I Have Graduated from High School or Earned the GED Equivalent
Any person who has graduated from high school or earned the GED equivalent or any person who has attended another college or university may apply to BGSU as a Guest Student. The person who makes such an application is not required to submit a high school transcript or ACT (American College Test) results. Any course work taken as a Guest Student will be applicable to a degree program once the student is formally admitted to BGSU. Guest students in this category may register for undergraduate classes only (course numbers 0-4999). Guest students are not eligible for financial aid.
A Guest Student is limited to taking 16 hours of credit without formal admission to BGSU. The 16-hour limit shall include all semester hours attempted by the student. If a Guest Student fails a class, those hours also will be included. Once the 16-hour limit has been reached, the student must be formally admitted through the Office of Admissions, 110 McFall Center, 419-372-2478. Guest student enrollment is not to be used by students who have been denied or who have refused formal admission to BGSU. A Guest Student's registration will be withdrawn if it is discovered that s/he has been denied formal admission. If, after the 16-credit-hour limit has been reached, a student cannot be admitted, permission is required from the Office of Admissions to continue enrollment as a Guest Student.
A Guest Student is required to submit the Guest application each term s/he wishes to take classes. The application can be obtained in the Office of Registration & Records, 110 Administration Building, 419-372-4444.
When submitting an undergraduate guest application, please allow 4 business days for processing. Confirmation will be sent to your email address (if provided) or home address once the application has been processed. Applicants who have indicated a felony conviction will be notified within 1 business day of any additional information that may be required.
For further information, send email to: Registrar@bgsu.edu .