Admitted Freshman Checklist

Checklist for Admitted Freshman Students 

1. Secure Your Spot

Your confirmation is key to reserving your place here at NJCU.

Accept your offer of Admission online at GothicNet by December 15, 2019 (for Spring 2020 students) or May 1, 2020 (for Fall 2020 students). 

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.

2. Scholarship Recipients

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.   

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.

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

3. 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.

4. Financing Your Education

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.

New Jersey Residents are required to complete the additional questions for the NJ Higher Education Student Assistant Authority (HESAA) found at the end of the FAFSA application.

NJCU School code: 002613

Priority Deadline: April 15, 2020  

Contact the NJCU Financial Office at 201-200-3173 or email financialaid@njcu.edu with questions regarding financing your education.

5. Schedule Placement Testing & Register for Classes

All freshman students must complete the appropriate placement test or receive exemption prior to registering for classes.   Complete the online form at Testing Services to schedule your placement test.  Students that are exempt are still required to complete the online form.

Upon completion of the placement test, you will meet with an academic advisor to register for classes.

6. Sign Up for New Student Orientation

Sign up for New Student Orientation and become part of the Gothic Knight family. Be prepared for a fun and informative event tailored for you as you begin your journey at NJCU.  

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. 

7. Request Your Final Transcripts

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

Submit official high school final transcripts to:
Office of University Admissions
2039 Kennedy Blvd Hepburn Hall, Room 207
Jersey City, NJ 07305

 

8. 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
 

9. 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 njcu.edu/immunization or call the Health and Wellness Center at 201-200-3456.

10. 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 201-200-3045.

Additional Questions

Contact University Admissions 201-200-3234 or admissions@njcu.edu 

WELCOME TO NJCU!!  Go Knights!!