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Transfer Services

Bridgewater State University welcomes approximately 1,000 transfer students each year — and we make every effort to streamline the process and get you settled in as a member of our community. At our dedicated Transfer Center, we’ll work with you to figure out how to transfer credits, which major to pursue and which courses to take next.

Viviane Almeida, '22
Transferring was a very easy process and when I got to Bridgewater, I loved it. All of the professors were really good and supportive. I’m coming back to get my master’s at Bridgewater because since day one everyone welcomed me.
Viviane Almeida, '22
Social Work, BS
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Apply for Admission as a Transfer Student

You should apply as a transfer student if you have ever taken courses at another college or university after graduating from high school. Transfer students, like you, account for about half of all new students every year at BSU.
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Wall Street Journal Ranks BSU as a Best College

The Wall Street Journal recently ranked Bridgewater State as one of the best colleges in the country. But many alumni have long seen the value of a BSU degree.
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Transfer Tuesdays

Want to receive a virtual on-the-spot admission decision at BSU? 

Please follow the steps outlined on the Transfer Guide and select a date & time to meet with a transfer advisor

If you've successfully completed the steps outlined on your checklist and your materials are received prior to your appointment, you will receive your decision letter during your session. If admitted, you will receive your acceptance letter and transfer credit equivalency report during your selected session. You will also have your questions answered by one of our expert transfer representatives during your session.

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Ask a BSU Transfer Advisor Virtual Session

Are you thinking about transferring from your institution to BSU? Do you have questions about BSU, your current credits, and how to apply? 

Please join Transfer Services for a virtual "Ask a Transfer Advisor" session and connect with our transfer experts who will help you learn more about BSU and your transfer options.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 6 - 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 12 - 1 p.m.

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Virtual Transfer Ambassador Q&A Drop-in

Are you a prospective or incoming transfer student? Do you want to learn more about being a transfer student at BSU from a current BSU transfer student? If yes, please join us virtually by clicking on a link below to speak with one of Transfer Services’ Transfer Student Ambassadors!


Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 1 - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 1 - 2 p.m.

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Navigate Campus with your Transfer Ambassador

Want to learn more about campus, such as where to park and what building(s) your class(es) are held? Come take a personalized tour with a Transfer Ambassador, who will help provide you with some campus navigation tips and answer your questions about what it’s like to be a BSU Bear!

Email to schedule your visit!



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Transfer Course Equivalency

Transfer course equivalency tools will help you discover how courses taken at other institutions will transfer to Bridgewater. Learn about Transfer Equivalency Self-Service (TESS) and B.E.A.R.S. Course Equivalency.
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Transfer Basics

Start your transfer to BSU with the help of our experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the Transfer Center, dedicated to helping students navigate the transfer process.
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More than half of BSU’s undergraduates have transferred – just like you.


Transfer into BSU once your associate degree is earned without providing an essay or paying a fee – and with guaranteed admission, you'll enter BSU as a junior. You will join not one, but two great campus communities where students from all backgrounds find their place and develop their definitions of success.
Associate's Degree to
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Massachusetts Transfer Programs

In Massachusetts, the Department of Higher Education (DHE) and the state’s 29 public colleges and universities work together to provide numerous programs to encourage and expedite the transfer of credits from one state school to another.
Associate's Degree to
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