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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

Office Hours
9am - 5pm
Monday - Friday

Sophomore Planning Process:

Meeting with Your Major Adviser and Your Dean

Once you have (1) created and uploaded your prospective Major Work Plan, (2) filled out your College-Wide Requirements Plan, and (3) written and submitted your Sophomore Essay, you'll need to set up the following meetings:

  • a Major Declaration Appointment with your major adviser
    (schedule directly with your major adviser by email or in person)
  • a Sophomore Plan Submission Appointment with your dean
    (schedule by calling the receptionist in the Dean's Office at (610) 526-5375 or stop by the Dean's Office on the lower level of Guild Hall)

It’s not necessary that you be 100% sure of everything before these meetings; your dean and your adviser will help you think things through.  In the end, you might agree to leave some things open-ended. And in some cases, students will be asked to submit revised plans.

During these meetings, your major adviser and your dean will review your BIONIC Student Center and ask you to talk through your plans. They might suggest changes, provide alternatives, help you think through the pros and cons of various options—in short, try to make sure that the plans you’ve put together are good ones for you.    

At the end of this process, your adviser and dean will confirm in your BIONIC Student Center that your plans and essay meet the college’s objectives. From that point on, these documents will be saved in your BIONIC Student Center and be available to your dean and to your major adviser. (You might also be asked to submit them as part of future application processes. For example, students applying to study abroad will submit the Major Plan and the College-Wide Requirements Plan as part of that application.)


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