Yes. You're ready.

If you're ready to start (or complete) your undergraduate degree and don't want to anxiously await your admissions to Governors State University, our two fast-track options, Transfer Thursdays and Freshman Fridays, can fulfill your needs!

  • Transfer Thursdays


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    Visit GSU, submit your completed application and official transcript(s)*, and get your admission decision all in the same day. Tour our campus, learn how to finance your education, speak with an admission counselor, and learn about student resources.

    You are ready for Transfer Thursdays if:  

    • You have earned at least 25 semester credit hours or more of college coursework.
    • You have 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
    • You can obtain official transcripts from your previously attended institutions(s)

    Application deadlines apply to some undergraduate programs. Please review our list of undergraduate degree programs for admission requirements and deadline information about your program of interest. Art, Media Studies, Nursing, and Social Work programs are not eligible for instant admission.

    How to Register

    Click here to register for one of the dates and times below.

    June 8, 2017

    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    June 22, 2017

    3 – 7 p.m.

    July 6, 2017

    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    July 20, 2017

    3 – 7 p.m.

  • Freshman Fridays

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    Visit GSU, submit your completed application for admission, have your application fee waived, official ACT scores and official transcript(s)*, and get your admission decision all in the same day. Tour our campus, meet with financial aid advisors, speak with an admission counselor, and learn about student resources.

    You are ready for Freshman Fridays if:

    • You have 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale (unweighted).
    • You have a minimum ACT composite score of 19, with at least a 19 in English and a 19 in Math or an SAT composite score of 990.
    • You can obtain a copy of your official high school transcript (with an official seal in a sealed envelope)
    • You can obtain official ACT scores (scores may be posted on your official transcript).

    For more information please contact us at admissions@govst.edu or 708.534.4490.

    Please note, although R.N. to B.S.N. is not an available major for freshmen, the GSU/Prairie State Nursing Pathways Program is available to freshmen.

    How to Register

    High school counselors are encouraged to contact our office to schedule a Freshman Friday session for seniors who meet Freshman Friday qualifications.

  • Freshman Instant Decision Days

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    Are you a graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.75 unweighted GPA and an 18 ACT or 950 SAT? Attend a Freshman Instant Decision Day, a one-stop shop on-site admission program at Governors State University.

    What you'll need to do:

    • Register online by selecting the date above that you would like to attend OR click HERE
    • Bring official high school transcript(s) in a sealed envelope or arrange to have it sent to Governors State University by email: apotranscripts@govst.edu
    • Bring official ACT or SAT scores or arrange to them sent to Governors State University by email: apotranscripts@govst.edu (if your scores are on your official transcript, you may omit this step)

    What will happen Freshman Instant Decision Day:

    • Arrive any time from 4:00PM to 6:30PM so that we can be sure to process your application
    • Tour the campus and/or Prairie Place Student Residence Facility
    • Meet with an admissions counselor
    • Meet with a freshman advisor
    • Obtain information about GSU's financial aid process
    • Obtain an on-site admission decision*

    *Students who do not have a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.75 or an 18 ACT (with minimum English and math sub scores of 18 or English) or 950 SAT must submit a personal statement with the application.

    Register now for the June 15, 2017 event
    Register now for the July 27, 2017 event