2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog


The Katharine E. McBride Scholars Program

Katharine E. McBride Scholars Program was created to give women, 24 or above, who for one reason or another did not begin or complete their education immediately following high school, an opportunity to attend Bryn Mawr College.

Applicants under the McBride program are required to submit The Common Application in addition to the items listed below. 

•       All official high school transcripts or GED equivalent (Secondary School Final Report is not required)
•       All official college transcripts
•       Two Instructor Evaluations*
•       College Official’s Report*
•       TOEFL (if applicable)

*McBride Scholar applicants who have not attended college within the last three years may submit letters of reference from recommenders other than professors. They must also request, in writing, a waiver of material from the coordinator of the McBride Scholars program, which will excuse them from the College Official’s Report. Requests should be sent to admissions@brynmawr.edu with the attention to McBride Coordinator.

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, please visit: www.brynmawr.edu/mcbride.

Bryn Mawr College exclusively accepts The Common Application and there is no application fee. The Common Application is available at www.commonapp.org. For more information about applying to Bryn Mawr please visit: www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/apply/mcbrides.html.