Application instructions

November 24, 2014

Please see the Admissions Update page for information about the application process and deadlines.


Please refer to the instructions below as you complete your application.

Required application materials
Link to online application and instructions
Link to the paper application and instructions


Required Application Materials

In addition to the online application, the following materials must also be submitted.

Official and sealed transcripts from all institutions attended, including high school, regardless of length of attendance.  Transcripts are required from all U. S. colleges attended, even if you only were enrolled for one course or for the summer.  If transfer credits from your study abroad program appear on your U. S. college transcript, then you do not need to submit a transcript from the study abroad program.

Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from either a professor who has had you in class and knows your academic abilities or your undergraduate dean.

All candidates are required to submit either ACT or SAT scores, (if they have taken them), regardless of the age of the scores.  Other test scores (GRE/GMAT/LSAT) may be submitted as well, but not as a substitution for the ACT or SAT.  Please check with your high school to see if the SAT/ACT is recorded on your official transcript. If it is, you need not request the scores from the testing service. Please be aware that it may take 4- 6 weeks or more for Bryn Mawr to receive SAT scores from the College Board.

SAT scores: www.collegeboard.org; code: 2477

ACT scores: www.act.org; code: 3526

GRE scores: www.gre.org; code: 2049

The $50 application fee, payable to Bryn Mawr College, may be submitted with a credit card via the online application, or a check may be mailed.

Application materials (transcripts, recommendation forms and application fee) should be mailed to:

Bryn Mawr College
Office of Admissions
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Online Application Instructions

Link to the online postbac application

Application for Admission

In this section, you will select that you are applying to the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program of Bryn Mawr College.

Personal Data

Enter contact information.

Academic Background

In the Academic Background section, there is space to include up to five academic institutions that you have attended. If you have attended more than five, please upload a document at the end of the section with the additional information. 

Please list all colleges and other institutions attended, as well as graduate and professional schools, regardless of whether or not you received a degree, even if you were only enrolled for one course or for the summer. Please submit official transcripts for all schools listed. To look up each institution’s CEEB code, visit http://sat.collegeboard.org/register/sat-code-search .

Demographics

In addition to demographic information, in this section you will need to respond to disciplinary history questions.  If you answer yes to either question, you must explain fully on a separate document and upload it to the application.

Prior Coursework

Science Courses – Please list all college-level Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses you have taken or are currently taking. Indicate semester/full-year courses and number of hours per week of lab.

Math Courses – Please list any college-level math courses you have taken or are currently taking.

English Courses – Please list two courses you have taken as an undergraduate.

Social Science Courses - if you have taken any courses in the social sciences (psychology, sociology, or anthropology), please list two.

All candidates are required to submit either ACT or SAT scores, (if they have taken them), regardless of the age of the score. Other test scores (GRE/GMAT/LSAT) may be submitted as well, but not as a substitution for the ACT or SAT.

Please indicate if ACT or SAT scores will be included with your high school transcript or sent separately.

Activities 

There is limited space for information in this section. If you want to include more than there is space for in any of the below activities, please attach an addendum to your resume.

Honors and Awards – Please list principal academic distinctions and honors.

Medically Related Activities – Please list medically related activities over the past five years, whether paid or volunteer.

Community Service or Leadership – Please list community service or leadership activities over the past five years.

Extracurricular Activities– Please list significant extracurricular activities over the past five years and during college.

Employment History

Please list your current occupation  and jobs over the past five years.

Upload Documents

In this section, you will upload your two personal statements and your resume.

Recommendations

In this section, you will indicate who will be submitting letters of recommendation on your behalf. One letter must be from either a professor who has had you in class and knows your academic abilities or your undergraduate dean.  The second letter should be from an instructor or supervisor who knows you well. You have the option to submit a third letter of recommendation if you desire, but only two are required. We prefer that these letters of recommendation are confidential, which you can indicate when listing your recommenders.

If you indicate that a letter will be submitted electronically, the letter writer will receive an email providing them with instructions on how to submit their recommendation.  You may want to email the recommender separately that the electronic recommendation request from "Bryn Mawr College" support@hobsons.com has been sent; sometimes these electronic requests are diverted by spam filtering programs. You will be able to log into your application to see whether the letter has been submitted.

If you indicate that a letter will be submitted on paper, you will need to print a copy of the Recommendation Form  from the Downloadable Forms section and give it to the letter writer to include when they mail in the letter of recommendation. Paper recommendations should be submitted with the recommendation form in a sealed envelope with the letter writer’s signature written across the seal. For the convenience of your recommender, it is good practice to provide a stamped envelope, addressed to the Office of Admissions with your recommendation request. The address is:

Bryn Mawr College
Office of Admissions
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Please Note
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. As admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, early application is advisable. Enrollment in the program is limited and when the program is full, the admissions process is closed. It is your responsibility to be sure we receive all of the appropriate materials.

After your initial online application has been submitted, you will receive an automated email indicating that your application was successfully submitted.

You will then receive two additional emails from Bryn Mawr College regarding your application.  The first will be a standardized email from our Information Systems department issuing a username and password which will allow you to check on the receipt of the other pieces of your application (transcripts, recommendations, test scores, etc.)  Please activate this account once you receive this information.  You will then receive a second email from the admissions office with more detailed instructions on how to utilize your account to monitor your application.  Depending on the volume of applications received, it may take several days for these emails to be generated.

Please note that both interview and admission decisions are not communicated through this system; applicants invited to interview will be contacted directly by the postbac office. 

 

Paper Applications

You must download, print, complete and mail the paper application, with your $50.00 check, to:

Bryn Mawr College
Office of Admissions
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Applications to our program submitted on paper are self-managed. Applicants are encouraged to gather and submit all necessary supporting materials in one envelope. 

Complete the application in its entirety and be sure to enclose the non-refundable application fee of $50, payable to Bryn Mawr College.

After your initial application has been received has been received and processed, you will then receive two additional emails from Bryn Mawr College regarding your application.  The first will be a standardized email from our Information Systems department issuing a username and password which will allow you to check on the receipt of the other pieces of your application (transcripts, recommendations, test scores, etc.)  Please activate this account once you receive this information.  You will then receive a second email from the admissions office with more detailed instructions on how to utilize your account to monitor your application.  Depending on the volume of applications received, it may take several days for these emails to be generated.

Please note that both interview and admission decisions are not communicated through this system, applicants invited to interview will be contacted directly by the postbac office. 

Applicants submitting paper applications are strongly encouraged to submit the following in one envelope:

Completed application

Two personal statements

Current resume

Sealed official transcripts from all institutions, including high school

SAT/ACT scores

Two sealed, confidential recommendations, one of which must be academic. Please download a recommendation form and give to your recommender. Please collect the individual letters separately in sealed envelopes, with each recommender’s signature across the seal.

$50 application fee, payable to Bryn Mawr College

If you have any questions about completing your application, please contact the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program via phone or email:

610.526.7350
postbac@brynmawr.edu