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GCU’s Partnership with Cathedral High School Is First in the Big Apple

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Georgian Court University expands possibility while reaching beyond the state lines, once again, into the city that never sleeps—New York. This is the second out-of-state partnership for GCU as they sign a dual admissions and guaranteed admissions partnership with Cathedral High School. This new agreement offers the students from this all-girls school a seamless transition from high school in Manhattan to New Jersey’s centrally located Georgian Court University.

“Both schools are committed to the values of a good, Catholic education,” said GCU President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D.

This agreement is an opportunity for CHS students to gain greater access to a Catholic college education, and it provides new options for funding their journey toward earning a degree. GCU has been ranked, for three years in a row, as a “Best Bang for the Buck” institution and is a Catholic College of Distinction.

Catholic School Partnerships

The guaranteed admissions agreement is one of 12 such collaborations initiated by GCU. In recent years, schools like CHS are looking to give their students an upper hand on the college admissions process.

This guaranteed admissions agreement is instrumental by providing students with:

  • a smooth and successful option for transitioning into college;
  • an outlet that relieves much of the student burden in the college applications process;
  • and, a way to make higher education more accessible and affordable for Cathedral students by providing a direct, cohesive path to a four-year bachelor’s degree.

“I am very excited about this new academic collaboration. It opens up new opportunities and experiences for our students,” says Maria Spagnuolo, principal of Cathedral High School. “I am grateful to Georgian Court University and look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

Both schools are excited to work together in a way that furthers both their mission of academic rigor and excellence and the continuation of Catholic education.

For complete program details, contact the GCU Office of Admissions at 732.987.2700 or nqzvffvbaf@trbetvna.rqh.

About Cathedral High School

Founded in 1905, Cathedral is a Catholic, college preparatory school dedicated to empowering young women, academic excellence, and commitment to service. Since its opening, CHS has educated over 35,000 women. True to the spirit in which it was founded, Cathedral High School is an academic institution with ties to a rich history and tradition, and yet it has remained responsive to the ever-changing needs of its students.

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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 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by 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 BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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