Welcome to the International Student Services undergraduate admission website! Bowling Green State University offers a wide range of programs to suit your interests and career paths.


Application Requirements

  • Official transcripts from secondary school and from any post-secondary school attended (no photocopies accepted)
  • BGSU Financial Statement (PDF)
  • A copy of the applicant's passport or National ID
  • English Language Proficiency requirements, provide one (or more) of the following recommended minimums from the list below:
    • 71 TOEFL IBT
    • BGSU College Code:  1069
    • 69 MELAB
    • 6.0 IELTS
    • 48 Pearson Test of English (PTE)
    • 100 Duolingo English Test Score (temporarily accepted through Spring 2024 admission)
    • Completion of ELS Intensive English for Academic Purposes Level 112
    • Acceptable SAT* composite score in verbal and math 
      • BGSU’s College Codes: SAT – 1069
    • ACT* composite score with a competitive English band score
      • BGSU’s College Codes: ACT – 3240
    • Attend a high school using English as the medium of instruction for a minimum of one academic year
    • *SAT/ACT Not required for Admission but required for Merit-based Scholarship.
  Fall 2024 Spring 2025

Application Completion Deadline:
Application must be submitted and all other supporting credentials on file

Friday, June 21, 2024 Friday, November 8, 2024
Deadline for Issuing I-20:
I-20 processing will stop, students not meeting the deadline may choose to apply for a future term
Friday, July 5, 2024 Friday, November 22, 2024

Note: All of the credentials indicated above must be official documents in the English language. Official documents must be the original documents, notarized copies, or official English translations with the official seal or stamp of the notary or the English translator on each document. We cannot accept photocopies or documents marked "Issued to Student".

New Student Immigration Information

Undergraduate - The Office of International Programs and Partnerships will help you prepare the documents necessary for the form I-20 and guide you through the other parts of the immigration process.

In order to issue your immigration documents we require the following information:

Please scan and email the above to iss@bgsu.edu.

For specific information about the tuition and expenses of BGSU, please see this undergraduate tuition calculator.

For any questions about the Cost of Attendance, please click here:

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance FAQ

Other Information

EXPEDITE SHIPPING - Click this link for information about expediting your admissions packet


International students are qualified for the BG Success Scholarship* (for non-Ohio residents) and other merit based scholarships based upon academic standing and test scores. 

More Information

International student applicants must send the required documents directly to Office of Admissions for admission review:

Bowling Green State University
Office of Admissions
 200 University Hall
Bowling Green, OH USA 43403-0085

Updated: 05/17/2024 09:25AM