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Transfer Orientation

Welcome to BSU!

The next steps for transfer students are designed to provide them with the information and guidance needed to make their transition to BSU successful. Students are encouraged to bookmark this website and regularly check back. This page will be updated often with important details, updates and new opportunities about their orientation experience.


Upon acceptance, each student will receive information via email prompting them to submit their deposit. Deposits may be submitted at Once a student submits their deposit, they will receive a confirmation email and the Transfer Checklist.

The Transfer Checklist guides students through the orientation process for a smooth transition to BSU. The steps outlined are very important and each step should be completed thoroughly. We believe once you complete these steps, you will be in a great position to continue your academic journey at BSU.

If at any point you have questions or need additional information, please know that Transfer Services is dedicated to supporting you during your transition. We encourage you to reach out and connect with a transfer representative at any point at 508.531.2686 or email

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Transfer Checklist and Transfer 101

Complete the Transfer Checklist to guide you through the transfer process. To familiarize yourself with BSU, please complete the Transfer 101 Online Program (step 2 on the Transfer Checklist).

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Transfer Advising Workshop

To be cleared to register for classes, sign up for a Transfer Advising Workshop (step 3 on the Transfer Checklist). The link to register for an Advising Workshop is available at the end of the Transfer 101 Online Program. If you cannot attend an in-person Transfer Advising Workshop, please email Transfer Services at

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Transfer Checkpoint

Your BSU Checkpoint is a strongly recommended enrollment step for new transfer students. During this program, you will be able to complete items on your Checklist and make connections with your peers and on-campus resources! More information will be sent to you via email within the upcoming weeks.

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Ask a BSU Transfer Advisor

Want to speak with a Transfer Advisor in the Transfer Services Office about your transfer credits, major, course appeals, the transfer process, and more? Email to request an appointment.

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Connect Card and Parking Services

Once you register for classes, you can apply for your parking permit at MyParking. To obtain your BSU Connect Card ID, please go to and sign on with your BSU username and password. You can find more information about this process under step 12 on the Transfer Checklist.

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Accommodations and Accessibility

Students with disabilities or significantly impactful diagnoses may be eligible for accommodations or other related supports through Student Accessibility Services. Please contact Student Accessibility Services at 508.531.2194 or with any questions.

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Speak with a Transfer Ambassador

Do you have questions about what it’s like to be a student at BSU? Please email our Transfer Ambassadors at Our Transfer Ambassadors are students just like you, who transferred to BSU previously and have now found success as a BSU bear!

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Transfer Orientation

Join us at the new student Orientation! At Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet with your faculty, learn more about your academic program, and meet other transfer students! More information will be sent to you via email within the upcoming months.

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The Connect Card is the official Bridgewater State University identification card. Please submit your photo for your new Connect Card today. 

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Download the Mobile App

The BSU Mobile app is where you can connect with New Bears on the New Transfer Wall. Log in today using your BSU email address and password.

Watch this video tutorial on how to use the app and find other new Bears.


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