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.


Failure to submit complete records of all previous academic experience will result in the student being denied admission, or in the case of nondisclosure or misrepresentation, the rescinding of a previously granted offer of 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

The department chair, discipline advisor, and dean of each school are available to consult with the students in matters pertaining to their program, course of study, and standards of scholarship. The advising fellows and Student Success Center are available to consult on any other academic matter.

Advisement and orientation sessions are provided for freshmen and transfer students.

The Office of the Registrar is available to provide general student academic information. Information is also available on the Office of the Registrar’s web page at

Georgian Court University changed its General Education, graduation, and transfer credit policies and requirements effective Fall 2007, Fall 2011, and Fall 2016. Students who were previously enrolled at Georgian Court University and plan to return, should consult the catalog in their year of enrollment for all General Education, graduation, and transfer credit policies and requirements.

Course Load

The maximum course load for full-time students is 18 credit hours a semester. Permission to carry a heavier course load will be granted only after consultation between the student and major advisor, with the approval of the school dean and, for more than 21 credits, the associate provost for academic program development. Students will be required to pay for excess credits on a per-credit basis.

The maximum course load for part-time students is 11 credit hours per semester.

Class Status

For admission to senior status, students shall have completed a minimum of 90 total credits; for junior status, 60 total credits; and for sophomore status, 30 total credits


Georgian Court University reserves the right to place a “hold” on student activities due to an outstanding obligation to the university or noncompliance with Georgian Court University policies. Activities that may be barred include, but are not limited to, registration and receipt of transcripts. Outstanding obligations or noncompliance include, but are not limited to, unpaid monies, unreturned or damaged books and equipment, parking fines, non-submission of health form, and nonfulfillment of matriculation requirements.