Eagle Advantage

Preparing Students for a Successful FGCU Experience

Congratulations on your admission to Florida Gulf Coast University and the Eagle Advantage program. First Year Experience & Retention Programs is looking forward to working with you in your first semester as an Eagle and throughout your first year.

Learn more about First Year Experience

Eagle Advantage provides you with a unique opportunity to attend Florida Gulf Coast University. The focus of this program is to prepare you for the complete college experience by giving you the academic, social, and personal support you need to thrive at FGCU. You will have access to important resources and will create meaningful relationships with faculty, staff, and fellow students. The connections you make through your participation in the program will provide you with the advantage you need to make your career at FGCU a huge success.

The Eagle Advantage program is an invitation-only program. Prospective students receive information about the Eagle Advantage program from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions via email and postal mail. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To learn more about admission to the Eagle Advantage program, please contact Dean Batchelder, Associate Director of Admissions, at dbatchelder@fgcu.edu or by phone at (239) 745-4449.


Next Steps

Now that you have accepted admission to FGCU for Summer, here are the next steps you must take in order to fully prepare for your first semester and your involvement in Eagle Advantage (in order): 

  • Step 1: Accept Admission and Pay Your Admissions Deposit 

  • Step 2: Register for Eagle View Orientation

  • Step 3: Submit Your Immunization Records

  • Step 4: Declare your Residency

  • Step 5: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Step 6: Apply for On-Campus Housing

  • Step 7: Respond to the Academic Survey from Exploratory Advising

  • Step 8: Review the Exploratory Advising website prior to your orientation date


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First Year Experience & Retention Programs is looking forward to working with you throughout your participation in the Eagle Advantage program.  If you have any questions about how to complete any of your next steps after accepting admission to FGCU, please email the First Year Experience at eagleadvantage@fgcu.edu


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Eagle Advantage

South Village, Eagle Hall 4001

10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965