COVID-19 Update

All university offices have resumed in-person operations.

Undergraduate Admissions


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The Office of Admission will be open for in-person assistance on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am – 1pm.

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Use the Microsoft Teams software to schedule a virtual meeting. Make a virtual appointment here.

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Taking Tomorrow. Boldly.

If you have big dreams for your future and bold determination to exceed expectations, Bowie State University is the place for you.

At BSU you’ll learn to find your individual strengths and take pride in becoming part of a legacy defined by determination and achievement. With each new experience, you’ll feel the spirit of the bulldog growing inside, building a tenacious commitment to excel. You’ll soon learn why Bowie State is such a smart value.

  • Dedicated faculty become your personal mentors.
  • The multi-cultural environment sparks new understanding.
  • Prestigious internships add real-world experiences to rich classroom instruction.
  • State-of-the-art laboratories enable exciting research opportunities.
  • Explore our majors and concentrations to begin your application today.

Experiencing Financial Hardship?
We're here to help! If you are planning to enroll at BSU, but are unable able to pay the $80 acceptance fee, email

Freshman Applicants

High school seniors and students who have completed a General Education Diploma (GED) can apply for admission to Bowie State University for the fall or spring semester. Applicants are evaluated based on their grade point average, SAT/ACT scores and counselor recommendations and admitted on a rolling basis. 

Learn more about deadlines and the freshman application process.

Transfer Applicants

Transfer admission is available for students with an associate degree or students seeking a broader array of four-year degree opportunities in a welcoming environment. BSU offers seamless transfer equivalencies for students coming from other Maryland colleges.

Learn more about deadlines and the transfer application process.