Congrats! You are officially a Jaguar!

As an incoming transfer student, you are a vital part of our community. For this reason, we want you to start your time at Governors State University on the right track. To begin, please take the time to review the acceptance packet you received when you were admitted and follow these next steps to complete your enrollment:

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Set up Your Online Accounts


Find your myGSU portal at mygsu.govst.edu. Activate it by locating the login information in your letter of acceptance.

Access your official GSU email within your myGSU portal using the same login information.

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Register for New Student Orientation


2021 Graduate Orientation Dates (2 – 4 p.m.):

  • Spring: TBD
  • Summer: TBD
  • Fall: TBD

At graduate program orientation, you will discover how to succeed as a college student while you learn your way around campus, meet with an academic advisor, spend time with other incoming students, and register for classes.

For more information about Graduate Orientation, please visit: www.govst.edu/GraduateOrientation/

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Do the FAFSA


Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.FAFSA.gov to qualify for all types of financial aid. Use GSU’s school code—009145—to make sure we receive your financial aid information.

After completing your FAFSA, your financial aid status will be available in your myGSU portal approximately one week after your admission. You can also log into your myGSU portal to determine if you have missing information and view your award letter.

The FAFSA opens October 1, and students who complete it early have the best chance of getting Illinois Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) grants.

Expedite the financial aid process by following these steps:

  • Provide your social security number to the Office of Admissions if you did not include it on your admission application.
  • Check your GSU student email often for updates regarding your financial aid status.
  • Submit documents as soon as possible—they must all be provided before your eligibility is determined.

Have questions? Contact GSU's Office of Financial Aid at faid@govst.edu.

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Find Your Admission Status


Check your acceptance letter to find your admission status: your admission is conditional if you had courses or a degree in progress at the time you applied or were admitted, and you must submit a final official transcript reflecting your final grades earned.

Arrange to have your official college transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admissions in one of the following ways:

  • Email: School officials may send the official transcript to apotranscripts@govst.edu
  • Drop off in person: Office of Admissions, D1400
  • U.S. Mail: Office of Admissions 1 University Parkway, Room C1300, University Park, IL 60484

Documents must be in a sealed, unopened envelope from the originating institution.

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Submit Your Immunization Records


Every student at GSU is required to submit immunization records in order to complete the enrollment process and to comply with state of Illinois regulations. Please complete the enclosed immunization form with your health provider and return the form and copies of your health records to the Office of the Registrar through email or fax. Copies of your health records may be available through your health provider or by visiting the Illinois Department of Public Health’s I-CARE registry on their website.

Have questions? Please contact the Office of the Registrar for more details at 708-235-7154 or e-mail immunizations@govst.edu.

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Check out our Graduate Assistantships


Graduate assistantships are a great way for you to fund your education while gaining valuable field experience! Learn more at www.govst.edu/grad-assistant.