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Governors State University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Governors State University, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is April 1 and the application fee is $25. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than November 1.

Considering Applying Early to Governors State University?

Governors State University offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Governors State University

Getting into Governors State University is moderately difficult. Governors State University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Governors State University accepted 48% of all applicants., around 698 of the 1,459 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Governors State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Governors State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Governors State University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Governors State University 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Governors State University must submit the following items. Double check with Governors State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements ACT or SAT is optional for applicants with aan unweighted GPA of 2.75 or higher (students 21 or over exempt)
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Governors State University?

Students admitted to Governors State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At Governors State University 11% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34% were in the top 25% and 67% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Governors State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 100%

Governors State University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 72% of Governors State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 18% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Governors State University?

To be competitive with other Governors State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 840 and 1040 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Governors State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1040 and 25% of scored lower than 840, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Governors State University students scored 520 or higher and 75% of students scored 420 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Governors State University students scored 530 or higher, and 75% scored a 420 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Governors State University?

To be most competitive at Governors State University, you should strive to earn between 17 and 21 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 21 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Governors State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 21, and three out of four students scored lower than 21 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Governors State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to Governors State University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Governors State University.

Transfer students can enroll in Governors State University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Governors State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Governors State University?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Governors State University.

Does Governors State University accept transfer credits?

Governors State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Governors State University accepts:

DSST/DANTES Life Long Learning Credit ACE recommendations for credit

Does Governors State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Governors State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Governors State University?

No, Governors State University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..

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Governors State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

48%

How hard is it to get into Governors State University? Governors State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Governors State University acceptance rate is 48%. This means that the institution accepts 47 out of every 100 applicants.

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Governors State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Governors State University is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Governors State University ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above

Good

17 to 21

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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Governors State University SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

840 - 1040

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Math SAT Range

410 - 520

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Reading SAT Range

420 - 530

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Governors State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.07

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Governors State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.07. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

4,032

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

48%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$22,006

Out-of-State

$22,006

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Apr 1
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