You will need to apply for re-enrollment if:
- You withdrew or took a leave of absence for medical or psychological reasons.
- You took a personal leave that has extended beyond two semesters.
- You chose to or were required to withdraw for any other reason, including having transferred to another institution.
The Re-enrollment Application
The heart of the application is a set of questions that asks you to reflect on your reasons for leaving Bryn Mawr, what you have done since you left, and why you feel ready to return. Students generally write two to four pages in response to these questions. Thoughtful answers are invaluable to the Re-enrollment Committee, and we hope that the process of responding to these questions will be helpful to you.
Re-enrollment Application (PDF)
Re-enrollment Application (Word)
Fall Semester Return: May 1
Spring Semester Return: November 1
Students who attended classes elsewhere during leave must send a transcript. An emailed unofficial transcript is acceptable for the purposes of the Re-enrollment Committee, but an official transcript will be required for credit to be awarded. If you are currently taking classes and your transcript will not be available until after the re-enrollment deadline, we will review your application but you may be asked for additional information.
Support From Health Care Providers
If medical or psychological issues were factors in taking the leave, the student must ask each of their care providers to provide a full description of the diagnosis and the treatment the student received by submitting a Re-Enrollment Assessment Form. Providers are also asked to comment on the student’s readiness to return to a residential academic community and to engage in a rigorous course of study, and to indicate the supports the student would need upon return. Providers may fax the form to 610-526-7365 or mail it to Bryn Mawr College Health Center, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. The form is due on the application deadline of May 1 or November 1.
If you had financial aid when you attended Bryn Mawr before your leave and wish to reapply for aid, you will need to submit the completed financial aid materials by Nov. 1 or May 1.
Financial Aid Re-Application Instructions. (please note that these instructions are written for all returning students and not specifically student applying for re-enrollment.)
The Committee’s Timeline
The Re-enrollment Committee meets in late-May and in mid-November to make decisions about the applications. Shortly thereafter, you will receive a letter and/or email informing you of the committee’s decision.
Please note that if students are readmitted, they are required to arrive on campus on the day before classes start so that they will be able to meet with their deans and attend the mandatory reorientation. Students who are unable to arrive on campus the day before classes begin will not be readmitted.
International Students: Please contact Patti Lausch, Director of International Student and Scholar Services and Advising, to discuss immigration matters upon submitting this application.
The College cannot readmit those students whose balances have not been paid. If you have an outstanding bill, we will expect you to have cleared that balance by the deadline you choose when submitting your application. Please contact Student Accounts (located on the second floor of Cartref) at (610) 526-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding your account.
Where to Send your Application
Applications can be sent to email@example.com. They can also be mailed to Office of the Dean, The Undergraduate College, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899.