Next Steps for Admitted Students

Welcome To Graduate Studies

Congratulations on your acceptance to Florida Gulf Coast University! Now that you are admitted, you should come to the Graduate Studies web pages for information about your progress at FGCU. Please follow the “Next Steps” below to fully transition to our campus community.

1. Residency

Residency classification is a state-mandated requirement that must be renewed each time a new application is submitted. Students will receive an email from Graduate Studies with a residency classification form that needs to be submitted, along with supporting documentation.

2. Email

Claim your student account at the My Account website by clicking the “Claim Your Account” link located in the “New to FGCU or Enroll” section. Get directions to claiming your account at the Accessing Your Eagle Access Account for the First Time (Claim Your Account) webpage. You will need your University Identification Number (UIN) that is included in an email sent to your personal email account from FGCU.

Please note: it is FGCU policy that the EagleMail address is the only designated primary email address for all university communications after registration has occurred. If you need assistance with Eagle Mail, contact the Help Desk via email or call (239) 590-1188.

3. Canvas

We use the Canvas learning management system for online, hybrid and on-campus classes. Your login information for Canvas is your EagleMail address and password. You will log into Canvas to complete two online trainings and your orientation. Also, you will be able to access your class pages once your instructors activate them. Complete the student demonstration course on the website to learn more. Questions can be directed to University Help Desk via email or by calling 239-590-1188.

4. Graduate Orientation

All newly admitted doctoral and master’s students will complete an online orientation.

Access the FGCU Online Orientation

5. Immunizations

All graduate students in campus-based programs must submit proof of immunizations. Students in completely online graduate programs are exempt from submitting the required immunizations. If at any time you change your course mode of delivery from online to campus, proof of immunizations is also required. Please go to our Student Health Services page to complete this requirement.

6. Gulfline

Gulfline is FGCU's convenient online student system that will allow you to register for classes, pay tuition, check class schedules, review grades, register vehicles. To log into Gulfline, you will need your email and password. Tuition statements and final grades are provided through Gulfline — they will not be mailed to you. For Gulfline assistance, contact the Office of the Registrar via email or by calling 239-590-7980.

7. Holds

Once you have completed the mandatory training and orientation in Canvas and have submitted any necessary documents to Student Health Services, you should be able to register for classes. If for some reason you cannot, check Gulfline to see if there are any holds on your account. Once you are logged in, go to the student section, select "Student Records" and select "View Holds."

8. Course Registration

Degree-seeking and certificate students: Register on Gulfline or with the assistance of your program advisor/coordinator.

Post-baccalaureate non-degree students: The Office of Research & Graduate Studies does not register students for classes. If you are not able to register, find the appropriate contact and provide your name, UIN and the course CRN:

For undergraduate courses

For graduate courses

  • Contact the program coordinator. Program coordinators are listed on the Graduate Studies Degrees & Programs page.

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