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 the University of Pennsylvania (Monday classes)
Dorms reopen at noon
Martin Luther King Day: no classes at Bryn Mawr or Haverford;
Classes begin at Swarthmore
Classes begin at Bryn Mawr and Haverford
Confirmation of Registration (all class years)
Last day to declare Cr/NC option for first quarter courses (5 p.m.);
Last day to drop a fifth course at Bryn Mawr and Haverford;
Application deadline for study abroad ~~
Fall ’15, Spring ’16 & Full year ’15-‘16
Last day to declare cr/NC option for full semester courses (5 p.m.)
Spring break begins after last class;
First quarter (including PE) courses end
Classes resume (8 a.m.)
Second quarter (including PE) courses begin
Last day to add a second quarter course
Last day to drop a second quarter course
Last day to declare Cr/NC option for second quarter courses (5 p.m.)
Preregistration Advising for Fall
Last day of classes at the University of Pennsylvania
Last day of classes: all written work due 5 p.m.
Last day of classes at Haverford and Swarthmore
Examination Period (ends at noon on May 15)
Dorms close at 12 noon