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Atlantic Cape Students to Benefit from Georgian Court Partnership

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Georgian Court University and Atlantic Cape Community College have signed a dual admissions and guaranteed admissions agreement that will provide a range of benefits to students who want to transition from community college to a private, four-year institution.

“Partnering with Georgian Court University gives Atlantic Cape students a new option—their first private and Catholic university,” says Justin G. Roy, GCU dean of admissions at GCU. “We are two institutions who share similar values, and we are the only Catholic institution in Central and South New Jersey—it’s nice to have an affordable option.”

The agreement, which is effective Fall 2018, offers a seamless transition for Atlantic Cape students after they earn their associate degree. They will also benefit from special advising, generous transfer credits, and eligibility for expanded scholarships that will put Atlantic Cape graduates that much closer to earning a bachelor’s degree.

Highly qualified students may eligible for GCU tuition discounts ranging from 20 to 52 percent, depending on their GPA. Those benefits, coupled with the potential of other grants and scholarships, help put a four-year degree within their reach.

“This is part of GCU’s commitment to the residents and students and New Jersey to ensure that higher education is affordable and accessible,” said GCU President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D., who joined Atlantic Cape President Barbara L. Gaba, Ph.D., in signing the agreement. “We know how difficult it can be for families to afford an education, and we believe that the path through partnerships with community colleges will pay off in the long run. It will help cut their tuition bills in half, and that’s just one reason we’re pleased to offer such generous financial aid to Atlantic Cape students.”

For complete program details, contact the GCU Office of Graduate and Continuing Education at 732.987.2770 or ude.naigroeg@spg.

About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape Community College is a comprehensive, nonprofit, publicly-supported, educational institution that enrolls just over 8,000 credit students and serves Atlantic and Cape May counties in New Jersey. Atlantic Cape was the second community college in New Jersey (1964) and creates opportunity by providing access to excellent programs and services that successfully meet students’ educational goals.

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About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,200 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 14 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at HazletGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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