Some students enter Bryn Mawr having already earned some credits through exams such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, A levels, etc.
When students enter Bryn Mawr with at least eight credits, they may want to consider accelerating their graduation. Most commonly, students who do accelerate enter Bryn Mawr with a good idea of their majors and with credit for first-year courses in those fields
Students interested in accelerating should discuss this option with their dean, as well as faculty members in any departments they are considering majoring in. The Special Cases Committee must approve all requests for accelerated graduation.
Students who plan to complete the degree in seven semesters may work out the details with their deans and major advisers and do not need to petition the Committee. Such students will receive their degrees in December and will be invited to attend the Commencement ceremony in May with their classmates.
Many other students will choose to complete eight full semesters at Bryn Mawr in order to take full advantage of the resources and opportunities offered at the College.
First day of classes at Penn
Dorms open at noon
Martin Luther King Day (No Classes, Haverford and Swarthmore reschedule some classes)
BIONIC reopens and PE registration begins (8am)
PE classes begin
Confirmation of Registration meetings for first-year students
BIONIC closes (5pm)
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for first-quarter classes (5pm)
Last day to drop a fifth class (5pm)
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for semester classes (5pm)
First-quarter (including PE) classes end
Spring break begins after last class
Spring break ends (8am)
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 (5pm)
Preregistration for Fall 2017
Last day of classes at Penn
Last day of classes at Bryn Mawr, Haverford and Swarthmore
Final examinations begin
Final examinations end for seniors (5pm)
Final examinations end for other students at noon
Dorms close at noon