BGSU, Owens Community College create Falcon Express


BOWLING GREEN, O.—Incoming college students now have an express track to a four-year degree from Bowling Green State University, starting from Owens Community College. BGSU and Owens are partnering to create the Falcon Express Dual Admission Program, in which students apply once and then chart their course straight through to their bachelor’s degree.

“The new Falcon Express partnership is a great opportunity for students. It will provide guaranteed admission to BGSU and extra academic support while reducing costs and paperwork,” said BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey. “Bowling Green State University and Owens State Community College have been strong partners for many years, and we share a commitment both to the success of our students and to the economic vitality of our region.” 

Mazey and Owens President Mike Bower signed the partnership agreement Dec. 5. The program begins in January 2016.

Depending on where they are in their coursework, some current Owens students might also find Falcon Express meets their needs.

BGSU has always welcomed numerous students from Owens. For those who already plan to make the transition, the process will be even smoother. Advisers at both schools will work with Falcon Express students to make sure all their coursework credits are transferrable and meet the requirements for their chosen four-year degree.

“We are very pleased to be partnering with Bowling Green State University to create a more seamless process that allows students to gain admission to both institutions simultaneously,” Bower said. “At Owens we are committed to student success, and this strengthened partnership will help to remove barriers and extend opportunities for students.”

To qualify for the Falcon Express program, students cannot have previously attended BGSU. They may not attend any other institution after graduating from Owens with their associate degree before moving on to Bowling Green, and must enroll within three years of beginning coursework at Owens.

To learn more about the Falcon Express Dual Admission Program, contact the BGSU Office of Admissions at 419-372-2478 or

Or call the Owens Office of Admissions at 567-661-7777 (Toledo) or 567-429-3509 (Findlay), or email

Updated: 12/02/2017 12:49AM