For students entering as
Freshmen, Main Campus
Freshmen are defined as those who have graduated from a secondary school. Candidates who earned college credit before high school graduation are considered freshmen with advanced standing and should have their college transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions.
High school students are encouraged to apply for admission beginning April 15 between their junior and senior years. Prospective students who wish to enroll fall semester are encouraged to apply and have all admissions credentials completed by Feb. 1 to assure consideration. The application deadline for main campus for spring semester is Dec. 1 and for summer term May 15, although earlier closings may occur. All admission credentials must be received 14 days before the spring semester or the summer session to allow sufficient time for processing.
Important Information for International Applicants Only: International applicants must meet earlier application and credential deadlines to allow for additional processing time of all required paperwork. The application deadline for main campus for spring semester is November 1 and for summer term April 15. Fall semester applicants are required to have all admission credentials completed by July 15. The application fee for international applicants is $75 nonrefundable.
419-433-5560 or 1-800-322-4787
BGSU Firelands is the regional campus of BGSU and is located in Huron, Ohio. BGSU Firelands requires the same application materials included in this packet, although admissions requirements vary from main campus. Please call BGSU Firelands with any questions. Applications for admission are accepted up to two weeks before the beginning of classes. Students intending to pursue a two-year associate degree are not expected to have completed the same high school coursework as those applying to a four-year bachelor’s degree program. The application for admission and all credentials should be submitted directly to BGSU Firelands, One University Dr. Huron, OH 44839-9719.
If you have already graduated from high school, send the required documents directly to the BGSU Office of Admissions. An official high school transcript is also required. If you graduated from high school more than three years ago, you do not need to submit ACT or SAT test scores.
If you earned high school equivalency through the General Educational Development (GED) testing program, please have an official copy of your GED results and high school transcript sent to the Office of Admissions.
If you have not taken coursework anywhere (high school or college) during the past five years, you are eligible for admission to the University. Students admitted under this five-year admission policy are required to take courses under the close supervision of a college academic advisor.
International students should contact International Student Services, 419-372-2247, for information on requirements and application procedures.
Students who wish to take classes at Bowling Green but do not plan to seek a BGSU degree can attend as “guest’ students. Registration for “guest” students does not require application to BGSU and is arranged by the Office of Registration and Records.
Bowling Green State University is committed to equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, or veteran status. The Office of Equity and Diversity, 705 Administration Building, BGSU, is responsible for University compliance with Title IX, Section 504. Disability Services, 413 South Hall, is responsible for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bowling Green State University subscribes to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice and Statement of Students’ Rights and Responsibilities for members of the National Association for College Admission Counseling.