You’ve worked hard, given it your all—and now, you’ve been accepted into an amazing university! There are still a few steps you’ll need to take. No worries, we’re here to help you along the final sprint to becoming a Lion.
Georgian Court University
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BECOMING A GEORGIAN COURT LION
You’re on your way to changing the world for the better. But first, you’ll need to finalize a few things. Start with these next steps in the enrollment process, and reach out to your admissions counselor if you have any questions.
Become a Georgian Court Lion by submitting your nonrefundable $250 enrollment deposit.
- Go to connect.georgian.edu/apply/status.
- Log in using the credentials you received after submitting your GCU application.
- Follow the prompts to use a credit card to submit your deposit online (preferred method). If you prefer, you can mail a check for the enrollment deposit amount to the GCU Office of Admissions.
- If you want to be considered for need-based aid, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov.
- GCU’s FAFSA Code is 002608.
Once you have submitted your deposit, GCU will communicate with you directly through your GCU email, specifically when dealing with items such as financial aid, student billing, and Blue & Gold Day orientation.
If you’re planning to live on campus, submit a contract on your student portal. Click on the link in the checklist, and then use your GCU email credentials to log in and submit your form.
Log in to your student portal, click on the link in the checklist, and then use your GCU e-mail credentials to log in and submit your form.
Send your final high school transcript, a transcript of any college-level coursework, and/or Advanced Placement (AP) score reports to the GCU Office of Admissions, 900 Lakewood Ave. Lakewood, NJ 08701
APPLY FOR AID
To be considered for any Georgian Court University scholarships, grants or awards, or any state or federal aid, you must apply online using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. Be sure to enter GCU’s school code (002608) on your FAFSA so that GCU can receive your information as soon as it’s processed.
For all questions or concerns, please reach out to the Office of Financial Aid at 732-987-2258 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
At GCU, about 99.6% of first-year students receive some type of financial aid. Start the financial aid process now!
For students pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees, financial aid options include graduate assistantships, grants, and federal loans.
Our Veterans’ Services help veterans, dependents of veterans, reservists, and National Guardsmen/women secure VA educational benefits.
GET READY FOR
LIFE AT GCU
- Tell the world (and your friends, too) that you’re in! Post your pics and videos, and share your big news on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, or Pinterest with the hashtag #gcuaccepted.
- Learn about your advisement and how to enroll in your classes.
- Attend Blue & Gold Day to get acquainted with students, faculty, and staff. This event is for new first-year and transfer students only, not graduate students.
- Register for New Student Move-In and Orientation programs, which are your chance to get on campus, get started making friends, and get familiar with campus resources and activities. All new students are expected to attend.
Explore the Court
Blue & Gold
This is the big day—you’re moving in, getting to know your roomie, and figuring it all out. Once you’re done unpacking, it’s time to plan to attend orientation. This important event marks your official transition into student life at GCU. You’ll meet the dean of students and orientation leaders, and get a lot of important info you’ll use for years to come.
DIVE INTO THE
HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE
Residential students live in four campus residence halls: St. Joseph Hall for first-years, Maria Hall for sophomores, Mercy Hall for the University Honors Program, and the new St. Catherine Hall for upper-class students.
FOOD AND DINING SERVICES
GCU has two options for dining: The Dining Hall in Raymond Hall Complex will be your main place to eat, while The Court Café stays open late to fuel your studying. Menus include traditional student favorites, vegetarian options, multicultural specialties, and more.
STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Get involved! Georgian Court has more than 40 clubs and organizations, service trips, campus ministry, student government, and community service. Explore it all as you make new friends and learn something, too.
ATHLETICS AND CAMPUS RECREATION
GCU Lions are super serious about their athletics. Just ask our 298 student-athletes competing in 14 NCAA Division II varsity sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). The campus also features an amazing 67,000-square-foot wellness center.
THE GCU CAMPUS
It’s minutes from the shore, a short drive from NYC and Philly, and set on the shore of Lake Carasaljo. The GCU campus is in the perfect location, and it’s filled with fun things to do right on-site, too. Here, you can meet up with friends at a number of hangouts, work on your fitness at the huge wellness center, or explore the formal gardens and natural beauty of our grounds. It’s the setting for years’ worth of gram-able moments.
FOLLOW US AND DISCOVER GCU
Georgian Court is active on all social media, and we love sharing what students are up to. Follow us to get updates about our growing community and to see what’s going on around campus.
COMING TO CAMPUS?
GET DIRECTIONS FROM
WHEREVER YOU ARE.
If you’re driving to campus, set your GPS to 503 9th Street, Lakewood, NJ, to reach the main entrance. Or if you’re heading to the Office of Admissions first, set your GPS to 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ.
If you’re taking public transportation, GCU is accessible by New Jersey Transit bus service from New York City and Philadelphia to the Lakewood Bus Terminal. Taxi service is available from the bus terminal to the University (less than a 10-minute drive).
If you’re traveling by air, GCU is equidistant from Newark Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. Taxi, bus, rental cars, and limousine services are available from both.