Admission of Transfer Students
Students are welcome to transfer from both two-year and four-year institutions accredited by one of the accreditors previously designated as "regional" accreditors (e.g., Middle States Commission on Higher Education). Candidates for admission from two-year colleges are evaluated using the same criteria used for applicants from four-year institutions. All students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from their former college(s).
To be considered a transfer student, one must have accumulated 24 or more transferable credits after high school completion and before matriculating to GCU. A student who has not accumulated 24 transferable credits after completing high school and before matriculating to GCU will be considered a first-year student and must follow the requirements outlined in the Admissions Procedures for First-Year Students.
To receive a Georgian Court degree, a student is expected to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Georgian Court and General Education and major requirements and earn a minimum of 120 credits. At least half of the credits required for the major, minor, certificate, or certification program must be earned at Georgian Court. A student may transfer a maximum of 90 credits of which no more than 75 may transfer from two-year institutions and no more than 48 credits may count as general electives based on the student’s major at the time of enrollment. Credits are accepted from institutions accredited by one of the accreditors previously designated as "regional" accreditors (e.g., Middle States Commission on Higher Education). Credits from other institutions will be considered for acceptance on a case-by-case basis. Credits accepted in transfer become part of the student’s permanent record. As such, they cannot be replaced by new transfer courses.
The Transfer of Credit policy in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog governs courses accepted in transfer. Equivalencies for courses taken at a New Jersey community college are listed at http://www.njtransfer.org. Refer to Table II-C for General Education courses accepted in transfer. In accordance with N.J. Revised Statute 18A:62-46.1, students who transfer credit from a New Jersey community college but have not earned an associate degree may earn an associate degree from their former community college after enrolling at Georgian Court through a process known as reverse transfer (see the Reverse Transfer section of the Academic Policies and Procedures part of the catalog, under the Transfer of Credit section).
For transfer students who, prior to enrolling at Georgian Court, earn an associate degree from a New Jersey community college with a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.0, Georgian Court’s Block Transfer Policy applies:
- Transcripts are evaluated such that the community college general education program credits will be transferred in full to satisfy a minimum of 45 (A.A.), 30 (A.S), 20 (other associate degree) credits of the GCU General Education Requirements.
- Only courses in which a grade of C or higher has been achieved are eligible for transfer.
- Courses transferred as part of the community college’s general education program that have GCU General Education equivalents will be transferred as those equivalent courses. Other general education courses required by the community college will be transferred as General Education electives.
- Fulfilling the GCU Writing Requirement: Block transfer students who have GCU transfer credit for the equivalent of EN111 Academic Writing and Research I and a second qualifying college composition course above the EN111 Academic Writing and Research I level at the time they enter GCU will fulfill the GCU Writing Requirement.
NOTE: The block transfer policy will not apply, even if a student is issued a preliminary progress chart reflecting block transfer, unless a student’s official transcript showing an earned associate degree is received no later than within the first six weeks of the first fall or spring semester of enrollment as a GCU student.
The following policies apply to all transfer students, including those for whom the block transfer policy applies:
- Only courses in which a grade of C or higher has been achieved are eligible for transfer.
- Common Intellectual Experience Courses: All GCU students must either transfer in or take courses in the following four categories:
- Religious Studies
- Women’s and Gender Studies
- Capstone (GEN400 WI:Visioning a Future)
- All GCU students must earn a minimum of 42 credits in General Education and complete the experiential learning requirements. Students who have not earned a total of 42 credits in the general education area after completing the four common intellectual experience courses listed above must earn the remaining General Education credits by choosing courses that satisfy General Education categories for which the students did not transfer equivalent courses.
- General Education courses required for the major program cannot be waived.
- GCU accepts a total of 30 credits from all testing sources combined. Please read the full Credit by Testing policy in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog. Refer to Table II-D for CLEP exams accepted in transfer, and Table II-E for DSST (formerly DANTES) exams accepted in transfer. GCU awards up to 6 credits for NYU Language Proficiency Exams (12-point exam; GCU will award up to 6 credits). To receive credit, students must earn a minimum of a C or its equivalent.
- Students who transfer in 75 or more credits with a second qualifying college composition course above the EN111 Academic Writing and Research I level at the time they enter GCU will fulfill the GCU Writing Requirement. Students who transfer in 75 or more credits without a second qualifying college composition course above the EN111 Academic Writing and Research I level at the time they enter GCU must fulfill the Writing Intensive component of the GCU Writing Requirement or may petition by submitting a portfolio of their writing to the director of the writing program to determine whether or not the Writing Intensive component has been fulfilled.
Admission Procedures for Transfer Students
- Transfer applications should be sent to the Office of Admissions. Students are encouraged to apply by August 1 for the fall semester and January 1 for the spring semester.
- Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. Students who would have completed fewer than 24 college-level credits prior to matriculating into Georgian Court University must follow the requirements outlined in the Admissions Procedures for First-Year Students. Students with military experience and training should have an official copy of their Joint Services (military) transcript, showing ACE credit recommendations, sent to GCU. Students currently enrolled in courses elsewhere must have a transcript forwarded to the Office of the Registrar at the end of the semester to complete the transfer of credits and to register for the following semester.
- The grades for all college-level credits from ALL institutions previously attended are included in the Admission Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). Only developmental/skills courses (i.e., courses that are lower than the 100 level or do not count toward the student’s degree requirements) are excluded from the Admission CGPA. The Admission CGPA is used to determine acceptance to Georgian Court, and, in some instances, to certain degree programs. A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required for acceptance to Georgian Court. Specific CGPA requirements can be found in the academic department section of this catalog. The student’s new CGPA will be based upon all credits attempted at Georgian Court University.
- All admitted students receive a Preliminary Progress Chart prepared by the Office of the Registrar. This chart assists students and academic advisors with course selection. Transferable courses will be designated on the Progress Chart by the letter “T” and the grade earned. The Office of the Registrar reserves the right to make corrections/adjustments to the Progress Chart.
- Only courses in which a grade of C or higher have been achieved may be accepted in transfer. These courses will be counted as credit toward the Georgian Court program but will not be included in the Georgian Court cumulative grade point average.
- A student who receives an offer of admission must acknowledge 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.
- Upon receipt of the registration instructional materials, students must make an appointment to meet with their academic advisor(s) or attend an admissions registration event before they can register online.
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.
Table II-C: Georgian Court University Table of Courses Accepted in Transfer for Incoming Transfer Students
This table applies to transfer students entering GCU without a New Jersey community college associate degree.
Students who have earned a New Jersey community college associate degree should refer to information regarding “block transfer” in the Admission of Transfer Student section of the catalog or on the Admissions/Transfer Students web page at http://www.georgian.edu/admissions/transfer/.
This table cannot be used by current GCU students to determine equivalencies for courses not yet taken. Once enrolled at GCU, courses taken off campus must be directly equivalent to courses appearing on the General Education web page at http://www.georgian.edu/academics/general-education/ and in the GCU undergraduate catalog. Please refer to http://www.njtransfer.org for course equivalencies.
|General Education Requirements||Transfer Equivalencies 1|
|Academic Writing (3 credits) and 4 writing intensive courses||3-credit non-remedial broad-based English composition course that|
|Please see separate Writing Requirement catalog section for details on the Writing Requirement and writing intensive courses|
|Ethics (3 credits)||3-credit course that|
|History (3 credits)||3-credit course that|
|Literature (3 credits)||3-credit course that|
|Natural Science (4 credits)||4-credit laboratory course that|
|Philosophy (3 credits)||3-credit course that|
|Quantitative Analysis (3–4 credits)||3- to 4-credit course that|
|Religious Studies (3 credits)||3-credit course that|
|Shaping Lives (3 credits)||3-credit course that|
|Social Sciences: 2 courses (6 credits) in different fields||3-credit courses that|
|Modern Language; Culture; Global Studies (3 credits)||3-credit course that|
|Visual and Performing Arts (3 credits)||3-credit course that|
|(Primary) Is a history of or survey of an art form or art forms or*|
|Experiential Learning2||Equivalencies will be determined on an individual basis|
|GEN101 First-Year Seminar (2 credits)||No equivalency, required for all first time in college students|
|GEN199 Cornerstone Course (3 credits)||No equivalency, required for all transfers except those to whom the block transfer policy applies or those who enroll at GCU with 45 credits completed|
|GEN400 Capstone Course (3 credits)||No equivalency, required for all transfers|
The “primary” designation in the table indicates the essential criteria that will be used by the Office of the Registrar to determine whether or not a transfer course can be used to fulfill a particular General Education category.
Table II-D: Credit for College Level Examination Program
Listed below are all the examinations offered by CLEP, the minimum scores a student must achieve to be eligible for credit, and the requirements that can be met by each examination as determined by current policy and departmental review.
Current Policy: GCU accepts a total of 30 CLEP credits toward a degree. Once enrolled at GCU, a student must obtain the approval of the academic advisor and the registrar prior to taking CLEP examinations. Credit will be given only if credit has not already been awarded or earned for the related course content. GCU accepts a total of 30 credits from all testing sources combined. Please read full Credit by Testing policy in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog.
|Department||Subject||Min. Score||Cr||Major||Gen Ed||Elective||Equiv. Course|
|Humanities||50||6||3 cr VisPerfArts||X|
|College Mathematics||50||6||Quant. Analysis||X||3cr + MA106|
|Natural Sciences1||50||6||NatSci w/Lab||X|
|Social Sciences & History||50||6||3 cr History + 3 cr SocSci||X|
|History of U.S. I: Early Coloniz. to 1877||50||3||X||History||X||HST110|
|History of U.S. II: 1865 to Present||50||3||X||History||X||HST111|
|West. Civ. I: Ancient Near East to 1648||50||3||X|
|West. Civ. II: 1648 to Present||50||3||X|
|Intro to Education Psychology||50||3||X||X||PS225|
|Human Growth & Development||50||3||X||SocSci||X||PS221|
|French Language||50-58||6||Modern Language||X||FR101 + FR102|
|French Language||59||6||Modern Language||X||FR201 + 3cr intermediate|
|German Language||50-59||6||Modern Language||X||Elementary|
|German Language||60||6||Modern Language||X||Intermediate (6)|
|Spanish Language||50-62||6||Modern Language||X||SP105 + SP106|
|Spanish Language||63||6||X||Modern Language||X||SP205 + SP206|
|Spanish with Writing||50-64||6||Modern Language||X||SP105 + SP106|
|Spanish with Writing||65||6||X||Modern Language||X||SP205 + SP206|
|Composition & Literature|
|Analyzing & Interpreting Literature||50||3||X||X|
|College Composition Modular||50||3 or 6||X|
|A maximum of 6 CLEP credits is applicable to an English major.|
|Science & Mathematics|
|College Algebra||50||3||Quant. Analysis||X||MA109|
|Chemistry1||50||6||NatSci w/Lab||X||CH111 + CH112|
|Principles of Management||50||3||X||X||BU213/BU478/BU503|
|Introductory Business Law||50||3||X||X||BU211|
|Principles of Marketing||50||3||X||X||BU241/BU477/BU502|
|Principles of Macroeconomics||50||3||X||SocSci||X||EC181/EC476/EC5013|
|Principles of Microeconomics||50||3||X||SocSci||X||EC182/EC476/EC5013|
Once accepted by GCU, students may not fulfill the natural science laboratory course requirement by taking these exams.
Credit only given if essay exam is graded by GCU faculty members. Amount of credit will be based on grade earned.
Student must take CLEP exam for Principles of Macroeconomics and CLEP exam for Principles of Microeconomics to have EC476 Economic Survey or EC501 Economic Survey waived. Both current and prospective students seeking to use CLEP exam credit for EC501 Economic Survey for a School of Education program should gain prior approval from the program director.
Table II-E: Credit for DSST (Formerly Dantes) Exams
Subject standardized tests for which GCU will award credit.
Current policy: GCU accepts a total of 30 DSST credits toward a degree. Once enrolled at GCU, a student must obtain the approval of the academic advisor and the registrar prior to taking DSST examinations. Credit will be given only if credit has not already been awarded or earned for the related course content. GCU accepts a total of 30 credits from all testing sources combined. Please read full Credit by Testing policy in the Academic Policies and Procedures section of the catalog.
|Subject||Course||Credits||Major||Gen Ed||Elective||Equiv. Course|
|Art||Art of the Western World||3||X||X||X||AR228|
|Ethics||Ethics in America||3||X|
|Ethics in Technology||3||X|
|History||History of Vietnam War||3||X||X||HST331|
|Civil War and Reconstruction||3||X||X||HST308|
|Introduction to Geography||3||SocSci||X||GO281|
|History of the Soviet Union||3||X||X|
|Psychology||Lifespan Developmental Psych||3||X||X||PS227|
|Fundamentals of Counseling||3||X||X||PS331|
|Criminal Justice||Intro. to Law Enforcement||3||X||X|
|Criminal Justice or Homeland Security||Fundamentals of Cybersecurity||3||X||X||criminal justice elective|
|Business||Business Ethics & Society||3||X|
|Principles of Supervision||3||X|
|Introduction to Business||3||X||BU114|
|Business Mathematics||3||X||Quant. Analysis||X||BU121|
|Principles of Finance||3||X||X||BU335/BU479/BU506|
|Human Resource Management||3||X||X||BU411|
|Money and Banking||3||X||X||EC482|
|Management Information Systems||3||X||X||IS320|
|Phys Ed/Health||Health and Human Development||3||X|
|Introduction to Geology||3||X|
|Computing||Computing and Information Technology||3||X|
|Mathematics||Fundamentals of College Algebra||3||Quant. Analysis||X||MA109|
|Principles of Statistics||3||Quant. Analysis||X||MA103/BU221/BU476/BU501|
|Math for Liberal Arts||3||Quant. Analysis||X||Pending Evaluation|
|Principles of Public Speaking||3||X||X||CM105|
|Principles of Advanced English Composition||3||X||Pending Evaluation|
|Religious Studies||Introduction to World Religions||3||X||X|
|Education||Foundations of Education1||3||X|
Cannot be taken for credit if student already has any other credits in education.