How to Apply For Admission
Applicants must submit the following.
- Application for admission as a degree-seeking student.
- Evaluation of academic credentials. Official foreign credentials must be evaluated by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin or by any other NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) member organization. Applicants who are seeking graduate program admission should request a "course-by-course" evaluation report. For more information, please contact the Processing Office at 708-534-4510.
- Official academic credentials. These may include any or all of the following:
- national examination results
- certified copies of all transcripts (mark sheets) issued by the university
- certified copy of Provisional Certificate from the university
- complete records of all college, university, or other post-secondary work*
- Nonrefundable application fee.
Official TOEFL score report or evidence of successful completion of ELS.
Evidence that adequate funds are available to meet all financial needs for the duration of studies at Governors State University. All information must be in exact U.S. dollar amounts.
- Undergraduate students: $25
- Master’s degree students: $50
- Doctorate students: $75
*Official documents must be accompanied by certified English translations. These records must be certified by an official of the educational institution issuing them or by an appropriate United States or national government official.
Applicants, who have an original evaluation from the Educational Credentials Evaluator (ECE) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin or from any other NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) member organizations, may submit that instead of the official documents.
If your enrollment plans change in any way, please contact the Office of Admission in writing. Application and admission materials are kept on file for one year and students have the option to defer their admission for one term. You will need to reapply with all new materials after one year, or after the admission deadline has passed for special program admissions.
F-1 visa students who wish to transfer to Governors State University must submit a copy of the current school I-20 form, transcript, or a letter from the current school showing dates of enrollment and eligibility to transfer.
The Office of International Services is available to assist students in obtaining visas and legal documents.
Additional information is available on its website at www.govst.edu/internationalservices.
Since the university is a commuter institution, students are responsible for arranging their own housing and transportation to and from the campus. Many students live in the immediate area or in Chicago and commute either by car or train to Governors State University. For further information, please contact the Office of International Services.
- Proof of TOEFL
- Transcripts from previous education
- Statement from Financial Institutions
- Affidavit of Financial Support
- Statement of Purpose
- Curriculum vitae
- Recommendation Letters (if any)
Submit the completed application and supporting documents to:
Office of International Services
Governors State University
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484-0975 USA
Upon your arrival at GSU, there are several items an international student must complete prior to attending classes.