Destination FGCU

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) admits more students from Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) than from any other Florida state college. About half of FSW’s AA seeking students who select to transfer chose to attend FGCU. The majority of FSW students who apply to FGCU each semester are admitted.

Transfer Admissions to FGCU

Destination FGCU, the FSW/FGCU Transfer Program, provides students with the tools and guidance they need to easily and successfully move from FSW upon completion of their Associate in Arts degree (AA) to FGCU. Visit FGCU’s transfer student webpage for more information.

Virtual Destination FGCU Transfer to the Nest Events

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Destination FGCU One-on-One Appointments

Connect Virtually with FGCU Transfer Admissions Counselor. No Appointment Needed. Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. In-person, virtual, or phone. Connect Now

Transfer Tours

Campus tours especially for transfer students. Offered once a week. Schedule a Transfer Tour

Academic Programs at FGCU

An AA degree from FSW serves as your first two years of your four-year experience. FGCU offers 64 undergraduate programs through five colleges and one school. Explore all of FGCU’s undergraduate programs.

FGCU Informational Advising Schedule

Start Planning your Transfer to FGCU!

Advising Access Events


  • September 6, 2024
  • October 4, 2024
  • November 1, 2024
  • February 7, 2025
  • March 7, 2025
  • April 4, 2025


30-minute Appointment Times Available: 1:00pm-3:00pm Location: Zoom

Register for the advising access events by using the college-specific links provided below.

Academic Pathways

2+2 Academic Pathway: FSW to FGCU by starting at FSW and continuing at FGCU. Below are pathways for some popular programs. Consult with an FSW advisor for guidance about additional pathway opportunities. There are many more pathways to transfer to FGCU.

Transfer Scholarships

FSW graduates and FSW Collegiate graduates have the opportunity to access thousands of dollars in scholarships when transferring to FGCU. Review scholarship details and deadlines.

Honors Articulation

FSW Honors Scholar students who complete an Honors Certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are granted admission into FGCU’s Honors College.