Transfer Students

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.

We are able to accommodate most transfer student requests for on-campus housing. We will confirm whether you wish to live on campus after you submit your application.

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.

Application Deadline

March 1

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.

Application Requirements

The following items are optional for most applicants.

  • Standardized test results (optional for U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
  • Interview
  • Arts supplement
    • Arts supplements in music, theater, dance, and creative writing can be submitted through the Common Application Art Supplement (SlideRoom).
  • Financial Aid application



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Contact Us

Admissions | Financial Aid

Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Benham-Gateway Building
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 610-526-5152
Fax: 610-526-7471

Office of Financial Aid
Phone: 610-526-5245
Fax: 610-526-5249