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 information.
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. https://sed-ncses.org Doctoral
candidates (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) must submit the Survey of Earned
Doctorates. Candidates must 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 can mark refused and
still submit the survey. After submitting, you will receive a
certificate of completion, with verification automatically sent to the
Graduate College. For additional information on the Survey of Earned
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.