Florida Gateway College adheres to the open-door admissions policy for lower-division programs, providing open-access to the superior, affordable, quality education and training opportunities as permitted by state admission requirements and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status in accordance with the law.

Florida Gateway College adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations,and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations as required to afford equal educational opportunity. Students may obtain further assistance and information by contacting Terry Auger, Coordinator of Disability Services at 386.754.4215. The Disability Services Office is located in Building 017/Combs Building, Room 021 on the Lake City campus.

Although admission to associate degree programs requires that an applicant have graduated from high school, have a general education diploma (GED®) issued by a state department of education, or have satisfactorily completed their home-educated requirements as required by F.S. 1007.263, a limited number of certificate programs are available regardless of high school graduation.

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Steps to Admission/Enrollment

1. Academic Calendar

Read and Review – Prospective students should review and become very familiar with the college’s Academic Calendar as the calendar reflects priority processing dates for admission and enrollment at FGC. Source: www.fgc.edu and Select “Academic Calendar – Critical Dates”

2. Admission

Apply for Admission – Complete the FGC admission application, supplying all required documents as noted on the application paying close attention to the priority processing dates listed on the college’s “Critical Dates” on the college website. Source: www.fgc.edu to Apply Online. Select “Apply Now” or download the paper application and submit by mail, in person or email to admissions@fgc.edu.

3. Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid (Only necessary for those seeking financial assistance) – Students seeking financial aid/assistance are encouraged to apply for aid early (recommended six months in advance of intended enrollment) via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Source: www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Application is free, and the FGC School Code is 001501.

4. Testing1

Prepare for Placement Testing – The following exams are administered at the FGC Test Center located in Building 17/Main Campus:  CLEP; FBAT; HESI; PERT; TABE; NFSI; and the Pearson VUE GED®. Visit testcenter.fgc.edu to schedule an appointment.  ●  The FGC College Success Lab provides free placement test preparation for the PERT!  Boot camp for math, reading and writing brush-up is offered two weeks prior to the start of each semester with re-PERT opportunity! For more information call:  (386) 754-4479 or 754-4413 and/or stop by Bldg. 059/Main Campus. 

Hours of Operation

Enrollment Services is located in Building 15/Mathewson Building on the Main Campus.

Our hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer hours are Monday – Wednesday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

**Enrollment Services offers extended hours on Wednesday evenings until 6:30 p.m.**

¹ Effective Spring 2014 (F.S. 1008.30) - Common Placement Testing for Public Postsecondary Education:
(4)(a)A student who entered 9th grade in a Florida public school in the 2003-2004 school year, or any year thereafter, and earned a Florida standard high school diploma or a student who is serving as an active duty member of any branch of the United States Armed Services shall not be required to take the common placement test and shall not be required to enroll in developmental education instruction in a Florida College System institution. However, a student who is not required to take the common placement test and is not required to enroll in developmental education under this paragraph may opt to be assessed and to enroll in developmental education instruction, and the college shall provide such assessment and instruction upon the student’s request.
In accordance with Florida Statute 1001.64(8)(a), FGC may consider the past actions of any person applying for admission or enrollment to the college and may deny admission or enrollment to an applicant because of misconduct if determined to be in the best interest of the institution. FGC reserves the right to refuse admission or enrollment or to place conditions on admission or enrollment of applicants/students.
Clery Act Statement
As an applicant for admission and/or employment, you are entitled to a copy of
Florida Gateway College’s Annual Campus Security Report.  This report is located at https://www.fgc.edu/administration/public-safety/.  This web page contains information about our safety program, which includes the College’s security policies and campus crime statistics reported during the previous three years.  To request a paper copy of this report, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 386-754-4480.

Enrollment Services Contact Information


Fax 386-754-4581