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  • Admission Requirements

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    In order to transfer to GSU you must meet the following requirements:

    • 45 semester hours of college coursework.
    • 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
    • Good standing at the last institution you attended.

    *Some programs have application deadlines and require higher GPAs for admission. Check the academic catalog or contact the Office of Admission 708-534-4490 for more information.

  • The Academic Catalog

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

  • How to Apply

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    For your convenience, you can complete an application online for our undergraduate programs. Be sure to check for any variances in the application process for the program you are interested in. Apply here to complete the transfer undergraduate application.

    Once your application is submitted and you have paid the $25 application fee, your application is not complete until your official transcript(s) have been received.

    *Note: Art, Media Studies, Nursing and Social Work require additional documents. Check the academic catalog or contact the Office of Admission for details 708-534-4490

  • Required Documents

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    If you meet the admission requirements and you are ready to apply to GSU, the following documents are required:

    • A transfer application with the $25 non-refundable application fee. Online applications and paper applications are available. 
    • Official sealed transcripts. Your application is not complete until your official transcript(s) have been received. Official sealed transcripts are required from each college you have attended.

    Note: Some programs require additional documents to complete the application process. Check the academic catalog or contact the Office of Admission 708-534-4490 for details.

    Contact the institutions you have attended and request that official transcripts be sent to GSU electronically or by mail at:

    Online

    Submit electronic official transcripts to: apotranscripts@govst.edu


    By Mail

    Send hard copies of official transcripts to:

    Governors State University - Admission Processing
    1 University Parkway
    University Park, IL 60484

     

  • Submit Supplemental Materials

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    Many programs require the submission of supplemental materials. The academic catalog lists supplemental materials required for each program.

    The application process for some programs varies from the normal admission process. If you are applying to one of the following programs, please follow the admission procedures included in the program's supplemental admission materials.

     

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Art

    Media Studies

    College of Health and Human Services

    Nursing

    Social Work

  • Submit Official Transcripts

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    Online
    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

    Important

    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 that it came in.

  • Additional Requirements

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    Be sure to include:

  • Evaluation & Processing

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    Please allow two weeks for evaluation and processing after the application transcript(s) and all required supplemental documents have been received. Some programs have application deadlines. If your program has an application deadline, the evaluation process may take longer than two weeks. You will be notified once a decision has been made.

  • Letter of Admission Decision

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    After your application has been processed, you will receive a letter from the Office of Admission with your admission decision.