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  • The Academic Catalog


    The academic catalog is your source for specific admission requirements and degree requirements for the program to which you are applying. Please be sure to check the catalog for details.

  • Complete an Application


    For your convenience, you can complete an application online for the first year undergraduate degree programs. Apply here

    Please note that freshmen will not be able to apply to the RN to BSN program.

    Freshman applicants will be accepted to the University at large, but not into a major program of study. Listing an intended major on your application gives your advisor a better idea of your academic goals and how to advise you.

  • Submit the Application


    Submit your application with the $25 application fee or fee waiver to avoid any processing delays.

  • Submit Supplemental Materials


    Supplemental materials to complete your application include transcripts, ACT scores and a personal statement.

  • 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 it came in.

  • Additional Requirements


    Be sure to include:

    ACT SAT and other test scores (when applicable)

    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.)

  • Evaluation and Processing


    The early action deadline for first year students is November 15. Those students with applications in by that deadline will have an admission decision by January 31. Applications will be open for first year students until April 1. Students who apply after the November 15 early action deadline will be notified after February 15 of their admission decision.

  • Letter of Admission Decision


    After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from the Office of Admission with your admission decision. Students who have applied by the early action deadline of November 15 will be notified by January 31 of their admission decision.