GSAS: Registering for Penn Classes

Please see the steps outlined below for Penn registration instructions and rules.

First, you must register for the placeholder PENN B500 course in Bionic to show your intent. 

Second, submit a completed Graduate Student Quaker Consortium Registration Form after you receive approval from your advisor for the specific course you're interested in.

  • View the Penn School of Arts and Sciences graduate departmental pages for course offerings.
  • Bryn Mawr students do not have priority in Penn classes in accordance with the Quaker Consortium Agreement. A seat in a Penn class is never guaranteed and students should have a back up Bryn Mawr course in mind when planning their schedules.
  • Students cannot audit courses. 
  • View Penn's Academic calendar for semester start/end dates.


Third, obtain permission from the Penn instructor to take the class. Your course request data cannot be processed unless the we have a copy of this email. Forward the email to:


Fourth, when you hear back from Penn about your requested course, you will get instructions regarding your PennKey and other next steps.


Registration questions? Contact Megan Kenny at in the Registrar's Office.


Contact Us

Office of the Registrar

Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-5142
Fax: 610-526-5139