New Student Information

New Student Information Summer 2022 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, which also coordinates New Student Orientation. 

Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or New Student Orientation at 301 860-3415, if you have any questions about your admission status, freshman classes, and orientation. You may also send an email for a quick response to:

Transfer Students

New transfer students must clear Admissions and Transfer Evaluations 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. Once your credits are posted you will receive notification from the Advising Team on next steps for making an advising appointment. 

Beginning June 1, 2022, new transfer students can meet with Academic Advisors, but only after the transfer credits have been loaded into your Bulldog Connection portal. Please check your portal to ensure your credits are visible in the system prior to making an appointment with Academic Advising.  

How to access your transfer credit report

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

Please monitor your Bulldog Connection portal to know when credits are posted. If you have questions about your transcript, or when transfer credits will post, contact the Office of Admissions at

Contact Advising

Should you need to contact the Academic Advising Center, please send an email to