Academic & Career Planning at BGSU

Our centralized team of Academic and Career Planning Specialists assist students from all colleges in pursuing a degree. Specialists help you make informed decisions about course selection, understand university curriculum, build an academic schedule, and connect with academic and career resources to be successful throughout their time at Bowling Green State University and beyond.

Schedule an Academic Advising Appointment

Our team of Academic and Career Planning Specialists are available to help you throughout the semester. You can schedule a one-on-one advising appointment or you can take advantage of our Friday drop-in advising sessions. We also highly recommend that all students download the Navigate App. It's the easiest way to schedule an advising appointment.

Our team holds individual in-person, phone and video appointments from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. This is the type of appointment you must complete if you have a mandatory academic advising hold on your account before you can register for classes.


  1. Log in to MyBGSU > Navigate Schedule an Appointment 
  2. Fill out the schedule form with your appointment reasons, comments, date, location, reminders and advisor.
  3. Pick a time with a green checkbox. A scheduling grid will appear to choose a time to meet with your advisor. A green checkbox signifies that the advisor is open for that specific meeting time. 
  4. Review your appointment options and then click save.

Please note: If you are going to be a new student next semester you may not have an assigned specialist until closer to the start of the semester. If you need to reach someone prior to being assigned one, please email

Our team holds 15-minute in-person and virtual drop-in hours on Friday's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis when classes are in session. There is no garauntee we will be able to meet with every student who drops in.

Contact your Planning Specialist

Just have a quick question? You don't have to schedule an appointment to connect with our team. You can email your assigned Academic and Career Planning Specialist directly between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Use our staff directory to find your planning specialist's contact information. 

Academic and Career Planning Specialist Directory →

Not sure who your assigned Academic and Career Planning Specialist is?
Follow these steps to see who you should contact:

  1. Log in to your MyBGSU account
  2. Select "Student Center"
  3. Look for the blue box with the header "Academic Advisor"

Registering for Classes

The class registration process is different for new students compared to returning students. If you are going to be a new student next year, including new transfer students, please follow the instructions on the new student registration webpage. If you are currently taking classes at BGSU, please follow the process outlined on the returning student registration web page.