General Policies

Applicability of Course Policies

Unless otherwise indicated, all policies apply to all courses regardless of mode of delivery, location in which the course is taken, or when during the academic year the course is taken.

Program Requirements in Effect

The student is responsible for satisfying all program requirements.

Requirements for a program are determined by the student’s date of matriculation into the program.

If changes are made to the requirements of a program, and if those changes would be advantageous, the student may petition the director of the program to be allowed to satisfy the new requirements.

A student in a program that must satisfy external accreditation/certification requirements may have to follow program requirements different from those in effect at the date of matriculation.

If a student stops attending Georgian Court without being enrolled in Maintenance of Matriculation or on an official leave of absence and later returns into the same or a different program, the student will follow program requirements in effect on the date of re-enrollment.

Online Programs

An online program is a program of study in which all the courses are offered online and no activities are required to be completed on campus.  An online program leads to a degree or certificate, or meets the educational requirements for professional licensure or certification.


Failure to submit complete records of all previous academic experience can result in the student being denied admission, or in the case of nondisclosure or misrepresentation, the rescinding of a previously granted admission which may result in dismissal from the institution.

Academic Year

Georgian Court University’s academic year begins on August 1 and extends through July 31. Any class beginning during a particular academic year is considered to be part of that academic year, regardless of when the class ends.

Academic Advisement

Advisement is an important component for enhancing the quality of a student’s program. To assist the student in planning a cohesive program and in meeting all degree requirements, a designated faculty member will serve as an advisor. It is the student’s responsibility to seek a conference with the advisor each semester to plan their course of study. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that all university requirements, as listed in the GCU Graduate Catalog of the year/semester of acceptance, are fulfilled and that the appropriate courses are completed. This is incumbent on continuous enrollment at GCU. In the case of returning students, certain restrictions may apply to university requirements. Students should seek guidance from the Office of Graduate Admissions in regard to university requirements when they are in the process of reapplying.


Georgian Court University reserves the right to place a “hold” on enrollment activities or aspects of the student record or options due to an outstanding obligation to the university or noncompliance with Georgian Court University policies. Enrollment activities and student records that may be adversely affected include, but are not limited to, registration, credit-level enrollment restrictions, course final grade reports, and official and unofficial transcripts. Outstanding obligations or noncompliance include, but are not limited to, unpaid monies, unreturned or damaged books and equipment, parking fines, incomplete health record, academic probation standing, and/or nonfulfillment of matriculation requirements.