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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog
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FILA: General Education Curriculum
Health & Human Sciences
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Teacher Education Program (TEP)
World Languages & Cultures
Bridgewater Past and Present
The Bridgewater Experience
New Student Orientation
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The Foundations in Liberal Arts (FILA) Program
Center for Engaged Learning
Flory Honors Program
Career Services and Internships
Educational Affiliations and Dual Degree Programs
Bachelor of General Studies Program
Honors and Awards
The Honor System and Code of Ethics
Registration, Grades and Academic Policies
Academic Grievance Policy
Harassment and Discrimination Grievance Procedure
General Student Grievance Procedure
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
Forrer Learning Commons and Academic Support
Center for Diversity Education and Advocacy
Student Conduct Services
Organization of the College
Assistant Professors (cont.)
Senior Instructors and Instructors
Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty
International Student Admission
Bridgewater warmly welcomes students from around the world to experience the opportunities and personal attention the institution offers. To make the transition to the U.S. seamless, international students benefit from airport pick-up services; an orientation for international students; and assistance with immigration, academics, internships, and job and graduate school placements.
All non-U.S. citizens and nonpermanent residents of the U.S. go through the same process as all entering freshman and transfer students.
In addition, international applicants
evidence of English proficiency and
documentation of sufficient financial resources. A deposit of $300 is required of all international students accepted for admission. The deposit must be paid before the I-20 is issued.
F-1 international students wishing to matriculate from undergraduate to graduate programs at Bridgewater College must follow all institutional and academic requirements for moving to a new degree level. A new I-20 will be issued after verification of financial support for one academic year is provided.
International students may submit their applications throughout the year, but the deadline is
for fall admission (late August start) and
for spring admission (January start) of the same year. Late applications may be considered if space remains.
International students should submit the following documents when applying to Bridgewater College:
A completed application form—online (no charge) or paper ($30)
Official records from secondary school and post-secondary school, with English translations
Certified bank statement verifying financial support for one academic year
English language proficiency results with the following minimum scores: TOEFL: 550 (paper), 213 (computer), 79 (internet-based); IELTS: 6.5; PTE: 60. For graduate admissions, TOEFL of 573 (PBT), 89 (internet-based) or IELTS 6.5. No category— reading, listening, speaking or writing—can be below 22 in the iBT.
Personal Statement (250-word minimum) written in English
Photocopy of front page (photo page) of passport
For transfer students: a Dean’s Reference Form from each U.S. college or university
For transfer students: a World Education Services evaluation for all previous college or university coursework
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements may be conditionally admitted to Bridgewater College, provided they enroll in and successfully complete an approved English language training program.
All F-1 international students will be required to prove they have sufficient health insurance coverage from a U.S. based provider before registering for classes for the first time.
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