You’ll be right at home at GSU.

Your education experience is the cornerstone of Governors State University's heritage; in fact, transfer students make up the largest portion of our student body. As a transfer student, you bring a unique voice and experience to GSU. And with a robust selection of undergraduate degree programs and minors, you'll certainly find a program that speaks to your interests. We look forward to welcoming you into the GSU family.

  • Plan Your Transfer

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    Need help planning your transfer?

    Review our Transfer Guides to get an idea of how your coursework will transfer to GSU from several local and regional community colleges.

    Create an account in Transferology to get a detailed idea of how your courses will transfer to GSU from a variety of community colleges, private colleges and public colleges and universities.

    General Admission Requirements

    • 25 or more semester credit hours of college coursework
      If you have earned less than 25 hours you must apply as a freshman
    • A 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
    • Provide official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities

    Please note, some programs have their own application deadlines and require higher GPAs and/or additional materials for admission.

    If you are transferring in with 25 – 44 credit hours, you must apply to the university with an Undecided major. You can find more details in the academic catalog or contact the Office of Admissions at 708.534.4490 for more information.

    Ready to transfer?

  • Apply

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    Begin the process by creating a GSU account. Once your account is created, the system will prompt you to select an application for admission. Select the undergraduate application.

    Submit your application fee, official transcripts, and any optional supplemental materials as your program of study requires.

    Application Fee

    A $25 nonrefundable application fee is required at the time of application.

  • Supplemental Items

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    Official Transcripts

    Arrange to have all official* college transcript(s) from schools (currently and/or previously attended) sent directly to GSU.

    *International applicants are required to have their official transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

    School officials may send official documentation in one of two ways:

    U.S. Mail:
    Governors State University
    Admission Processing
    1 University Parkway
    University Park, IL 60484

    Email:
    apotranscripts@govst.edu

    Remember: your application is not complete until all of your official transcript(s) have been received.

    For additional details, check the academic catalog or contact the Office of Admissions 708.534.4490.

  • Programs with Special Admission Requirements

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    If you are applying to Fine Arts, Media Studies, Nursing, or Social Work undergraduate programs, you are required to submit additional documentation. Visit here for more information on these program requirements.

    For additional details, check the academic catalog or contact the Office of Admissions 708.534.4490.

  • Admission Decision

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    Credentials Evaluation

    Once you have submitted all required application materials for the program for which you applied, please allow 7 – 10 weeks for evaluation and processing.

    Some programs have application deadlines. If your program has an application deadline, the evaluation process may take longer. You will be notified once a decision has been made via email and U.S. mail of the admission decision.

    Letter of Admission Decision

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

  • Honors Program

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    The Honors Program curriculum provides high achieving students with challenging, experiential learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. Click here to learn more.