2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog


International Students

Bryn Mawr welcomes applications from international students who have outstanding secondary school records and who meet university entrance requirements in their own countries.

Bryn Mawr College accepts The Common Application with a required institutional supplement. The Common Application is available through The Common Application website and the Bryn Mawr College Office of Admissions. The Bryn Mawr College Common Application Supplement may be downloaded from the College’s website. Bryn Mawr exclusively accepts The Common Application and will waive the $50.00 application fee for students who apply using the online option. Fee waivers are available for qualified students if they are unable to submit electronically.

For more information visit: www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/apply/.

All applicants to Bryn Mawr should follow Bryn Mawr’s “test flexible” policy (see above). Bryn Mawr requires official scores be sent by the College Board and/or ACT, Inc. This requirement may be waived only for residents of the People’s Republic of China where the test is not available. The Subject Tests and/or AP exams are highly recommended but not required for those students living abroad. (For all additional testing requirements, please follow the guidelines in the section entitled Entrance Tests and Interviews.)

If English is not your first language, you must submit the results of the TOEFL* examination or the IELTS** exam. This requirement may be waived for students whose principal language of instruction for the past four years has been English. Bryn Mawr will accept official results of any of the TOEFL tests: computer, paper or Internet-based.

*Test of English as a Foreign Language www.toefl.org
**IELTS www.ielts.org

The minimum standardized testing requirement for international applicants is the SAT test. Official results from two additional SAT Subject Tests or AP Tests are recommended, but not required. International applicants may also take advantage of Bryn Mawr’s “test flexible “option. Details about the “test flexible” option may be found on our website: 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.

Students who have not been educated in English or who do not speak English as a native language must present credentials proving their proficiency in English.

For more information about the application process for students from overseas, visit www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/criteria/international.html.