New Freshman & Transfer Students

New Student Information Spring 2024 Edition

Thank you for choosing Bowie State University to pursue your baccalaureate degree and welcome to Bulldog Nation!

Freshmen Students

New first-time freshmen will be registered for classes by the Division of Enrollment Management.  After your course registration is complete, the Academic Advising Center will email an invitation and link to join one of our virtual Freshman Advising & Onboarding sessions. During the session, your Academic Advisor will discuss your program of study, review course schedules, share academic expectations and answer any questions you may have. 

Our virtual Freshman Advising and Onboarding sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

If you have questions regarding your admissions status, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 301 860-3415 or email ugradadmissions@bowiestate.edu

Transfer Students

New transfer students must clear Admissions, pay the Enrollment Deposit and complete a Commit Form prior to advising and registration for classes. 

The Office of Admissions will evaluate all transcripts and post the transfer credits into your Bulldog Connection portal. Please monitor your Bulldog Connection portal to know when credits are posted. If you have questions about your transcript, or when transfer credits will be posted, contact the Office of Admissions at ugradadmissions@bowiestate.edu

How to access your transfer credit report

  1. Log into Bulldog Connection
  2. Select “Academic Records”
  3. Select “View Transfer Credit Report.”

Transfer Advising and Registration 

After meeting all Admissions and Enrollment Management requirements the Academic Advising Center will email an invitation and link to join a virtual Transfer Advising and Registration session.  You will have an opportunity to meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss your program of study, select courses, and receive registration assistance.

Transfer Advising and Registration sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Thursday, January 4, 2024, 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
  • Thursday, January 11, 2024, 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
  • Thursday, January 18, 2024, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact Advising

Should you need to contact the Academic Advising Center, please send an email to advisingbsu@bowiestate.edu