Academic Advising

The Academic Achievement Center (AAC) provides advising and support to undergraduate students. We have information on our website relating to freshmen advising, mandatory placement tests, orientation, non-matriculated advising, undeclared advising and transfer advising. Advisors at Bridgewater State are personal, professional, and prepared to give you the advice you need throughout your college experience.

Beyond the AAC, once a student has chosen a program, academic advising is coordinated by faculty within the student’s major department. Our advisors are happy to meet with you to develop a plan of study. Take advantage of our services to declare your academic major, discover learning opportunities, and determine strategies for accomplishing your goals.

Freshman Advising

In our freshman advising program, the Academic Achievement Center introduces new students to advising through a number of group and individual advising sessions. Our freshman advising is a five-step process. The skills learned are essential to properly understanding requirements and developing confidence in the process. The ultimate goal is to help students plan a program of study and create a successful, happy transition to university life.

Undeclared Advising

All currently enrolled matriculated undergraduate students who have not declared a major are assigned an academic advisor in the Academic Achievement Center. Advisors are skillful at helping students select courses and use campus resources such as Career Services, to identify areas of high interest and talent that can become possible majors.

Transfer Advising

All beginning transfer students attend a Transfer Orientation program prior to their first semester. The Transfer Orientation provides new students with valuable information about University policies, procedures, and resources. Beginning transfer students who do not have a declared major are assigned an academic advisor in the Academic Achievement Center. Transfer students with a declared major are assigned a faculty advisor in their major department.

Emerging Scholars

Summit Program
The Summit Program is an individualized advising and academic support program designed to help readmitted students on their path to academic success upon return to Bridgewater State University. All readmitted students or students with a GPA below 2.0 saved by the Academic Standards Committee appeal process are required to participate in the Summit Program. The program includes a Summit Orientation session, advising meetings and semester planning. Summit Orientation is designed to reacquaint students with graduation requirements and university policies, while also providing advising support for course registration. Please sign-up for an upcoming Summit Orientation.

Freshman Grade Point Recovery Program
Any freshman (student with 0-23 earned credits) who is on academic probation (cumulative GPA below 2.00) will continue to be advised in the Academic Achievement Center. Freshmen on academic probation will be required to participate in the Freshman Grade Point Recovery Program. The FGPR Program includes a mandatory group advising session and individual appointments with an assigned academic advisor and academic coach. The goal of the FGPR Program is to provide an academic support system for students that will enable them to achieve good academic standing (a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher).