Transfer Students


We are excited that you have chosen to continue your academic career with BGSU.

You Belong at BGSU



You're not just transferring schools, you're also transferring credits you worked hard to earn.  BGSU evaluates credits from all accredited institutions and can even evaluate credit earned from the military or prior learning assessments.  Learn more about available resources to help you estimate how your credits may transfer to BGSU.


No. 1 ranked public university in Ohio for boosting graduates' earnings

— The Economist

#1 in Ohio for veterans and active-duty military personnel

-Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2017


The BG TRANSFER Experience

BGSU offers resources to help you transfer successfully, succeed academically, and prepare for your career after graduation.

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Scholarships & Aid 

Finding the right financial fit is just as important as finding the right academic fit.  BGSU offers merit and need based scholarships specifically for transfer students. Grants, loans, and work experiences are also available to help finance your BGSU education. Explore the funding options BGSU has to offer.

View transfer scholarships                Student Financial Aid                Scholarship FAQs


Last year BGSU awarded more than a quarter of a billion dollars in aid to over 80% of our entire student body. BGSU students receive funding from scholarships, grants, federal work study and student loans.



Transfer Advising

“[My advisor] was always there to answer questions over email or phone.” - Jamie Salazar

The Office of Admissions provides transfer advising for prospective and dual admit transfer students to facilitate a successful transition.

Visit Options

30-minute individual appointments, designed to explain admission requirements and application procedures (not including transfer of credits), are available Monday-Friday.
Additionally, 60-minute walking tours allow you to experience BGSU’s vibrant academic, support, and student life offerings with a current BGSU student.
Ready to see BGSU for yourself?  Select the schedule a visit link to confirm available dates and times.


  • Complete the Online Application for transfer undergraduates
  • Submit all required documents and a $45 nonrefundable application fee ($75 USD for international applicants)
  • Once we receive your application and all required documents, an admission decision will be made in approximately two weeks. If admitted, your admission packet will include an official transfer credit evaluation.








United States Citizens
Fall semester: August 1
Spring semester: December 15
Summer terms: May 15

International Applicants
Fall semester: July 15
Spring semester: November 1