Academic Advising

In the interest of health and safety for our students and staff, advising appointments are primarily remote.  Telephone and virtual appointments can be scheduled by logging into the Navigate Student mobile app or via Navigate in your MyBGSU portal.  Click on the Navigate or Navigate App link in the page navigation for more information. If you need immediate assistance, email your advisor.

Our centralized team of advisors assist students from all colleges and majors in pursuing a degree by helping make informed decisions about course selection, understanding university curriculum, building an academic schedule, and connecting students with resources to be successful. 

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 and spring 2021 schedules. In particular, our goals were to help students:

  • Review and evaluate our available course formats: In-Person/Hybrid,Required In-Person, 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

Once 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.