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Admission Process

Each year BGSU admits an extraordinary group of students. High school coursework, GPA, test scores and class rank determine BGSU’s process of student selection.

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More and more students are discovering the advantages of a Bowling Green State University education. The sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll be able to start planning for the biggest adventure of your life.

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To complete the Bowling Green State University admissions process you must submit:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission:
  • apply online, or print an application.
  • Official high school transcript.
  • Official ACT or SAT test results.

A $45 nonrefundable application fee for the online application. The international application fee is $75 for the online application.


ADMISSION Requirements

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 Graduates

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.

High School Equivalency

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.

Five-Year Admission Policy

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.


BGSU welcomes applications for students around the world from over 90 countries. To begin the process, please complete the on line application and submit required official credentials translated in English as well as official test scores. For more information contact International Student Services at


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.


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BGSU Firelands is the regional campus of BGSU and is located in Huron, Ohio.

Already Admitted?

Congratulations on your admission to Bowling Green State University! We look forward to welcoming you to campus.

As an admitted student, there are several steps you need to complete. For freshman, visit the admitted page and select the term you will be attending.

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