2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog


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 to The Common Application for Transfer and McBride Students may be found on The Common Application website at http://www.commonapp.org. Bryn Mawr exclusively accepts the Common Application and will waive the $50 application fee for students who apply using the online option. More information for applicants may be found at http://www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/applicationoptions.shtml.

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 website: 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.