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Veteran Support Services

Nontraditional and Transfer Student Services is here to aid Veterans in their transition to becoming BGSU students and to continue assisting throughout your college career. Our goal is to provide one place where you can find answers to all of your questions about returning to college or attending college for the first time.

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Not only does BGSU welcome and support thousands of nontraditional, veteran and transfer students, it's recognized around the globe as a world-class university. 

Military Times EDGE
  • Ranked BGSU 42nd in the nation as being "Best for Vets"
G.I. Jobs 
  • Named BGSU as a "Military Friendly School"
Military Advanced Education
  • Named BGSU in its top "Military Friendly College & University" listing

We can help with the Enrollment Process

We can answer your questions throughout the admissions process. Provide aid in filling out the Application for Admission. Help with making sure that you obtain and submit all of your transcripts from prior schools and the military.

Assist in documenting learning from your prior life experiences that may result in college credit. Help you with choosing a major and career planning.

We can help you make the right choices with your VA Education benefits.

Your first step is to apply for your VA education benefits. You can do this by filling out the VONAPP application.  You will need an electronic copy of your DD 214 when filling out this form.

Once you have obtained your letter of eligibility for VA education benefits you will want to contact our VA certifying official who is located in the Office of Registration and Records and can be reached at 419-372-8413 or VABenefits@bgsu.edu.

For help choosing what Education benefit is right for you visit www.gibill.va.gov

Did you know that you may qualify for in-state tuition as a Veteran? For more information click on the link Ohio GI Promise.

Veterans Guide to campus Success

Check out "Transitions: A Veterans Guide to Campus Success"

BGSU's Call-Up Procedure

If you are a Reservist or National Guardsman and your unit is called up during the course of a semester, you should consult the BGSU’s Call-Up Procedure. Nontraditional and Transfer Student Services can also give you advice on how to contact your instructors before leaving and what the procedure is for reentering the university when you return. 

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