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Admissions: Admission of International Students on F1 Student Visas

"GCU prepared me to be able to help others. I knew going into my new job that I was prepared to this. I had the confidence, the skills, and the will to help other women succeed. My experiences at GCU taught me so much."
Ibadete Thaqi '08
B.A. in Biology
Educator, Republic of Kosovo

Ibadete Thaqi

An international student who needs an I-20 form to attend college in the United States must apply for admission as a full-time student at least six months in advance of the chosen semester's start date. GCU is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

The following items are needed by the Office of Admissions to process an application for admission:

  1. Complete and submit the Application for Admission online
  2. 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, 213 on the computer test, or 79 on the Internet-based test. The Georgian Court University code number is 2274.
  3. Submit official secondary school transcripts (in English) with copies of diplomas and two recommendations.
  4. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities. Transcripts from universities outside the United States must be in English and evaluated by World Education Services. Request official overall and course-by-course evaluations from World Education Services and have the evaluation sent directly to Georgian Court. Contact World Education Services at for their information. You must pay the fees to WES for this service.

To Enroll:

  1. Complete and mail the original Application for I-20 Form (pdf), affidavits of support—Annual Cash Support (pdf) and Free Room and Board (pdf)—and official documentation from banks and employers to show financial resources from sponsors to meet all educational costs to attend the university.
  2. Pay a tuition deposit of USD$1,000 to Georgian Court University before issuance of the I-20 form. Upon receipt of an initial I-20 form, the student must pay a U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services' Student and Exchange Visitor Information Systems (SEVIS) I-901 fee of USD$200 at before your interview at the U.S. Embassy for your student visa.
  3. Submit a completed Georgian Court University Student Health Form (pdf) with immunization documentation.

20152016 Undergraduate Estimated Annual Costs to Attend Georgian Court University (USD)

Tuition $30,158
($32,294 for Nursing)
Fees 4,088
Room and Board $10,808
Books and Supplies $2,500
Personal Expenses $4,200

Total USD $51,754*
($53,890 for Nursing) 

20152016 Graduate Estimated Annual Costs to Attend Georgian Court University (USD)

Tuition $15,102
Fees $3,191
Off-Campus Living Expenses $22,000
Books and Supplies $2,500
Personal Expenses $4,200
Total USD $46,993*

*These costs are for fall and spring semester enrollments only. Costs for summer semesters would be additional. On-campus room and board is only available for undergraduate students.

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