Guidelines for students who are home-schooled —The Admissions Committee evaluates all students who are home-schooled for admission to Bridgewater College. The criteria for admission are essentially the same for all applicants in terms of high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. A transcript can be obtained through your home-school association. If you are not associated with a specific organization, Bridgewater will accept a transcript put together by the home-schooling parent. A campus visit is highly recommended.
The Early Action (EA) deadline is November 15. If a first-time, first-year student wants to apply EA, they need to indicate their intent on their admission application.
Applying Early Action means an applicant will submit the following items by November 15.
If an applicant submits the required documents by November 15 and the applicant is admissible, this guarantees the following will happen by December 1.
Admitted EA applicants have a deadline of May 1 to pay their reservation deposit.
All completed EA applicants that also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by November 15 will receive a personalized Financial Aid package by December 1.
If an applicant does not submit all of the necessary items by the deadline, their application will then be reviewed under the Rolling Admission Process.
Rolling Admissions Process:
If a first-time, first-year student does not apply Early Action, their admission application will be reviewed under the rolling admissions process. This process is a continual daily review of completed applications. Admitted applicants will receive their admission decision letter, which will include their merit award amount, within two weeks of the date their admission application is completed.
If first-time, first-year students feel their grades and overall performance in the classroom are better indicators of their ability than their ACT or SAT score, or if they have been unable to schedule a test date prior to applying to BC, we encourage students to take advantage of our test-optional admissions process.
Homeschooled students and international students are not permitted to apply as test-optional.