We've worked to make our online application process easy to understand and use. To get started, simply click on one of the following categories that best describes you or your area of interest:

Freshman

GSU offers 27 undergraduate degrees that will challenge you and prepare you for your future. First create an account then complete an application. Apply here.

Transfer

Transfer students are those who have completed a minimum of 25 semester hours at another school but want to transfer to GSU. We look forward to welcoming you. First create an account then complete an application. Apply here.

Master's

We offer 28 master's degree programs across a wide variety of academic disciplines. Each meets stringent professional accreditation requirements. First create an account then complete an application. Apply here.

Doctoral

The pursuit of a doctorate requires precursor degrees as well as commitment and discipline. GSU offers five doctoral degree programs. First create an account then complete an application. Apply here.

Not Seeking a Degree?

Visiting (non-degree seeking) students are those who plan to complete coursework for credit, but not earn a degree from Governors State University. To apply for admission as a visiting non-degree seeking student. First create an account then complete an application. Apply here.

International

International students interested in attending GSU will find a large network of other international students both on campus and new to GSU. First create an account then complete an application. Apply here

Veterans

If you are a member of the U.S. armed forces or a veteran, you may be eligible for education benefits. First create an account then complete an application. Apply here.

Certificates

A variety of certificates are available for advanced training and education in specific areas. Included are a number of undergraduate and graduate-only certificates. First create an account then complete an application. Apply here.

If you have any questions that are not addressed on our website, please feel free to contact an Admissions Counselor.

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