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Spring 2022 Transfer Student Checklist

1. Access your BSU user account

As a new student at BSU, you will receive an email from BSUaccounts@bridgew.edu at the email address used to create your admission account. All information will now be sent to your BSU email. If you have any questions about accessing your account, please contact IT Support at 508-531-2555 or ITSupport@bridgew.edu.

2. Complete your Transfer Beginnings Online Program

It's time for you to dive in and explore Bridgewater State University as a new bear. Transfer Beginnings will assist you in learning more about the BSU campus and will also explore how to register for your courses. Be sure to follow Transfer Beginnings to the very end as you will then be prompted to sign-up for your Transfer Welcome event. Please click the following the link to access Transfer Beginnings.

If you have questions, please contact Transfer Services at 508-531-2686 or TransferCentral@bridgew.edu.

3. Sign up and attend your Virtual Transfer Welcome on Jan. 12, 2022 from 10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

(Note: Signup is available at the end of Transfer Beginnings)

The Transfer Welcome introduces you to the next phase of your academic life. All new day transfer students are required to register and attend the Transfer Welcome. This event will take place on Jan. 12, 2022 and will be held virtually. Once you sign-up for Transfer Welcome, please read your confirmation email for a detailed view of the Transfer Welcome schedule. As you will see there are certain optional portions of the event, so please see which aspects suit your learning needs. One week before the event, more information will be sent to your new BSU email address, as well as the email address that you used at the time of creating your application.     

If you have questions, please contact Transfer Services at 508.531.2686 or TransferCentral@bridgew.edu.

4. Register for your courses

Seniors will begin Spring 2022 registration on 11/16/21. The Transfer Beginnings Online Orientation Program  taught you how to register for your courses using the online registration system called InfoBear. You should now have your registration PIN, which can be found in your Student Profile. Your PIN will allow you to register. 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 your courses prior to any advising session. If you have the appropriate Math and English courses and/or SAT scores on file, you will not be required to complete placement testing.

If you are undecided on your major, please schedule an appointment with Career Services to explore what majors might be a good fit for your interests and career goals.

5. Connect with a Transfer Advisor

You are encouraged to make an appointment with an advisor to discuss your course selections and have your DegreeWorks reviewed. If you would like to connect with an advisor to review your course selections and/or to assist you with your registration navigation, please select an appointment here (BSU login required)

If you have a documented disability and need to connect with a representation regarding accessibility or accommodations, please contact Student Accessibility Services at 508.531.2194 or SAS@bridgew.edu.

6. Course Appeals

You may have courses that transferred in as free elective credit(s), which can be 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. If you have questions regarding the appeals process, please contact Transfer Services at 508.531.2686 or TransferCentral@bridgew.edu.

7. Submit all final official college transcripts

If you have not already done so, send all final official transcripts from previously attended institutions to the Office of Admission. Accurate placement testing requirements, transfer credit evaluations, and degree audits cannot be determined until these documents have been received and processed. If you took any AP exams in high school, and scored a 3+, please request an official score report be sent directly from CollegeBoard. If you have military credit, please request an official Joint Services Transcript.

8. Financial Aid

BSU has financial aid that will assist you in financing your education. If you plan to apply for financial aid, please complete the 2021-22 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 your course registration. If you have questions or need additional guidance regarding financial aid benefits, you may find your Financial Aid Counselor contact information here.

9. Submit your BSU Health & Wellness Form 

You must have a Student Health and Wellness Form on file with the Office of Health Services within 30 days of registering for classes. 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 wellness@bridgew.edu

If you wish to waive your health insurance, please opt out by following the steps outlined on the University Health Plan.

10. Connect Card ID & Parking Permit 

Once you register for classes, you can apply for your parking permit at MyParking. For more information, please contact 508-531-2897 or parking@bridgew.edu

To obtain your BSU Connect Card ID, go to Connect Card ID. For more information, please contact 508-531-2897 or connectcard@bridgew.edu

11. Download the BSU mobile app and join the New Bears 

The BSU Mobile App includes access to campus resources, your class schedule, campus map and more. You can log in on 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.

Navigate to Campus Services (the second tab), scroll to the “New Bears” section and select “New Transfer” tile. Then “Join the New Student Wall” to connect to your fellow New Bears and important resources.
 

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If you have additional questions, please contact:

Transfer Services
Welcome Center, Room 103
45 Plymouth Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
508-531-2686
TransferCentral@bridgew.edu

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