Graduate Application Process

Graduate Degree and Certificate-seeking student

A student who has already earned a 4-year degree and wishes to pursue study in a graduate degree or certificate program can apply using the link here: Graduate Application .

The application should be submitted along with (where applicable):

  • $45 non-refundable application fee for domestic applicants; $75 for international students
  • One official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Required standardized test scores (GRE, GMAT, PRAXIS II) based on program requirements
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores from applicants whose native language is not English
  • Letters of recommendation, a resume, writing samples and other documents may be required and should be sent directly to the program to which admission is requested. Please visit the program website for additional information.  


Graduate Non-Degree-seeking student

A Graduate Non-Degree student is defined as a student who has earned a 4-year degree and who wishes to enroll in graduate or undergraduate-level courses without pursuing another degree. There is no application fee. The student is not limited to the number of credit hours taken at BGSU; however, only 9 graduate credit hours will transfer to a graduate degree program. To determine your eligibility for Federal Financial Aid, please review the Student Financial Aid (SFA) Guest Student or Non-Degree Graduate Review Form (click OTHER DOCUMENTS to expand). Additional questions may be directed to the SFA office at 419-372-2651. 

When submitting a Graduate Non-Degree 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.

Apply using the link below. Individuals wishing to take course work for educator (teaching, administrative, or pupil services) preparation/development, must also complete the Application to Take Educator Preparation/Development Coursework form. Mail or fax your applications to the Office of Registration and Records, BGSU, 110 Administration, Bowling Green, OH 43403, fax number 419-372-7977. Non-BGSU grads should send photocopy verification of their degrees along with their applications. For further questions related to Graduate Non-Degree enrollment, call 419-372-4444 or contact

Licensure instructions for Non-Degree

Printable Graduate Non-Degree Application

For further information, send email to:

[Please include your name, BGSU I.D.#, and contact information.]




Last Updated: 01.13.16