• Admission Requirements


    In order to transfer to GSU you must meet the following requirements:

    • 24 or more semester credit hours of college coursework.
    • 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
    • Good standing at the last institution you attended.

    *Some programs have application deadlines and require higher GPAs for admission. Check the academic catalog or contact the Office of Admission 708-534-4490 for more information.

  • 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.

  • How to Apply


    For your convenience, you can complete an application online for our undergraduate 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.

    If you need help comparing your earned credits with what GSU requires click here to use Transferology, an online tool that will help you.

    Once your application is submitted and you have paid the $25 application fee, your application is not complete until your official transcript(s) have been received.

    *Note: Nursing and Social Work require additional documents. Check the academic catalog or contact the Office of Admission for details 708-534-4490

  • Required Documents


    If you meet the admission requirements and you are ready to apply to GSU, the following is required:


    • An online transfer application with the $25 non-refundable application fee.
    • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions.
      • If mailing or submitting transcripts at the Office of Admissions personally, transcripts must be in the originally sealed envelope to be considered official.
      • If sending electronically, transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to GSU to be considered official. Transcripts can be sent to apotranscripts@govst.edu.

    Note: Some programs require additional documents to complete the application process. Check the academic catalog or contact the Office of Admission 708-534-4490 for details.

    Contact the institutions you have attended and request that official transcripts be sent to GSU electronically or by mail at:


    Submit electronic official transcripts to: apotranscripts@govst.edu

    By Mail:

    Send hard copies of official transcripts to:

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


  • 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 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). Visit www.naces.org/members.html to search for an evaluation service provider.
    • If you are a college student transferring to GSU and you took an AP exam in high school, check the AP chart linked here to see if GSU will grant credit for your score. If you want this credit attached to your GSU transcript, contact the College Board. No credit can be posted until a student has enrolled at GSU and official AP scores have been received from the College Board.

  • 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.