Transfer Student Admission
Students who have graduated from high school or have earned their GED and have attended a regionally accredited two- or four- year college are encouraged to apply for transfer student admission to Bridgewater College.
Transfer students applying for admission must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.2 or above on all college level work and be in good standing at the college they are attending. A maximum of 68 credit hours will be accepted from a two-year college.
Credentials collected for admission include:
Official final high school transcript with graduation date
Standardized test scores (SAT/ACT) for student with less than 26 transferable credit hours
Official transcript from each institution of higher learning attended
Transcripts will be evaluated by the registrar on a course-by-course basis. Only work comparable to that offered at Bridgewater College in level, nature and discipline will be accepted for degree credit. Credit will be awarded only for those courses in which a grade of C or above has been earned. Bridgewater offers competitive scholarships and grants for transfer students. Please contact the financial aid office for more information.
Bridgewater College recognizes the need to facilitate the transfer of students from the Virginia Community College system and other accredited 2-year colleges and universities. Students completing a transfer-oriented degree such as the Associate of Arts and Sciences (AA&S), Associate of Science (AS), and Associate of Arts (AA) will be exempt from all Foundations in the Liberal Arts (FILA) general education requirements except for FILA-350EW FILA Integration Seminar (3 credits) and FILA-450 Personal Development Portfolio (1 credit). To be eligible for this exemption, the transfer-oriented degree must be earned prior to enrolling at Bridgewater College.
Bridgewater College will accept courses for which grades of C or above are earned from the transfer-oriented degree program. Coursework comparable to that offered at Bridgewater College will be accepted for degree credit.
No distinction will be made by Bridgewater College regarding college courses applicable to the transfer-oriented associate degrees that are completed through dual enrollment arrangements with high schools. First-year students earning an approved associate degree will be exempt from all FILA general education requirements except for FILA-150 FILA Seminar (3 credits) and FILA-450 Personal Development Portfolio.
Bridgewater College currently has Guaranteed Admission Agreements with several colleges, which may be viewed at: https://www.bridgewater.edu/legal/consumer-information/articulation-agreement/.
Students who have been accepted for admission must confirm their intention to enroll by making a $300 reservation deposit. The reservation deposit is applied to the entering semester charges for the upcoming year.
Fall Semester: The deposit is refundable if requested in writing before May 1.
Spring Semester: The deposit is refundable if requested in writing before December 21.
Enrolling students must submit their health records to Health Services. The information must be received by the College before final registration.