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New Student
Advising & Registration​
Picture of bear waving with caption: Oh, hello bear.

Welcome to Bridgewater State University!  The information and resources on this site will help you ​register for your first semeseter classes at BSU. 

Bear Essentials
If you're already registered, make sure you're ready to start classes this Fall by reviewing the information in this video that was covered at the AAC's Bear Essentials presentation on August 25th! 

 How to Use this Website

Don't forget to visit our Registration Resources page for information, video tutorials, and course recommendations as you put together your first-semester schedule!



Meet the Academic Advisors of the AAC!  Click the image or link above to view introduction videos from our staff.  We look forward to meeting you in-person in the Fall!


1. Check Your BSU Email
  • Email is the official method of communication at BSU.
  • ​Your email username/password can be used to login to BSU computers and applications.
  • If you need to reset your password, visit this website.
  • ​If you need more help, contact ITSupport@bridgew.edu.
2. ​Complete English/Math Placement
3. View the Pre-Advising Workshop (PAW) Videos
  • ​​An Orientation Leader will give you an overview of BSU policies, resources, and online tools.
  • Use this link to access videos of a pre-recorded PAW session (scroll down to the PAW Video Library section).
  • PAW Pit-Stops are available for students who want to review the information live with an Orientation Leader.  The schedule is available on the Orientation website.
​4. Review Advising Email and Presentation
  • ​​Check your BSU email for a message from Advising.
  • Review the Advising powerpoint presentation for information about Advising, Graduation Requirements, and Class Registration. 
  • The presentation can be downloaded from the email or viewed online here
5. Search and Register for Classes
6. Review Your Schedule with an Advisor
  • ​​Schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor using our online scheduler (use the link you received in the email from the Academic Achievement Center).  
  • Advising appointments will be conducted using Microsoft Teams.
  • Use this link for instructions on using Bookings & Teams.
  • ​​The Advisor will review your schedule with you and help address any issues.
* Schedule Adjustment Request Form (MS Word)
After you have met with an advisor, your schedule is locked until the start of the semester.  Students have the opportunity to make schedule adjustments during the Add/Drop period the first week of classes.  If you have extenuating circumstances and need a schedule adjustment before the semester starts, please complete the Schedule Adjustment Request form and submit it to the AAC for review. 

  • View the full list of steps to follow to make sure you're ready to start off on the right foot in September!
Glossary of Important BSU Terms
  • If you see a word or term you don't recognize, check our handy glossary to learn what it means!
  • The Admissions Office is a great point of contact if you have questions before you start at BSU.
  • They can help you if you need to submit SAT scores for placement in Math classes and/or AP scores for transfer credit.
  • The athletics department recommends student athletes try to schedule classes between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • If you have questions about how your class and athletics schedules interact, please follow up with Associate Athletic Director Sue Crosby-Tangen or your coach.
  • The Student Accessibility Services office works with students who have documented disabilities, diagnoses, and challenges.
  • Use the link above for more information about available classroom and campus acommodations and guidelines for obtaining them.​
  • The Financial Aid office can help you understand your financial aid eligibility and awards.
  • The Honors Program combines coursework and research to allow high-achieving students the opportunity to explore their academic interests in more depth.
  • Honors students should take at least one Honors course​ in their first semester (First Year Seminar is recommended).
  • Honors students without an honors course in their first semester should follow up with the Honors Program.
  • The Military and Veteran Student Services office assists student veterans and members of the military with questions about military benefits, academics, and more.


 
​Advising Resources

- New Student Checklist​
- Registration Resources​
- Making Appointments
- Glossary of BSU Terms
- Online Learning Resources
- Placement Testing Information
- Advising Presentation

​Contact Information
Academic 
Achievement Center
Maxwell Library, Rm. 001
10 Shaw Road
Bridegwater, MA 02325
Phone: 508.531.1214