Transfer Students


  • 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.

Transfer of Credits

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.

Hear from BGSU's transfer students

BGSU is home to more than 1,000 transfer students, who not only transferred schools, but transferred credits they worked hard to earn.

Learn more about the transfer student experience from some of BGSU's students who chose to continue their education at BGSU by becoming a Falcon.

The BG TRANSFER Experience

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

Torrance reflects on how he felt he needed the University experience after attending community college, and BGSU was the fit for him.

Andria describes how transferring to BGSU was one of the best decisions she ever made.

Sarah talks about her transition from her original college to BGSU and how it has shaped her experience with making connections with current students.

Marquett Samuels: She has advice for transfer students

Marquett Samuels has some sound advice for incoming transfer students: Be yourself and take advantage of everything BGSU has to offer; make sure you have the college experience you deserve. A rising senior, Samuels practices what she preaches. She transferred from a private institution in Pennsylvania in fall 2018.

Welcome to the Falcon Family

More than 1,000 transfer students are continuing their academic careers with Bowling Green State University. Here from a few transfer students about why they chose BGSU.

Advancing across the gain line in the classroom, on the pitch

For this graduate, a College of Education and Human Development degree meant long nights and early mornings to excel in his combined roles as an employee, a dad, a student and a rugby teammate.

BGSU and Northwest State Community College announce nursing articulation agreement

BGSU and Northwest State Community College have announced a new partnership designed to help nursing students seamlessly transfer their credits from an RN degree to a BSN degree.

BGSU, Owens announce partnership benefiting nursing students

BGSU and Owens Community College have announced a new partnership designed to help nursing students seamlessly transfer their credits beginning in fall 2019.


Connect with BGSU

Due to COVID-19, the transfer process looks a little different, but we are still here to support you through your transition to BGSU. Below are some resources to utilize:

Interested in Transferring to BGSU?
We host weekly virtual info sessions for prospective transfer students, where you can connect with our Transfer Specialists and current BGSU transfer students.

Already an Admitted Transfer Student?
Check our calendar for virtual sessions about your next steps and the onboarding process for transfer students.

Want to connect one-on-one?
Schedule a phone appointment with a BGSU Transfer Specialist to explore a transfer plan that works best for you.

Connect with academic representatives to learn more about your desired major/program.


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

— The Economist

Ranked 2nd in the nation

-Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2022 rankings

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. Last year BGSU also awarded more than a quarter of a billion dollars in aid to over 80% of our entire student body.

Application Deadlines

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

Updated: 09/30/2022 04:33PM