Applying for Graduation
Students applying for graduation must do so on-line through MyBGSU. After signing onto MyBGSU, click on Student Services in the left column, select Student Center and scroll down to the link to Apply for Graduation. Please read the instructions and complete the application carefully. Once you submit your application on-line, you will get a confirmation screen. You are strongly advised to print this screen for your records. If you have any questions regarding the on-line application, contact the Registrar's office at 419-372-8441.
Effective June 25, 2008, the Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees approved a $35.00 graduation application fee that will be charged each time an application for graduation is submitted.
For information on commencement location, seating, and tickets, please see the Student Affairs web site.
Commencement Instructions for Graduate Degree Candidates and Faculty Advisors
Please visit the University Bookstore web site (select Commencement Tab) for information concerning caps and gowns, doctoral regalia, graduation fairs, and other general information.
Note: Please be sure to order your regalia from the University Bookstore before the posted deadline. Visit the bookstore web site (select Commencement Tab) for more information.
Attention Doctoral and MFA Creative Writing Students: The University has revised the process of charging the $65 microfilming fee for doctoral dissertations by UMI/Proquest, and the $20 BGSU thesis binding fee.
Requesting BGSU Transcript
The Graduate College can no longer provide degree completion letters for students. For those students who require a transcript relatively soon following the commencement ceremony, please download the transcript request form from the Registrar's web site. Be sure to check the box "Hold for Notification of Degree." Every effort will be made to clear students as soon as possible following the ceremony. However, due to the large number of graduates, we cannot guarantee specific dates by which approval will be made.