Admissions: Transfer: FAQ
How many credits can I transfer to GCU?
GCU accepts a maximum of 90 credits with a limit of 75 credits from a two-year institution. A minimum of 120 credits is required to earn a degree at GCU; however, some programs may require additional credits for completion.
How will having an associate's degree benefit my transfer of credits?
If you have earned an associate's degree from a New Jersey community college, you will receive a block transfer of credits, based on the degree earned, that will partially satisfy GCU general education requirements. The allocation of transferable credits is determined upon prior coursework. Without an associate's degree, credits are individually transferred.
What does GCU require for the transfer application process?
- GCU application with nonrefundable application fee ($40) or an application fee waiver.
- Official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities attended (Students with less than 24 credits must submit official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores.)
- Official test scores for CLEP, AP Exams, or DSST. (if applicable)
- Military personnel and veterans may submit official evidence of service school for evaluation.
What is the timeline for transferring to GCU?
First, you'll want to learn more about transferring to GCU at one of our Transfer Info Sessions, where admissions counselors will discuss the timeline for transferring to Georgian Court. They'll also share information on GCU programs, available scholarships and financial aid, and the transcript evaluation process.
What is necessary to be considered for transfer admission at GCU?
- Maximum of 90 credits from a regionally accredited institution with a limit of 75 credits from a two-year institution
- Cumulative GPA calculation
- Progress chart
- Grades of "C" or higher
- 60 credits must be earned at GCU to be eligible for degree honors.
- Minimum 120 credits for a GCU degree (For successful degree completion, a student must earn 30 credits and have completed 50% of the major at GCU.)
- GCU general education requirements are satisfied dependent upon a student's receipt of an associate's degree from a New Jersey community college.
Is on-campus housing a possibility for transfer students?
Yes, residential facilities are available for full-time matriculating students in the Women's College. You should submit your application for housing as early as possible.
Are there GCU scholarship opportunities for transfer students?
Yes, scholarships are available for new transfer students who are enrolled full time at the GCU Lakewood campus. The admission cumulative GPA is based upon all college credits earned by the student at the time of application. Students must maintain satisfactory academic status as a full-time student at the Lakewood campus to maintain eligibility. While the university reserves the right to adjust scholarship amounts based upon external financial aid, the following awards may be available:
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Are there on-campus parking lots accessible to transfer students?
There is ample parking for commuter and resident students alike on the Lakewood campus. You should arrive at a reasonable time before class to ensure appropriate parking. All cars must be registered through the Office of Security, and all students are billed a fee, included in their tuition statement, for a parking permit. Handicapped spaces are also available in various areas. Parking is not permitted on roads, driveways, or grassy areas.
Is there anything for a transfer student to do during "free time" between classes?
Free time doesn't have to mean wasted time. There are plenty of ways to get involved and make use of campus resources during your downtime. There are over 60 student organizations, GCU athletics, several open computer labs, lots of quiet places to study, and even a state-of-the-art fitness center that is free to all students. The newly renovated Court Café offers a big screen TV, hot food, and plenty of space to relax.
Does GCU offer career counseling for transfer students?
Yes! Located on the second floor of the Casino, GCU's Office of Career Development can help you explore your career options with internship opportunities, résumé reviews, and specialty workshops. They also offer a link to the Optimal Résumé Builder site and regularly share listings of recent job postings.
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