Governors State University Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to GSU. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to GSU.

What are your chances at GSU?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at GSU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At GSU, 96.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Governors State University, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for GSU?

    GSU requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Not Required
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Required of Some
    Interview Required of Some
    Standardized Test Scores Not Required
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

    In addition to the above requirements, GSU also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    GSU requires a minimum of 25 credits.

    What are Governors State University’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down GSU transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Governors State University transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to GSU on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline rolling

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Governors State University’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, GSU received 2157 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 1351 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for GSU is 62.63%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into GSU. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at GSU?

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    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    Need chances at another college?

    Additionally, of the 1351 accepted transfer students, 969 students enrolled - that means the yield was 71.72%.

    GSU accepts 63 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford GSU

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    What are the Governors State University transfer GPA requirements?

    GSU requires a minimum college GPA of 2.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, GSU requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.8.

    Will you enjoy transferring to GSU?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to GSU. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to University Park...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at GSU is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to GSU then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into GSU

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the GSU website for more info.
    GSU accepts 62.63% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into GSU, you should have a current GPA of at least 2.78 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 2.89. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of GSU students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 420 510 465
    SAT Reading 440 540 490
    2018 Total SAT Score 860 1050 955
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 16 20 18
    ACT Reading 16 22 19
    2018 Total ACT Score 32 42 37

    Governors State University’s average SAT score is 955. To be a competitive applicant for Governors State University your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

    What are your chances at GSU?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at GSU or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to GSU, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to Augustana College
    Transfering to Concordia University-Chicago
    Transfering to Illinois Institute of Technology
    Transfering to Methodist College
    Transfering to North Park University