Evening Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I apply?
A. Click here to fill out the Undergraduate or Graduate Application for Admission. You'll need a $40 application fee or waiver, and if you're transferring credits, official transcripts from every college/university you have attended. For high school students, complete and submit the application here for Step Ahead.

Q. How many credits can I transfer?
A. You can transfer a maximum of 90 credits from accredited institutions. No more than 75 of those 90 credits may be transferred from an accredited two-year institution. Credits are accepted from regionally accredited institutions. Credits from nonregionally accredited institutions will be considered for acceptance on a case-by-case basis. To receive a Georgian Court degree, a student is expected to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at Georgian Court, core area requirements and earn a minimum of 120 credits. At least half of the credits required for the major, minor, certificate or certification program must be earned at Georgian Court.

Q. I have an associate's degree. Are all of my credits transferrable?
A. If you have earned an associate's degree from a New Jersey community college, you will receive a block transfer of credits, based on the degree earned, that will partially satisfy GCU general education requirements. The allocation of transferable credits is determined upon prior coursework. Without an associate's degree, credits are individually transferred.

Q. It's been a few years since I went to school, but I've learned a lot in that time through work and other experience. Can I receive college credit for it?
A. Challenge examinations/portfolio assessments may be offered upon request by a student, if the department chairperson and the dean approve. As a matriculating student, you may earn up to 30 credits from a combination of Georgian Court challenge examinations and portfolio assessment. These are GCU credits, but they do not count toward the 30 GCU credits required for graduation. You cannot take a challenge examination or submit a portfolio until you have earned at least 12 credits of "regular" Georgian Court coursework, or during the semester you plan to graduate.

Q. Where can I go to research, study, or grab a bite to eat in between work and class?
A. The Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library is open until 11:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, during the regular semester. It's also open until 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. Check the library page [http://www.georgian.edu/library/hours.htm] for more information. The Raymond Hall Dining Hall is open until 8:00 p.m. on weekdays for dinner during the regular semester, and the Court Café is open until 11:00 p.m. weekdays.

Q. I want to major in education. Can I take all my required courses during the evening?
A. Yes. All of your academic courses can be completed during the evening. However, student teaching and observations must be done during the day.

Q. I need to talk to someone about my bill/financial aid/class schedule. Is there someone here in the evening to assist me?
A. Representatives from the offices of Student Accounts, Registrar, and Financial Aid are available in Mercy Center until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays to assist you.

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