Applying for Graduation

Students applying for graduation must do so on-line through MyBGSU. After signing onto MyBGSU:

  • Click on Student Center
  • Under Degree Progress, click the down arrow located to the right of the drop down box
  • Select Apply for Graduation
  • Follow the prompts throughout the application
  • Student is prompted that the $35.00 graduation fee will be automatically charged to their Bursar account upon application
  • Verify all information
  • Click Submit

If you have any questions regarding the on-line application, contact the Registrar's office at 419-372-8441.

Please consult the Graduation Checklist to ensure the completion of your degree requirements by the published dates.  Late applications will not be accepted.

The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees approved a $35.00 graduation application fee that will be charged the first time an application for graduation is submitted. Students who receive multiple graduate degrees will only be charged once.

Online Application Dates for Graduation

Semester Open Deadline
Fall  July 15 see published dates
Spring  October 15 see published dates
Summer  March 15 see published dates

Commencement Information

For information on commencement location, seating, and tickets, please see the Commencement web site.

Falcon Outfitters Resources

Please visit the Falcon Outfitters web site (select Commencement Tab) for information concerning caps and gowns, doctoral regalia, graduation fairs, and other general information.

Doctoral Candidates

Please be sure to order your regalia from Falcon Outfitters before the posted deadline. Visit Falcon Outfitters web site (select Commencement Tab) for more information.

Survey of Earned Doctorates.  Doctoral candidates (Ph.D. and Ed.D.) must submit the Survey of Earned Doctorates.  Candidates must complete the form to ensure that the University is accurately represented in national statistics.  If you do not wish to participate in this survey, you can mark refused and still submit the survey.  After submitting, you will receive a certificate of completion, with verification automatically sent to the Graduate College. For additional information on the Survey of Earned Doctorates, please read the informational brochure

Requesting BGSU Transcript

The Graduate College can no longer provide degree completion letters for students. For those students who require a transcript relatively soon following the commencement ceremony, please download the transcript request form from the Registrar's web site. Be sure to check the box "Hold for Notification of Degree." Every effort will be made to clear students as soon as possible following the ceremony. However, due to the large number of graduates, we cannot guarantee specific dates by which approval will be made.

Updated: 03/15/2024 08:42AM