Freshman Admissions

Test-Optional Admissions Policy

Students can be admitted even if they have not taken the SAT or ACT. Learn more about the policy.

Important Dates

Recommended Dates for the Fall Semester

  • December 1: Early admissions deadline
  • December 1: February 15: BSU private scholarship application open
  • February 15: Priority admissions deadline
  • March 1: Housing application opens
  • June 1: Final Fall admissions application deadline
  • August 16: Re-admit admission deadline

Recommended Dates for the Spring Semester

  • November 1: Priority admission deadline
  • December 1: Final Spring admissions application deadline

Application Process

You should submit the following to be considered for admission:

  1. Completed online application
  2. Official high school transcripts can be submitted electronically through Parchment, or to
    Note: Transcripts emailed from students are considered unofficial. Transcripts must be sent directly from the high school or college/university to Bowie State University in order for them to be considered official.

Contact us

(1-877-77BOWIE) toll-free