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

If you have any questions regarding the on-line application, contact the Registrar's office at 419-372-8441.

Please consult the Graduation Checklist to ensure the completion of your degree requirements by the published dates.  Late applications will not be accepted.

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





July 15

September 18


October 15

January 26


March 15

June 5

Commencement Information

For information on commencement location, seating, and tickets, please see the Commencement web site.

Commencement Instructions for Graduate Degree Candidates and Faculty Advisors

Bookstore Resources

Please visit the University Bookstore web site (select Commencement Tab) for information concerning caps and gowns, doctoral regalia, graduation fairs, and other general information.

Doctoral Candidates

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 Survey of Earned Doctorates, please read the Privacy Policy and Information Brochure.

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.