Graduate College Policies
Below is a list of Graduate College Policies. For additional University level policies that also may apply to graduate students, please visit the Office of General Counsel's University Policies website.
This policy describes the policies and conditions related to academic forgiveness for graduate students.
The following items can be found in the Academic Forgiveness for Graduate Students Policy:
- Eligibility Criteria
- Effects of an approved academic forgiveness
This policy describes criteria for academic progress (including graduation), in addition to policies for academic probation and dismissal.
The following items can be found in the Academic Progress, Prohibition, Dismissal Policy:
- Academic Progress
- Academic Probation and Dismissal
The Graduate College at Bowling Green State University has several graduate programs that permit qualified undergraduate students who are earning their bachelor’s degree at BGSU to apply to an Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s program. Participating in an Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s program provides the opportunity for students to complete both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in an efficient and effective format. Not all Master’s degree programs participate in the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s program.
The following items can be found in the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program Policy:
- Admissions Requirements
- Student Status
- Credit Hour Policies
- Financial Aid
- Program Withdrawal
- Program Dismissal
This policy describes criteria and procedures for graduate admissions.
The following items can be found in the Graduate Admissions Policy:
- Admission Deadlines
- Graduate Concurrent Admissions
- Admissions Categories
- Admission Requirements
- Graduate Non-Degree Admission Requirements
- Required Tests
- Transferring/Applying to Another Degree Program
This policy describes criteria for graduate courses taken by advanced undergraduate students and transfer of BGSU graduate credit taken as an advanced undergraduate.
The following items can be found in the Advanced Undergraduates Policy:
- Graduate Courses for Advanced Undergraduates
- Transfer of BGSU Graduate Credit taken as an Advanced Undergraduate
This policy describes the types of graduate student appeals, pre-appeal procedures, and formal appeal procedures. This includes information on grade appeals, non-grade academic appeals, and assistantship-related appeals.
The following items can be found in the Appeals Policies:
- Types of Appeals
- Pre-Appeals Procedures
- Formal Appeal Procedures
- Appeal Review Outcome
This policy describes criteria and procedures for background checks.
The following items can be found in the Background Checks Policy:
- What is included in the basic background check authorized for graduate assistant candidates
- Notification to Graduate Assistant Candidates
- Particular Steps in the Background Check Process
- Investigation Result and Actions
- Record Retention
This policy describes criteria for credit transfer and restrictions on transfer or approval of credit.
The following items can be found in the Credit Transfer Policy:
- Transfer of BGSU Graduate Credit taken as an Advanced Undergraduate
- Internal Graduate Credit
- Transfer of External Graduate Credit
- Restrictions on Transfer or Approval of Credit
This policy describes requirements for Doctoral degrees.
The following items can be found in the Doctoral Requirements Policy:
- Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, and Doctor of Musical Arts Requirements:
- Residence Requirements
- Credit Hour Requirements
- 5000-Level Courses
- Doctoral Committee
- Graduate Faculty Representative
- Preliminary Examination
- Final Examination (Dissertation Defense)
- Retaking the Final Exam
- Publication of Dissertation
- Consortium Ph.D. In Technology Management Requirements
- Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree Requirements
This policy describes graduate enrollment and registration policies.
The following items can be found in the Enrollment and Registration Policy:
- Registration Deadlines
- Credit Hour Load
- Graduate Concurrent Registration/Enrollment
- Auditing a Class
- Changes in Registration
- Withdrawing from a Course after the Drop Date
- Dismissal/Withdrawal from a Course
- Cancellation of Registration
- Withdrawal from the university
- Courses for Graduate Credit
This policy describes graduate student fees and expenses, methods of payment, assistantships, fellowships, and other aid, in addition to off-campus housing, supplemental employment, and federal student aid.
The following items can be found in the Financial Information and Assistance Policy:
- Fees And Expenses
- Methods of Payment
- Late Payment Fees/Service Charges/Delinquent Accounts
- Refund of Fees
- Assistantships and Scholarships
This policy describes the criteria for grade replacement for graduate students.
The following items can be found in the Grade Replacement Policy:
- Exceptions to graduate courses taken at the university counting towards a student's cumulative GPA
- Completing the “Graduate College Grade Replacement Request” form
- Removing a grade from a transcript
- Grades as a result of an Academic Honesty case
- Transfer Credit
This policy describes the application process, criteria, and privileges associated with Graduate Faculty Status.
The following items can be found in the Graduate Faculty Status Policy:
- Appointments to the BGSU Graduate Faculty
- Provisional Appointments
- Regular Appointments
- Courtesy Appointments
This policy describes criteria for graduation application including minimum registration policy.
The following items can be found in the Graduation Application and Minimum Registration Policy:
- Graduation Application and Minimum Registration
- Graduation- Minimum Registration Requirements
This policy pertains to all graduate assistants who serve in instructional capacities and who are not native speakers of English.
The following items can be found in the International Teaching Assistant Language Policy:
- English proficiency requirement
This policy describes general requirements for Master’s degree. More specific requirements can be found on department documents.
The following items can be found in the Master's Degree - General Requirements Policy:
- General Requirements for the Master’s Degree
- Plan Options For Master’s Degrees
- Selecting Plan I or Plan II
- Interdisciplinary Master's Degree
- Joint Or Cooperative Degrees
This describes the policies associated with completing a second Master's degree program at BGSU.
The following items can be found in the Master's Degree - Second Master's Degree Policy:
- Second Master's Degree Requirements
This policy describes criteria for posthumous awarding of a graduate degree.
The following items can be found in the Posthumous Awarding Of A Graduate Degree Policy:
- Guidelines for Consideration
- Approval Process
- Procedure upon Approval
- Extraordinary Circumstances
- Additional Recognition of Deceased Students
This policy describes time limits for degree and revalidation/retake policies for graduate students.
The following items can be found in the Time Limits for Degree and Revalidation Policy:
- Time Limits
- Course Revalidation
- Limits to Revalidation