Students change paths for many reasons. If you started your college journey elsewhere, you can still apply to Bryn Mawr as a transfer student.
Any student who has enrolled at another institution as a full-time student for at least a semester is considered a transfer student. Transfer students can bring in up to 16 units of work (typically courses in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences). A transfer student must spend a minimum of 2 years full-time at Bryn Mawr. Residency is determined at entrance based on the number of units transferred. Learn more about our transfer credit policy.
While we do our best to provide on-campus housing for transfer students, housing is not guaranteed. We will address each student's request on a case-by-case basis.
If you completed college courses in high school as part of a dual enrollment program, you are considered a first-year student.
Students aged 24 or older, who have or have not taken college courses, are considered nontraditional students.
Bryn Mawr welcomes students who have started their college journey at another institution to apply for fall admission each year.
Admissions and Financial Aid applications are due at the same time.
- Transfer Common Application or Transfer Coalition Application
- Bryn Mawr Writing Supplement (hint: we ask you about your legacy)
- Official high school and college transcripts
- Transfer College Report
- Transfer Mid-Term Report
- Two professor recommendations
The following items are optional for most applicants.
- Standardized test results (optional for U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
- Arts supplement
- Arts supplements in music, theater, dance, and creative writing can be submitted through the Common Application Art Supplement (SlideRoom).
- Financial Aid application
- If you are interested in institutional, need-based financial aid, you must submit a financial aid application at the same time as your admissions application. If you do not apply for institutional financial aid at that time, you cannot apply in subsequent years.
- Domestic Student Financial Aid application instructions
- International Student Financial Aid application instructions