The College has negotiated arrangements with the California Institute of Technology whereby a student interested in engineering and recommended by Bryn Mawr may, after completing three years of work at Bryn Mawr, apply to transfer into the third year at Caltech to complete two full years of work there. At the end of five years, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree by Bryn Mawr and a Bachelor of Science degree by Caltech. Programs are available in many areas of specialization.
Students considering this option should consult the program liaison, Senior Lecturer of Physics, Mark Matlin, during registration for Semester I of their first year, as well as each semester thereafter to ensure that all requirements are being completed on a satisfactory schedule.
Students do not register for this program in advance; rather, they complete a course of study that qualifies them for recommendation by the College for application in the spring semester of their third year at the College. Prerequisites for recommendation include:
Note: the Bryn Mawr degree is awarded at the same time as the Caltech degree – that is, at the completion of the five-year program.
Please note that international students are not eligible for financial aid from Caltech.
Classes begin at Penn
Dorms reopen at 9am
Classes begin at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore
PE registration begins
Confirmation of Registration (first-years)
Labor Day (no classes at Bryn Mawr and Haverford)
Confirmation of Registration (sophomores)
Last day to declare Cr/NC option for first quarter courses (5 pm)
Last day to drop a fifth course at Bryn Mawr and Haverford
Last day to declare Cr/NC option for full semester courses (5 pm)
Fall Break (begins after last class on Oct. 9)
Last day of first quarter courses
Second quarter courses (including PE) begin
Last day to add second quarter courses
Preregistration Advising for Spring
Preregistration Period in BiONiC
Last day to drop second quarter courses
Last day to declare Cr/NC option for second quarter courses (5 p.m.)
Thanksgiving Break (begins after last class on Nov. 25)
Last day of classes at Swarthmore and Penn
Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr: all written work due 5 p.m.
Last day of classes at Haverford
Examination Period (ends at 12:30 pm on December 18)
Dorms close at 6 pm