Welcome to BGSU Firelands!
Congratulations, Future Falcon! Your admission to BGSU Firelands is a big accomplishment, and we have created this site to help you get started on your path to college.
Take a minute to celebrate your admission on social media using #BGSUFirelands and the social media links to the left.
Below is a list of important items that need to be completed before starting classes at BGSU Firelands. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at 419-372-0607. We will be happy to connect you to the right resources to make your transition to BGSU Firelands easy. A list of helpful offices and web sites are also listed below.
You need to activate your BGSU account right away, and check your BGSU email regularly and often. With your BGSU email and MyBGSU web portal access, you will be able to register for classes, view billing information, see your financial aid information and view your grades. Activate your account here.
At SOAR, you will learn more about life at BGSU Firelands, meet your academic advisor, and register for classes. You can register for SOAR by calling the Office of Academic & Career Counseling at 419-372-0886 or request an appointment online. SOAR appointments are currently conducted via phone with your academic advisor. Please monitor your confirmation email for details of when and where to call.
Students are encouraged to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). BGSU and BGSU Firelands have the same FAFSA School Code: 003018. View our Financial Aid Checklist for more information on the steps required to receive financial aid.
Please visit Financial Aid for more information on financial aid and student employment. Our Scholarships page is also a valuable source of information for students. Specific questions about financial aid should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at (419) 372-0655.
All students must complete a financial responsibility agreement prior to registering for classes. The agreement is located through your MyBGSU account under “To Do List."
“To Do List” items are typically requests from Student Financial Aid for the student to submit required documentation or complete a process required to continue the financial aid process. An example of an outstanding “To Do List” notification is a request for federal tax return transcripts as part of the verification process.
To determine if there are outstanding “To Do List” items or “Holds” that could prevent aid from disbursing against a Bursar bill, students log on to MyBGSU, click on “Financial Aid Status” and review the “Holds” and “To Do List” sections.
Most commonly, we receive electronic transcripts via Parchment, eScript-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse and Articulation and Transfer Clearinghouse. We are willing to access electronic transcripts through any other secure sites hosted by the sending institution. College officials are welcome to send links to secure site delivery to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to mail admission documents, please send them to:
Office of Admission and Financial Aid
103 Foundation Hall
One University Drive
Huron, Ohio 44839
All vehicles parked on campus must be registered with our on campus parking system. Parking at BGSU Firelands is included in your General Fee, and registering for student parking will not be an additional cost to you. To register for student parking, open MyBGSU, click "Manage Parking Account" on the left under "Misc. Services", and then click "Get Permits" under the Permits tab at the top of the page. You will then follow prompts to register for your permit.
Professional staff meet with students to provide services, support, and referrals for students with disabilities. Appropriate academic accommodations are determined based on a student’s documented disability and individual needs. There is no deadline to register with us. However, if you would like to receive accommodations you must register with our office prior to receiving them. We strongly urge admitted students to submit their documentation before the start of the semester, as the review process can take several weeks. You can register for accessibility services by calling (419) 372-8495.
Your BG1 Card is the official identification card for BGSU students, faculty and staff. Your BG1 Card is more than just an ID card. It provides funds to your BG1 Bucks account that you can use for printing, on-campus vending, and at multiple off campus locations for student discounts. Also, if you are a PNC Bank customer, it can be linked to your bank account to serve as an ATM card. Services to obtain your BG1 Card in the BGSU Firelands’ main computer lab are currently