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

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 help, contact ITSupport@bridgew.edu.
2. ​Complete English/Math Placement
3. Register for a Pre-Advising Workshop (PAW)
​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.

  • 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