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. We are happy to meet or speak with you to answer questions, provide advice and assist you with the admissions process.
Bridgewater State University participates in a wide variety of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. Students admitted into our night and online degree programs are eligible to participate in financial aid programs.
Same degree, same program curriculum: Our night and online degree programs follow the same program requirements and curriculum as our day programs. And, many of our faculty members teach during the day, at night and online. Continuing Studies students receive the same high-quality education as their fellow students in day programs. Our degree programs are fully accredited.
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Personal Attention: Meet (virtually) with Continuing Studies staff
Continuing Studies provides prospective students with many opportunities to learn more about our programs, the admissions process and transferring credits into a baccalaureate night or online degree program. Meet individually with an admissions staff member through our Admissions One-on-One events, attend a virtual presentation through our CS Information Session Webinars or participate in the on-the-spot admissions process in a CS Transfer Night event.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch a recently recorded webinar. Or, attend a live, virtual event by clicking on one of the events in the Upcoming CCS Events calendar.
Upcoming CCS Events
Apply for admission into one of BSU’s night or online degree programs is simple. This brief video breaks the process down into five simple steps.
Watch a step-by-step tutorial on completing BSU’s Night or Online Application. This video explains who should complete this application and the steps to successfully applying for admission into one of BSU’s night or online undergraduate degree programs.
Applying for Admission
Applying is easy. Click on the Apply button and then choose the Continuing Studies Night or Online Degree link. Fill out the Contact Information and create your password. Once you click on the Create Account button, you will be directed to the Continuing Studies application. After completing the application, please contact all colleges or universities that you have previously attended to request transcripts and start the transfer credit process. No essay is required.
Transferring to Bridgewater
Transfer credits: We accept 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.
Send transcripts to:
Bridgewater State University
College of Continuing Studies - Admissions
Moakley Center, room 211
100 Burrill Avenue
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Or electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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+
Need Advice or Help
Need some help with the Continuing Studies application or would you like to discuss your options about pursuing a bachelor's degree program at night or online? Contact Robyn Ryan, Director of Admissions and Recruitment at 508.531.1896 or email@example.com.
Academic Year 2022-23
$1,369.50 for a three-credit on-campus or hybrid course ($456.50 per credit hour), plus an additional $25.50 student fee per semester for part-time students.
Online Course cost (courses with schedule type "web"): $1,444.50 for a three-credit web course (price includes web-based $25 per credit course fee) plus an additional $25.50 student fee per semester for part-time students.
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APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.