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  • First Year Advising
    Address Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 FGCU Boulevard South Fort Myers FL 33965 6565 800 590 3428 FGCU Main Office McTarnaghan Hall 229 Hours Mon Fri 8 00AM 5 00PM 239 590 7875 239 590 7862 fax South Village Office Eagle Hall 4001 4th floor Hours Mon Thur 8 AM 7 PM Fri 8 AM 5 PM 239 745 4300 239 745 4336 fax Contact Email freshmanadvising fgcu edu email response time may be up to 1 2 business days Preparing for Orientation Congratulations on your admission to Florida Gulf Coast University We are looking forward to working with you as you begin your transition to the university and to your new life as a college student This transition begins with your attendance at an Eagle View Orientation program where you will learn all about the university and the campus resources that exist to help you be successful and achieve your goals During the orientation process students will participate in three sessions with the staff of First Year Advising The Introduction to Academics session teaches students about the components of their degree and the university s General Education Program introduces students to university policies and procedures and reviews important academic resources on campus The Preliminary Schedule Building session gives students an opportunity to learn how to search electronic course listings enabling them to identify a preliminary list of courses and facilitate an understanding of how to create a balanced course schedule for their first semester The Advising and Registration session allows students to receive advising from professional advisors and Orientation Leaders as they finalize their course schedules and complete the course registration process In addition to attending these program sessions most incoming freshmen will take a Mathematics Placement Test during orientation that will provide information about their readiness for college

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/Advising/preparing-for-orientation.asp (2016-02-07)
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  • First Year Advising
    academic strengths and weaknesses As students move through their first year of college and learn more about the university and themselves it is very common to discover that the major they selected at the point of admission may not be the best one for them As they learn more about the range of majors available at the university and gain a better grasp of their own academic interests and abilities some students decide to change their major In fact approximately two out of three students change their major at least once before the end of the sophomore year Regardless of whether you stick with the major you declared when you applied to FGCU or you change your major after you begin your studies choosing a major should be a planful decision that is rooted in self understanding of your interests abilities and values There are a number of campus resources that can assist you in this learning process Offices offering assistance with major exploration Counseling Psychological Services CAPS There are times in the academic process when students may need career counseling Perhaps it is at the point of declaring their college major or it could be at the point of discovery that the chosen major was not what they expected Some students are returning to college because they are considering a career change Working with the professional staff of CAPS can assist students in making an informed personal choice A variety of career assessment instruments are available and are often utilized in the career counseling process Career Development Services CDS Career Development Services CDS assists students and alumni in preparing for and achieving their career goals CDS offers individual counseling to students and the Career Center offers a number of helpful resources as they begin to prepare for the world

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/Advising/choosing-your-major.html (2016-02-07)
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  • First Year Advising
    for Transitioning Transition Preparation Transition Process Parents and Guests The Advising Process How I Can Help Academics at FGCU The Components of a Degree Resources Frequently Asked Questions FGCU Main Campus McTarnaghan Hall Suite 229 Mailing Address Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 FGCU Boulevard South Fort Myers FL 33965 6565 800 590 3428 FGCU Main Office McTarnaghan Hall 229 Hours Mon Fri 8 00AM 5 00PM 239 590 7875 239 590 7862 fax South Village Office Eagle Hall 4001 4th floor Hours Mon Thur 8 AM 7 PM Fri 8 AM 5 PM 239 745 4300 239 745 4336 fax Contact Email freshmanadvising fgcu edu email response time may be up to 1 2 business days General Education Checklist The General Education Program GEP is a fundamental component of the baccalaurate degree in the state of Florida and at public universities across the country Regardless of the major you declare you will be required to complete the GEP in order to graduate from FGCU There are a number of reasons why this requirement is included in your degree It ensures breadth of knowledge to be fully educated it is important that you experience a broad range of subject areas and have some understanding of the natural and physical world the world of the arts music theater and literature and the realm of social interpersonal and political systems It allows for exploration and discovery the GEP allows you to take courses in subject areas you never had a chance to learn about in high school and this is a great way to explore the curriculum and discover academic areas that are interesting to you and exciting to study It develops important skills you need for the future the GEP builds your skills in written and verbal communication calcuation and data analysis

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/Advising/generaleducationchecklist.asp (2016-02-07)
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  • First Year Advising
    offered at the university are housed in five academic colleges under the Division of Academic Affairs College of Arts Sciences Lutgert College of Business College of Education College of Health Professions Social Work and the Whitaker College of Engineering For a complete list of majors click here open What if I am undecided about a major Will I fall behind in my classes This is a very common concern of new college students who aren t always comfortable choosing their major until they have taken several semesters of college courses and learned more about the majors that are offered by FGCU This is why it is important to focus on the completion of General Education Program GEP requirements in the first year of college Completing GEP coursework gives new students a chance to explore the curriculum try courses in many different academic departments and meet course requirements for graduation that will be needed by every major at the university As long as they are completing the GEP students can stay on track toward degree completion First Year Advisors are always available to help undecided students with the process of choosing their major open What classes should I take towards my major To learn about the recommended course sequences for undergraduate majors at FGCU take some time to review the Major Track Course Recommendations Acrobat Reader required open What are General Education requirements The General Education Program must be completed by all degree seeking undergraduate students at FGCU It includes 36 semester hours of coursework in the subject areas of communication mathematics humanities natural sciences and social sciences For a comprehensive list of General Education course offerings in each of these subject areas click here open What can I do with my major Career Development Services has a number of resources on their website for you to explore possible career options that relate to many different majors at FGCU See What can I do with this Major to get started open Does high school dual enrollment or Advanced Placement coursework count toward my undergraduate degree FGCU accepts Dual Enrollment credit for college courses completed in high school as well as credits achieved through participation in a number of accelerated credit programs Click here for more information on the articulation of credits from Advanced Placement AP International Baccalaureate IB Cambridge AICE and the College Level Examination Program CLEP open Does FGCU have an Honors Program FGCU offers an Honors Program for undergraduate students For more information click on the following link http www fgcu edu honors open I am a First Time in College freshman student What advisor do I meet with and where is his or her office located Most FTIC students are advised by First Year Advising during their first semester at FGCU First Year Advising has two different office locations where advisors are available to meet with students 229 McTarnaghan Hall and 4001 Eagle Hall for students living on campus in South Village Students are able to meet with

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  • First Year Advising
    the right material as you prepare Any question that can be answered by reading the course syllabus What is our assignment for next time When is that paper due What happens if I turn it in late Can I do anything to get extra credit Is it OK if I miss class Have you graded the exam paper yet Knowing that your instructors typically teach three or four courses each semester give them a minimum of ten days to grade your assignments papers and exams If your score isn t returned to you or posted to Canvas after a few weeks ask politely about when you might be receiving your grade open Handling Course Assignments Do the assignments that the instructor has assigned on the syllabus Even when they are not graded assignments do them anway as a part of your regular daily study routine Know understand and follow the directions for each assignment If your professor provides written instructions refer to them frequently and check the completed assignment against the instructions before you turn it in If your professor provides oral instructions be sure to write them down and get clarification if needed Identify your work Make sure you include your name the date of the assignment the course name and number and the professor s name in a prominent location on the first page of the assignment Turn every assignment in on time You should actually try to complete assignments the day before they are due just in case an emergency arises and you need a friend or classmate to turn something in on your behalf If you have a legitimate emergency a car accident or a death in the family that will prevent you from meeting the deadline for an assignment contact the instructor as soon as possible to explain the situation and find out what if anything you can do to receive credit for the assignment Be sure to get the assignment back from the instructor if you miss class and examine it carefully to find out where you made your mistakes and how you can improve the quality of your work If you don t understand something be sure to visit your instructor during office hours Be sure you understand your score or grade on each assignment When done properly asking for an explanation of why an answer is incorrect or where you made your mistake is an important thing to do to avoid making the same mistake on the next assignment and if the instructor did make an error in grading your work this can be corrected Proactively use the academic support resources in FGCU s Center for Academic Achievement and the Writing Center if you need additional assistance with your study skills or writing style open Using Technology in Your Courses While working on assignments save your work regularly save your work in multiple places on your hard drive and on a flash drive and even print a hard copy just to be safe Be sure to purchase whatever software is supported by the university and learn how to use it by taking advantage of whatever opportunities are provided each semester courses workshops tutorials etc for ongoing training and support Before you spend too much time creating fancy cover sheets and elegant formatting check the guidelines for the assignment that have been provided by the instructor Will you be submitting a hard copy of the paper or turning it in electronically via Canvas or email Is a cover page expected What font and style can be used Should you double space or single space What sort of margins must be used If you cannot find the answers to these questions on your syllabus be sure to ask for clarification If you need to submit assignments electronically be sure you understand what word processing program s can be used and how the document must be saved and submitted these things are specificed by the instructor in Canvas and documents that are saved improperly will not be accessible by the professor Build in time to allow for glitches Submit or print assignments 24 hours before they re due rather than immediately before class so you ll have time to deal with any technical problems and still get your work turned in on time If you don t own your own computer there are several computer labs on FGCU s campus for open student use If you are having problems with your computer or have a question about technology on campus contact the BTS Help Desk at 239 590 1188 or via email at helpdesk fgcu edu and visit the FGCU Business Technology Services Student FAQ s open Staying Organized Now that you are responsible for keeping track of your academic and personal obligations using a calendar is essential Regardless of the type you use be sure to write down assignments and test dates when you receive your syllabi and use it to keep track of meetings appointments and your extracurricular involvements Everyone has their own way of organizing course materials Whether you use file folders or binders loose leaf paper or spiral notebooks try to keep all the materials from each course together Color coding or some other visual cue to content can be helpful Keep course materials as long as possible At a minimum keep them around for a year the usual statute of limitations for grade appeals Longer is better especially for materials in your academic major that may be useful when taking courses in future semesters Free Student Success workshops are offered by the Center for Academic Achievement and include great sessions on organization time management note taking and goal setting open The Power of the Internet Get familiar with FGCU s website Students are expected to use the university website to monitor their academic progress register for classes approve financial aid pay fines search the library catalog get e mail from faculty members and many other important things Spend some quality

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  • First Year Advising
    Process Parents and Guests The Advising Process How I Can Help Academics at FGCU The Components of a Degree Resources Frequently Asked Questions FGCU Main Campus McTarnaghan Hall Suite 229 Mailing Address Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 FGCU Boulevard South Fort Myers FL 33965 6565 800 590 3428 FGCU Main Office McTarnaghan Hall 229 Hours Mon Fri 8 00AM 5 00PM 239 590 7875 239 590 7862 fax South Village Office Eagle Hall 4001 4th floor Hours Mon Thur 8 AM 7 PM Fri 8 AM 5 PM 239 745 4300 239 745 4336 fax Contact Email freshmanadvising fgcu edu email response time may be up to 1 2 business days Advising Resources Guidance on how to search for classes web register Review academic advising detailed resources on the Advisement Preparation website View Wish I knew this first semester presentation Degree works Students can also learn how to run their own Degree Audit through FGCU s Degree Works program accessible within Gulfline Tools for Major and Career Investigation My Plan Explore online career assessments and career information resources Major track course recommendations chart course scheduling and explore curriculum from the freshmen senior years Selecting a Major Guide FGCU Career Development Services resource What can I do with this major resource tool Outlines common career areas typical employers and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities Identify professional organizations affiliated with majors and related professions This resource was created by the University of Tennessee and is NOT a listing of FGCU majors There are majors listed in this resource that are not offered by FGCU What can I do with a major in Learn how majors can bridge to careers and view streaming videos for career insight perspective Major Career Guidance Explore resources to help with the major career selection and exploration

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  • First Year Advising
    Contact Email freshmanadvising fgcu edu email response time may be up to 1 2 business days University Resources Adaptive Services Resources and services for students with documented disabilities Admissions Information for prospective and admitted students about the admission process and what to do after you ve been admitted Bursar s Offfice cashier Information about tuition and fees fee payment and Flordia Prepaid plan Campus Life Information on various services of interest to the student body Campus Recreation Information about Aquatics Intramural Sports Sport Clubs Outdoor Pursuits and Fitness Programs Center for Academic Achievement Information about Academic Retention Programs Tutoring and Instructional Support Programs Career Development Services Information about on campus jobs major career exploration resume writing and job internship fairs Counseling and Psychological Services Information about individual group counseling workshops and self help services Dean of Students Office Information about Registered Student Organizations Student Government Fraternity Sorority Life and Multicultural Leadership Development Dining Services Information about dining options on campus Financial Aid and Scholarships Information about applying for various types of merit and need based aid First Year Experience Programs and services that focus on the success of new college students at FGCU Honors Program Information about eligiblity program requirements and graduating with honors Housing and Residence Life Information about applying for on campus housing housing policies move in information and leadership opportunities International Services Information about Study Abroad programs Exchange Visitor programs and services for International students Multicultural and Leadership Development Information about programs that celebrate the cultural identities of the university community leadership programs and leadership opportunities Ombuds Office Provides informal impartial advice and support for students faculty and staff who seek to resolve problems or conflicts Parking Services Information on vehicle registration and parking on campus for commuter and residential students faculty and staff Prevention and Wellness

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/Advising/university-resources.html (2016-02-07)
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  • First Year Advising
    from registering for courses your second semester Hold Code Office Responsible Hold resolution recommendation AF Freshman Advising Hold First Year Advising NONE The AF hold activates and deactivates automatically according to the academic calendar and freshman registration dates This ensures freshman students connect with first year advisors to discuss course scheduling course withdrawals and academic policies and procedures Learn about how the AF hold is used US Undergraduate Studies Advising Hold Undergraduate Studies NONE the US hold identifies students advised through Undergraduate Studies GS Graduation Survey Hold Career Development Services Graduating students receieve an email with a customized link to the FGCU Graduating Student Survey which must be completed by specified deadlines IM Immunization Hold Student Health Services All students must submit complete immunization records to Student Health Services prior to their first enrollment at FGCU View Immunization Requirement CT Final college transcript Hold Undergraduate Admissions Submit official final transcripts from all universities previously attended FGCU Undergraduate Admissions Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 FGCU Blvd South Ft Myers FL 33965 6565 Faxed copied unsealed evelope submissions from former schools or transcripts sent from a student s home are not official HT Final high school transcript Hold Undergraduate Admissions Submit official final high school transcripts from the school that conferred your diploma TS Official SAT ACT test scores Hold Undergraduate Admissions Submit final official ACT SAT scores to the university for admission to FGCU SAT FGCU College Code 5221 SAT Score Request Information ACT FGCU College Code 0733 ACT Score Request Information TX Official AP IB AICE test scores Hold Undergraduate Admissions Submit final official AP IB AICE scores to the university for articulation of credit earned in high school AP FGGU College Code 5221 AP Score Request Information IB International Baccalaureate IB Transcript request information AICE Cambridge Examinations AICE Transcript request information EC Essentials Course Hold My Student Body Prevention Wellness All undergraduate students must complete My Student Body Essentials Course during their first semester of enrollment to register for future semesters Learn about the MSB Essentials Course Requirement Academic Standing Holds Academic Warning WS Academic Probation PS Academic Suspension SS Probation after Academic Suspension AS Academic Dismissal DS Center for Academic Achievement CAA Students on the Academic Standing List ASL must regain their eligibility to register for classes through completion of a Retention Program administed by the Center for Academic Achievement FGCU s Academic Standing Policy Learn about the CAA s Academic Retention Program SU Suspension Hold Office of the Registrar Students on Academic Suspension are required to sit out one semester before reenrolling at FGCU FGCU s Academic Standing Policy PF Parking Hold Parking Services Parking fees are owed to the university and must be paid at the Cashier s Office McTarnaghan Hall Finance Accounting Holds AR Accounts Receivable CH Collections TH Web Transcript Accounts Receivable Finance Accounting Bursar Fees are owed to the university and must be paid at the Cashier s Office McTarnaghan Hall Financial Aid Holds FA Financial Aid FH Financial Financial Aid Scholarships The

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