with fewer than 60 credits must complete 80 hours of service
learning. Students admitted to FGCU with 60 or more credits must complete 40 hours
of service learning.
Please visit Service-Learning 2021-2022 Catalog Year for more information about the Service Learning requirement.
Where can I find information regarding service learning opportunities?Toggle More Info
How do I apply for Graduation?Toggle More Info
What are the requirements for an Associate in Arts (AA) degree?Toggle More Info
Requirements for the AA are listed in the Academic Catalog
An application for the Associate in Arts degree must be submitted to your academic advisor for approval.