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.
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