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Georgian Court Univeristy


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No matter where you started college, Georgian Court is an extraordinary place to finish. You become part of our friendly community, including hundreds of transfer students, that chose GCU for its affordable, holistic college experience—one that prepares you to excel professionally and contribute to the greater good. A streamlined application, flexibility with course credits and pre-requisites, and our always-happy-to-help transfer counselors make the admissions process quick and easy. Join us. You’ll look great in blue and gold!

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Transfer to GCU

Top rated for transfer friendliness.

GCU has been consistently named to the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll which means it’s one of just 171 colleges or universities recognized nationally as “transfer friendly” because it provides a supportive, smooth transition, and proven outcomes.

To apply, all you need are your college transcripts and a completed Common App. You’ll hear from us in two to four weeks. Our transfer student admissions counselors, Dan and Tracy, can help with transferring coursework, securing a GCU scholarship, meeting faculty in your major, and developing a pathway to complete your degree as quickly as possible. We’re ready when you are!


Transfer students enrolled in Fall 2022


Maximum transfer merit scholarship


Maximum credits accepted


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The professors go out of their way to help and are very concerned with student success. You’re not just another student. When I was transferring here, it felt too good to be true, but GCU worked out so well for me.


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Dan Gallen

Senior Assistant Director for Transfer Admissions

(732) 987-2768
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Tracy McCarthy

Admission Counselor for Undergraduate Admissions

(732) 987-2759

Why Georgian Court?

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Strong Outcomes

Our graduates earn $10,000 more ten years after graduation

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Over 98% of our students receive generous financial aid

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Easy application, generous scholarships, and flexibility in transferring credits

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Campus & location

Our campus—a place of spectacular beauty—is located near the Jersey Shore and just an hour from NYC and Philly

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Values-based education

Learn and live our Mercy values of respect, justice, compassion, service, and integrity

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48% of GCU students are classified as “socioeconomically diverse”

Named To Transfer Honor Roll Phi Theta Kappa
The New York Times Top 20% Overall Mobility
U.S. News & World Report Top Performer For Social Mobility

College costs

Great news. You can afford it.

What good is a college education if you’re still paying for it decades later? At Georgian Court, a life-altering college experience and affordability go hand in hand.

Transfer students can receive up to $16,500 in scholarships annually depending on GPA. And since we accept 75-90 credits—far more than most universities—your cost to graduate is less, too. According to the national College Scorecard, GCU compares favorably in annual cost with private and public universities our enrolled students also applied to. In many cases, it’s even less. GCU is acknowledged for its value and social mobility by Money magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and the New York Times.

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A transformative education expands possibility.

At GCU, you’ll explore diverse perspectives. Discuss and debate. Question the status quo. Think innovatively. Learn and grow thanks to an education rooted in the liberal arts that is holistic and experiential.

In fact, all students complete two experiential learning commitments as a requirement to graduate such as internships, clinicals, research, and service learning. Mentoring and networking opportunities build additional skills and provide avenues to future employment.

While GCU offers 37 undergraduate majors, the following five are most popular with transfer students: nursing, psychology, business administration, education, and social work.


From day one, GCU’s values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service were instilled into coursework, activities, and athletics. The campus community is inclusive, compassionate, and fun.

Candidate, Master’s of Communicative Disorders, San Francisco State University

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Student Life

This is your time. Make the most of it.

There’s no shortage of things to do at GCU: recreational sports, 55+ clubs and organizations, campus ministry, monthly campus-wide events, and more.

Take a life-changing service trip or volunteer in the local community. Meet friends at a varsity game, karaoke night, or campus bonfire. Check out Lakewood’s skateboard park. GCU is just 10 miles from the Jersey Shore and an hour from New York and Philly. You’ll fit right into our community of warm and welcoming students and join them in pursuing a full, fun, and fulfilling college experience. The more engaged and involved you are, the happier your college years will be.

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Up for a visit? You've got options.

Some places just have to be seen to be believed. Virtually or in person, Georgian Court is one of those places.

Located in Lakewood, New Jersey, our 156-acre campus features a historic, grand mansion and formal gardens and sits on the north shore of Lake Carasaljo.

If you’re coming from Brookdale or Ocean County community colleges, you’re just a half hour away. No matter where you’re studying, come visit. Take a tour. Meet our students and transfer counselors. And join us for Transfer Tuesdays, our virtual info sessions for students considering a transfer to GCU. Online or in person, GCU just might be your perfect fit.

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Transfer Tuesday Info Session

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In-Person Tour

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Virtual 1-on-1 Session

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Virtual Open House

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Ready to apply? It doesn't get much easier than this.


You’re already a college student and that means life is crazy busy. That’s why our transfer admissions process is simple, straightforward, streamlined. For starters, you’ll need a minimum 2.0 GPA. If you’re transferring with 24 credits or more a Common App and official college transcript are all you need. If you have less than 24 credits, you’ll also need your official high school transcript. Our rolling admissions mean you’ll hear from us in two to four weeks. You’ve got this!

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