Freshman Applying for Admission


To complete the BGSU admission process you must submit:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
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  • Official high school transcript
  • Official ACT or SAT results
    • BGSU’s College Codes: ACT – 3240,  SAT – 1069
  • $45 nonrefundable application fee
    • International application fee is $75 USD

Carefully read the application instructions, including additional information for select colleges and programs, before applying.

Freshman Admission Standards

For admission to Bowling Green State University, a freshman applicant must:

  1. Be a graduate of a senior high school approved or accredited by the department of education of the state in which it is located; OR
  2. Have earned high school equivalency through the General Educational Development (GED) testing program (issued by the state department of education); OR
  3. Present GED test results and ACT or SAT test results, if the student completed secondary education through an alternative program such as home schooling; OR
  4. Present an international baccalaureate diploma or certificate.

Admission is selective. In general, we require a high school record that includes four units each of English and mathematics; three units each of science and social studies; two units of a foreign language; and one unit of visual or performing arts.

An applicant is considered for admission on the basis of four criteria:

  • High school coursework/curriculum
  • Cumulative grade point average
  • Official ACT or SAT results
  • Class rank

BGSU also considers the diversity of the student body and applicants’ special abilities, talents and achievements in making admission decisions. Diversity may include socioeconomic factors, underrepresented minorities, artistic and/or athletic ability and other special characteristics of the population.

For the purposes of admission, a student may use advanced computer science to meet one unit of this requirement if the student used the advanced computer science unit to meet the curriculum requirement under section 3313.603 of the Revised Code.

Updated: 09/21/2022 09:43AM