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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog

Home-Schooled Students

Home-Schooled Students

Students who have received home-schooling must submit the following additional information with the Application for Admission to Bryn Mawr College.

  • Official transcripts from any high school(s) or postsecondary institution(s) attended.
  • An academic portfolio that includes:
  • A transcript of courses taken, either self-designed which includes reading lists and syllabi, or a formal document from a correspondence school or agency;
  • Evaluations or grades received for each subject;
  • A short research paper, preferably completed within the last year (including evaluator's comments);
  • Two letters of reference from sources other than parents.
  • An additional essay on the reasons for choosing home-schooling.
  • An interview (on campus or telephone) with a member of the admissions staff.

Please note that this information is in addition to those items already required of all applicants: the Common Application for Admission, The Bryn Mawr Supplement to the Common Application, and official test results from The College Board or the ACT, Inc., two teacher recommendation letters and essays as outlined on the Common Application.

Transfer Students

Bryn Mawr College accepts the Common Application for Transfer Students with a required institutional supplement. Detailed instructions, as well as the Bryn Mawr Supplement for Transfer Students may be downloaded from the Bryn Mawr Web site. Bryn Mawr exclusively accepts the Common Application and will waive the $50.00 application fee for students who apply using the online option.

Each year a number of students are admitted on transfer to the sophomore and junior classes. Successful transfer candidates have done excellent work at other colleges and universities and present strong high-school records that compare favorably with those of women entering Bryn Mawr as first-year students. Students who have failed to meet the prescribed standards of academic work or who have been put on probation, suspended or excluded from other colleges and universities will not be admitted under any circumstances.

Transfer candidates should file applications as early as possible but no later than March 15 for entrance in September, or no later than November 1 for the second semester of the year of entrance. Application forms and instructions may be requested from the transfer coordinator.

The minimum standardized testing requirement for transfer applicants is the SAT test. Official results from two additional SAT Subject Tests or AP Tests are recommended, but not required. Transfer applicants may also take advantage of Bryn Mawr’s “test flexible” option. Details about the “test flexible” option may be found on our Web site: http://www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/test_policy.shtml
(Information about the SAT is available at www.collegeboard.org ) A student may opt to take the ACT test (www.act.org ) in place of the SAT. (Because exams are only given on selected dates students should sit for their exams well in advance of the application deadline.)

To qualify for the A.B. degree, students ordinarily should have completed a minimum of two years of full-time study at Bryn Mawr.

The Katharine E. McBride Scholars Program

The Katharine E. McBride Scholars Program serves women beyond the traditional college entry age who wish to earn an undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr. The program admits women who have demonstrated talent, achievement and intelligence in various areas, including employment, volunteer activities and home or formal study. McBride Scholars are admitted directly as matriculated students.

Once admitted to the College, McBride scholars are subject to the residency rule, which requires that a student take a minimum of 24 course units while enrolled at Bryn Mawr. Exceptions will be made for students who transfer more than eight units from previous work. Such students may transfer up to 16 units and must then take at least 16 units at Bryn Mawr. McBride Scholars may study on a part-time or full-time basis. For more information, visit the McBride Program Web page at www.brynmawr.edu/mcbride, send an e-mail to mcbrides@brynmawr.edu or call (610) 526-5373.

Bryn Mawr College accepts the Common Application for Transfer Students with a required institutional supplement for transfer and McBride Applicants. Detailed instructions, as well as the Bryn Mawr Supplement for Transfer and McBride  may be downloaded from the Bryn Mawr Web site. Bryn Mawr exclusively accepts the Common Application and will waive the $50.00 application fee for students who apply using the online option.

Readmission

A student who has withdrawn from the College must apply for permission to return. She should consult her dean concerning the application process and be prepared to demonstrate that she is ready to resume work at Bryn Mawr.