For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran
732.987.2266
dgilleran@georgian.edu

Georgian Court University Offers Special Admissions Events for Prospective Students in February

Transfer Information Session, Freshman Instant Decision Day, Freshman Friday, Campus Overnight Visits for Women, and the 9-month full-time or 18-month part-time Teaching Certificate Program

Lakewood, N.J., Jan. 20, 2009—Georgian Court University will hold an undergraduate Information Session for Transfer Students on Wednesday, February 4 at 5:30 p.m. in Lake House on the Lakewood campus. Please register online at www.georgian.edu, choose Admissions, Campus Visit Events, go to Undergraduate Transfer Information Session, and choose Sign Up Now. Call 732.987.2760 for more information.

Freshman Instant Decision Day will be held on Friday, February13, at 10:00 a.m. in Lake House on the Lakewood campus. High school seniors are invited to reserve a place to have their application for admission reviewed, tour the campus, enjoy lunch, and meet with an admissions counselor. The admissions decision will be made at that time after review of documents. Students must make a reservation and bring their application, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and recommendations with them for this event. Please register online at www.georgian.edu, choose Admissions, Campus Visit Events, go to Freshman Instant Decision Day, and choose Sign Up Now. For more information, call 732.987.2760.

An Undergraduate Campus Overnight Visit for Women will be held on Wednesday, February 18, starting at 4:00 p.m. in Maria Hall on the Lakewood campus. The Women’s College of Georgian Court University invites women high school juniors and seniors to join us for an overnight visit hosted by our Office of Residence Life. Join your hostess for activities, meals, classes, and a tour of the campus. Reservations are required. Please register online at www.georgian.edu, choose Admissions, choose Campus Visit Events, go to Campus Overnight Visits for Women, and choose Sign Up Now. Call 732.987.2760 for more information.

On Friday, February 20, at 10:00 a.m., Georgian Court University will hold a Freshman Friday for high school juniors and seniors. At this information session, students will tour the campus with a student ambassador and have lunch in the student dining hall. Reservations are required. Register online at www.georgian.edu, choose Admissions, choose Campus Visit Events, go to Freshman Fridays, and choose Sign Up Now. Call 732.987.2760 for more information.

A postbaccalaureate 9-month full-time or 18-month part-time teaching certificate program information session will be held Saturday, February 28, at 10:00 a.m. in Lake House on the Lakewood campus. Georgian Court offers various options for individuals with a bachelor’s degree who are seeking teacher certification. Please register online at www.georgian.edu, choose Admissions, Campus Visit Events, go to Postbaccalaureate Teacher Certification Information Session, and choose Sign Up Now. Call 732.987.2770 for more information.

In the 9-month full-time program, candidates earn 39 credits over 9 months through two 10-week semesters and 15 weeks of student teaching and at the end of that period become eligible for New Jersey teacher certification. Throughout the program, students attend classes Monday through Thursday and spend Fridays in a local district classroom, first observing, and then student teaching.

The 18-month part-time program is designed for students who need to work as much as possible while going to school. The course schedule is very manageable for an adult working full time. Classes for the first four semesters are all taught at 7:00 p.m. to accommodate a working schedule. Students can prepare financially to leave their jobs to student teach full time in the fifth semester.

“Although these programs are a quick way to change careers to teaching, the quality of the program is equal to that of Georgian Court’s other education programs,” says Eugene Soltys, director of graduate admissions at GCU. “The demand for qualified teachers remains strong, and the career is an excellent choice for those who have a passion for their subject matter and for helping students achieve their maximum potential.”

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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