Nontraditional, Transfer and Veteran Students


Discover a vibrant University that welcomes and supports nontraditional, transfer and veteran students. You’ll find nationally recognized programs, innovative academics, and a dynamic campus that combines top faculty, diverse activities and an educational experience that transforms you, your life and your future. BGSU is nationally rated Best for Vets by U.S. News & World Report and by Military Times EDGE and recognized by G.I. Jobs as a Military Friendly School.

Thriving campus

  • 1,880 undergraduates over the age of 25
  • Nearly 500 military or veteran students are enrolled
  • 16 percent of all BGSU students are transfer students

Choose your path to learning

Every student learns differently. Some do best with a face-to-face experience. Others prefer online learning. That’s the beauty of BGSU’s class offerings. You choose the path to learning.

Helping students go the distance

We provide one-on-one assistance through planning, admission and registration processes so you can explore opportunities and make informed decisions about your education and professional career choices.


BGSU offers several scholarships specifically designed for nontraditional, transfer and veteran students.