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

Updated: 06/22/2023 08:48AM