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. Apply online at bridgewater.edu/admissions. Application deadlines are May 1 for fall semester and December 21 for spring semester.
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
Dean’s Reference Form (available on BC’s website) from each institution of higher learning attended
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 currently has Guaranteed Admission Agreements with three Virginia Community College System (VCCS) institutions—Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Germanna Community College in Locust Grove and Fredericksburg, and Dabney S. Lancaster Community College in Clifton Forge. Bridgewater also has an agreement with Richard Bland College of The College of William & Mary in Petersburg.
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. Students admitted after May 1 must make a deposit within 10 days after admission.
Spring Semester: The deposit is refundable if requested in writing before December 21. Students admitted after December 21 must make a deposit within 10 days after admission.
Enrolling students must present a written health report on a form supplied by the College. The form must be returned to the College before official registration can begin.