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Steps to Apply

Follow the steps as a general guide to applying to BGSU. You may need to submit additional paperwork along with your online application, transcripts, and test scores. Specific admission requirements are located on your program’s website.

  1. Go to: /content/bgsu/en/admissions/apply-now.htmlonline/?online
  2. Click the link for your desired degree
  3. Click APPLY ONLINE NOW
  4. Enter a username and password

Note: There is a non-refundable application fee. If for some reason all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.

Request official copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended. The Office of Transfer Evaluation (419-372-7959) will then evaluate your official transcript for possible credit towards your degree. Official transcripts and any applicable test scores should be sent directly to:

BGSU Admissions
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Applications take approximately two weeks to be processed. After you have been officially admitted to BGSU, email your program advisor for further instructions. Visit your program’s website to find the advisor’s contact info and specific admission requirements.

Your BGSU account is used to access BGSU email, the MyBGSU web portal, and a number of other serivces. Go to the ITS Self-Help page for detailed instructions.

  1. Go to: /content/bgsu/en/admissions/apply-now.htmlonline/?graduate
  2. Click APPLY NOW
  3. Enter a username and password

All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. Note: There is a non-refundable application fee.

Have two (2) official copies of transcripts from every college or university you have attended and all required test scores (GRE, GMAT, & PRAXIS II, TOEFL) sent to:

Office of Admissions
ATTN: Graduate Admissions
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

For information on the GRE/GMAT/PRAXIS/TOEFL tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website.

Send three (3) letters of recommendation directly to the department to which admission is requested. Visit your program’s website to find the contact info and specific admission requirements.

Individuals wishing to take course work for educator (teaching, administrative, or pupil services) preparation/development, must also submit the Application to Take Educator Preparation/Development Coursework form to:

Office of Registration and Records
110 Administration Building
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Your BGSU account is used to access BGSU email, the MyBGSU web portal, and a number of other serivces. Go to the ITS Self-Help page for detailed instructions.

If you wish to take BGSU classes without pursuing a degree, download the appropriate application below and send it to: registrar@bgsu.edu or 419-372-7977 (fax). Once your guest or non-degree application has been submitted, you will receive an email with instructions on how to set up your BGSU email account. You will then be able to go onto MyBGSU to register for classes.

Learn More at Registration & Records

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Undergrads who started their degree at BGSU but did not finish can apply for readmission. No extra cost!

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