College Access

Program Description

Student is responsible for all expenses associated with college coursework, including text books.  The student may decide whether or not to report the college grade back to their high school for credit.

Program Description
Courses Offered Available classes will depend on teacher qualifications and availability of college mentors of the HS teacher. Only 1000 and 2000 level courses are eligible for consideration as part of the HS-based Dual Enrollment program.  Courses will follow BGSU academic calendar. 
Student Qualifications An overall HSGPA of 3.0 or a 3.2 HSGPA in the area of intended study. Successful performance on placement test (e.g., ACT Compass) that demonstrates the HS student meets existing state “college ready” standards.  Students must be in-state. (Foreign exchange students are not eligible.)
Teacher Qualifications HS teachers must meet established standards set by the Higher Learning Commission and the Ohio Board of Regents, which typically require the minimum of a master’s degree in the content area. HS faculty member must be approved by the faculty from the academic department or program area that oversees the course.  
Mentoring Teachers will be supervised by a BGSU mentor.  Other expectations may be established (e.g., a daylong workshop for new HS instructors to interact with BGSU faculty on pedagogical issues, grading standards, familiarization with student learning outcomes, etc.). BGSU faculty will be compensated with a stipend per the Dual Enrollment Stipend schedule, not to affect their regular faculty workload.
Cost to Schools $1,000 per course or $200 per student per course, not to exceed $1,000. 
Tuition & Fees Included in the per course fee.
Textbooks Students (or high schools) will be responsible for the cost of the text. Text and syllabus will be the same as the BGSU on-campus course.
Grades Instructors submit grades at the end of the course, using BGSU’s grading scale.


BGSU also has other mechanisms in place for accelerated/dual enrollment: Advanced Placement Credit, Credit by Exam, and Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEOP). While students and their families pay for Advanced Placement, Credit by Exam, and the High School College Credit Program, the state pays for PSEOP.

Program Description

The Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) at Firelands provides qualified high school students, who attend public and chartered non-public Ohio high schools, the opportunity to strengthen and enrich their educational experience through direct involvement in college level course work. Students who participate in this program receive college credit which may also fulfill high school graduation requirements, if approved by the student's home school district. 

The Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program is intended to complement rather than replace the high school college preparatory curriculum. To ensure maximum benefit to the student, a close working relationship is necessary among the student's local school district, parents or guardians, and the University. It is the responsibility of all involved parties to maintain clear and continuous communication to guarantee that the student receives the greatest possible benefit from participation in the Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program.

Students may enroll in this program for fall and spring semesters under one of the following options: 

Students will receive  BGSU college credit, and can also arrange for credit from the high school for the course as long as the guidance staff and local school board policy permits.  This option is most often used during summer months when high schools are not in session and Option B cannot be used.  Students have also used Option A when they have taken college courses beyond the maximum amount of high school credits in a subject area and wish to continue studying in the subject area.  For example, if all high school science credits were satisfied by college courses and the student wishes to take more science courses toward a college degree that are not going to be used on the high school transcript as credit, they can enroll in the science course under Option A.  Under Option A, the parent and/or student is responsible for the costs of tuition,  fees, textbooks, and materials.  BGSU Firelands requires all Option A students to elect the (put the little box with the check mark in it) College Credit option when completing the College Access Application.

Students receive both high school and BGSU college credit. The costs of tuition, fees and textbooks will be paid by the state under an established formula. (PLEASE NOTE: If a student under Plan B withdraws from class(es), the parent/student is responsible for payment.)

  • At the time of application high school freshmen and sophomores must:
    • have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    • successfully complete all components of a locally administered placement examination.
  • At the time of application high school juniors and seniors must:
    • have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
  • All Applicants must take ACT Compass placement examination (or) submit ACT National exam scores, if taken within the last year.

PSEOP students may enroll in most classes (with the exception of any developmental courses) that are offered during your semester of enrollment providing you have the prerequisite knowledge and skill, and space is available. Many PSEOP students enroll in courses in English composition; Mathematics; Natural Science courses such as Biology, Chemistry and Physics; Psychology, Sociology, History, and other courses in the Social and Behavioral Sciences; as well as classes in the Humanities and Arts area including Music Appreciation and foreign languages. PSEOP students are not permitted to take Main Campus classes in Aerotechnology or Horseback Riding.

High school students who qualify for PSEOP have the opportunity to challenge themselves with college level courses while still enrolled in high school. You could expect interaction with college faculty and early exposure to the collegiate environment, which could assist you in making a successful transition to the collegiate experience upon high school graduation.

You must maintain a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 2.0 and pass all classes with a grade of "C" or better in order to continue in the program.

Complete and submit a Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program Application above as well as provide the following information:

  • Provide the most recent Official Transcript from their high school which includes the cumulative grade point average. 
  • Provide a signed copy of their school's Post Secondary Enrollment Form.
    • This form indicates that the student has received the required counseling from the high school and understands the responsibilities associated with enrollment in the program. 
  • Submit all required documents to the BGSU Firelands Office of College Access 131 West Building by the deadline for admission listed in the application information.
  • Participation in the Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program does not constitute admission to Bowling Green State University. Students who plan to attend the University upon completion of high school must apply for formal admission during their senior year.
  • Students enrolled in the program are subject to the same administrative policies and grading practices and standards as all other Bowling Green State University students. Grades will be maintained on a permanent transcript.
  • Participants attend the same courses as regular students. Regular students are given priority over high school juniors and seniors when enrolling in courses; however, once a high school student is registered for classes, he or she will not be dropped for a regular student.
  • Availability of courses cannot be guaranteed. Courses will be offered contingent upon availability of staff, sufficiently high section enrollment and similar considerations. The right is reserved to withdraw course offerings at any time prior to the second class meeting.
  • Bowling Green State University will not be responsible for program participants between academic terms or when classes are not scheduled or are canceled.
  • Participants should be aware that college level course work is more demanding than high school classes in terms of pace and content.
  • Once enrolled in the Post Secondary Enrollment Option Program, students will be required to maintain a minimum college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in order to continue in the program.
  • Certain classes are not available to PSEOP students (e.g., independent study, developmental courses, and physical education courses.)
  • Fees covered under Option B include instructional and general fees, registration fees, textbooks and required laboratory materials. Items such as pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, student identification cards and vehicle registration are not included.
  • Students will be notified in writing of their acceptance into the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program. In their acceptance letter it will explain the orientation program that all new students must attend before they can register for classes. As part of the orientation process, all students who have not provided acceptable ACT/SAT scores will take ACT COMPASS placement tests administered by BGSU Firelands.
Program Description

Tech Prep means "Technology Prepared". Tech Prep is an educational opportunity for students to learn highly competitive technical skills needed to succeed in an ever changing work environment.

This two year technical and academic program begins in the junior year of high school, giving students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit. After graduation from high school, the Tech Prep student will be prepared for high tech careers and advanced educational opportunities, such as BGSU Firelands Pathways.  High school seniors can also choose to enter one-year programs such as the Teacher Academy or Global Business Management program at EHOVE, or the Teacher Academy-Early Childhood program at Sandusky Career Center.

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  • Earning college credit
  • Development of marketable skills that prepare student for the workforce and post secondary education
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  • Schedule allows continued participation in most home school extra curricular activities
Program Description

Student is responsible for all expenses associated with college coursework, including text books.  The student may decide whether or not to report the college grade back to their high school for credit.