• The Academic Catalog


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

  • Complete an Application


    For your convenience, you can complete an application online for the majority of our undergraduate, undecided, non-degree and graduate programs. Be sure to check for any variances in the application process for the program you are interested in. Apply here to complete the transfer undergraduate application.

  • Submit the Application


    Submit your application with the $25 application fee to avoid any processing delays.

  • Submit Supplemental Materials



    Many programs require the submission of supplemental materials. The academic catalog lists supplemental materials required for each program.

    The application process for some programs varies from the normal admission process. If you are applying to one of the following programs, please follow the admission procedures included in the program's supplemental admission materials.


    College of Arts and Sciences


    College of Health and Human Services


    Social Work

  • Submit Official Transcripts


    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



    Transcripts must be sent directly from your previous school to GSU. If electronic transcripts are sent to you in error, return them to your previous school and request that they be sent directly to GSU. If your previous school sends you a paper version of your transcript, forward it to GSU unopened, in the sealed envelope that it came in.

  • Additional Requirements


    Be sure to include:

    • Credentials Evaluation (If you have completed course work outside of the USA, a course by course credential evaluation, by a NACES member will be required).

  • Evaluation & Processing


    Please allow two weeks for evaluation and processing after the application transcript(s) and all required supplemental documents 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.

  • Letter of Admission Decision


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