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Continuing Studies Admissions

The College of Continuing Studies offers a streamlined application process, student-friendly credit-transfer policies and financial aid to make our academic programs more accessible. We are happy to meet or speak with you to answer questions, provide advice and assist you with the admissions process. 

Bridgewater State University participates in a wide variety of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid programs. Students admitted into our night and online degree programs are eligible to participate in financial aid programs.

Same degree, same program curriculum: Our night and online degree programs follow the same program requirements and curriculum as our day programs. And, many of our faculty members teach during the day, at night and online. Continuing Studies students receive the same high-quality education as their fellow students in day programs. Our degree programs are fully accredited. 

NEW ONLINE DEGREE COMPLETION PROGRAMS: Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Special Education and Childhood Studies

Complete your degree online in Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Special Education or in our new Childhood Studies program. Both the Elementary Education and Special Education programs are also available as night degree programs. Apply today. More+

Personal Attention: Meet with Continuing Studies staff

Continuing Studies provides prospective students with many opportunities to learn more about our programs, the admissions process and transferring credits into a baccalaureate night or online degree program. Meet individually with an admissions staff member in person or virtually. We also offer Continuing Studies Information Sessions on the Bridgewater campus where you can learn more about our programs and the admissions process. 

Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch a recently recorded webinar. Or, attend a live, virtual event by clicking on one of the events in the Upcoming CCS Events calendar.

Upcoming CCS Events

5 Steps to apply for Continuing Studies Night or Online degree programs

Apply for admission into one of BSU’s night or online degree programs is simple. This brief video breaks the process down into five simple steps. 

Video: Completing Continuing Studies Night or Online Degree Application

Watch a step-by-step tutorial on completing BSU’s Night or Online Application. This video explains who should complete this application and the steps to successfully applying for admission into one of BSU’s night or online undergraduate degree programs.

Continuing Studies Webinar
BSU’s College of Continuing Studies offers ongoing webinars that discuss our programs, our students, the admissions process and transferring credits to BSU’s night and online undergraduate degree programs. This 30-minute video covers a range of topics involving our night and online degree programs. The webinar took place in summer 2020.


Applying for Admission

Applying is easy. Click on the Apply button and then choose the Continuing Studies Night or Online Degree link.  Fill out the Contact Information and create your password. Once you click on the Create Account button, you will be directed to the Continuing Studies application. After completing the application, please contact all colleges or universities that you have previously attended to request transcripts and start the transfer credit process. No essay is required.  

Transferring to Bridgewater

Transfer credits: We accept up to 69 credits from a two-year institution and up to 90 credits from a four-year institution whether you earned your credits three months ago or more than 30 years ago.

Send transcripts to:

Bridgewater State University
College of Continuing Studies - Admissions
Moakley Center, room 211
100 Burrill Avenue
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Or electronically to:

Use TESS (Transfer Equivalency Self-Service tool) to evaluate how your credits will transfer to Bridgewater. Just answer a series of questions about credits earned to generate a report which may be used as a guide to understand how credits will transfer to Bridgewater. Visit Tess+

Need Advice or Help

Need some help with the Continuing Studies application or would you like to discuss your options about pursuing a bachelor's degree program at night or online? Contact Robyn Ryan, Director of Admissions and Recruitment at 508.531.1896 or  

Continuing Studies COST

Click here to access information about Continuing Studies courses, including summer courses. More+



Financial aid is available to eligible students. In order to be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be accepted into a degree program. For more information and complete eligibility requirements, contact the Financial Aid office at 508.531.1341 or


Bridgewater State also offers an interest-free tuition management program where students can stretch the payment of their bill over several months for a small fee. Visit the Student Accounts page for details.

CS Information Session Webinar