Congratulations on your acceptance to The American Women's College!
We understand that women enrolled in our online programs are often juggling more than just a few course assignments. The American Women's College at Bay Path University is committed to supporting students who on any given day may be balancing the responsibilities of family, work, and academics. We are here for you, and look forward to assisting you in any way that we can as you work toward the completion of your degree!
If you decide to proceed to the next steps of the enrollment process, you can expect to soon be welcomed into a
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Students who have already submitted an Intent to Enroll form are required to attend an Introductory Workshop via Zoom prior to the start of courses. Registration is available for the workshop on:
September 8, 2022 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.
If you have not already done so, be sure to Apply for a FSA ID for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete the FAFSA online.
On your portal, you will gain access to your Bay Path email, courses, financial aid package, and other essential resources. To log in as a first-time user, click Activate Now and follow the instructions for activating your account.
Download the Bay Path University app on your smartphone or tablet. You must activate your "My Bay Path" Portal prior to download.
Download the BPU app
Check Off Your Start of Semester To-do List
Once you have logged into your
My Bay Path Portal, you will have the ability to schedule your required career and virtual counseling sessions and complete your online orientation course requirement.
In the weeks leading up to the start of classes, your professional Academic Advisor & Success Coach will host a one-on-one advising consultation appointment, where you will learn about the advising tools and resources that are available to you, as well as more about your major and core curriculum requirements. Your Academic Advisor & Success Coach will also assist you in registering for your first-semester courses. Prior to your advising consultation, please be sure to complete the following:
"My Bay Path" Portal account Schedule an admissions acceptance appointment with your Admissions Counselor, to review important information regarding your upcoming enrollment.
Complete our Advising Questionnaire. This questionnaire is one of the first tools your Advisor will use to better understand your individual needs, interests, and goals.
Bay Path is committed to ensuring that all students have the resources that they need to make empowered decisions about majors and career choices, right from the start of their educational journey. For this reason, we require all incoming students to complete the
Self-Directed Search Career Assessment.
The SDS Assessment is a useful tool for helping you to think about your professional and personal strengths, as well as potential career pathways. You will receive a copy of your SDS Assessment results, as will the staff at Bay Path's Sullivan Center for Career and Life Planning (SCLP) and your academic advisor. Please be sure to complete the following steps:
"My Bay Path" Portal account
Complete the Self-Directed Search Career Assessment. (Remember, there is no right answer on career assessments; it's simply a window into who you are as a person.) The assessment will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Schedule your first career coaching session using the information received following assessment completion.
Tip: You will also use your assessment results in an assignment in your first Bay Path class, so it is important that you complete this before the start of classes.
Please reach out to our Dean of Career Development, Gretchen Heaton, if you have any questions or concerns:
New Student Orientation
Before the start of classes, you will be required to complete BPU099 - New Student Orientation. This zero-cost, zero-credit online course is delivered through Canvas, Bay Path University’s learning management system, and is facilitated by support staff in departments such as Advising, Admissions and Academics.
You will be able to access your orientation experience on your Canvas Learning Dashboard, once you have officially accepted your offer of admission and have been enrolled. Please be sure you have activated your My Bay Path Portal and your Bay Path email account.
Below are additional resources that may be useful as you begin your semester.
Visiting the Longmeadow Campus
Students interested in visiting the Longmeadow campus may obtain a Student ID and Parking Pass following the submission of all required health documentation.
Medical Form Submission
Log into the My Bay Path Portal.
On the Welcome Page, click on "Student Health Portal - Medicat".
Submit the required forms (More information about what forms are required are on the Medicat welcome page).
If you have questions activating your Medicat account, please contact Bay Path Health Services at 413.565.1392 or 413.565.1544 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Obtaining Student ID
Non-residents should contact the Department of Public Safety Administrative Office at email@example.com . Directions are also available on the My Bay Path Portal under campus resources.
Parking registration forms will be sent to you through email and will be available on the My Bay Path Portal under campus resources. If you have any questions please contact Campus Public Safety at 413.565.1224.
Bay Path University is committed to providing equal access to all students in all programs. Students with disabilities who wish to request reasonable accommodations must register with the AccessAbility Services office. Students should register with AccessAbility Services as soon as possible after acceptance to Bay Path.