In order to earn the A.B. degree, every student is required to complete:
Each student must meet the distribution requirements that were in place when they matriculated at the College. For each class year, they are:
Transfers and McBrides are bound by the requirements in place when they matriculated, regardless of their graduation date.
The official requirements and the relevant rules may also be found in the Catalog from the student's first year at Bryn Mawr. The 2012-13 Catalog includes information both for students who matriculated under the "old requirements" (prior to Fall 2011) and those under the "new requirements" (after Fall 2011).
Only courses in which a student has attained a grade of 2.0 or higher may be used to satisfy these requirements
Students are responsible for making sure they are fulfilling these requirements.
There are a couple of tools to help with this: the Academic Requirements Report on BiONiC and the downloadable checklists provided above. In using either of these resources, consult your dean if you have questions.
In order to monitor completion of their major, students should consult their online Major Work Plan that they developed with their major advisor in their sophomore year. This plan constitutes a checklist of major requirements. Students are also required to consult with their major advisors before preregistering for courses each semester.
Each student is expected to complete six full-time semesters and earn a minimum of twenty-four academic units while in residence at Bryn Mawr. “Residency” refers to being registered at Bryn Mawr for a given semester. These may include:
The Residency requirement for McBride students and transfer students is established at the time of matriculation with a minimum of 16 credits to be earned in residency.
All requests for exceptions to the above regulations are presented to the Special Cases Committee for approval. If students think a case can be made for an exception, they should consult their dean.
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