General Policies

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.


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 her/his advisor each semester to plan her/his 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 and Continuing Education in regard to university requirements when they are in the process of reapplying.