School Counselors


It's never easy to guide students through the college search process, but it's especially difficult this year, which is why we've enhanced our school counselor portal. Here you'll still find the handy tool to upload credentials for your students, but now you'll have details about the test waiver option, visit information and cost breakdown, among other features, at your fingertips. As always, please reach out to me, Adrea Spoon, Director of Admissions, or the BGSU Admissions Counselor assigned to your school/region if you have questions, but I hope you find this resource useful.


Submitting Credentials

The BGSU Office of Admissions accepts documents uploaded through the School Counselor Portal as official, even if they lack a signature or school seal, as only verified users have access to upload documents for their students.  If uploading documents through the School Counselor Portal, please do not  send duplicate copies via email, postal mail, Common Application, fax, etc.

Test Waiver Option

Due to the widespread hardship of COVID-19, Bowling Green State University is offering applicants the opportunity to have their applications reviewed without consideration of SAT or ACT scores. This is a one-year policy for students coming directly from high school or less than three years out of high school. While we still encourage the submitting of scores for a better picture of their academic profile, we understand that not all students will be able to take and/or submit a score because of hardship directly linked to the pandemic.

Students who utilize this test waiver option will be reviewed holistically, based on their GPA, strength of schedule, essay, recommendation(s), and any other supporting credentials.  These students will also still be considered for the University Freshman Academic Scholarship and BG Success Scholarship for out-of-state students.  However, the BGSU Honors College, some majors, and some scholarships still require the submission of test results for consideration.  Please see our Test Waiver webpage for full details and answers to many questions you and your students may have.

School Counselor Portal & eNotifications

BGSU's School Counselor Portal allows verified school officials to upload official transcripts for applicants as well as a school profile.  eNotifications send an email alerting you when a student from your school applies to BGSU.  Both services are free to school officials and require the submission of separate registrations. 

Click the links below to access BGSU's School Counselor Portal or request access.


School Counselor Portal

With BGSU's School Counselor Portal, you can view a listing of all students from your school who have applied to BGSU and securely upload transcripts and other official documents to their freshman or College Credit Plus application.  Log in today or request access if you are not already registered.


University Freshman Academic Scholarship

Fall 2021 freshmen may be eligible for a University Freshman Academic Scholarship ranging from $1,000 - $8,000.  In addition, non-Ohio residents may qualify for the BG Success Scholarship valued at $4,000.  Fall 2021 students must apply to BGSU by January 15 and submit all admission credentials by May 1 for automatic consideration based on their official GPA and ACT/SAT results.  Students who do not submit a test score due to difficulties caused by COVID-19, will be considered for these scholarships based on their cumulative GPA.  No separate scholarship application is necessary.  View our Scholarships & Financial Aid page for full details and additional scholarship opportunities.

Submitting Transcripts

BGSU accepts official high school electronic transcripts from the following sources:

  • ATC - Ohio Board of Regents
  • Naviance
  • Parchment/eScript
  • Scoir
  • Scriborder
  • Overgrad
  • The Common Application
    • BGSU can retrieve documents submitted through the Common Application only for students who submit a Common Application to BGSU.  Documents cannot be retrieved through Common Application for students who apply through the BGSU hosted application, even if they submit a Common Application to another school.
  • Secure upload directly to the BGSU Office of Admissions via our School Counselor Portal (log in required)

If necessary, official paper transcripts and other materials can be mailed to:

Office of Admissions
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Secure School Counselor Portal

Within the secure School Counselor Portal, registered users can:

  • Access a listing of BGSU applicants from their school and view their admission status
  • Upload official transcripts for applicants

Users can also elect to receive a notification when a student applies to BGSU by signing up for our eNotification system.

The links below will allow you to access these features.  If you don't yet have access to our secure School Counselor Portal, you may request access below.


Virtual Resources for Your Students

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

Please join us in encouraging your students to participate in our virtual events because now is the time to start gathering information, even if virtual events aren't their preferred way to approach the college search.

On this site, students will find a full offering of virtual experiences – check back often, as we’re adding new events and resources regularly. This is a great place for students to start!

We want to make sure students are getting all the information they need. The best way to do that is to attend our virtual information sessions. We’re dedicating time each day to connecting with students. This site offers a full calendar of offerings including admissions, scholarships, financial aid and academic presentations.

Students who are new to BGSU or just starting their college search should start with the Go BG! Admissions Information Session. This is the first step to learning more about BGSU.

Every student interested in BGSU has a team of representatives ready to help. Their Admissions Counselor is ready to provide you the information they need about applying, financial aid, housing and next steps. Looking for more information about a major or program? Students can connect with the representative from the majors they’re interested in – they’re part of the BGSU College Search Team, too, and are offering virtual one-on-one appointments, information sessions, tours and more.

In-person tours of residence halls will not be available for the foreseeable future in order to ensure the safety of our guests and BGSU community. Instead, we recommend students explore our residence halls using the 360 Residence Hall Tours.

We’re pleased to offer small and personalized in-person visits on our beautiful campus in Bowling Green, Ohio. These opportunities are extremely limited, and we ask that students reach out to their personal Admissions Counselor to start a conversation about a reservation