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Transfer Student Admission

Whether you’re transferring from a two-year or a four-year college, we’ll help you find out what credits you have to transfer and make the process as easy as possible.

How do I apply?

  1. Submit your FREE online application.
  2. Submit your official final high school transcript.
  3. Submit SAT or ACT scores directly from the testing agency.
    • Scores can be waived if you have at least 26 academic credits, including English and Math.
  4. Submit official transcripts from each college attended.
    • Transcripts will be evaluated by the registrar on a course-by-course basis. Credit will be awarded only for those courses in which you earned a grade of C or above.
  5. Submit a Dean’s Reference form (.pdf) from each college attended.

The Dean’s Reference may be completed by any official who is qualified to answer the questions.

When can I submit my application?

Typically the application is available mid-August. Apply as early as you can to enroll in the upcoming fall or spring semesters.

Will all of my community college credits transfer?

If you are attending an accredited two-year college, you may transfer up to 68 credits. These credits must have received a grade of a ‘C’ or higher in order to transfer.

What are the right courses to take if I plan to attend a community college and then transfer to BC?

Contact our transfer counselor, Emily Helms. She will help you select courses and get you ready to transfer to Bridgewater. A campus visit to get your questions answered is the best way to prepare for transfer.

How many credits do I need to complete in order to graduate from Bridgewater?

  • 120 credits to graduate
  • 45 of which must be junior-senior level courses.

Do you have scholarships available for transfers?

BC offers several scholarships and grants for transfer students. Admitted students are automatically reviewed for scholarships.

  • Academic scholarships based on cumulative GPAs of 3.0 and higher
  • A scholarship for members of Phi Theta Kappa, the community college academic honor society

Do you have any Articulation Agreements?

In order to make Bridgewater College more accessible, we have worked with various institutions on the following Articulation Agreements.

Are transfer students allowed to live off campus?

Yes, as a transfer student you may live off campus if you have earned a minimum of 12 post-high school college credits, or if you meet one of the other criteria for permission to live off campus.

What happens after my application is complete?

Your admissions counselor reviews your application and an admission decision is mailed to you. Our rolling admissions system means you don’t have to wait long to find out if you are admitted! Transcripts are evaluated by the registrar after you are admitted.

What are my campus visit options?

  • Personalized Visit
  • Open Houses
  • Special Events

Check our visit page for dates and times. Whenever you choose to visit campus, bring a copy of your college transcript(s) for an initial credit evaluation.

Who can I contact about my application?

Contact your admissions counselor or the admissions office at 800-759-8328 or

Questions? Contact us!

Office of Admissions


Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, 8 a.m. – noon