Apr 13, 2021  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Admissions

Why Choose GBC

Thank you for considering Goldey-Beacom College in your college search! For over 125 years, this small college has provided a quality education at an affordable price for college students in the mid-Atlantic region.

College-bound high school seniors choose us because of our nurturing environment with small class sizes and accessible faculty. Division II athletics, apartment-style dorms, and a superb career placement office make us an easy choice for students seeking a well-rounded four-year experience that will prepare them for a prosperous future. With generous scholarship and grant money available for almost everyone, our net cost is one of the lowest in the region.

Transfer students choose us because we appreciate the hard work they have completed elsewhere and strive to give credit where it is due. Students transferring from community colleges across the region often find they can complete the bachelor degree with us in two years or less. Scholarship and grant opportunities identical to those of entering freshmen set us apart from other colleges and make our transfer students some of our happiest.

Working professionals choose us because of our flexible scheduling, our experienced faculty, and our friendly and convenient service. Whether looking to complete a bachelor's degree that was started years ago, or looking to add "MBA" to the resume, our adult learners find generous scholarship support and flexible payment options designed to fit most budgets.

International students choose us for our global perspective, our connections to international corporations providing internships and training opportunities, and for our ideal location halfway between New York and Washington, DC. Scholarship assistance is available for our international students as well!

The links and information in this section should lead you to details about our programs, our campus, our cost and our quality, but nothing substitutes for a visit to campus to really learn what makes us special. Campus tours and personal visits are available every weekday, as well as on select Saturdays throughout the year. Our office is open until 7 pm to accommodate working professionals as well. Come check us out, and I promise you'll be pleased with what you see.

Larry Eby
Director of Admissions

Admissions Procedures for First-Year Freshman Students

Goldey-Beacom College is looking for a certain type of student - one who is motivated for success in a meaningful career. We look for that first in every applicant.

Every application is reviewed individually to determine strengths and potential for academic and career success. The admission evaluation considers a number of factors including cumulative grade point average, test scores, and class rank, but recent academic improvement, life challenges, and strong motivation are also considered.

Goldey-Beacom College operates on a rolling admission policy, so students may submit their application materials at any time. Rolling admission is nonbinding and allows students to receive their admission and scholarship decisions within two weeks of completing the application process.

Admission Requirements

A complete application to Goldey-Beacom College includes each of the following required documents:

  • A completed online application.
  • An official high school transcript, home school completion certificate, or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) and any college transcripts.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or ACT results. *

* Associate degree applicants are recommended to submit SAT scores; however, they are not required. 

  1. Students who do not meet minimum admissions criteria (i.e. 2.0 cgpa and/or low SAT scores) may be invited to participate in the GBC College Prep Boot Camp during the summer months preceding fall enrollment. Successful completion of boot camp and instructor recommendation may earn the applicant acceptance in the fall semester.
  2. Appointments may be made with the Admissions Office between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fridays; or on selected Saturdays.

Admission Procedures for Early Admission

(High School Seniors) 

A student who has completed the junior year in high school may be considered for full/part-time admission upon a positive recommendation from the high school. This candidate must present evidence of satisfactory academic achievement and meet the admission criteria for the college. An interview is required. (Follow the Admissions Procedure for Freshmen)

Admission Procedures for Transfer Students

Goldey-Beacom College welcomes students who transfer from other accredited colleges and universities. Whether you have attended one school or several, we will review all of your transcripts to help you choose the degree that will allow you to maximize your transfer credit.

Transfer Credit

Transfer credits are granted for courses taken at other regionally accredited institutions which meet the following criteria:

  • They apply to the student's degree program at GBC.
  • The courses were taken within a reasonable timeframe (usually the past ten years).
  • The student earned a grade of "C" or better in the class.
  • The courses were credit-bearing, non-developmental classes.

In addition to coursework completed at an accredited college or university, Goldey-Beacom also reviews credits for transfer from the following sources:

  • Advanced Placement (AP)
  • American Institute of Banking (AIB)
  • Army (AARTS)
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  • Community College of the Air Force
  • Center for Financial Training (CFT)
  • Coursework evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE)
  • Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
  • United States Coast Guard Institute 

Transfer Credit Guide

You can use the transfer equivalency search tool to find courses that will transfer to Goldey-Beacom College from other institutions. Please note that if you do not find the institution or course you are looking for, it does not mean Goldey-Beacom does not accept credits from that institution or that Goldey-Beacom will not accept that course.

Please contact the Admissions Office by email at admissions@gbc.edu or by phone at (302) 225-6248 to find out more about how your transfer credit can be applied towards a degree at Goldey-Beacom.

Admission Requirements

A complete application to Goldey-Beacom College includes each of the following required documents:

  • A completed online application.
  • An official high school transcript, home school completion certificate, or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • Official transcript(s) from all previously attended colleges and universities.

If you have less than 24 transfer credits, the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) results are also required.

Admission Procedures for International Students

Over 15% of the students at Goldey-Beacom College are international, coming from over 60 nations. From India to Italy, from Brazil to Bangladesh, students choose this small American college for a quality, affordable education.

Perhaps it's the College's east coast suburban location, within two hours of the major northeastern cities of New York, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. Perhaps it's the international flavor of our education, focusing on the global economy and backed with state-of-the-art technology. Or for many, perhaps it's the vibrant and active community of international learners.

For many reasons, international students from all corners of the globe choose Goldey-Beacom College.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed online application.
  • Official copy of secondary school transcripts and/or diploma, with final exam or course grades, accompanied by notarized/certified English translation.
  • Proof of English proficiency in the form of an official copy of TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL IBT (Internet Based Test): minimum 60 IELTS band score: minimum 5.5.
  • SAT or ACT scores are required for prospective athletes; it is strongly recommended that all applicants submit these scores for scholarship consideration. The College's CEEB code is 5255.
  • Bank Statement and Affidavit of Support, which indicates a source of financial support to cover tuition and fees, books, room and board, health insurance and other living expenses for up to one year.

Admission Procedures for Adult Undergraduate Students

While the desire to earn a college degree may be strong, finding a program that complements your lifestyle rather than complicates it can be an enormous challenge. If you have previously attended a college but did not complete a degree, or have never attended college at all, Goldey-Beacom provides a small campus focused on individualized attention.

We offer accelerated eight week classes that meet just one night per week. Additionally, we offer classes year round, allowing you to complete your degree at a pace convenient for you. Whether you attend full-time or part-time, day or evening, our Admissions Staff and Advisement Staff will work with you to create a personalized plan of study.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed undergraduate domestic application.
  • An official high school transcript, home school completion certificate, or Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED).
  • If applicable, official transcript from all previously attended colleges/universities or military coursework.

Military Students

Goldey-Beacom College welcomes men and women in uniform as well as Veterans who wish to pursue academic studies in any of our programs. As a Yellow-Ribbon school, eligible veterans are able to attend with no out-of-pocket costs for tuition.

Servicemember Benefits

New students should apply for military benefits 30 days in advance of when they plan to enroll at Goldey-Beacom College. A Certificate of Eligibility and DD214 are needed to certify students with the Veteran Administration.

Undergraduate Transfer Credit

If you completed coursework/service from any of the following institutions, you may be able to transfer it to your degree program at Goldey-Beacom:

  • Community College of the Air Force
  • Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
  • United States Coast Guard Institute

An official transcript is required for an evaluation.