Contact Us
Undergraduate Dean's Office
Eugenia Chase Guild Hall
Lower Level
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: (610)526-5375
Fax: (610)526-7560

deansoffice@brynmawr.edu

Office Hours
9am - 5pm
Monday - Friday

Major Advising for Faculty


** Faculty Guide to on-line Major Work Plan **

List of Current Major Advisors


Helping Students Choose a Major
Sponsoring an Independent Major


Helping Students Choose a Major

To help students choose a major,

  • the Dean’s Office arranges conversations with sophomores to talk about the issues to keep in mind when choosing a major, and
  • the faculty hold major teas during October and March to meet with prospective majors.

The Sophomore Planning Process, which includes the creation of a Major Work Plan and a meeting with a major adviser, opens in mid-September and closes in early April. Major advisers might expect to see prospective majors throughout this period and should keep in mind the following deadlines for completing the Sophomore Planning Process:

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014:  for students applying to study abroad at the University of Oxford, London School of Economics, SIT-IHP Cities in 21st Century, or SIT-IHP Health and Community programs.
  • Friday, February 6, 2015:   for students applying for Study Abroad Approved Programs for Fall 2015, Spring 2016, or Full-Year 2015-2016 Study Abroad.
  • Friday, April 3, 2015:  for students who are not pursuing study abroad. Majors declared after this deadline are unlikely to be taken into consideration for lotteries.

Sponsoring an Independent Major

Faculty who agree to sponsor an independent major should advise students and submit letters of support

  • by the first Friday of the spring semester (for students who want to study abroad), or
  • by the fourth Friday of the spring semester (for students who plan to remain at Bryn Mawr for the junior year).

Once the major has been declared, major advisers should expect to see their advisees in person and sign off on their registration forms at the following times.  Please note that the Dean’s Office collects forms but does not track student compliance.  Instead, we urge major advisers to keep track of students and to follow up with them directly.

  • during November preregistration for the spring semester, and
  • during April preregistration for the fall semester, and
  • during the first week of each semester if the advisee has dropped or added any courses in their major or the advisee was away from the college during preregistration.