Admitted Graduate Student Checklist

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Welcome to our NJCU graduate student community! Below you will find important information to help you navigate your next steps to complete your enrollment and prepare for a successful semester!

If you have any questions, please contact Graduate Admissions at or (201) 200-3409.

It is important that we know your enrollment intentions to better assist you with your next steps in the admission process please fill out out this Acceptance Reply Form .

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.

New Jersey State 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 records to avoid holds being placed on your account or being dropped from your classes. 

COVID-19 Student Vaccination Requirements:

Starting the week of August 8, 2022, NJCU will no longer require students to be vaccinated as a condition of enrollment or in-person instruction. However, federal regulations may still require students who work in specific settings to be vaccinated, receive the booster when eligible, and upload their health information.

Required Vaccinations: International students, student-athletes, and residential students must complete the COVID-19 vaccine series (or a single dose series). The requirement will apply to every international, residential, and athlete except:

  • Those enrolled in fully online degree programs that offer no on-campus instruction, activities, or services 
  • Those who qualify under New Jersey law medical or religious exemptions

For the most up-to-date information on vaccination requirements, please visit our Health and Wellness Center website. If you have any questions, please contact the NJCU Health and Wellness Center at 201-200-3456 or 


NJCU policy requires comprehensive health insurance coverage for all matriculated students who are registered full-time and enrolled in a degree-seeking program. (Graduate student full-time enrollment is defined as 9 or more credits each semester).

Please note: Students enrolled in a fully online program are exempt from this requirement.

To meet this health insurance requirement, students may:

  • Use an existing health insurance plan, or
  • Enroll in a university-sponsored student health insurance plan (SHIP).

To waive or enroll in University Health Insurance you MUST visit the Health and Wellness Center for detailed instructions and deadlines here. If you have questions, please contact the Health and Wellness Center via at phone: 201-200-3456  or email:


GothicNet is the NJCU student portal where you are able to view important University Information such as your Class Schedule, Financial Aid, Billing Information, Advisor Information, and more. You can also self-register for classes in your GothicNet account. Admitted students are emailed an updated password for GothicNet along with your NJCU email address. If you have trouble logging in or cannot find your updated password, you can reset your GothicNet password here 

Contact the Student Technology Help Desk at 201-200-3350, or visit for assistance.

Your NJCU Email Account 
NJCU email is the official means of communication with all students. Your professors will email you here and it is where you will receive all important University information and announcements. You will no longer receive emails to your personal or work email account. 

Please visit and follow the steps outlined to access your new NJCU email 

If you experience any issues, please contact the NJCU Help Desk at 201-253-4357 or

Course registration for new graduate students typically begins in mid-October for spring term; and early March for summer and fall terms. You will hear from us via email and text message when it is time for you to register! 

In the meantime, you can visit the University Graduate Academic Calendar for specific dates and deadlines related to course registration, course withdrawals and more. 

Clearing Holds: If you or your advisor are experiencing issues registering you for courses, it could be because you have a hold on your account that you have not cleared. The most common hold is the Financial Disclosure Agreement, which all students are required to read and acknowledge prior to course registration. To view/clear any holds, please login to your GothicNet  account and click on the tile "My Tasks". There you will find any holds or "to-do" items.

Course Questions:  If you have questions about which courses you should be registering for, please contact your graduate academic advisor to develop your course plan.

Registration Questions: If you have questions about how to register or drop classes, please contact the Registrar's Office via phone at 201-200-3333 or email at Detailed information, including step-by-step instructions on how to view course offerings and self-register online, is available at

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.

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.

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 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

Gothic Card

The Gothic Card is the official photo identification card for New Jersey City University. The Gothic Card is used to access your debit account and meal plans. It is also used as your building/room access key and for library privileges. An active Gothic Card is proof of your NJCU affiliation.

Please visit the departments webpage for additional information on how to receive your Gothic ID. 

Your Gothic Card can be obtained at the Campus Card Services located in the Hepburn Hall, Room 114; office hours are Monday through Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please email: or call (201) 200-2273 (CARD)

Main Campus: If you plan to drive to campus, there is parking available on several campus lots with different daily rates. 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. To view parking facilities and plans visit the Parking and Transportation website.

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 parking company for $5.00 daily. NJCU discounted parking stickers are ONLY valid after 4:00pm until 11:00pm M-F. The parking company’s standard rates will apply prior to 4:00pm. 

To purchase discounted parking stickers at Harborside, please visit the SP+ Parking Management Office located on the first floor inside the SP + Parking Plaza 5, 110 Plaza 5, Jersey City, NJ. You will need your NJCU student ID card (Gothic Card) to purchase parking at the NJCU student discounted rate. After you purchase your pre-paid discounted stickers at Plaza 5, you will park your vehicle at the LM Plaza 4A Parking, located at 18 Christopher Columbus Drive, Jersey City, NJ.

Fort Monmouth: If you are taking any classes down at our Fort Monmouth location in Monmouth County, NJ, parking is free!  NJCU@Fort Monmouth is located at Squier Hall, 283 Sherrill Avenue, Oceanport, NJ 07757.

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 or contact Craig Katz, Director of International Programs, at 

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.

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.