Destination FGCU guarantees admission to FGCU after earning an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree from one of our partner colleges.
- Guaranteed admission to FGCU with an Associate in Arts degree (AA)* from our partner colleges
- FGCU transfer application fee waiver code provided prior to submission of admission application
- Transfer scholarships available for students meeting eligibility criteria and preferred application deadlines to be considered for scholarships (Fall: April 1; Spring: October 1)
- Dedicated FGCU Transfer Admissions Team
- Access to FGCU application assistance and individualized navigation through the transfer admissions process
- Transfer curriculum guides and pathways to reduce degree completion time
- Destination FGCU transfer days which include presentations and special tours
*Students applying to Specialized Admissions majors and other majors with additional admission requirements will have to meet additional selection criteria.
FGCU has teamed up with Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW), State College of Florida (SCF), and South Florida State College (SFSC) to offer students a seamless transfer to FGCU to earn their bachelor’s degree. Early planning and being prepared are essential to making the Destination FGCU Transfer Program work best for you. An AA Degree at our partner colleges = Guaranteed Admission into a Bachelor’s degree program* at Florida Gulf Coast University. Florida's higher education system is designed to allow students to successfully pursue a bachelor's degree by first attending a community/state college and then transferring to a 4-year state university system institution.
*Students applying to limited access majors and other majors with additional admission requirements will have to meet additional selection criteria.
Step 1: Connect
Tell us more about you to begin accessing Destination FGCU program benefits. After
indicating your interest, the FGCU Transfer Admissions Team will begin personally
reaching out to connect with you.
Take the first step: Connect Now!
Step 2: Prepare
Begin coursework at our partner colleges to support transferring to make progress towards your degree prior to transferring to FGCU. Be sure to take advantage of resources available: FGCU Transfer Admission Counselors, academic advising and career events, transfer equivalency tool, application fee waiver code, and virtual and in-person transfer-specific events.
Step 3: Apply
Become a Partner College
Partner with Florida Gulf Coast University to support your students, and transform an AA degree into the first stepping stone to a Bachelor’s Degree at Florida Gulf Coast University and a promising future. These partnerships help ensure a seamless transfer and include special benefits.
At FGCU, Learning is Not a Spectator Sport.
There’s no sitting on the sideline here. Students take active roles in their education, working collaboratively with faculty members and classmates. Student success – academic, personal and professional – is the top priority.
FGCU’s smaller classes are designed to allow for more individualized attention and mentoring by faculty. The campus, considered among the safest in the country, offers an exceptional quality of life, with pristine beaches, loads of clubs, organizations, activities and NCAA Division I athletics.
$116 MFinancial Aid and Scholarships awarded annually
80%Classes taught by full-time professors
33Average class size