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Admissions to Continuing Studies

Applying to Bridgewater

The College of Continuing Studies offers a streamlined application process, student-friendly credit-transfer policies and financial aid to make our academic programs more accessible. Our student recruitment coordinator is happy to meet or speak with you to answer questions, provide advice and assist you with the admissions process.


Applying is easy. Just click on the Apply button and fill out the Create an Account form. After you submit the form, you will be directed to the Continuing Studies application. Once you complete the application, you simply contact all colleges or universities that you have previously attended to request a transcripts and start the transfer credit process. No essay is required.

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Transferring to Bridgewater

Transfer credits: We accept up to up to 69 credits from a two-year institution and up to 90 credits from a four-year institution whether you earned your credits three months ago or more than 30 years ago.

Use TESS (Transfer Equivalency Self-Service tool) to evaluate how your credits will transfer to Bridgewater. Just answer a series of questions about credits earned to generate a report which may be used as a guide to understand how credits will transfer to Bridgewater. Visit Tess+


Academic Year 2016-17
$394.80 per credit hour
$1,184.40 for a three-credit course
Online Course Fee (courses with schedule type "web") $100.00


Financial aid is available to eligible students. In order to be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be accepted into a degree program. For more information and complete eligibility requirements, contact the Financial Aid office at 508.531.1341 or


Bridgewater State also offers an interest-free tuition management program where students can stretch the payment of their bill over several months for a small fee. Visit the Student Accounts page for details.