Virtual instruction will continue for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. This policy applies to undergraduate and graduate courses held at all locations. A decision will be made about all Commencement activities on or before April 20. All other public and campus events and activities and athletics competitions and practices are canceled for the regular semester. Many university offices and buildings will remain open with modified hours and limited staff. Check GCU e-mails and for the most up-to-date information.

FERPA/Solomon Policy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), commonly referred to as the Buckley Amendment, applies to those institutions that regularly receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education. It guarantees these primary rights to students,

  • the right to inspect and review education records within 45 days of the day the university receives the request for review,
  • the right to seek to amend education records believed to be inaccurate or misleading,
  • the right to some control over the disclosure of information from education records, and
  • the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education should the student allege the university is not in compliance with the requirements of FERPA.

Solomon Amendment

Under the Solomon Amendment, institutions are required to fulfill military requests for student recruiting information. Failure to comply may result in the loss of various forms of federal funding and federal student aid. Under FERPA, you can request not to have your directory information shared. To view the complete policy, click here.

Withdrawal Refund Policy

If you are receiving federal funds (Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Stafford Student Loan, or Federal PLUS Loan) and you withdraw from Georgian Court University after the 100% refund date, you are responsible for reimbursing GCU for the federal funds that GCU may repay on your behalf. For the full policy, view the course catalog. If you have any questions about withdrawing, contact us at ude.naigroeg@rartsiger or call 732-987-2228.

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