- What is the cost for online classes?
- When do the online classes begin and end?
- Will I have to log in or attend my online class at certain times?
- Will I have to come to campus at all for an online class?
- Will the exams and tests be proctored?
- How much time and work is involved in an online class?
- I am a main campus student at BGSU taking face to face classes but I want to take an online class as well, how do I register?
- I live outside of the United States, can I take an online class at BGSU?
- I have college credits from other institutions, how do I know what will transfer to BGSU?
- Is there someone who can advise me?
- How do I request a copy of my transcripts from BGSU?
- I have been admitted to BGSU how do I create my email account?
- I registered for an online class, how do I get started?
- A class I registered for is not showing up in Blackboard, what should I do?
What the cost for online classes?
Current tuition and fee rates are provided by BGSU's Office of the Bursar.
When do the online classes begin and end?
Most online courses at BGSU begin and end on our fall, spring, and summer semester schedules. CLICK HERE for a link to the BGSU academic calendars and a listing of specific semester dates.
Will I have to log in or attend my online class at certain times?
You are not required to attend class at certain times. You are free to log in and complete your course work at times that are convenient for your schedule. However, your instructor will require that you meet deadlines for assignments and tests as well as reply within a given time frame to discussion board posts. Your class may also require a first day of the semester log in so be sure to check the class notes for special instructions when you register.
Will I have to come to campus at all for an online class?
Online classes that are considered Web-based courses are delivered completely online and do not require time on campus. Web-centric online courses are blended courses that do require some face to face class time. Be sure to read all the information about a course before registering so you are aware of the requirements.
Will the exams and tests be proctored?
At this time BGSU online classes do not require proctoring. However, every instructor does things differently in their classes and you may want to contact an instructor before registering for a class to find out the specific requirements.
How much time and work is involved in an online class?
Just like face-to-face classes, each online class is unique and will require different expectations of you. You should plan to schedule time each day to log into your class and for studying. A three credit hour class in a 16-week format would require about 9 hours a week. A three credit hour class in an 8-week format would require about 18 hours a week.
I am a main campus student at BGSU taking face to face classes but I want to take an online class as well, how do I register?
As a student currently enrolled at BGSU you can search for online classes and register through your MyBGSU account just like you would for face to face classes. When searching for online classes be sure to choose "Distance Learning" in the Campus field and "'Web Based' in the Course Attribute field of your search.
I live outside of the United States, can I take an online class at BGSU?
Yes, it is possible that you would be eligible to take online classes at BGSU. Contact the Center for International Programs office for more information.
I have college credits from other institutions, how do I know what will transfer to BGSU?
CLICK HERE for an online tool called u.select that will help you view course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take will transfer. For information about BGSU's general policies regarding transfer credit, consult the undergraduate catalog, accessible via the following link: Transfer Credit at BGSU
Is there someone who can advise me?
Beginning, returning to, or continuing your college education can pose a variety of questions. Non-Traditional Student Services (NTSS) advisors can assist you as you make career and educational choices. They may also be of help to you in evaluating your transcripts. Email email@example.com to request more information.
How do I request a copy of my transcripts from BGSU?
CLICK HERE for information on how to request official copies of your transcripts or contact BGSU's Office of Registration and Records by phoning 419-372-8441, by faxing 419-372-7977, or by emailing Registrar@bgsu.edu.
I have been admitted to BGSU how do I create my email account?
Click Here for information about setting up your BGSU email account.
I registered for an online class, how do I get started?
Your instructor may send you an introductory email but you will also find links to the classes you are registered for in your MyBGSU account. In your class on Blackboard, your instructor will provide announcements, a syllabus, a schedule, and his/her contact information. CLICK HERE to see what an online class looks like.
A class I registered for is not showing up in Blackboard, what should I do?
First check to see that your class is listed on your schedule. Click the My Class Schedule link on the left side navigation menu in MyBGSU. If your class is listed there, when the insructor makes the course available it will show up in Blackboard under "courses in which you are enrolled." This usually happens the first day of class or a few days before. If your class is not listed in your class schedule contact the Office of Registration and Records by phoning 419-372-8441.