Admission for a Second Baccalaureate Degree
Students who hold a baccalaureate degree from GCU or another accredited institution may pursue a second baccalaureate degree at Georgian Court University. A minimum of 30 credit hours of the curriculum requirements must be completed at GCU, including one of the following courses: WS311, any course satisfying the General Education religious studies or ethics requirement, or GEN400. Students must satisfy the existing policy for transfer students, except that no additional coursework in General Education will be required for the second degree, other than the 3 credits described in the preceding sentence.
If the student seeking a second baccalaureate degree holds a bachelor’s degree from GCU, the following points apply:
- The student must earn a minimum of 30 Georgian Court credits beyond the credits previously earned as part of the first bachelor’s degree.
- The student must satisfy all of the major requirements in effect at the time of matriculation for the second degree.
- No additional credits in General Education beyond those required for the first degree will be required for the second degree. However, the student may choose to take additional General Education credits as part of the credits required for the second degree. The student would not be held to any new General Education requirements.
- This policy does not authorize the awarding of two baccalaureate degrees simultaneously since GCU undergraduates have the option of pursuing a double major.
- There is no merit aid available for a student seeking a second bachelor's degree.
Accelerated B.S.N. Program
Georgian Court University offers an accelerated B.S.N. program for students who already have an earned bachelor's degree. Admission requirements and the curriculum are described on the A.B.S.N. program page in the Georgian Court–Hackensack Meridian Health School of Nursing section of the catalog. Students admitted to the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are required to make two deposits as outlined in their acceptance letter.
Student Immunization & Document Requirements
All students are required to complete a Student Health Form and provide documentation of immunizations before attending class and/or moving into residence halls. Click here to complete your health forms via the student health portal.
Failure to comply will result in a hold on your account and inability to access your grades or register for future classes.
Georgian Court University Requires the Following:
- COVID-19 Vaccine Completed Series (Resident Students).
- Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR): Two doses: First dose given after 1968 and on or after 12 months of age; second dose separated at least by 28 days from the first dose or laboratory report indicating positive immunity.
- Hepatitis B: (Full-Time Undergraduate and Graduate Students Taking 9 or More Credits): Three doses of vaccine (two doses of adult vaccine in adolescents 11 to 15 years of age)/or laboratory report indicating positive immunity.
- Meningococcal tetravalent (must include Groups A, C, Y, & W-135): Requirement for all first-time students under the age of 19 (Commuters and Residents) and Resident Students over the age of 19. Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine given on or after 16th birthday. Booster dose required if given prior to 16th birthday.
- Verification of negative Tuberculosis (Mantoux) test, Quantiferon Gold-TB test, or chest X-ray is required of all resident and international students within 6 months of admission.