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.
*Please note that if you applied with a Gmail email address, these emails may be sent to your spam folder. Please check your spam folder upon acceptance.
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 Advising Workshop. 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 for your Mandatory Transfer Advising Appointment
Once you sign up for the Transfer Advising Workshop, you will receive a registration PIN, located in your Student Profile.
Note: If you are unable to attend a workshop due to availability or transportation challenges, please register for the January 18th Transfer Advising Workshop (using the link above). Once completed, you will receive a registration PIN, located in your Student Profile.
If you would like to connect 1:1 with a transfer advisor, you may arrange an in-person, phone call or virtual appointment with one of our transfer advisors:
If your last name falls within A-M, please connect with Jaclyn Cowell at https://calendly.com/jcowell-1.
If your last name falls within N-Z, please connect with Lauren Kelly at https://calendly.com/lauren_kelly.
4. Register for your courses
The Transfer Beginnings Online Orientation Program taught you how to register for your courses using the online registration system called InfoBear. If you've registered for your Transfer Advising Workshop, you should now have a 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 of your courses prior to any advising session.
Navigating Registration: To view InfoBear, DegreeWorks, and registration videos, please visit Transfer Services BridgeNet page . 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. 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. 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.
6. Submit All Official College Transcripts
If you have not already done so, send all final official transcripts from previously attended institutions to the Office of Undergraduate 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.
7. 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 2022-23 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.
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 https://sas.bridgew.edu. The team can be reached via email at SAS@bridgew.edu.
9. Submit your BSU Health & Wellness Form
You must submit your Student Health and Wellness Form electronically via the portal link bridgew.medicatconnect.com. 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. Then, immunizations records will be due within 30 days. Please allow enough time to have your doctor’s signature and appropriate inoculations submitted, if needed. If you wish to waive your health insurance, please opt out by following the steps outlined on the University Health Plan. Future communication will be issued to you regarding any Spring 2023 COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation responsibilities. If you have questions about your health form, contact 508-531-1252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. 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 email@example.com.
To obtain your BSU Connect Card ID, please go to https://mycard.bridgew.edu 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 (received and pending, approved or rejected and printed).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Download the BSU mobile app and Engage BSU
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.
12. Virtual Connection with your Major(s) Department
You will have an opportunity to connect with your major's department virtually on Thursday, January 12, 2023. There will be a zoom link sent to you that will allow you to access the meeting led by your department chair. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet your faculty, peers, and learn about co-curricular opportunities within your major. You will be sent email reminder along with details of this virtual event in the weeks and days prior to January 12, 2023.
13. Connect with the BSU Community
You will be invited to attend an on-campus "Bear Huddle" welcome event on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. In the weeks prior to this date, you will receive additional information regarding the details of the event. Additionally, there will be an Involvement Fair on February 1 that you will have the opportunity to attend. Connect with New Transfer students on the BSU Mobile App. 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 with your peers.
Optional to you:
- If you are living on campus and need to submit your housing deposit, please go to Housing Deposit.
- Want to take a campus tour? Register for a student led campus tour today.
If you have additional questions, please contact:
Welcome Center, Room 103
45 Plymouth Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325