Admitted First-Year Student Checklist

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Checklist for Admitted First-Year Students 

1. Secure Your Spot

Are you Ready to join us as a Gothic Knight?
Secure your Spot NOW!

Accept your offer of Admission and Scholarship (if applicable) online at GothicNet by:

  • December 1st 2020 for the SPRING term (January start)
  • May 1st 2021 for the FALL term (September start)

You will need your Gothic ID/Password to access your account.  This information was mailed to you at the time you submitted your application.  Your Gothic ID is located on the right hand corner of your acceptance letter.  Click on Forgot Password if you need help with your password.

NJCUmobile App is now available with many new features!

Join us for a Virtual Admitted Students Day.  Admissions counselors will be available to answer any questions.

1a. Your Key to Staying Connected at NJCU

Once you have accepted your offer of Admission, we will send you an updated password for GothicNet along with your NJCU email address.  This updated password will provide full student access to the GothicNet portal.  You will be able to view your Financial Aid, Student Billing, Class schedule and other important University Information.

Contact the Student Technology Help Desk at 201-200-3350, helpdesk@njcu.edu or visit njcu.edu/IT for assistance.

2. Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov to maximize the grant options available to you.  All Scholarship recipients are required to file the FAFSA.

NJCU School code: 002613

Priority Deadline: March 1, 2021

View your NJCU Financial Aid Package
Log-in to GothicNet, click on the button “Shopping Sheet” which will produce your award in a new window.

Contact the NJCU Financial Office at 201-471-6079 or email financialaid@njcu.edu with questions regarding financing your education.

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3. Scholarship Recipients

Accept your offer of Admission and Scholarship (if applicable) online at GothicNet by:

  • December 1st 2020 for the SPRING term (January start)
  • May 1st 2021 for the FALL term (September start)

Scholarship recipients must enroll Full-Time into an undergraduate program of study (minimum of 12 credit hours) and maintain a 3.0 GPA for the life of the scholarship.

All scholarship recipients must complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.gov), and receive a valid Student Aid Report in order to receive the scholarship. Scholarship amounts will be adjusted to direct billed costs of tuition and fees.  NJCU Scholarships may not be used to cover cost of Residence Halls.  Adjustments will be based upon the result of the FAFSA as well as other scholarships and grants awarded.   

Students who have already earned a Bachelor’s Degree are ineligible for Scholarship Awards.

4. Register for Classes

More information regarding course registration will be sent to you shortly. Registration for new students beginning in the Spring 2021 (January) term begins on November 3rd, 2020. For Fall 2021 (September) students, registration will begin in March 2021. 

If you have any questions please contact the University Advisement Center at uac@njcu.edu

5. Sign Up for New Student Orientation

Get ready to start your journey with NJCU!

In this orientation you’ll hear from several different departments, get to meet new friends and develop key connections that will set you up for success for your next four years!

Sign up for New Student Orientation

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Contact the Office of New Student Programs at 201-200-2233 or email orientation@njcu.edu if you have any questions regarding New Student Orientation. 

6. Request Your Final Transcripts

Submit final high school transcript (with graduation date) to the Office of University Admissions.  If you have completed college coursework at another university, you must also request to have that official transcript submitted to NJCU for transfer credit consideration.

Submit official final transcripts electronically to: admissions@njcu.edu

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Office of University Admissions
2039 Kennedy Blvd Hepburn Hall, Room 207
Jersey City, NJ 07305

7. Living & Learning 

Jersey City is one of the world’s most culturally rich and vibrant cities, and NJCU is located right in the heart of it. Be one of the first to move into NJCU’s new student residence hall located at our 21-acre West Campus Village at University Place. With New York City as your backyard, the possibilities are endless for you to create your own extraordinary learning experience.

If you are interested in on-campus housing, please contact our Office of Residence Life for more information at 201-200-2338, or email reslife@njcu.edu

8. Health & Wellness

Request your immunization records from your school or doctor as soon as possible to allow time for processing. New Jersey State Law requires all students born after 1956 to submit proof of immunity to Measles (2 doses), Mumps, and Rubella or file a valid exception. For more information on requirements and how to submit your records, visit The Health and Wellness Center page or call the Health and Wellness Center at 201-200-3456.

8A. Enroll/Waive in the medical plan and discount program.

Medical plan and discount program enrollment or waivers

9. Paying for College

Review your tuition and payment plan options via your GothicNet account. For student billing questions, please visit the Office of Student Accounts or call 201-471-6099.

Additional Questions

Undergraduate Admissions remains open to service students virtually. For assistance please contact us by text at 201-800-6855 or email at admissions@njcu.edu .

Please rest assured that we will assist you with any questions you might have

WELCOME TO NJCU!  Go Knights!