International Students

Frequently Asked Questions

Transferring is a tough choice—GCU wants to make it as simple as possible. Our Transfer Student Checklist could help.

  • A maximum of 90 credits from a regionally accredited institution 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.
  • For successful degree completion, a student must earn 30 credits and have completed 50% of the major at GCU. Also, 60 credits must be earned at GCU to be eligible for degree honors.
  • GCU application with a 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.
  • Cumulative GPA calculation and grades of C or higher
  • Progress chart
  • GCU General Education Program requirements are satisfied dependent upon a student’s receipt of an associate’s degree from a New Jersey community college.
  • 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 partially satisfies GCU General Education Program requirements. The allocation of transferable credits is determined upon prior coursework.
  • Without an associate’s degree, credits are individually transferred using our Transfer Table.
  • 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.