Applying for Graduation
Students applying for graduation must do so on-line through MyBGSU. After signing onto MyBGSU:
- Click on Student Center
- Under Academics, click the down arrow located to the right of the drop down box
- Select Apply for Graduation
- Follow the prompts throughout the application
- Student is prompted that the $35.00 graduation fee will be automatically charged to their Bursar account upon application
- Verify all information
- Click Submit
- PRINT THE CONFIRMATION 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.
Online Application Dates for Graduation
For information on commencement location, seating, and tickets, please see the Commencement 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
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.
Survey of Earned Doctorates
(pdf): Doctoral candidates must submit the SED, a transcript and
diploma hold will be place on your account until the form is
submitted. While submission of the form is mandatory, completion of
this survey is voluntary. We encourage candidates to complete the
form to ensure that the University is accurately represented in
national statistics. If you do not wish to participate in this
survey, you are required to write "REFUSED" in the
Comments section on the back, sign and date the SED, and submit the
form to the Graduate College. For additional information on the
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.