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Appeal Process

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Transfer Credit Appeal Process

Bridgewater has policies and procedures in place that expedite and streamline the transfer of courses and credits.
However, there are times when special circumstances prohibit a course from being applied to a specific requirement
or transferred automatically.
 
When submitting an APPEAL, please provide as much information as possible, i.e. course description, syllabus,
course work, etc. 
 
CORE APPEAL:

If you are seeking applicability for a core requirement, a Core Substitution Form must be completed and
submitted to the to the College Dean of that course/major.  

              Science & Math Core Substitution forms should be submitted to Dr. James McKenna.  
             
All other majors should submit their Core Substitution Form to Dr. Michael McClintock (complete contact 
              information can be found below).

More information on appealing Writing and Speaking Intensive courses may be found below.

Note:   Core courses may fulfill more than one requirement, i.e., a World History course may fulfill a
Humanities, Global and Multicultural requirement.  

MAJOR COURSE APPEAL:

If you are seeking course equivalency for a requirement in your major, a Major Transfer Course Substitution Form must be submitted to the department chairperson of the course/major. 

For example, an accounting course will be submitted and approved by the Accounting department  chairperson , a Management course will be approved by the Management department chairperson, and a biology course will be approved by the Biology department chairperson, etc..

All forms are located on the Registrar's Web site under "Printable Forms," if you are not able to print from the link above.  
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WRITING AND SPEAKING INTENSIVE APPEAL:  If you are seeking applicability for a Writing or Speaking intensive core requirement, a Core Substitution Form must be completed and submitted to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Office of Humanities and Social Sciences (contact information below).

Writing Intensive: Students must demonstrate that a course taken at another college required the writing of 15 or more pages of revised text (does not have to be one 15 page paper, i.e. it can be three-five page papers), and that this same course provided instruction on how to improve the student's writing.

Note: You are expected to provide as much information as possible: a copy of the course description from the catalog of that institution, a syllabus for the semester you took the course (the syllabus must show that the requirements indicated above were met in the class), or if the syllabus is not available, papers and/or projects from the course.
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Speaking Intensive:   You must demonstrate that a course taken at another college required three or more oral presentations and provided instruction on how to improve speaking. Note: Do not confuse this speaking intensive requirement with the Core Skill Communication Speaking requirement found in the first section of the degree audit. The first section of the degree audit (Core Skill/Quant Reasoning Req) is the only section on the degree audit where you can not double dip.

Note: You are expected to provide as much information as possible: a copy of the course description from the catalog of that institution, a syllabus for the semester you took the course (the syllabus must show that the requirements indicated above were met in the class), or if the syllabus is not available, papers and/or projects from the course. 
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
If a course did not transfer for one of the reasons listed  below, notify the Office of Admissions. 

1.  Courses must be transferred from an accredited institution.
2.  Only grades of C- or above will transfer, with the exception of students enrolled in the 
      ​MassTransfer Program.
3.  Remedial courses do not transfer.
4.  If you took the same course at different institutions, you can only receive credit for the 
      same course once.
5.  Ninty credits may be accepted in transfer by Bridgewater and be applied to the baccalaureate degree, 
     only 6.  Sixty-nine will be accepted from two-year institutions.

Note: if you have more than the maximum number of credits allowed in transfer and would like to discuss which courses would be most beneficial to your degree program, please contact the Office of Admissions or the Transfer  Services at transfercentral@bridgew.edu​ or 508-531-2686. 
CONTACT INFORMATION:

Transfer Services

Welcome Center, Room 107
508-531-2686
 
Maryellen Harvey, Assistant Director
Office of Admissions
Welcome Center
508.531.2354
mharvey@bridgew.edu

Dr. Jo Hoffman, Senior Associate Dean 
College of Education and Allied Studies
Hart Hall (90 Burrill Avenue), Room 125
508-531-1347
 

 
Dr. Michael McClintock, Interim Associate Dean  
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Maxwell Library
10 Shaw Road, Room 100
508-531-1218
MMCCLINTOCK@bridgew.edu
 

Dr. James McKenna, Associate Dean
Bartlett College of Science and Mathematics
Conant Science and Mathematics Center, Room 271
508-531-2418
J3MCKENNA@bridgew.edu
 
 
Dr. Derek Leuenberger, Acting Dean
Ricciardi College of Business
Harrington Hall, Room 104
508-531.6151
D1LEUENBERGER@bridgew.edu