Admission Procedures for First-Year (First Time in College) Students

Visit to apply. Georgian Court accepts applications on a rolling basis; applicants are considered for admission as soon as their application files are completed.  Priority deadlines are November 1, January 1, and March 1.

  1. Official transcripts from secondary and post-secondary institutions must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts from home schools should be self-certified for submission.
  2. Test score reports (ACT or SAT) are optional. If submitted, they must be submitted through official channels directly to the Office of Admissions. The College Board code number for Georgian Court is 2274, and the ACT code number is 2562.
  3. An interview with the Office of Admissions staff may be required to complete the application process. Determination of this interview will take place once all required documents are received by the Office of Admissions, which will notify the student if an interview is necessary.
  4. A student who receives an offer of admission must signify acceptance by sending a $250 nonrefundable deposit. The deposit priority deadline is May 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester. Residence facilities are available for full-time matriculating students. Payment of the deposit will begin the enrollment procedures.
  5. All students are required to complete the student health form prior to class attendance and/or entry into residence halls. Failure to comply will result in the student being placed on “health hold.” Former students or those with name changes: please contact the Office of Health Services to update health records. Documented proof of immunization from a physician or a copy of an official school or health department record is required as follows:
    • MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella): Two doses. First dose given after 1968 and on or after 12 months of age; second dose separated at least 28 days from first dose. Documentation of immunity (copy of lab report) is also acceptable.
    • Hepatitis B: All students enrolling with 12 or more credits. Three doses of vaccine, or two doses of adult vaccine in adolescents 11–15 years of age. Documentation of immunity (copy of lab report) is also acceptable.
    • Meningococcal Tetravalent: One dose. Required for resident students only. Booster dose required if given before 16th birthday. Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine must include groups A,C,Y,W-135.
    • Tuberculosis Screening: A negative PPD/Mantoux, Quantiferon Gold TB Test or Negative Chest X-ray is required for students living on campus and all international students within six months prior to entering school or moving into campus housing.

Advanced Placement and Credit

A student who has taken one or more advanced placement courses in secondary school may be eligible for advanced placement and college credit. A score of three or higher in the Advanced Placement Tests of the College Board is required to receive college credit. The number of credits (3, 4, 6 or 8 credits) will be determined by the type of Advanced Placement Test(s) taken by the student.

Georgian Court accepts a total of 30 Advanced Placement credits toward a degree. Credit will be given only if credit has not already been awarded or earned for the related course content. An official score report is required to award credit. Candidates may contact AP Services by telephone at 888-call-4AP or at Refer to Table II-A for credit awarded for each test.

International Baccalaureate Program & Credit

GCU offers up to 30 credits (sophomore equivalent standing) to all incoming students who have received an International Baccalaureate Program Diploma with a score of 30 or better, with no individual standard level exam scores lower than 5 and/or no higher level exam scores lower than 4. Refer to Table II-B for credit awarded for each exam.