Freshman Checklist

Freshman Checklist

SECURE YOUR SPOT 

Your confirmation is key to reserving your place here at NJCU. To reserve your place at NJCU, simply submit your New Student Deposit payment online at gothicnet.njcu.edu or complete the acceptance reply card found in your admissions packet. 

YOUR KEY TO STAYING CONNECTED AT NJCU 

Upon receipt of your Acceptance Reply Card, we will send you directions for activating your GothicNet account. Check your NJCU.edu email account regularly and use the GothicNet portal (gothicnet.njcu.edu) to receive important information about financial aid, student billing, and registration for classes. Contact the Student Technology Help Desk at 201-200-3350, helpdesk@njcu.edu or visit njcu.edu/it if you need any assistance. 

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.
Fill out the Housing Interest Card found on the back of your Acceptance Reply Card and experience the on-campus advantage.
For more information call 201-200-2338, email reslife@njcu.edu, or visit njcu.edu/housing

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. Apply now and maximize the grant and scholarship options available to you.
NJCU school code: 002613
Priority deadline: April 15

Please call 201-200-3173, visit njcu.edu/financialaid or email us at financialaid@njcu.edu and let us help answer your questions about paying for college.

REQUEST YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPTS 

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

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. 

SCHEDULE PLACEMENT TEST & MEET YOUR ADVISOR 

Schedule your placement test by calling 201-200-3305 or by completing the online form at njcu.edu/testingcenter. Upon completion of the test, an appointment will be scheduled with your academic advisor to register for classes. 

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. 

WELCOME TO NJCU 

Sign up for your 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. Pick up your Gothic ID at Campus Card Services in Hepburn Hall, room 114. It’s your key to accessing all your student resources and more.

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