School Counselors


It's not easy to guide students through the college search process, which is why we've enhanced our school counselor portal. Here you'll find the handy toll to upload credentials for your students, but now you'll have details about test optional, visit information (on campus and online) 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. If uploading documents through the School Counselor Portal, please do not send duplicate copies via email, postal mail, Common Application, fax, etc.

  • Note: if your student did not apply to BGSU via the Common App, please do not try to send their credentials to us via the Common App. We won’t receive them through that method if they applied through our Falcon Application.

Test Optional

We understand that every student is going to approach their college journey in a different way. While we will gladly accept ACT or SAT scores, we understand that not all students have been able to take and/or want to submit an ACT or SAT score. Therefore, Bowling Green State University is offering applicants the opportunity to have their applications reviewed without consideration of test scores. Below you will find frequently asked questions about what this process looks like. Please call the Office of Admissions at 419-372-2478 to ask specific questions about individual situations.

Test optional FAQ

University Freshman Academic Scholarship and other opportunities

The surest way for a student to get a scholarship offer is to apply to BGSU! Once they’re admitted, BGSU will begin making scholarship offers based on a comprehensive review of the application with our merit-based University Freshman Academic Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to upward of $9,000+.

Visit Resources for Your Students

We're offering a variety of in-person and online experiences, so your students can learn more about living and learning here at BGSU. Between on-campus events and online opportunities designed to complement their college search, students will be able to explore BGSU their way all year. From scholarships to majors (and everything in between) – we're designing events with them in mind.

On-Campus Experiences

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.


School Counselor Portal

With BGSU's School Counselor Portal, you can view a listing of all applicants from your school and securely upload transcripts and other official documents to their freshman or College Credit Plus application.


University Freshman Academic Scholarship

Fall freshmen may be eligible for a University Freshman Academic Scholarship ranging from $1,000 - $9,500. In addition, non-Ohio residents may qualify for the BG Success Scholarship valued at $4,000. Sudents must apply to BGSU and submit all admission credentials by the posted deadlines for automatic consideration; no separate scholarship application is necessary. View our Scholarships & Financial Aid page for deadlines 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.


Resources for Your Students

Please join us in encouraging your students to participate in our in-person visits and events along with our virtual information sessions to make the most of their college search.

On this site, students will find a full offering of our on-campus visits and events. This includes our daily visits to campus along with academic specific larger visit days. This is a great place for students to start!

While reasearch has shown in-person visits are one of the best ways to determine if a college is a good fit for a student, we realize that virtual opportunites can better fit into busy schedules. 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 information 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 major(s) 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.

Want a view of your future BGSU home? Our 360° tours allow you to see residence hall rooms, common areas, bathrooms, and more. 

Updated: 10/28/2022 11:50AM