• The Academic Catalog

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    The academic catalog is your source for specific admission requirements and degree requirements for the program to which you are applying. Please be sure to check the catalog for details.

     

  • Complete an Application

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    For your convenience, you can complete an application online for the majority of our programs. First Year.  Undergraduate, Transfer and Graduate applications can be completed online.

    Applicants applying to the following programs must complete a separate application process and may have a different application fee.

    Communication Disorders
    Health Administration
      Nursing
    Occupational Therapy

     

     

  • Submit the Application

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    Submit your application with the application fee to avoid any processing delays.

    Undergraduate applicants fee: $25
    Master's applicants fee: $50
    Doctoral applicants fee: $75

  • Submit Supplemental Materials

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    Many programs require the submission of supplemental materials. The academic catalog should be consulted for your program of interest.

    The application process for some programs varies from the normal admission process. If you are applying to one of these programs, please follow the admission procedures included in the program's supplemental admission materials. Please follow the instructions/guidelines outlined for the program you are interested in.

  • Submit Official Transcripts

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    Online
    Submit electronic official transcripts to: apotranscripts@govst.edu

    By Mail
    Send hard copies of official transcriptions to:

    Governors State University - Admission Processing
    1 University Parkway
    University Park, IL 60484

    Important: Do not open transcripts sent directly to you. Instead, please forward the transcript directly to GSU at the above address.

  • Send All Materials

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    Unless your program's supplemental application materials indicate otherwise, please send all materials to:

    Governors State University - Admission Processing
    1 University Parkway
    University Park, IL 60484

    Be sure to check the academic catalog for application deadlines. Some program deadlines differ. Check your program’s supplemental admission material for program specific application deadlines.

  • Additional Requirements

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    Application fees are non-refundable and should be sent with your application.

    Undergraduate applicants: $25
    Master's applicants: $50
    Doctoral applicants: $75

    Graduate applicants should also send:
    GRE/GMAT and other test scores (when applicable).

    If you have completed your baccalaureate studies in a country other than the U.S., you are required to submit official transcripts and an evaluation from an agency approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Agencies. Early application is essential for review of documentation and entry visa processing by the Office of International Services. Applicants must possess an acceptable bachelor's degree based on four or more years after grade 12, or the equivalent, from an accredited and approved institution of higher learning.

    Upon acceptance additional documents will be required in order to obtain your I20. Click here to learn more.

  • Evaluation & Processing

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    Undergraduate applicants please allow two weeks for evaluation and processing after the application and transcript(s) have been received. Some programs have application deadlines. If your program has an application deadline, the evaluation process may take longer than two weeks. You will be notified once a decision has been made.

    Master's degree applicants please allow two to four weeks for evaluation and processing after the application, transcript(s) and supplemental materials have been received. Some programs have application deadlines. All application materials must be in by the deadline or your application will not be reviewed. If your program has an application deadline, the evaluation process may take longer than two weeks. You will be notified once a decision has been made.

    Doctoral degree applicants please allow two to four weeks for evaluation and processing after the application, transcript(s) and supplemental materials have been received. Some programs have application deadlines. All application materials must be in by the deadline or your application will not be reviewed. If your program has an application deadline, the evaluation process may take longer than two weeks. You will be notified once a decision has been made.

  • Letter of Admission Decision

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    After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from the Office of Admission with your admission decision.