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Ready to Choose a College? Explore Georgian Court

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There’s no better time than now to choose college—or at least do some serious thinking about life after high school.

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That’s the advice of Justin G. Roy, dean of admissions at Georgian Court University, offers to high school seniors and juniors looking to choose a college.

“Winter Open Houses and Information Sessions allow students and families to see our academic services, tour the campus, and meet faculty,” said Dean Roy, who points out that GCU will host an Open House event February 10, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“This time of year, doing research and visiting campuses can be great for juniors, too. Now is the time to start exploring campuses so they can develop their short list,” said Dean Roy. He offers additional advice in “Six Tips on How to Choose the Right College for You.”

What Does It Take to Choose a College?

Olivia Zitarosa, a senior from Point Pleasant, applied to 11 colleges of varying sizes before choosing Georgian Court. She was awarded a scholarship, which helped influence her decision, but there were other factors that convinced her GCU was the right place.

The campus is beautiful,” she said, “and the staff and faculty genuinely care about student success.”

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Jaclynn Sweeney, a senior from Toms River, was recruited to play volleyball by GCU Lions Coach Daniel Sempkowski. A digital communication major who will study abroad in London in 2018, Jaclynn has this advice for prospective students looking to choose a college: “Pick a school you’re comfortable at. . . . This is going to be home for the next four years.”

Learn more about GCU and how to choose a college when you register for GCU’s Open House. For more information about college admissions, contact the GCU Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 732-987-2700 or e-mail nqzvffvbaf@trbetvna.rqh.

Aerial view of GCU.

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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