School Counselors


We know the vital role School Counselors play in helping students choose the best path for their future and appreciate your work.  We look forward to connecting with you as we travel throughout the state of Ohio and across the country.  Until then, please utilize the resources below or reach out to our office or the BGSU Admissions Counselor assigned to your school/region if we can be of assistance. Go Falcons!


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 Scholarship Calculator and Scholarships & Financial Aid pages 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.


Bowling Green Scenes