We are honored to welcome you into the GSU family and assist you in reaching your academic goals.

Whether you are a veteran, survivor, dependent, or service member, you bring a wealth of experience to your college career and enrich the experience of those you contact. Visit our Veterans page to see all the resources we have to support your success at GSU.

Ready to Apply?  

Begin the process by creating an online account.

  • Application Fee Waiver


    The application fee for veterans and service members is waived. This fee waiver does not, however, apply to the following seven programs:

    RN to BSN Completion Program  

    Communication Disorders
    Health Administration
    Occupational Therapy  

    Nursing Practice
    Physical Therapy  

  • The Academic Catalog


    The academic catalogis 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.

  • Military Transcripts


    Several of our degree programs accept military academic credit.

    To have your military transcript sent to GSU, follow the links below. All transcripts will be forwarded directly to the office of the Coordinator for Veterans and Military Personnel.

    Army ACE Registry Transcript (ARRT)
    Sailor/Marine ACE Registry Transcript (SMART)
    Community College of the Air Force
    Coast Guard Institute  

  • Submit the Application


    After you complete the online application, mail your military ID or form DD214 to:
    Governors State University - Admission Processing
    1 University Parkway
    University Park, IL 60484
    You also may fax materials to 708.534.1640.

  • Prepare for Course Registration


    After completing the application process, please follow these steps to prepare for course registration:

    • Contact your chosen degree program to arrange an initial appointment with an advisor.
    • Check the academic catalog and academic calendar for registration dates and deadlines.
    • Log into your MyGSU portal to select courses, register and view your progress report. Your login information will be provided to you in your admission letter.
  • Veterans Education Assistance


    In honor of your service, GSU accepts a wide variety of education benefits. Whether you are a veteran, survivor, dependent or servicemember, be sure to read on to see all that is available to you. You'll also find important information for veterans on the websites of the Illinois Student Assistance Commissionand the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Also be sure to visit our Veterans page to see all the resources we have to support your success at GSU.

    If you have questions about your education benefits, please contact the Veterans Resource Center at 708.235.7597 and ask for the Coordinator of Veterans Affairs.

  • Resources for Active Duty Military


    Our School of Extended Learning provides assistance to active duty military in the form of distance learning courses. Service members have the opportunity to complete a bachelor's degree by combining their military academic credit with previously completed college credit.
    For more information, please visit the Office of Continuing Education.

  • Letter of Admission Decision


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