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We hope you’ll choose to start your college education with FGC, where you can stay safe, close to home and prepare for a bright future at an affordable tuition rate.

Spring Registration is open!

Learn about the Open Door Grant for Spring 2024 and eligible programs: Open Door Grant

Steps for New Students

Schedule a meeting (parents are welcome too!) with an enrollment counselor now to get your questions answered and learn next steps for admission, financial aid, scholarships and more! Email us at or call 386-752-1822. In the meantime, explore our Academic Programs and review the guide below. We offer 4 month to 4 year programs, online and in-person classes, and the academic support you need to succeed.

You’ve completed the Admission Application. What else is needed to get started?

If you are a new student to FGC or need to reapply, you can find the detailed enrollment steps based on your student type on our Admissions Information Page. Below are the general steps for getting started:

Start the Financial Aid Process now

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) whether you think you are eligible or not. Many scholarship opportunities at FGC require a completed FAFSA. Check this step off your list as early as possible, as this may be completed prior to admission. Go to

FGC school code: 001501. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Proof of Residency

This requirement allows you to be considered for in-state tuition rates. You may complete this step when you apply for admission by submitting the residency form and documents. Proving residency reduces your tuition by over 70%. For example, a 3 credit class will cost $310 instead of $1,175.

Residency declaration and supporting documentation may be submitted to Enrollment Services through mail, email, or fax.  Mailing address: Enrollment Services, Florida Gateway College, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025.  Email address:  Fax: 386-754-4581.

FGC is now offering reduced tuition (in-state tuition plus only 5%) to residents of over 90 Georgia Counties. View the Residency Request for Georgia Differential Out-of-State Fee for eligible counties.


Submit official High School transcript and official transcripts for all colleges previously attended to Office of Enrollment Services, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025.

Once admitted, meet with an advisor!

Advising is required before you register to discuss your academic plan. Your success as a student is our priority. Make an appointment by contacting Advising Services at or at 386-754-4222. Advising is located Student Union Building, Bldg. 14.

Some programs have different advisors. Check the Advising Guide to determine your advisor.


Visit New Student Orientation, which is offered online and in-person. We hope you’ll take advantage of both!

Register for Classes

Register through the MyFGC Portal once registrations opens!