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 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.
: 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

Here at BGSU, we understand that every student is going to approach their college journey in a different way. While we will gladly accept your ACT or SAT score for a picture of your academic profile, 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 Fall 2022 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 as you consider BGSU in your college search. Please call the Office of Admissions at 419-372-2478 to ask specific questions about your individual situation. Our team is ready to help you make the decision for your future.

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

In the coming months, 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 events here on campus and online opportunities designed to complement their college search, they 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.

Schedule Campus Visit  OR  Virtual 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. 

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 2022 freshmen may be eligible for a University Freshman Academic Scholarship ranging from $1,000 - $9,000. In addition, non-Ohio residents may qualify for the BG Success Scholarship valued at $4,000. Sudents must apply to BGSU by January 15 and submit all admission credentials by May 1 for automatic consideration based on their official GPA, ACT/SAT results (if not applying test optional), and additional information supplied on their application for admission. 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

Updated: 02/16/2022 09:22PM