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Fall 2024 Transfer Student Checklist

The items below are a general overview of your steps to becoming a BSU Bear. For a more personalized list of tasks that you have completed and ones that you still need to complete, please access your New Student Dashboard.

Prepare for Registration

1. Access your BSU user account

  • Access your BSU user account today! Your log-in information was sent from to the personal email address provided in your application.
    • If you have not received your BSU account information from BSU Accounts, please check your junk or spam folder. Contact IT support at 508.531.2555 or for assistance.
  • Start checking your BSU email today with the log-in information sent from BSU Accounts. You can access your BSU email here.
    • IMPORTANT: Login to your BSU email with the default password. You will be prompted to set up MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) before resetting your password. View how to configure MFA.

2. Complete the Transfer 101 Online Program

  • Complete the Transfer 101 Online Program, which will assist you in learning more about academic resources and how to register for your courses. Please click the following link to access Blackboard where you can find Transfer 101 listed under your courses.
  • If you have questions, please contact Transfer Services at 508-531-2686 or

3. Sign up for your Mandatory Transfer Advising Workshop

  • At the end of your Transfer 101 Online Program, you will be directed to a sign-up link where you may choose a Transfer Advising Workshop Session.
  • Once you sign up for the Transfer Advising Workshop, you will receive a registration PIN, located in your Student Profile (in order to register for courses, you'll need this PIN).
    • Access your PIN: Please sign-in to InfoBear and click on Student Profile and then click on “View Registration Pin.”
  • Note: You are required to register for a Transfer Advising Workshop so that your registration PIN will be released. If you are unable to attend a workshop due to availability or transportation challenges, please register for the September 11th date, which has no meeting time. Students that are unable to attend a Transfer Advising Workshop are encouraged to connect 1:1 with a transfer advisor to arrange an in-person, phone call, or virtual appointment with one of our transfer advisors:

4. Register for your courses (prior to attending Transfer Advising Workshop)

  • Fall 2024 course registration (beginning with Seniors) opens on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. You can access the Fall registration schedule here.
  • The Transfer 101 Online Orientation Program taught you how to register for your courses using the online registration system called InfoBear. For additional assistance in navigating the registration process, you can find resources on the Transfer Services BridgeNet page.
  • Reminder: To register, you will need to have signed up for your Transfer Advising Workshop. The sooner you register for classes, the more options you will have in selecting courses that meet your scheduling needs.
  • Please attempt to register for all of your courses prior to any advising session or workshop.
  • If you have the appropriate Math and English courses and/or SAT scores on file, you will not be required to complete placement testing. For more information regarding placement testing, please visit Placement Testing at BSU.

5. Course Appeals

  • If you have courses that transferred in as free elective credit(s), found at the bottom of your DegreeWorks Audit, you may be able to appeal these credits to satisfy outstanding core requirements and/or major requirements.
  • For more information, please visit our Appeals Process page on BridgeNet.
  • If you have questions regarding the appeals process, please contact Transfer Services at 508.531.2686 or

Complete/Submit Important Documentation

6. Submit All Official College Transcripts

  • Send final official transcripts from each of your previously attended institutions to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by secure email at or by mail to the Office of Admission Welcome Center, 45 Plymouth Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that all your transcripts have arrived, and all prior earned credit has been applied to your degree at BSU. Please make sure all credits are on file prior to the start of your incoming semester to ensure your course selection is accurate.
  • If you are a MassTransfer, STEMBlock, or Commonwealth Commitment student please be sure to verify those qualifications are noted on your transcript.
  • If you completed AP exams and scored a 3 or higher you can earn college credit. Request your scores through the College Board and have them sent directly to Admissions using code #3517.
  • If you have military credit, please request an official Joint Services Transcript and/or Air Force Transcript.

7. Financial Aid

  • If you plan to apply for financial aid, please complete the 2024-25 FAFSA and be sure to add Bridgewater State University school code 0021830.
  • Please note if you are waiting for your FAFSA to process, please continue with course registration.
  • If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding financial aid benefits, you may find your Financial Aid Counselor contact information here.

8. Request Accommodations and/or other Related Supports (as needed)

  • Students with disabilities or significantly impactful diagnoses may be eligible for accommodations or other related supports through Student Accessibility Services.
  • For more information, please use your BSU login to access the SAS BridgeNet page. You may also initiate your request through the SAS Portal at
  • The team can be reached via email at

9. Submit your BSU Health & Wellness Form

  • You must submit your Student Health and Wellness Form electronically via the portal link You will need to use your BSU username and password to access the portal.
  • Please note that you will not be able to complete the online forms until after you are registered for classes. Immunizations records will be due within 30 days post course registration. Please allow enough time to have your doctor’s signature and appropriate inoculations submitted, if needed.
  • If you have questions about your health form, contact 508-531-1252 or email

10. Complete Health Insurance Waiver/Enrollment Form

  • The Fall Health Insurance Waiver/Enrollment website is available to registered students in early July.
  • You will receive a billing notification in early July from Student Accounts with more information pertaining to the waiver/enrollment process and deadlines. 
  • If you have questions about the waiver and/or enrollment form, contact 508-531-1225 or email

11. Complete the SPARC Course

  • Complete SPARC: The Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course will be available in late summer. Detailed information will be sent in the coming months.

Prepare to be a BSU Bear

12. Obtain your Connect Card ID & Parking Decal

  • Once you register for classes, you can apply for your parking permit at MyParking. For more information, please contact 508-531-2897 or
  • To obtain your BSU Connect Card ID, please go to and sign on with your BSU username and password. Next, click on "Photo Upload" and submit your photo to the Connect Card Office. You will receive updates via email on the progress of your Connect Card.
    • You can also obtain your BSU Connect Card ID by visiting the Connect Card Office (Hunt Hall, Rm 001) Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information, please contact 508-531-2897 or

13. Download the BSU mobile App and Engage BSU

  • Download the BSU Mobile App in the App Store or Google Play Store. The BSU Mobile App includes access to campus resources, your class schedule, campus map and more. You can log into the app as soon as you have your BSU User Account; use your full email address and your newly created password to see all the features. 
  • EngageBSU is the official involvement platform utilized by the BSU community where you can find events to attend, organizations to join, and opportunities to make the most of your BSU experience.

14. Sign-up/Attend Checkpoint and Crimson Day Orientation

  • Transfer students will also be invited to participate in a series of new student orientation experiences held on multiple dates that offer opportunities to engage with a variety of campus resources along with information sessions that will explore more about the BSU student experience. Here at BSU – Orientation is not just an event, but rather an engaging process called the “Crimson Experience.” Future communication will be sent to your BSU email address on how to sign-up for the following events:
    • BSU Checkpoint (various dates in June) is an optional program that will offer you a pre-orientation experience where you’ll be able to connect with your peers and take care of outstanding transfer checklist items.
    • Crimson Day Orientation (Friday, Aug. 30) aims to provide an inclusive experience where all new students will hear from staff, faculty, and learn more about navigating the BSU student experience.

15. Optional to you:


If you have additional questions, please contact:

Transfer Services
Welcome Center, Room 103
45 Plymouth Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325