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You are a personal enrichment/non-degree student if you do not plan to pursue a degree or certificate at FGC. Whether you’re taking courses for personal enrichment or looking to update a certification or skill set for your job, we’re happy to help you reach those goals.

Please follow the steps below to enroll as a non-degree student. Keep in mind that only the first two enrollment steps (apply and high school transcript) are required for admission, but some remaining steps can be completed simultaneously to expedite your enrollment. Remember that we are here to help you through this process and your success is important to us.

Application Steps

Apply for Admission – Free!

High School Transcript

Send official high school transcript to Enrollment Services, Florida Gateway College, 149 SE College Place, Lake City, FL 32025. If you had official transcripts sent directly to you, do not open them. You will need to send the official transcript, in the unopened envelope, to Enrollment Services through the U.S. mail. 

If your high school credential was earned outside of the United States, a high school equivalency report from a NACES-approved evaluation service is required.  Contact Enrollment Services for more information.

college Transcript

While transcripts from colleges you previously attended are not required, the courses you previously completed may help you meet course prerequisites at FGC. Go ahead and turn in your official college transcripts to avoid inconvenience at registration and have it on file just in case you decide to pursue a program.

If you earned college-level coursework outside of the United States, a course-by-course evaluation report from a NACES-approved evaluation service is required.  Contact Enrollment Services for more information.


Receive your letter of acceptance that will include important information like log-in information for MyFGC and student email, as well as steps following admission.

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 $1175.

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.

Placement Testing

ACT, SAT, and PERT test scores may be used for placement into college-level courses if the test was taken in the past two years.  To access test prep materials or to schedule and exam, go to Test Center (keep hyperlink).  The Test Center is located in building 7 and may be contacted at or 386-754-4333.

If you started 9th grade in the 2003-2004 school year or later at a Florida public high school, and graduated from a Florida, public high school with a standard high school diploma, you may be exempt from Placement testing in accordance with Senate Bill 1720.  Advisors still recommend all students placement test prior to the first term of registration in order to determine where you should start in college-level courses in order to be successful. 


Advising is not required for non-degree students.  However, you are welcome to set up a meeting with an advisor to go over your unofficial transcripts and discuss any questions relating to prerequisites or placement testing.  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. 

Register for Classes

Register through MyFGC or in person at the Office of Enrollment Services in Bldg. 15.

We’re Here to Help

For all questions you may have about the application and enrollment process, get in touch with us.