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 Bowling Green State University: FLY Program

Mission Statement

The Falcon Learning Your Way Program (FLY) facilitates learning and fosters self-advocacy for students with learning and attention challenges.

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) provides holistic and comprehensive educational experiences that enhance the lives of our students, stakeholders, and the many publics we serve. Our graduates are prepared for lifelong personal and career growth for engaged citizenship and leadership in a global society.

Jerome Library - Bowling Green
Learning Commons - Jerome Library
Fly Meeting

Resources

About BGSU: https://www.bgsu.edu/about.html

About FLY: https://www.bgsu.edu/learning-commons/fly-program.html

Contact Information

Travis Brown, Director
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
brownst@bgsu.edu
419-372-6067

or

fly@bgsu.edu
419-372-UFLY (8359)

Program Description

Program Overview

The FLY Program provides academic support for university students with specific attention and learning differences through meetings with a Learning Specialist that take place in The Learning Commons. The Learning Commons is in the BGSU Jerome Library. FLY students receive robust services from The Learning Commons including academic coaching, tutoring, writing consultations, and Supplemental Instruction (SI).

Description of Services

FLY Features Include:

  • Weekly, one-on-one meeting with a Learning Specialist
    • Learning Specialists are educational professionals holding advanced degrees
    • Appointments are one-hour long for first-year students
  • First-year orientation program
    • FLY students have early move-in status with the university
  • Personal librarian services for research assistance
  • How to self-advocate for accommodations
  • An individualized Falcon Learning Plan
    • Assistance connecting to services in The Learning Commons 
    • Weekly schedule management help
    • Organizational skills and strategies
    • Midterm progress review
    • Introduction to other campus services
    • How to become an independent learner
  • Access to College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) trained peer tutors.
  • Flexible options for continuation of services for second, third, and fourth+ year students

Application Process

Students should first apply and be accepted to BGSU. Students then apply to the FLY Program. FLY applications received after the start of a semester will be considered for the following term.

Target Population

  • Specific learning differences or demonstrated learning challenges
  • Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
  • Executive Functioning Challenges

Program at a glance

How many students are enrolled in this program? 100-150

What are the annual costs for a student to attend this program? $3,800-$5,000

Is this program public? Yes

Is this program fee-based? Yes

how large is the instition associated with this program? 18,000-20,000

What type of institution is associated with this program? University