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

Hear from FGCU admissions and financial aid experts to learn how to make the most of Destination FGCU and transfer with ease.

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Destination FGCU Open Office Hours

Connect virtually with FGCU Transfer Admissions Counselor. No appointment needed. Every Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Connect Now 

Transfer Tours

Campus tours especially for transfer students. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 10:00 a.m., Noon, and 2:00 p.m. 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 58 undergraduate programs through five colleges and one school. Explore all of FGCU’s undergraduate programs.

Advising Access

Start planning your transfer to FGCU! FSW students are invited to participate in college-specific informational sessions and can schedule an individual appointment with FGCU advisors on the first Friday of each month.

Advising Access Events


  • Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Friday, November 4, 2022
  • Friday, December 2, 2022


12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Informational session via Zoom

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Individual advising appointments via telephone

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

Academic Pathways

FSW and FGCU have co-created pathways so that you can see your path to graduation. Below are pathways for some popular programs. Consult with your advisor and check back as we continue to update this page.

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.

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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.