Bryn Mawr students frequently take classes during the summer at other institutions. They may do so for a variety of reasons. Students interested in transferring the credits earned towards their Bryn Mawr degree should consult the transfer credit policies.
Bryn Mawr offers summer courses in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Calculus. These courses are divided into two five-week sessions. Many of the students in these courses are drawn from Bryn Mawr's PostBaccalaureate PreMedical program, but there are also small numbers of Bryn Mawr undergraduates.
Through the Russian Language Institute, Bryn Mawr also offers intensive language studies in Russian, from the elementary to the advanced level. These courses are divided into two four-week sessions. The RLI is coeducational and counts among its students undergraduates from Bryn Mawr and elsewhere, as well as graduate students and teachers.
Grades in summer school classes at Bryn Mawr are included on Bryn Mawr transcripts and in Bryn Mawr GPAs. Summer courses at Bryn Mawr also count towards the residency requirement. However, they are also subject to the ordinary limits on summer school courses: i.e., no more than two units of credit may be earned per summer, and no more than four units of credit may be earned through summer courses.
Bryn Mawr sponsors the Institut d'études françaises d'Avignon which offers a six-week program of intensive advanced work in French literature and culture. The program is open to male and female undergraduate and graduate students from other colleges and from Bryn Mawr. Some of the courses carry graduate credit. Courses at Avignon are often taught by Bryn Mawr faculty and are always taught and graded according to Bryn Mawr standards. Therefore, grades from these courses are included on Bryn Mawr transcripts and in Bryn Mawr GPAs. However, these courses do not ordinarily count towards the residency requirement.
For information about summer study abroad at overseas institutions and other study abroad programs, please consult the Summer Study Abroad page.
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PE registration begins
Confirmation of Registration (first-years)
Labor Day (no classes at Bryn Mawr and Haverford)
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Last day to declare Cr/NC option for first quarter courses (5 pm)
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Second quarter courses (including PE) begin
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Preregistration Advising for Spring
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Thanksgiving Break (begins after last class on Nov. 25)
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