Future Students: FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Current tuition and fee rates are provided by BGSU's Office of the Bursar.
Most online courses at BGSU begin and end on our fall, spring, and summer semester schedules. CLICK HERE for a link to the BGSU academic calendars and a listing of specific semester dates.
You are not required to attend class at certain times. You are free to log in and complete your course work at times that are convenient for your schedule. However, your instructor will require that you meet deadlines for assignments and tests as well as reply within a given time frame to discussion board posts. Your class may also require a first day of the semester log in so be sure to check the class notes for special instructions when you register.
Online classes that are considered Web-based courses are delivered completely online and do not require time on campus. Web-centric online courses are blended courses that do require some face to face class time. Be sure to read all the information about a course before registering so you are aware of the requirements.
At this time BGSU online classes do not require proctoring. However, every instructor does things differently in their classes and you may want to contact an instructor before registering for a class to find out the specific requirements.
Just like face-to-face classes, each online class is unique and will require different expectations of you. You should plan to schedule time each day to log into your class and for studying. A three credit hour class in a 16-week format would require about 9 hours a week. A three credit hour class in an 8-week format would require about 18 hours a week.
As a student currently enrolled at BGSU you can search for online classes and register through your MyBGSU account just like you would for face to face classes. When searching for online classes be sure to choose "Distance Learning" in the Campus field and "'Web Based' in the Course Attribute field of your search.
Yes, it is possible that you would be eligible to take online classes at BGSU. Contact the Center for International Programs office for more information.
CLICK HERE for an online tool called u.select that will help you view course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take will transfer. For information about BGSU's general policies regarding transfer credit, consult the undergraduate catalog, accessible via the following link: Transfer Credit at BGSU
Beginning, returning to, or continuing your college education can pose a variety of questions. Non-Traditional Student Services (NTSS) advisors can assist you as you make career and educational choices. They may also be of help to you in evaluating your transcripts. Email email@example.com to request more information.
CLICK HERE for information on how to request official copies of your transcripts or contact BGSU's Office of Registration and Records by phoning 419-372-8441, by faxing 419-372-7977, or by emailing Registrar@bgsu.edu.
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Your instructor may send you an introductory email but you will also find links to the classes you are registered for in your MyBGSU account. Class announcements, syllabus, assignments and due dates, and instructor contact information will be provided inside your online class.
First check to see that your class is listed on your schedule. Click the My Class Schedule link on the left side navigation menu in MyBGSU. If your class is listed there, when the insructor makes the course available it will show up in Blackboard under "courses in which you are enrolled." This usually happens the first day of class or a few days before. If your class is not listed in your class schedule contact the Office of Registration and Records by phoning 419-372-8441.