Registering for classes is something that students look forward to each semester. Use your Student Study Plan to assist you in selecting classes from the online schedule.

Now that you’ve been accepted, it’s time to register for classes using your Student Study Plan. This is a major step on your Governors State University academic journey. Your GSU username, password and new student email account were provided in your acceptance letter. Please use this information to log in to your myGSU portal for registration and other online services. Contact your academic advisor if you have not yet received your study plan or if you have any questions about registering for classes.

The following steps should make the process easy for you:

  • 1. Login to my GSU student portal


     Login to MyGSU portal

    Click here for a pdf tutorial about how to log into the portal.

    Before you begin... 

    You will need to know your GSU username and password in order to register. If you do not know your GSU username and password, please contact the Helpdesk at 708.534.4357. When contacting the Helpdesk, you will need to know your GSU student ID number.

  • 2. Go to Register for Sections


    Under Online Services, select Register for Sections from the drop-down menu.

  • 3. Find Classes and Register


    Select the appropriate term and select the subject.

    Once you find your class, follow these steps to register.


  • Currently Enrolled Students


    To register for classes, follow the steps below. You must log in to your myGSU portal to complete the registration process, so have your username and password ready.

  • Priority Registration


    Newly admitted students and undeclared/non-degree seeking students may register during the fifth day of registration.

    Fall 2016 Priority Registration

    DayLevelGSU Hours EarnedTime

    Apr. 18

    Undergraduates35+9 am
    Apr. 19
    Undergraduates18-349 am
    Apr. 20
    Undergraduates9-179 am
    Apr. 21
    Undergraduates1-89 am
    Apr. 22
    AllAll New Students & undeclared/non-degree seeking students9 am

    Veterans and active duty students will receive priority registration and will be able to register for classes at the earliest registration date.

    Note: All special non-degree seeking students must contact the Office of the Registrar for registration.

  • Student Responsibilities


    • You are responsible for paying tuition and fees by the payment deadline. If you do not complete the registration process by the payment deadline, you are at risk of being dropped from all classes. 

      Click to view the tuition payment deadlines

    • You are responsible for dropping courses for which you may have registered in error.
    • You are responsible for adding/withdrawing from courses within the established timelines.
    • You may not register for courses without meeting the course requirements (e.g. prerequisites). The registration systems do not check for prerequisites.
    • Degree-seeking students should select courses based upon their approved Study Plan.
    • You should contact your academic advisor for assistance in securing student petition to enroll in permission courses, carry an overload (more than 18 hours in a 15-week session) or, for undergraduates, to enroll in 6000 or 7000 level courses in the last term of their undergraduate programs.

  • Freshmen Registration


    If you are a new freshmen student, you will register for your Summer 2016 classes through your academic advisor.

  • New Transfer Students


    If you are a new transfer student entering 2016 Summer,  you will be able to register through the myGSU student portal on the last day of priority registration.

  • Online Course Schedule


    Click this link to access the class schedule on the GSU website. This class schedule has basic class information (days and times).


    A more detailed class schedule is available in the myGSU Portal under Online Services -> Search for Sections. The class schedule in the student portal has days, times, room assignments and deadlines to add or drop a class.

  • Registration Guides


    Click here for a registration guide (pdf)

    Additional registration guides are found on homepage in the myGSU portal.

  • Readmission / Reactivation Form



    If you were on academic suspension or did not register for classes for 15 semesters/terms, you need to be re-admitted before you can register for classes. Please contact the Office of Admissions for assistance.



    If you did not register at GSU for three (3) or more semesters/terms, you will need to complete the Reactivation Form with your academic advisor to have your enrollment status reactivated prior to registration. Once the hold is removed, you will be able to register online.

  • Add / Drop


    Students can add courses anytime during the registration period as listed in the current academic calendar. The academic calendar can also be found in the GSU Registration Instruction booklet. Note: courses will NOT be added after the registration period ends.   

    The online schedule of classes provides refund and withdrawal deadline details for specific courses. Classes dropped after the specified deadlines will appear on your transcript as a “W.” Some courses have special refund and withdrawal dates and these also are found on the online schedule of classes for each class.

    NOTE: If you are receiving financial aid, you must contact the Financial Aid Office before dropping or withdrawing from a class to determine how this action will affect your financial aid. Your failure to do so may impact your eligibility.

  • Payment


    The payment deadline is based on your registration date. Please refer to the payment schedule.

    Payment may be made via the GSU Portal, through the mail or at the Cashier’s Office using check, cash, money order, MasterCard®, Visa® or Discover® Card[MAR1] . Please DO NOT send cash through the mail.

    When dropping or adding courses, please drop course(s) first before adding new courses. All unwanted course(s) must be dropped by the 100 percent refund deadline or you will be obligated to pay for the course(s). You may withdraw from courses online. See the online schedule of classes for refund and withdrawal deadline details for specific courses.


  • Tuition Estimator


    The tuition calculator will help you determine your estimated tuition and fees for the 2016-2017 academic year