Test Waiver

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 your 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.

Please call the Office of Admissions at 419-372-2478 to ask specific questions about your individual situation. Our Admissions counselors are ready to help you make the decision for your future. 

*Please note that ACT or SAT scores are required for the following major(s): Forensic science and acceptance into the Honors College.

A: BGSU’s minimum suggested requirement is a 20 ACT or 1040 SAT, combined with a 2.5 cumulative high school GPA for admittance.

A: Yes! You will be considered for scholarships, but some campus partners departments will require a test score for their scholarships. 

A: Jan. 15, but we will award and update our University Freshman Academic Scholarship up until May 1, 2021. Applying to BGSU and submitting test scores by Jan. 15, 2021, would provide you the greatest advantage. 

A: BGSU will be able to more accurately evaluate if you are ready for college. 

A: Yes, although several majors are waiving that requirement this year. The major of forensic science still requires an ACT or SAT score this year. 

A: Yes, the Honors College will require an ACT or SAT on file for admittance. The minimum suggested requirement is 27 ACT or 1280 SAT; however, they take a holistic approach to reviewing applications. Ultimately, there is no GPA and test score that will guarantee you admission to the Honors College, but there is also no GPA and test score that will count you out. 

A: BGSU will accept new scores up until May 1, 2021.

A: BGSU will if it benefits the student. 

A: The scores can be sent directly from ACT/SAT, or we will accept the score listed on your sealed high school transcript. School counselors can also upload transcripts to our counselor portal.

A: Fall 2021 (you must apply for the Fall 2021 term to be eligible). 

A: You will still be required to submit an ACT or SAT score if you graduated from high school fewer than three years ago. Your application will not list the test waiver option.

A: Please call the Office of Admissions to talk directly to an Admissions counselor. This is an individual decision, and you need to make the choice that is best for you. Our number is 419-372-2478.