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Georgian Court Dual Admission Agreement Signed; Provides Discounts for Grads

From left to right: Dr. William J. Behre, provost, and Dr. Joseph R. Marbach, president, Georgian Court University; and Dr. Joann La Perla-Morales, president, and Dr. Mark McCormick, vice president for academic and student affairs, Middlesex County College.

Officials from Middlesex County College and Georgian Court University have signed a dual admissions agreement that will allow MCC graduates to transfer to GCU seamlessly and at a discounted tuition rate.

“The dual degree agreement creates pathways for MCC graduates in nearly all of our degree programs to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at Georgian Court University,” said Joann La Perla-Morales, president of MCC. “In addition, Georgian Court will offer guaranteed tuition discounts – based on grade point average – for grads who enroll full time at its Lakewood campus. Discounts range from 20 percent for those with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.49, to 52 percent for those with a GPA of 3.75 and above. This is a wonderful opportunity for our graduates to attend a prestigious university at an affordable rate. In addition to the guaranteed discounted rate, students are eligible to receive other grants and scholarships offered by GCU.”

Justin G. Roy, dean of admissions at Georgian Court University, lauded the agreement.

“As two institutions who share similar educational missions, we’re proud and excited to partner with Middlesex County College to develop pathways for MCC graduates to seamlessly transfer to Georgian Court University,” he said. “While students can enroll in the dual degree program at any time during their tenure at MCC, both schools recommend doing it as early as possible. That way, Georgian Court advisors can work with the students to ensure they are taking the correct courses and are prepared for the university.”

The new agreement signed by GCU President Joseph R. Marbach, Ph.D., and Dr. La Perla-Morales reflects their shared commitment to providing meaningful, viable options for those pursuing higher education.

“We also know that affordability is of critical importance to all students, and especially so with adult learners looking to balance the demands of work, family and classes,” Dr. Marbach said.