Admissions Information

The application fee is $25 for applying undergraduate school and $50 for graduate school at Governors State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$25
Graduate Application Fees$50
Admission Informationwww.govst.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationhttps://applynow.govst.edu/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Credits for Life Experiences, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 47.84% and the yield is 30.52%. 475 men and 984 women applied to GSU and 211 men and 487 women students were accepted. Among them, 62 men and 151 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,459475984
Admitted698211487
Enrolled21362151
Acceptance Rate 47.84%44.42%49.49%
Yield 30.52%29.38%31.01%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 154 students (72% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 39 students (18%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 530 and the 25th percentile is 420. The SAT Math score is 520 (75th) and 410 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 21 (75th percentile) and 17 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing420530
SAT Math410520
ACT Composite1721
ACT Math1619
ACT English1622
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Governors State University are low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,078, ACT: 61 - Public Master's College and University (larger programs)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Governors State University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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GSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankNeither required nor recommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRecommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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