VIRTUAL SOAR FAQS

Here are the most popular FAQs asked during Virtual SOAR Orientation If you have additional questions not covered in this FAQ, please email orientation@bgsu.edu.

Your classes are being scheduled throughout the summer. Make sure you are checking your BGSU email, setting up your voicemail and listening to any messages — your advisor might be reaching out to you. After your Virtual SOAR Orientation Webinar, you will get an email, if you haven’t already, about signing up for a virtual advising session. It’s important that you follow up and attend this meeting online. Your advisor wants your input about your schedule.

Yes. BGSU will be back to campus this fall with in-person classes with COVID-19 responsible social distancing measures in place.

No, you can attend any of our additional webinars throughout the summer. In fact, we highly recommend it

You can upload your photo for the card and you will receive it during move-in or our commuter breakfast.

Yes, all students can park on campus, whether they are commuting or living on campus and wanting to keep a car with them. Parking permits can be bought online starting in August. Here is a link to Parking Services, which lists prices.

Move-in dates and additional information will be posted on the Office of Residence Life website when it is released later this summer.

Your advisor will have that information for you this summer. Students with majors in the College of Arts and Sciences usually need to take it.

As of now, the academic calendar states that classes begin August 31. We will update you if that changes.

Yes, please discuss that during your advising session this summer.

Early move-in dates and additional information will be released later this summer on the Office of Residence Life website.

Please email choosebgsu@bgsu.edu or call the Office of Admissions at 419-372-2478.

Please call the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships at 419-372-2651 or use this secure email portal.

Watch your schedule throughout the summer as other students rearrange their schedules. The change will be reflected there. Most students get into their waitlisted classes.

As an undecided student, you’re a part of the Deciding Student Program. Students in the Deciding Student Program have an academic advisor, just like students who have declared their majors. The scheduling process is the same for you. Your classes are being scheduled throughout the summer. Make sure you are checking your BGSU email, setting up your voicemail and listening to any messages — your Deciding Student Program advisor might be reaching out to you. After your Virtual SOAR Orientation Webinar, you will get an email, if you haven’t already, about signing up for a virtual advising session. It’s important that you follow up and attend this meeting online. Your advisor wants your input about your schedule.

Your transcripts can be sent electronically to choosebgsu@bgsu.edu.[NRA1] This includes high school transcripts and college transcripts.

We recommend waiting until you are on campus because that is when most jobs are posted. When you log in to your MyBGSU account, click on Handshake to see the jobs that are listed.

Please refer to this packing list through the Office of Residence Life.

That’s okay and perfectly normal. Your advisor will work with you and help you graduate in four years if that is still your goal.

You do not have to get a physical. Here is information about BG’s recommended immunizations.


Refer to the Office of Campus Activities. More information will be advertised once fall semester starts.

We plan to release a detailed plan later in June. We will personally email every incoming student with that information.

You can use Transferology, but your advisor will talk about that this summer too.

This intramural website will be helpful and you will receive more information when you start at BGSU.

More information will be released soon, but we’re devoted to having a COVID-19 responsible campus.

That is entirely up to you, but some students do pursue internships their first year on campus. The Career Center and your advisor can help you with that decision.

As soon as possible. If you have concerns, please email choosebgsu@bgsu.edu. Transcripts will allow you and your advisor to put together a schedule that better reflects what courses you should register for.

Yes, just reach out to your advisor — they will be glad to help. Need help figuring out who your advisor is? Start by calling the Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR) at 419-372-0353 or emailing orientation@bgsu.edu.

This is a promise to pay your bill, but it does not mean if you owe anything if you choose not to attend BGSU later this summer. The FRA must be done before you get a class schedule. Log in to MyBGSU > To Do > Financial Responsibility Agreement.

BGSU does not have an on-campus bookstore, but you can order books through the textbooks site.

We do not recommend that — please work with your advisor.

You can email them through their BGSU email or reach out to reslife@bgsu.edu for additional guidance.

Reach out to reslife@bgsu.edu about your particular circumstance — traveling a long distance, etc. Move-in guidelines will be shared later this summer. This is also a helpful move-in site.

Yes! It’s part of your tuition and fees and you use your student ID card to get in.
 

It’s not required but you can. Please reference the Math Placement Examination site for next steps.

Yes, the FAFSA is still open and can be filed all summer. We also recommend reaching out to our Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at 419-372-2615 if you need help or advice.

Yes, please complete ASAP in your MyBGSU account under Orientation. If you expect to receive a 3 or better on an AP English test or are bringing in college credit for an English or composition class, you do NOT have to write the essay.

The Office of Residence Life will reach out as those rooms become available. Please set up and check your voicemail because that’s where you will get a message that has to be returned.

Learn more about meal plans on the Dining Website or email dining@bgsu.edu

Work study means that the government will pay your paycheck if you work on campus. You can apply for any job on-campus at BGSU, not just those listed as work study. If you have work study questions, we recommend calling the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships at 419-372-2615.

The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships is offering webinars all summer. Please sign up or call 419-372-2615 about your questions because financial aid is unique to each student.

Yes, we do. We suggest attending a webinar on paying your bill and options.

This must be waived or enrolled in by August 1. Go to the Student Insurance Program website for more information.

It issued in your MyBGSU account July 1 and due around August 1. We suggest attending a webinar on paying your bill and options to gain a greater understanding.

Yes, the Learning and Theme Communities website explains which ones are still open and how to apply.