A nationally ranked university and a caring community
with the resources you need to succeed

  • Go at your own pace, on your schedule.
  • Get support from application to graduation.

If you’re on this page, you are already thinking about college. But which school is the right fit?

Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio is a nationally ranked, public university that can help you optimize your employer tuition assistance plan.

We know it’s not easy to go to school and hold down a job. That’s why we offer flexible programs, lots of options and real people to answer your questions.

BGSU is a place where you can thrive personally and professionally, whether you are here to:

  • Earn the degree you’ve always wanted. 
  • Return to college and finish your degree.
  • Pursue an advanced degree or certificate.

BGSU offers 200+ degrees and certificates

  • Flexible, online programs that allow you to study when you want, where you want 
  • Hybrid pathway programs for working professionals willing to come to campus a few times a year
  • On-campus programs if you’re local

And no need to worry about stressful tests. BGSU has no GRE or GMAT requirements for our graduate programs.

Explore BGSU programs

Bowling Green State University has been recognized as one of Money’s 2023 America’s Best Colleges

Enroll in our quality online programs no matter where you live.

BGSU does online right. We are the only university in Ohio and one of just nine in the nation to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate for all of our seven-week online programs and our commitment to distance learners.

  • 55+ online undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs
  • Condensed 7-week courses that help you fit college into your busy schedule
  • Full-semester 15-week courses 

Our online programs feature: 

  • The same world-class faculty as our in-person programs, many of whom are trained for online teaching
  • Easy navigation and timely feedback 
  • Classes that promote connection between students and faculty
  • Academic and technical support

Steps to become a Falcon

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1. Apply.

You can apply through our BGSU application.

2. Evaluate your transfer credits.

Do you have previous college credit? BGSU evaluates credits from all accredited institutions and from the military. You may even get credit for your experiences outside of a formal classroom (we call that a prior learning assessment credit).  

Transfer credits to BGSU

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3. Request and submit your sponsorship letter.

After you’ve been accepted to BGSU, you need to request a sponsorship letter from Guild and submit it to BGSU. This ensures that your employer will be billed for eligible expenses.

NOTE: You will need to request and submit a new letter before every semester you attend BGSU.

To request a sponsorship letter, contact Guild. Letters are approved starting four weeks before the term starts at BGSU.

To submit your sponsorship letter, email the letter to BGSU. The submission deadline is a week before the start of the term. But it’s best to submit the letter as soon as you receive it from Guild.

Have questions about BGSU?

Undergraduate admissions/application process

Graduate admissions/application process

Nontraditional and Military Student Services

Financial aid and scholarships Main Campus

Submit a financial aid question


Information about specific majors
Find your admission counselor

Have questions about your reimbursement plan?

Contact Guild

Updated: 10/12/2023 11:10AM