Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University

has been ranked 2nd in the nation and 1st in the Midwest for veterans and active military students

Nontraditional and Military Student Services (NTMSS) provides assistance to support you as you make career and educational choices. Beginning, returning to, or continuing your college education can pose a variety of challenges. The NTMSS staff is familiar with the issues facing nontraditional and military students and can be a resource as you plan and complete your program.

Whether you are a nontraditional student starting or restarting your education, or an active-military or Veteran student, we can assist you in navigating the application process and easing your transition to BGSU.

Advisors are also available to assist current students.  We can help you discover and utilize campus resources and develop programs to best meet your needs.

Best for Vets 2022 Logo 

Bowling Green State University has been ranked 2nd in the Nation and 1st in the Midwest for veterans and active military students by the Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2022 rankings.


Although NTMSS has re-opened with regular business hours, our staff is also available remotely.

Office and Veteran Center Hours

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Friday 7:30am-5pm


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Military Affiliated Students

Nontraditional and Military Student Services is here to aid military affiliated students in their transition to becoming BGSU students and to continue assisting throughout their college career.

Nontraditional Students

We define nontraditional students as those who are 23 or older, students who are parents, or students who may identify as a nontraditional student based on other circumstances. 

Student Parents

BGSU is committed to supporting the parenting student population. As part of that effort, we want to connect parenting students with services available on the BGSU campus and beyond. 

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credit toward a degree for prior college coursework, corporate or military training, and/or hands-on knowledge gained from prior work experience. 

Our Office

The NTMSS Office is located at 16 College Park Office Building and supports students that are 23 and older, student parents and military affiliated students.


Dr. Barbara Henry, Assistant Vice President Nontraditional and Military Student Services

David Rice, Assistant Director

Lori Fox, Nontraditional Program Coordinator

Tina Borders, Senior Secretary


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Updated: 03/16/2023 02:50PM