person who has graduated from high school (or earned
the GED equivalent) or any person who has attended
another university may apply as a guest student. Such
a student is not required to submit a high school
transcript or ACT or SAT results. Guest students are
not eligible for financial aid. Any coursework taken
as a guest student will be applicable to a degree
program once the student is formally admitted. A guest
student is limited to taking 16 hours of credit without
formal admission to the University. The 16-hour credit
limit shall include all credit hours attempted by
the student. If a student fails a class, those hours
will be included in the 16-hour limit. Once the 16-hour
credit limit has been reached, the student must apply
for formal admission through the Office of Admissions.
Permission to exceed the 16-hour credit limit must
be obtained from the Office of Admissions.
guest student is required to apply each term
at the Office
of Registration and Records. Such a student
will register on dates established by the
Office of Registration and Records. A guest
student may register for undergraduate courses
only (400-level courses or below).
who have been denied formal admission to the
University cannot enroll as guest students
without the permission of the Office
of Admissions. Such a student must contact
the Office of Admissions to receive permission
to register as a guest student. A guest student's
registration will be withdrawn if it is discovered
subsequently that he or she has been denied
formal admission and is enrolled without the
permission of the Office of Admissions.
A student who has earned a four-year degree
in higher education and who wishes to enroll
in undergraduate courses without pursuing
another degree may enroll as a guest degree
holder. Guest degree holders may register
for undergraduate courses only (400-level
courses or below). There is no limit to the
number of credits a guest degree holder may
earn at the University.
only admission requirement for a guest degree
holder is official confirmation from the appropriate
institution of the highest degree received.
Guest degree holders who maintain continuous
attendance at BGSU will automatically be sent
registration materials for succeeding terms.
Students not in continuous attendance must
resubmit the guest degree holder application
in order to obtain registration materials
for the designated term.
Types of Guest Students:
secondary enrollment options
The post secondary enrollment options program provides
qualified high school freshmen through seniors who
attend public and chartered non-public Ohio high
schools the opportunity to enrich their educational
experience by enrolling in college-level coursework.
The application and credential deadline for fall
semester is April 15 and for the spring semester
Nov. 15. For additional information contact the Office
Non-U.S. citizens can apply as guest students only
through the Office
of International Programs. Students currently
enrolled in high school who wish to take courses
at BGSU should contact the Office
students enrolled as guests (transient students)
at another institution
Students pursuing a degree at BGSU who wish to earn
credit from another college or university may transfer
credits to BGSU if they have a BGSU accumulative
grade point average of at least 2.0 and all other
criteria for the acceptance of transfer credit are
met (see Transfer
of credit). Students are encouraged to verify
with the Office of Registration and Records the
equivalency of courses from another institution
to BGSU courses and to consult with their college
advisers concerning the applicability of the courses
to their degree program. Grades earned at the other
institution do not become part of the student's
record at BGSU but are included in the determination
of all honors.
to register as a guest student may be obtained on-line
or an email can be generated to have an application
sent by U.S. mail. Applications may be picked up in
person at the Registration offices on main campus or
the Firelands branch in Huron, OH.