Apply

  • Complete the Online Application for transfer undergraduates
  • Submit all required documents (including a $75 USD application fee 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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, 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.

Interested in Transferring to BGSU?

The BGSU Transfer Team offers both virtual and in-person meetings to best suit your needs. We looking forward to connecting with you!

Schedule a Transfer Appointment

Ready to visit campus?

BGSU Office of Admissions offers campus tours for transfer students on Mondays, Fridays and select Saturdays. The campus visit is a great way to see if a school is right for you.

Schedule a Campus Visit

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Why BGSU

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

Updated: 10/26/2022 01:19PM