• 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 the majority of our programs, including master's degree and specialist programs. Once your application is submitted and you have paid the $50 application fee, your application is not complete until your official transcript and or supplemental documents have been submitted. Be sure to check for any variances in the application process for the program you are interested in. Contact the Office of Admission at 708-534-4490 if you have questions about programs.  Applicants applying to the following programs must complete a separate application process and may have a different application fee.

    Communication Disorders
    Health Administration
    Nursing
    Occupational Therapy

     

    Contact your previous institution(s) 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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    The programs listed below require the submission of supplemental materials. The academic catalog should also be consulted for your program of interest.

    If you are applying to one of the following programs, please follow the admission procedures included in the program’s supplemental admission materials. Please follow the instructions/guidelines outlined for your program of interest.

     

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Communications and Training
    Criminal Justice
    Master of Fine Arts in Independent Film and Digital Imaging
    Political and Justice Studies

    College of Business and Public Administration

    Accounting
    Business Administration
    Management Information Systems
    Public Administration

    College of Education

    Counseling
    Early Childhood Education
    Education
    Educational Administration
    Multicategorical Special Education
    Psychology
    Reading
    School Psychology-Education Specialist Degree

    College of Health and Human Services

    Communication Disorders
    Health Administration
    Nursing
    Occupational Therapy
    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 it came in.

  • Additional Requirements

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    Be sure to include:

    GRE/GMAT 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.) Visit www.naces.org/members.html to search for an evaluation service provider.

     

  • Evaluation & Processing

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    Please allow two to four weeks for evaluation and processing after the application, transcript(s) and supplemental materials have been received. Some programs have application deadlines. All application materials must be in by the deadline or your application will not be reviewed. 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.