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Georgian Court University Named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll for 7th Consecutive Year

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GCU is one of five New Jersey colleges or universities to receive the recognition each year since 2018.

Georgian Court University (GCU) has earned a spot on Phi Theta Kappa’s 2024 Transfer Honor Roll, highlighting it as one of the most transfer-friendly institutions in the U.S. GCU is one of only five New Jersey colleges or universities to receive the prestigious recognition each year since 2018.

The Transfer Honor Roll celebrates excellence in developing and supporting innovative pathways for community college students who transfer to four-year universities. This year, Phi Theta Kappa recognized 228 colleges and universities nationwide.

“Georgian Court is home to hundreds of transfer students who sought an affordable, holistic college experience. In fact, over 40% of new students at GCU are transfer students,” said Daniel Gallen, Senior Assistant Director for Transfer Recruitment. “We pride ourselves on being accessible to transfer students, so it’s an honor to be recognized by Phi Theta Kappa for being transfer-friendly.”

The criteria for the Transfer Honor Roll include 40 key factors related to the support and success of transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life for transfer, admission practices, and bachelor’s degree completion.

“The Transfer Honor Roll Program identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of community college transfer students and applauds the dynamic pathways these colleges have created to continue fostering student success at the four-year college,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa.

Georgian Court has been listed on the honor roll annually since 2018. Those interested in transferring to Georgian Court can reach Daniel Gallen, Senior Assistant Director for Transfer Recruitment, at dgallen@georgian.edu or 732-365-4641, or visit georgian.edu/admissions/transfer for more information.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society that recognizes students’ academic achievement at associate degree-granting colleges and helps them grow as scholars and leaders. The Society comprises over 3.8 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.

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About Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University is a leading regional university that provides a transformative education, preparing students for ethical leadership and service in the Catholic Mercy tradition. Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. The university has 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 1,900 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 16 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 make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings, and in 2024, GCU was named one of the best Online Master’s Colleges in New Jersey.

The main campus is 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 through its Center for Professional Studies, and at other locations, including GCU at Brookdale, and through multiple online degree and certificate programs.