Announcement: We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2022 Semester. Spots in FLY are limited. Please apply as soon as possible to join FLY for the upcoming Fall Semester. Applicants not accepted will be considered for the Spring 2023 Semester.

Falcon Learning Your Way Program (FLY)

We help students who learn differently.

Would you benefit from a program where you get a one-on-one meeting with a Learning Specialist to develop learning strategies? Would it help you to connect with trained tutors from BGSU’s Learning Commons? If yes, then let the FLY Program support your academic experience throughout your first-year and beyond at BGSU.

The FLY Program

Since 2016, Learning Specialists have been helping bright and talented BGSU students who have specific learning differences, executive functioning challenges, and/or AD/HD.

FLY Features Include:

  • Weekly, one-on-one meeting with a Learning Specialist
  • First-year orientation program
  • How to self-advocate for accommodations
  • An individualized Falcon Learning Plan
    • Assistance connecting to tutoring services and academic coaching
    • Weekly schedule management help
    • Organizational skills and strategies
    • Midterm progress review
    • Academic workshops
    • Introduction to other campus services
    • How to become an independent learner
  • Personal librarian services
  • Flexible options for continuation of services for second, third, and fourth+ year students.

It is possible to participate in FLY even if you do not have specific learning differences, executive functioning challenges, and/or AD/HD. We recognize many students have different learning challenges and are ready to help.

Meet BGSU’s Learning Specialists

We work collaboratively with you to develop goals for success, incorporate learning strategies, and provide encouragement and guidance throughout your university experience. Our commitment is to give you an individualized experience while working toward academic success.

Ashley Gallagher


Lisa Maag


Penny Soboleski, Ed.D.


My Learning Specialist was very personable and always helpful!
– FLY Program Student
The FLY Program is the reason we chose BGSU and we’re very happy we did!
– FLY Program Parent
The FLY Program helped me excel during my first year.
– FLY Program Student
The support and accountability provided through the program are tremendous in building confidence and accelerating where students know they can do well.
– FLY Program Parent

Admission Process

The FLY Program is available to all BGSU students. In addition to supporting first-year students new to the university, we accept second through fourth-year, eCampus, transfer, and graduate students.

Participation in the program requires students to apply and be admitted. Applications received after the start of a semester are considered for the following term.

To participate in the FLY Program students should:

In addition to BGSU’s tuition and fees, the FLY Program cost is $5,000 per year.

For more information on the current BGSU tuition and fees visit the BGSU Cost Summary.

The FLY Program does not provide academic accommodations.

Bowling Green State University students looking for disability-related accommodations should contact Accessibility Services.

Questions about the FLY Program?

Give us a call at 419-372-UFLY (8359) or email us at

Updated: 05/18/2022 08:08AM