COVID-19 Updates

BSU is open. An initial plan to return to campus in the fall 2020 semester is now available.

Undergraduate Admissions


Contact Us

In response to the spread of COVID-19, the office is closed to in-person visits until further notice. Voicemail will be checked perioidcally, but we encourage you to email us at the addresses below.

Office of Admissions
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715-9465
Ph: 301-860-3415 or 1-877-77-BOWIE
Fax: 301-860-3518
Undergraduate admissions:
Graduate admissions:

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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.