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Jaguar Transfer Credit Evaluator

Thinking about transferring to GovState? The Jaguar Transfer Credit Evaluator is a tool to help transfer students see how their previous college coursework and exams contribute to their degree at GovState! The process is quick, easy, and even provides next steps for transferring.

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You'll Be Right At Home At GovState

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 GovState. 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 GovState family.

Governors State University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), which allows students to follow a general education core curriculum (GECC) that transfers smoothly from over 100 participating schools into all of the undergraduate programs at GovState. For more information, visit our IAI web page found here https://www.govst.edu/iai/

Transfer AIM High Scholarships are available. For more information visit our AIM High website at https://www.govst.edu/aimhigh/

Currently attending one of our 17 partner community colleges? Learn how the Dual Degree Program (DDP) can provide you with an excellent pathway to both your associate and bachelor’s degrees, and gain access to exclusive scholarships for eligible DDP students. 

Plan Your Transfer


Need help planning your transfer?

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

Create an account in the Jaguar Transfer Evaluator to get a detailed idea of how your courses will transfer to GovState from a variety of community colleges, private colleges and public colleges and universities.

General Admission Requirements

  • 24 or more semester credit hours of college coursework
    If you have earned less than 24 hours you must apply as a freshman
  • A 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Provide official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities.

Information on university admission policies can be found by visiting the following link https://www.govst.edu/policies

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

If you would like to meet with an Admission Counselor, set up a virtual pre-admission appointment via this link: https://apply.govst.edu/portal/virtualappointments. You can also find more information in the academic catalog.



Begin the process by creating a GovState 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


Official Transcripts

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

*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


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.

Document Retention

Please note that all documents submitted to Governors State University for admission purposes become the property of the university. Documents will not be released to students nor will they be forwarded to other educational institutions or agencies.

Undergraduate Programs with Special Admission Requirements


If you are applying to the Social Work (BSW) undergraduate program, 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


Credentials Evaluation

Once you have submitted all required application materials for the program for which you applied, please allow 5-7 business days 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 College


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