Admission Requirements

Our main campus in Lakewood is home to our traditional undergraduate degree programs as well as master’s degree programs in arts, sciences, business, and education. Requirements vary by program; see more details below.

Application Requirements

First-Year Undergraduate Students

  • Completed application (online or paper)
  • $40 application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Optional two letters of recommendation
  • Optional essay

Transfer Students

  • Completed application (online or paper)
  • $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities
  • Students with fewer than 24 credits must also submit their high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores.

Please see the “Transfer Credit Evaluation” section below for more details about how we assess transfer credits.

International Students

  • Completed application (online or paper) and $40 fee
  • Official secondary school transcripts (in English) with copies of diplomas and two recommendations
    • Note: Transcripts from universities outside the United States must be in English and evaluated by World Education Services. Send official WES overall and course-by-course evaluations (fees involved) directly to Georgian Court University.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities

If English is not your native language, scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are required. The minimum required scores are 550 on the paper test, 79 on the Internet-based test, or a score of 6 or higher on IELTS. The Georgian Court University code number is 2274.

Graduate Students

  • Completed and signed application
  • $40 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Check with your program regarding additional required application documents

Prerequisite Courses

Some degree programs may have prerequisite courses you must take before beginning your GCU courses. Visit our course catalog for more information.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

We are proud to be one of New Jersey’s most transfer-friendly institutions. We will consider you for admission if you have an associate degree from an accredited community college or at least 60 transferable credits from another accredited institution. You must have earned a grade of C or higher in any course for it to be eligible for transfer.

Prior to submitting your application, we strongly encourage you to visit to gauge approximately how many of your courses may transfer. For more information about the types of credit we consider, please visit our transfer credit information page.

Note: Effective Fall 2016, graduates of an accredited New Jersey community college who have earned an A.A. or A.S. degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and have completed the general education requirements established in the statewide agreement will transfer those general education credits in full to satisfy a minimum of 45 (A.A.) or 30 (A.S.) credits of the Georgian Court General Education requirements.

Again, only courses in which you have earned a grade of C or higher are eligible for transfer.