Beginning with the Class of 2015, Declaring a Major is part of the overall Sophomore Planning Process. Before preregistration ends in the spring of your sophomore year, you will be expected to choose a major subject. Then, in consultation with the departmental major advisor, you will decide upon an appropriate sequence of major courses and complete your on-line Major Work Plan. Many resources are available to assist you in choosing a major. For more information, please consult the Sophomore Planning Process.
Students who entered Bryn Mawr before the Fall of 2011 should have already declared their major. We are providing the major work plan form in cases where such students are changing their majors.
Major Subjects: Each department's pages within the catalog present its academic focus and summarize the requirements for the major. Department websites will also include this information, along with supplemental materials that will give you a more in-depth view of the field. You should read these materials for all the departments you are considering.
Majoring at Haverford: Soon after spring break, Bryn Mawr sophomores will receive information from the Haverford deans that outlines the procedures for declaring a major at Haverford.
If you are debating between the Bryn Mawr and Haverford departments in a particular field, be sure to talk with faculty members and declared majors in each department.
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