Community College Connection (C3) encourages women studying at community colleges to continue their education toward a bachelor’s degree at Bryn Mawr College.
Students pursuing an A.A., A.S., or A.F.A. are eligible to apply. At the time of application, students should have completed a minimum of one semester towards their associate's degree with strong core classes that cross disciplines. Although students who have completed one semester are eligible to apply, more is preferred.
The most competitive applicants demonstrate the potential and drive to complete a bachelor's degree at a liberal arts college, have a G.P.A. of approximately 3.5 or higher, and demonstrate leadership abilities and critical thinking skills.
C3 offers resources and support to community college students throughout the process of applying and enrolling at Bryn Mawr.
During the application process, each applicant has the opportunity to meet with the Bryn Mawr Dean of Transfer Students to discuss her transfer credits. Like all applicants, C³ applicants are reviewed holistically by the Admissions Office and receive personalized financial aid planning support from Student Financial Services.
Once enrolled at Bryn Mawr, C³ students are given:
- Specialized orientation and support from Bryn Mawr faculty and staff within a cohort of C³ students
- A peer mentor who has previously transferred from a community college
- One-on-one advising
- Early course registration
Some community college courses will transfer and others may not. Students may request a transcript evaluation meeting with the Dean of Transfer Students to get a sense of which courses will transfer.* The Dean is also available to advise students on which courses to take at their respective community colleges prior to transferring.
One unit of credit at Bryn Mawr is equivalent to 4 credits at most community colleges. In determining the number of total transfer units a student might earn, the Dean will add the transferable credits and divide by 4. The result will represent the number of units that may transfer toward the 32 units required for the Bachelor's degree.
Most courses taken through an honors curriculum will transfer. The following courses will NOT transfer:
- Any course taken in an online format
- Any math course below calculus
- Any course that is not part of a liberal arts curriculum (e.g. business, accounting, human services)
Please note that the above information should only be used as a guideline. Final decisions about the transfer of credit will be made when the College has received the official transcript and courses have been reviewed and approved by the Registrar.
If you are planning your coursework for the coming semester and would like detailed information about your particular situation, please contact Christina Rose, Dean of Transfer Students at firstname.lastname@example.org.