NTMSS Staff are available to assist you throughout the admissions process and provide additional resources if you are admitted and choose to attend BGSU. If you are unsure which of BGSU’s many Academic Programs best fits your interests and career goals, NTMSS advisors are on hand to work with you.

Once you are ready to apply to BGSU, the process is simple.

First-time BGSU Students
To apply, visit Undergraduate Application. Select the application link that applies to your situation. If you graduated from high school more than three years ago, you will not need to submit ACT or SAT test scores. 

Transfer Students 
If you have previously attended any other college or university you will need to request official transcripts be sent to:

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

Electronic transcripts can be sent to

Returning Student
If you previously attended BGSU and completed one or more semesters, visit Readmission of Former Students for instructions.

Non-Degree/Guest Student
If you plan to take courses at BGSU as a non-degree seeking student, you are considered a Guest Student. This is coordinated through the Office of Registration and Records. Visit the Guest Student Enrollment page for further instructions. This is the process to follow if you are attending another institution and wish to take a class at BGSU in the summer (or other term) and transfer that credit back to your home institution.

If you have questions throughout the process, please call the Nontraditional and Military Student Services office at 419-372-8136 or email us at

Updated: 09/22/2021 09:50AM