Academic Advising

For the time being Academic Advising is still happening remotely to minimize foot traffic in the advising offices. Telephone or virtual appointments can be scheduled via Navigate in your MyBGSU portal. If you need immediate assistance, the best course of action is to e-mail your advisor.

We are working hard to respond to all messages in a timely fashion. At BGSU, students are assigned an academic advisor from day one, and we strive to provide every opportunity possible for students to not only meet with an advisor, but to develop an important and on-going partnership designed to lead toward the important outcome of student success.

We aspire to create a culture of advising excellence for our students, marked by ongoing professional development and collegiality among advisors across campus.

Our Mission

BGSU advisors strive to challenge and support students to become independent and engaged citizens who are able to take responsibility for achieving lifelong educational, personal and career goals.

Academic advising provides students with the opportunity to build a relationship with their advisors for the purpose of gaining assistance in planning their educational career, in learning the skills needed for academic success, and in learning how to access the variety of resources and services available to them on the BGSU campus. Across all of our programs and colleges, students work with advisors to:

  • Establish educational and career goals
  • Develop academic degree plans
  • Explore experiential learning opportunities such as study abroad, service learning, internships, undergraduate research and many other co-curricular opportunities


Design My BGSU was an initiative created to assist students who were seeking help and guidance in making adjustments to their fall 2020 schedules. In particular, our goals were to help students:

  • Review and evaluate our available course formats: In-Person/Hybrid, Remote or Online
  • Identify alternative courses when in-person attendance might be required (e.g. labs, studios, etc.)
  • Confirm that faculty will be able to make arrangements for students to participate remotely in in-person/hybrid courses
  • Make adjustments to schedules based on students’ preferred learning arrangements

Now that the semester has begun, the normal academic policies regarding adding and dropping classes apply. If you need assistance with any of your class formats, please work directly with your faculty members and instructors on arrangements, or with your assigned academic advisor regarding schedule changes.