Explore BGSU Online

Explore BGSU Online

We want to make sure you’re getting all the information you need as you’re looking ahead to your first year at BGSU.

Welcome to the BGSU Virtual College Search Experience.

What does a "virtual" college search look like? We’re answering that question with you in mind, knowing that even though things are different now, your college search still needs to move forward. 

On this site, you’ll find a full offering of virtual experiences – check back often, as we’re adding new events and resources regularly. We encourage you to participate in our virtual events because now is the time to start gathering information, even if virtual events aren't your preferred way to approach your college search.

Your college search is probably looking a little different than you imagined. Just remember, whether you're feeling hopeful, disappointed, excited or curious, we're here for you every step of the way at BGSU. 

Let’s dive in.

Attend a virtual information session. We want to make sure you’re getting all the information you need as you’re looking ahead to your first year at BGSU. The best way to do that is to attend our virtual information sessions.

We recommend you begin with the Go BG! Admissions Presentation, which will cover all the information you need to get started – scholarships, applying to BGSU, majors, life in Bowling Green, Ohio, living on campus and more.

Go BG! Admissions Presentation

You can apply to BGSU quickly and, right now, for free! We’re waiving the $45 application fee, there’s no essay and no recommendation letter. Don’t wait – the sooner you apply, the more scholarship opportunities you’ll have.

Apply to BGSU

Many of our academic areas are hosting special information sessions so you can learn more. Take a look at our schedule of offerings to see if your major is included. Keep checking back – we’re adding this calendar regularly.

Academic Information Sessions

Looking for information about cost of tuition, scholarships and financial aid? We’ve got you covered. We highly recommend you attend either the Scholarship Opportunities for First-Year Students session or Understanding the FAFSA: Tips and Advice from BGSU Student Financial Aid (or both!)

Scholarship Opportunities for First-Year Students

Understanding the FAFSA: Tips and Advice from BGSU Student Financial Aid

Coming to BGSU from out-of-state? We know the college search is different this year and want to help you feel close to BGSU, even from far away. Join us for an exclusive event just for out-of-state students considering BGSU to learn more about what our school has to offer.

Home Away from Home: The BGSU Experience for Out of State Students

We know you’re also curious about life on campus and we think there’s no one better to tell you about it than our students! Join us for the Life as a Falcon: Virtual Student Panel to hear from current BGSU students who are excited to tell you all about their experiences living and learning as a Falcon.

Life as a Falcon: Virtual Student Panel

We have a variety of options for prospective transfer students, with opportunities to connect with the Transfer Team! Join us online for virtual presentations that cover everything from Transfer Basics all the way to your next steps as a BGSU Transfer Student, or connect with us one-on-one with a phone appointment. We also encourage prospective transfer students to check out our Acadmeic Information Sessions.

Transfer Phone Appointments

Transfer Basics at BGSU

Next Steps for Transfer Applicants & Admits

Keep exploring.

Whether you’re a high school student or transfer student, the options below are great opportunities to connect with us, learn more and get a sense of what BGSU has to offer.


Have questions about BGSU? The first person on your BGSU College Search Team is your Admissions Counselor or Transfer Specialist. They’re here to provide you the information you need about applying, financial aid, housing and next steps.

Find your Admissions Counselor or Transfer Specialist

Looking for more information about a specific major or academic program? Connect with representative from the majors you're interested in - they're part of your BGSU College Search Team, too. Here you'll find contact information, registration for one-on-one appointments, information sessions, tours and more.

 Connect with an Academic Recruiter

Explore CAMPUS

We;ve been exploring exclusive areas of campus through Facebook Live tours. Take a look at our past tours and be sure to visit our Facebook page so you're in the loop for future opportunities, as well.

Education and Business at BGSU
The Arts at BGSU
Student Life at BGSU (Part 1)
Student Life at BGSU (Part 2)
Sciences at BGSU 
Living on Campus
Technology at BGSU

Also, check out our YouTube playlists to learn more about Residence LifeClub SportsStudent Orgs and Tour Guides' Favorite Spots on Campus.


Our tour takes you around campus and into residential halls, classrooms and more.


Begin your virtual tour by selecting a hall to wander. Explore what is around the hall and what the hall looks like from the outside. Then, go on to visit the interior of the hall and the rooms to explore what each has to offer.

See each and every corner of our rooms

Download the packing list download

We’ll always have room for you!

You can commit to BGSU with your housing payment throughout the spring and summer – BGSU has no deadline. Log into MyBGSU>Housing and Meal Application.


Get questions about financial aid and paying for college answered. Our Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is available for calls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer your questions. Connect with one of our representatives by using the contact info below.

Ryan Czech

Liz Jennings

Consider attending our information sessions, too!

Scholarship Opportunities for First Year Students

Understanding the FAFSA: Tips and Advice from BGSU Financial Aid


Learn more about the student experience and why people feel at home at BGSU. 
If you're interested in chatting with a current BGSU student
, we'll connect you!

 Fill out the student connection form

Who has your back at BGSU?

What is it like to have an on-campus job? 

How do you Belong at BGSU? 

Who is your favorite professor? 


Give us a call at 419-372-2478 or email us at choosebgsu@bgsu.edu