and BGSU


A partnership with the power to change lives

Bowling Green State University is a nationally ranked, public university in northwest Ohio.
We are proud to partner with Herschend Grow-U and Guild to optimize your tuition
reimbursement plan – and help you thrive personally and professionally.

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

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#1 Theme Park in the U.S. 

A perfect fit – the Resort and Attraction Management (RAAM) degree at BGSU

Looking to grow in your current career in the resort or attraction industry? This one-of-a-kind, fully online bachelor’s degree program is designed for you!

Graduates of our RAAM program work in hotel and resort management, amusement park management, event planning and many more resort and attraction areas.

  • Enroll part time or full time.
  • Learn from and network with resort and attraction industry leaders.
  • Use your current work experience to fulfill the program’s co-op requirements.
  • Earn industry certifications along with your degree. 
  • Access $130,000+ in annual scholarships.

I would like more information about the RAAM program

Why BGSU Online?

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 online programs and our commitment to distance learners.

 Our online programs feature:

  • A flexible academic calendar with 10-week semesters that allow for learning in the field and via coursework
  • Asynchronous classes – log in to class on your schedule
  • 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

Convenient online degrees

We know it’s not easy to go to school and hold down a job. That’s why we offer 100% online programs that give you maximum flexibility.

  • Go at your own pace, on your schedule.
  • Study when you want, where you want.
  • Get support from application to graduation.

The Wall Street Journal
No. 1 university in the Midwest
students would choose again

No. 1 university in the Midwest best for veterans and active military students by Military Times

Steps to become a Student


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 Herchend 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?

Professor and Founding Director
Dr. Swathi Ravichandran

Undergraduate admissions/application process

Graduate admissions/application process

Nontraditional and Military Student Services

Financial aid and scholarships Main Campus


Information about specific majors
Find your admission counselor

Have questions about your tuition coverage plan?

Contact Guild at dpp@guild.com.

Herschend tuition coverage plan information

Updated: 01/24/2024 08:06PM