Steps After Admission -
First-year students  

Congratulations on your admission to Bowling Green State University! Now that you are BGSU-bound, you have a few items on your to-do list to ensure you have a smooth transition to your home away from home. Keep checking your email, though, as your specific next steps will be emailed. We can’t wait for you to join the flock, Future Falcon! #BGBound

Make it official!

Create your MyBGSU/email account 

  • Your MyBGSU/email account is used for selecting housing and orientation reservations, among other things. Be sure to check it regularly. Information will be released via email as applications and dates open.

Apply for aid

Understand the costs 

Contact Accessibility Services for accommodations.

  • Incoming students with disabilities who are interested in accommodations through Accessibility Services should submit a request for accommodations and documentation of their disability for review as soon as possible.

Learn about orientation 

  • If you haven’t already, check out upcoming orientation dates. Class schedules and advising are tied to orientation for incoming first-year students. Submit your official transcripts showing final grades as well as any college credit and AP scores. 

Check out housing  

Other things to explore

Learn about Life Design

You will work with the Life Design team to develop a personalized experience that helps you graduate, launch a successful career and connect with a network of 200,000+ Falcon alumni, professionals and organizations around the world. 

Geoffrey H. Radbill Center for College and Life Design

Paying for classes 

Review the catalog and tuition rate information. Bills are loaded into MyBGSU shortly before start of each semester.  

Office of the Bursar - Student Financial Aid 2022

Know your dates 

Important dates for each term are posted on the  Academic Calendar

Move In Fall 2022

Technology resources 

Information Technology Services (ITS)team is your go-to resource for campus technology questions. 

Graduate Admissions 2022

Get involved 

There’s no shortage of activities outside the classroom with more than 400 student organizations such as academics, cultural and social groups, Greek life and club sports. Did you know that Falcon Marching Band is our largest student organization?

Spring Semester Campus Fest

Parking and getting around 

Parking Services provides resources for students to get around campus and beyond. Learn about parking permits, the BGSU Shuttle Service and more. 


Career Center 

From personalized career advising to career fairs and everything in between, the Kuhlin Hub for Career Design and Connections is ready to help assist you as you prepare for your future. 

Kuhlin Hub 2023


Our admission staff is here to answer your questions. Contact us or meet with an admission counselor. We’re here to help!

Updated: 02/15/2024 08:32AM