Admitted Graduate Student Checklist

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Checklist for Newly Admitted Graduate Students

Welcome to New Jersey City University! The information below is designed to help you navigate next steps to complete the graduate enrollment process and help you prepare for your first semester at NJCU.

Confirm Your Admission

If you have not already done so, your first step is to let us know your enrollment intentions by sending back your Acceptance Reply Form found in your admissions packet. You may submit the form to us via email or fax 201-200-3411.

Submission of Any Final/Official Documents

Please be sure to review your admissions packet carefully for any conditions of enrollment, or final official documents you are required to submit. If you are currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate coursework at another institution, please be sure to submit a final official transcript for any coursework in progress prior to the start of classes. Enrollment in graduate study at NJCU is contingent upon satisfactory completion, with no significant decline in grades, of all academic work in progress when your graduate application was reviewed. Final transcripts must include certification of any diplomas or degrees you indicated on your graduate application. Please contact University Admissions if you have any questions at or 201-200-3409.

Immunization Requirements

All new students are required to submit the NJCU Entrance Health Record, which is used to establish a student's medical file and document compliance with state immunization laws. Please be sure to prioritize the submission of your health record to avoid unnecessary holds on your account in the future.

Access information on requirements and how to submit your immunization records, or call the Health and Wellness Center at 201-200-3456.

GothicNet Account

GothicNet is NJCU’s web gateway that allows students, faculty and staff to access important information. Students use GothicNet to search and enroll in classes, review financial aid information, pay tuition bills, and review grades. Use of GothicNet, including registration for online courses, requires that you have an assigned Gothic ID and password. You will find your Gothic ID on the top right side of your Acceptance Letter. To set up your GothicNet account please visit

NJCU Email Account

Your NJCU e-mail account allows you to check for University announcements, communicate with the NJCU community, and forward e-mails to any other e-mail accounts. Students are automatically assigned an email address upon admission. To access your NJCU e-mail through Microsoft Live@edu, visit NJCU email webpage

Student ID Card/Gothic Card

The Gothic Card is the official identification card for New Jersey City University students, staff and faculty. Your photograph, Gothic ID and your status appears on your card. You will need your Gothic Card to check out library books, access university facilities such as the NJCU gymnasium, and you can also add funds to the card to pay for parking, meals, apparel, books, supplies, and more.

For more information and to obtain your Gothic Card please visit Hepburn Hall, Room 114. Make sure you know your student email and Gothic ID. You will need to provide this information to receive your card.

Academic Advisement

Your assigned academic advisor will serve as an important contact for you throughout your graduate school experience. Please contact your advisor if you have any questions regarding course selection, curriculum planning, departmental scholarships or internships that may be available, etc. View the list of Graduate Academic Advisors for up-to-date contact information.

Registering for Classes

Step 1: The first step in registering for courses is to Search Classes being offered for the semester for which you were admitted. You can also access the class search option in your GothicNet portal. If you require assistance searching for classes, please view the Class Search Guide or contact the Office of the Registrar at or 201-200-3333.

Helpful tip: If you do not see any courses posted for the next semester, it is likely because it is early and the courses have not yet been posted. The University will notify you when registration begins for new students and you can also check the Graduate Academic Calendar for updated information.

Step 2: Once you have determined the courses for which you would like to register, your next step is to enroll online through your GothicNet Account. If you are unfamiliar with the add/drop process, we recommend that you review these step-by-step Instructions to Enroll.

Remember that questions regarding course selection or obtaining special permission numbers should be directed to your Graduate Academic Advisor. If you have questions regarding how to add/drop courses, or would prefer to register for courses in-person, please visit the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Financing Your Education

To estimate your cost for the semester, please reference the Graduate Tuition and Fees chart to view tuition information for the current academic year.

In addition to NJCU’s affordable tuition rates, there may be funding opportunities available to you in the form of loans, scholarships, or graduate assistantships to assist you in paying for graduate school. We recommend that you file the FAFSA as early as possible to maximize financial aid options available to you.

Paying Your Term Bill

Upon registering for classes, a term bill will be generated. Students will receive an email at their NJCU email account once the bill is ready to view on GothicNet. If an email is not received, please make sure to double check your GothicNet account to ensure you completed the class registration process.

Online term bill payments can be made through GothicNet with credit/debit card. You may view this detailed tutorial on how to pay your term bill online. You are strongly encouraged to visit the Office of Student Accounts for up-to-date information on payment deadlines, deadlines for adding/dropping courses, and other pertinent information.

If you have additional questions about your term bill, including payment plan options, please contact the Office of Student Accounts (Bursar’s Office) at 201-200-3045 or by email at

Parking and Commuting

Main Campus: If you plan to drive to campus, there is parking available on several campus lots, which can be accessed from Culver (Lot 1) and West Side Avenues (Lot 3A). Parking rates vary depending on location and payment method. Daily rates for Lot 1 and 3A are $10.00 and $7.00, respectively. There is a $3.00 discount in either lot if you choose to add funds to your Gothic Card to pay for parking. Please observe the Jersey City Parking Regulations if you choose to park on the city streets. If you plan to take public transportation, here are some Public Transportation options to consider when planning your commute to NJCU’s main campus.

Harborside: Since the School of Business is located on the waterfront in Jersey City, parking options are more limited. Students have the option of parking on main campus and taking Public Transportation to Harborside, or you may pre-purchase parking at a discounted student rate from a third-party company, Central Parking Deck, Harborside 4A, located at 135 Greene Street. The NJCU student discount rate to park at Harborside 4A is $5.00 daily, but is ONLY valid after 3:30pm M-F. The parking company’s standard rates will apply prior to 3:30pm. To purchase discounted parking at Harborside, please visit the Central Management Office located on the first floor inside the Harborside 4A deck. You will need your NJCU student ID card (Gothic Card) to purchase parking at the NJCU student discounted rate. For additional information, contact the Department of Public Safety, Parking and Transportation Coordinator, 201-200-2290, or e-mail

On-Campus Housing

If you plan to live on-campus while pursuing your graduate degree, you must submit the Residence Life Application to secure a spot. Please contact Residence Life if you have any questions at or 201-200-2338.

Explore your New Community

If you are new to NJCU and would like to visit campus prior to the start of the semester, contact University Admissions to arrange a tour at (201) 200-3409 or email us at
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Resources for Students

NJCU offers a wide range of support services for our students. Below are just a few key websites that may be relevant to you as you plan your first semester as a graduate student at NJCU.

International Student Services

The Office of International Programs works very closely with newly admitted graduate students on the student visa documentation process and provides various support services for enrolled students. For more information, please visit the International Students page

Specialized Services

The Office of Specialized Services (OSS) serves as a resource for students with mobility, vision, hearing, learning, and other disabilities that may require campus/classroom accommodations and/or academic support. For more information, please visit the Office of Specialized Services page

Military and Veterans Services

The Office of Military and Veterans Services assists NJCU students who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and might be eligible for various benefits and resources. For more information, please visit their webpage here.

Health and Wellness Services

The Health and Wellness Center offers preventive and primary care services to help NJCU students stay healthy, regardless of insurance. For more information, please visit the Health and Wellness Center page.

Counseling Services

The Counseling Center offers NJCU students free and confidential services, delivered by qualified, experienced professionals. For more information, visit the Counseling Center page.

Additional Information

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Additional resources and services offered at NJCU can be found on the NJCU Website or we encourage you to consult with your Graduate Academic Advisor.