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.
Dorms open for returning students at 9:00am
First day of classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore
BIONIC reopens and PE registration begins (8:00am)
First day of classes at Penn
Labor Day (No Classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford or Penn, Classes at Swarthmore)
PE classes begin
Confirmation of Registration for returning students
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for first-quarter classes (deadline at 5:00pm)
Last day to drop a fifth class
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for semester-long classes (deadline at 5:00pm)
Fall break begins after last class
Fall break ends at 8am
First-quarter (including PE) classes end
Second-quarter classes (including PE) begin
Last day to add a second quarter class
Last day to drop a second quarter class
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for second quarter classes
Pre-registration for Spring 2017
Thanksgiving vacation begins after last class
Thanksgiving vacation ends at 8:00am
Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr
Winter Break Begins. Dorms close at 6:00pm