Announcement: FLY applications for Fall 2023 are open.

Falcon Learning Your Way Program (FLY)

A leader among public universities for supporting students with learning differences.

The FLY Program believes that every student has the potential to be successful in college. This includes students who have learning differences, such as AD/HD, or students who would benefit from help with time management and learning strategies. FLY can give students the wings they need to navigate the transition from high school to college, all with the support of a learning specialist equipped to work with students from all learning backgrounds.

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
    • Learning Specialists are educational professionals holding advanced degrees
    • Appointments are one-hour long for first-year students    
  • How to self-advocate for accommodations
  • An individualized FLY Learning Plan
    • Exclusive access to Tutoring Services
    • Assistance connecting to peer academic coaches
    • Assessment of learning and study strategies
    • Weekly progress review
    • Organizational skills and strategies
    • Guidance for independent learning
    • Connection to other university resources
  • 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 diagnosed learning differences. 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

419-372-2855
aanton@bgsu.edu

Jaclyn Pessell

419-372-8949
jpesse@bgsu.edu

Lisa Maag

419-372-2854
lmaag@bgsu.edu

Penny Soboleski, Ed.D.

419-372-6573
pennys@bgsu.edu

Travis Brown

419-372-6067
brownst@bgsu.edu

Weekly meetings with a Learning Specialist take place in the Learning Commons, located in the Jerome Library.

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.

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 FLY@bgsu.edu

Updated: 10/17/2022 09:47AM