Which Kind of Student Are You?

You must be admitted to BGSU in order to register for classes and to set you up for academic achievement, you are expected to register for classes before the start of every term. Depending on the student classification you fall under, you will need to follow a different process. Click on the dropdown links below to learn your classification:

All students enrolled for the current term are eligible to register for the next BGSU term during Continuing Student Registration. As a continuing student, you are assigned a day to begin registering based on your class level. Refer to the Enrollment Appointment Times to find your start date to register. You may register or change your schedule any time after your start date that registration is available. Your registration can be completed by using MY.BGSU or by coming in person to the Office of Registration and Records, 110 Administration Building.

Any person who has previously been admitted into an undergraduate degree program at BGSU but has not maintained enrollment in the past 2 years, is regarded as a former student. Such a student must complete an application for readmission to BGSU. There is no application fee.

Students who have been enrolled in courses in the past 2 years, may contact their advisor to register for the upcoming semester.

You may register for classes during Continuing Student registration or Open Registration, depending upon when your application is received. Registration can be completed on the web, using MyBGSU.

When submitting a readmission 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.

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Graduate Degree-Seeking: Applicants must have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or complete the degree prior to enrollment. 

Graduate Non-Degree-Seeking: Applicants must have graduated with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or complete the degree prior to enrollment. 

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Guest students take undergraduate-level classes only (numbered 0-4999). "Guest" is a temporary classification for people who have not been admitted into a degree program at BGSU but wish to take undergraduate BGSU classes. There is no application fee when applying as a Guest. Undergraduate guest students are not eligible for financial aid.

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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, 200 University Hall, 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. 

When submitting an undergraduate guest application, please allow 4 business days for processing. Confirmation will be sent to your email 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 here to be an Undergraduate Guest Student

The International Student Services Office leads Bowling Green State University's efforts in recruiting international students and supporting them throughout their career at BGSU by providing them with immigration advising, advocacy, and programming support.

We invite you to explore their website and find useful information about applying to BGSU, immigration regulations, and services and programs to help you succeed as a student.

Newly admitted Freshmen and Transfer students will attend the Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) program. For more detailed information and for program reservations, please contact the New Student Orientation and First Year Programs Office, 419-372-0353 or orientation@bgsu.edu


Late Registration | After the term begins, late registrations are restricted by available class space and are subject to late registration and late payment fees. A late registration fee begins the eighth calendar day of classes. In addition, no student entering after the close of the first week of a term is permitted to carry a full program of courses without permission of the dean of the college in which he or she is enrolled.