|Submit an application online or print and mail, along with the application fee if applicable.* Be sure to provide a list of the courses in which you are currently enrolled. Note: Online is fast and easy.|
|Have your academic transcript(s) sent to the Office of Admission, Bridgewater State University, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325. Transfer students are not required to come for a formal interview.|
|Apply for Financial Aid (FASFA Priority Deadline is March 1st).|
|Schedule a tour of the campus.|
|Note: If you do not hear from the Admissions office in a reasonable amount of time, please contact them to see if your application is complete (508-531-1237).|
|Once you receive an acceptance letter and deposit form, you must return your deposit to secure your spot. Once your deposit is processed, you will receive information on pre-registering for courses and signing up for a mandatory on-campus Transfer Transitions Program. NOTE: Pre-registration and sign-up for Transfer Transitions is done on a first-come first-serve basis.|
*If you are in a Joint Admissions or MassTransfer program and meet all of the conditions, simply fill out the Joint Admissions Intent to Enroll Form, or the MassTransfer Application, and submit your transcripts. You will not be required to pay an application fee. The priority deadline is March 1st for fall entrance and November 1st for spring. Applications are accepted after the deadline on a space available basis.
You must submit transcripts from all institutions you have attended, even if you do not think the transcripts are relevant to your application. Failure to do so could result in a suspension from the institution. All transcripts from previous schools must be submitted before an application will be reviewed. Be sure to request your final transcript once you have completed your last semester. This will not happen automatically – only you can authorize the release of your transcript. Most institutions charge a transcript fee. Your transcript(s) must arrive in a signed/sealed envelope from your transfer institution. You may hand carry or send them with your application if you have a copy, as long as they are unopened.
Note: Your admission’s decision will be based on your grade point average (GPA) at the last institution you attended. Once you are admitted to Bridgewater, your GPA will restart based on your courses taken here.
- Get organized - getting organized will help the transfer process go smoother.
- Send for transcripts, test scores and other required material early.
- Follow up with the Office of Admissions (508-531-1237) to be sure your material has been received.
- Pay attention to deadlines.
Last Modified: November 1, 2011