FGCU’s Return to the Nest Program Makes It Easy for You to Return and Finish Your Degree
Return to the Nest focuses on students who attended FGCU at one time, but did not earn a degree. This initiative provides personalized navigation and financial assistance for students to return to FGCU and graduate!
Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
Associate Degrees Awarded
The first step in returning to FGCU to take additional coursework is filling out the
appropriate readmission application.
If you are only returning to apply for an AA or for graduation, please fill out the appropriate application through the Office of Records and Registration!
After you are readmitted, you will be contacted by a Student Navigator. They are there to help with any questions and through every step of your return!
Returning students are also encouraged to apply for the Return to the Nest Incentive Award. Students in the five-county region who have an outstanding balance from their previous enrollment are prioritized as well as students who are in their last semester. The award is a one-time assistance award (is not a loan – does not need repaid). You may also apply if you are pursuing Credit for Prior Learning.
Either in your original major or on a potentially faster path! Be sure to meet with an Academic Advisor to confirm your course selection.
Get Involved with FGCU, earn Digital Badges, earn Service Learning Hours, etc!
It is time to reinvest in you.
Interested in learning more about Return to the Nest?
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FGCU is a proud member of the FutureMakers Coalition. Through the FutureMakers Coalition's efforts to ensure more residents of all backgrounds get an education beyond high school, Southwest Florida has been designated a "Talent Hub" by Lumina Foundation, joining 22 other communities around the country.