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Checklist for Spring 2020 First Year Students

1. Register for Placement Testing

  • Math and writing placement testing must be completed in order to register for your courses. This must be completed before you attend your orientation session.
  • Registration for your placement testing and your essay prompt can be found at:
  • If you have a documented disability and want to request testing accommodations, contact Disability Resources at least one week before your scheduled testing at 508-531-2194 or

2. Register for Your Orientation Session

  • Orientation is a very important step in your successful transition to BSU. 
  • There is a one day session on January 14. In case of inclement weather, the snow date will be January 17. We recommend marking both dates in your calendar
  • Register at

3. Have Your Parent/Guardian Register for Family Orientation

  • Parents/Guardians are invited to attend an optional orientation session that introduces them to university resources and ways they can support you while at BSU.
  • Family members are sent information about this one-day program to the email you provided for your parent/guardian on the admission application. If none was provided, this information is sent directly to you.
  • Have your Parent/Guardian register for Family Orientation at

4. Submit Final High School Transcript & AP Scores

  • Final high school transcript must be received as soon as possible and no later than January 22, 2020.
  • Have your transcript sent to or by mail to the Office of Admissions Welcome Center, 45 Plymouth Street, Bridgewater, MA 02325.
  • Do you have AP scores? Depending on the score, you can earn college credit!
  • Request CollegeBoard to send your scores directly using code #3517 for BSU.

5. Complete Your Student Health Form

  • Full-time students must submit a student health & wellness form to The Wellness Center located in Weygand Hall within 30 days of registering for classes.
  • Health forms can be found at
  • Deadline for opting out of the University Health Plan is February 28, 2020. Go to

6. Submit Your Residence Hall License Agreement

  • Submit your $250 housing deposit.
  • You will then receive instructions to complete your Residence Hall License Agreement, where you will select your meal plan and complete your Roommate Matching Profile.
  • All information will be sent to your BSU email.

7. Complete the SPARC Course

  • Complete SPARC: The Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course will be available on your Blackboard dashboard. Completion of this course is required for all incoming BSU students.
  • Deadline to complete the course is January 24, 2020.
  • Instructions will be sent to your BSU email with information on how to access the course.

8. Verify Your BSU User Account

  • Start to use your BSU email today! It was sent from BSU Accounts to the personal email address provided in your application.
  • If you have any questions about accessing your account, please contact IT support at 508-531-2555 or
  • Be sure to check your BSU and personal email until the first day of classes.

Classes start Wednesday, January 22!

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