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Thank you for visiting this quick guide to getting started at FGC and congrats on your senior year! 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. Be sure to apply for the Board of Trustees Scholarship and check out our pathway to a FREE semester – see details below.

One-on-one Assistance

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.

Pathway to FREE Semester beginning Fall 2021

Students seeking an Associates degree or Bachelor program in a non-limited access major who enroll in 12+ credits in Fall 2021 will receive a $300 scholarship.* Each semester of continuous enrollment in 12+ credit hours under an eligible major will qualify a student for an additional $300 (up to 4 semesters). Earn $300 in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 in order to graduate in 2023 with a free semester!!
*Dual Enrollment students are not eligible

High School Senior Guide to FGC

Apply for Admission – Free!

High School Transcript
  • After graduation, 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. 
  • Plan to start in Summer B 2021 (high school transcript may not be ready for Summer A registration) or Fall 2021
  • 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.
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.

If you’re looking for scholarships that can follow you to FGC or your college of choice, here are a few scholarship services you may want to try. FGC has tons of institutional scholarship opportunities for our students, but we know your path may take you to another college, which we applaud and wish you the best. Easily find scholarship matches and submit applications for thousands of dollars at  Fast web Scholarships, Scholly (requires paid subscription) and Florida Student Scholarship Grant Programs (for in-state schools).

Board of Trustees Scholarhship

Incoming seniors from Columbia, Ft. White, Baker, Union, Dixie, Trenton and Bell High schools! Submit your application by March 15, 2021. Scholarship covers tuition for 2 years (12 credits x 4 semesters)

 Apply here!

  • Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required to apply (final HS transcripts will be required before scholarship award can be placed on a student account)
  • Students must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at FGC to remain eligible
  • Must be enrolled at FGC full-time each semester, 12 credits or more in fall and spring
  • Volunteer participation in FGC’s student ambassador organization
  • 2 letters of recommendation (non-family member) and 500 word personal essay
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.

Admission to FGC

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.


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