Nontraditional & Transfer Student Services
Bowling Green State University is committed to the idea of lifelong learning. NTSS and the SAGE program open the door to virtually unlimited learning opportunities for senior adults. If you want to enhance your skills, engage in serious intellectual inquiry or take courses for the sheer pleasure of learning, you can participate in SAGE.
SAGE students are able to audit BGSU credit courses on a space available basis with instructor permission. Participants are not awarded official grades or academic credit for courses.
To be eligible for the SAGE program, you must be 60 years of age or older and have lived in Ohio for the past 12 months. Participants in the SAGE programs are able to audit BGSU credit courses as space is available. No tuition or general fees are charged and the coursework is not posted to a transcript. Students are responsible for the cost of any books, materials, or special fees tied to that course. Parking passes are available at a greatly reduced cost to SAGE participants.
To start the process, contact the NTSS office at 419.372.8136 or visit us at 16 College Park Building. First time participants will need to provide us some basic information through an application/interest form.
The NTSS office staff will assist you in selecting one or more courses of interest and determining if there is space available. The final step of the process is to secure instructor permission. This also allows you to introduce yourself to the instructor and negotiate your level of involvement and expectations. SAGE students are normally not required to complete examinations or papers. Upon request, NTSS will also facilitate the process for gaining University Library privileges.
To search for classes or course descriptions visit the Office of Registration and Records.
Contact NTSS with any questions.