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Georgian Court University understands it is a big decision to dedicate your time to earning your college degree as an adult. You are making the right choice in coming to GCU. We offer an online course delivery format in a nurturing environment with support systems in place to help you achieve your goals.

Georgian Court University will request and pay for your transcripts when you complete and sign the Transcript Release Form that is part of the application process.


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice students may receive up to a maximum of 90 credits from a regionally accredited institution with a limit of 75 credits from a two-year institution. GCU accepts a total of 30 credits from all testing sources combined. GCU awards up to 16 credits for NYU Language Proficiency Exams (credit is awarded for the 12-point exam and for the 16-point exam).

If you have earned an associate degree from a New Jersey community college, you will receive a block transfer of credits, based on the degree earned, that partially satisfies GCU General Education Program requirements. The allocation of transferable credits is determined upon prior coursework.

Master of Business Administration students may receive up to 6 graduate credits from other institutions toward fulfilling the GCU program requirements. Courses acceptable for transfer must be closely aligned to Georgian Court courses and must have been taken within five years of GCU matriculation.

Georgian Court University is a full participant in the NJ Transfer initiative (, which students should refer to for course-by-course equivalencies between Georgian Court University and the community colleges within the state of New Jersey. In addition, GCU has established some program-to-program articulation agreements with several community colleges. These agreements are designed to assist students who wish to transfer into the Georgian Court University bachelor’s degree programs.


Military courses approved by the American Council on Education (ACE) will be considered for academic credit. Applicants must submit an official Joint Services Transcript to Georgian Court University for consideration during the application process.


Students may be awarded lower division semester credit hours for certified technical and professional training. Up to 21 semester credits can be requested and awarded toward the bachelor’s degree in the area of free electives. Grades and quality points are not given for New Jersey Police Training Commission (NJPTC) technical and professional training credit. To be eligible, a student must be in good standing as a NJPTC Certified Officer, have cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and meet other criteria set forth in the Georgian Court University Academic Catalog. Free elective credit may be awarded for completion of specific basic, advanced, and specialized training courses recognized by the NJPTC.

The following basic, advanced, and specialized training courses are currently eligible for consideration and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis:

  • Basic Jail Officer Training Course
  • Basic Law Enforcement Training Course
  • First Responder
  • Supervision I-III
  • Management I-III

Georgian Court University does not discriminate in its recruitment and admission of students, regardless of gender, race, creed, color, religion, age, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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