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All Swarthmore course information is subject to change. This page was last updated January 11, 2024.

Haverford College

Our Bi-College agreement with Haverford makes registering for Haverford courses a seamless experience. Please follow the process you would use to register for any Bryn Mawr course.

Swarthmore College

Last updated October 11, 2023.

Swarthmore will begin registering students for Spring 2024 in December.  All questions regarding registration status, should be directed to the Bryn Mawr College Registrar's Office at registrar@brynmawr.edu.

Swarthmore Spring Semester: Jan 22-May 26, 2024
Bryn Mawr students' last day to add a course is Wednesday January 31, 2024.
Last day of exams at Swarthmore: 12:00 noon, Monday, May 6, 2024 (Final examinations are not rescheduled to accommodate travel plans.)  Seniors: you must get confirmation from your instructor that they will be able to get your final course grade to the Bryn Mawr Registrar's Office by the Senior Grade Deadline: Monday, May 13, 2024.

Step 1: Register for SWAT 999
Declare your intention to enroll in a Swarthmore class by enrolling in the SWAT 999 placeholder course. Once your registration is approved by Swarthmore, this course will be replaced by the actual course you are taking. Students who do not register for SWAT 999 may experience a delay in finalizing registration.

Fall 2023:
Register for Class Number 2756 for your first course.
Register for Class Number 2757 if you plan to enroll in a second course.
Register for Class Number 2758 if you have received permission to register for a third course.

Applies to All Non-Linguistics Courses

Step 2: Contact Instructor for Course Permission—form available here.

Applies to All Non-Linguistics Courses

Step 3: Permission and Registration
Forward the form with permission from the instructor to both the Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Registrars' Offices (registrar@brynmawr.edu and registrar@swarthmore.edu). You will then hear from your home school Registrar about your enrollment.  Please direct any questions to your home school.  Please do not contact Swarthmore unless you are a Swarthmore student. 

Applies to All Non-Linguistics Courses

Since the Linguistics department at Swarthmore is part of the TriCo Linguistics department, students may register for the course directly in BiONiC. Your registration will be sent directly to Swarthmore. If your registration is not accepted due to over-enrollment (or any other factor) you will be notified of the results. If you don't see a Linguistics course in BiONiC that is being offered, please let the Bryn Mawr Registrar's Office know. [Cross-listed courses should use the non-Linguistics form here and sent to both the Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Registrars' Offices (registrar@brynmawr.edu and registrar@swarthmore.edu).]

Once you have the Swarthmore ASL course instructor's permission, please send the complete Swarthmore ASL course permission form, here.

Registration is not complete until you return the emailed permission to both Registrars' Offices by January 31, 2024.

After submitting this form if you decide to drop any Swarthmore course, please notify the Registrar’s office at both institutions.

Swarthmore's Academic Calendar is not the same as Bryn Mawr. Please make sure you review when Swarthmore classes start and end (often this is the day before Bryn Mawr starts classes) and if they are changing their meeting schedule during the semester to make up missed days.   

Bryn Mawr students taking classes at Swarthmore will receive an email with a user name and password to log in to Swarthmore's Moodle site. 

The Tri-Co bus schedule is available here.

University of Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr students may enroll in courses at Penn as guest students through an agreement called the Quaker Consortium.

  • Classes at Penn begin on January 18, 2024.
  • The last day to add or drop a Penn course is January 31, 2024.
  • Penn Travel Funding Information
  • As always, the Bryn Mawr Honor Code is in effect.
  • Penn final exams will be May 6-14, 2024.
  • Seniors must confirm with their Penn course instructor in writing (email is fine) that they will be able to get your final course grade to the Bryn Mawr Registrar's Office by the senior grade deadline: noon on Monday, May 13, 2024, so that your graduation does not get held up.

Submit a completed Quaker Consortium Registration Form for approval (form open on November 13, 2023, and will close on January 11, 2024).  [No paper forms accepted – students may only submit the online form].  Please check for restrictions and special approval requirements in advance and confirm seat availability at https://courses.upenn.edu before submitting requests. Forms will be submitted to Penn by January 11, 2024. 

  • View the LPS Course Guide here or view the Language Center offerings or search Penn's website by the department you are interested in and find courses on each department's website.  Use that undergraduate course information to complete the course request form. Per Penn's policy, Quaker Consortium students may only take courses not offered at their home institution.
  • View the Penn LPS Academic Calendar here.
  • Students cannot audit courses.  
  • In accordance with the Quaker Consortium Agreement, Bryn Mawr students are allowed to enroll in undergraduate courses offered by the College of Liberal and Professional Studies, the Language Center, or the College of Arts and Sciences (courses numbered 0001-4999). 
  • Bryn Mawr students do not have priority in Penn classes.  A seat in a Penn class is never guaranteed and students should always have a back up Tri-Co course in mind when planning their schedules.
  • Penn will begin processing registration requests starting DATE TBD. Students will start to receive emails about your course request status up through the start of the Spring semester.
  • If you are a Bryn Mawr student who has accommodations and you want to receive accommodations at Penn, and you are enrolled in a Penn course, you will be able to access Penn's Disability Services. You will receive instructions from both Bryn Mawr and Penn about this process once enrolled.

You will receive and email with instructions regarding your Path@Penn, PennKey, and other next steps. If you receive login credentials, the student is responsible for checking to see if they are registered for the course they requested at Penn.  For any changes, adds/drops/withdrawals, Bryn Mawr students must contact the Bryn Mawr Registrar's office.

  1. You must register for the placeholder PENN B500 course in Bionic to show your intent. 
     
  2. 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.
       
  3. 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:
  4. 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 mkenny@brynmawr.edu in the Registrar's Office.

  1. You must register for the placeholder PENN B500 course in Bionic to show your intent.
     
  2. Submit a completed Graduate Student Quaker Consortium Registration Form.
    • Courses taken at Penn must be related to graduate social work education and be approved by your advisor.
    • The number of courses that may be taken at Penn is limited to one per semester.
    • Courses at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are available to Bryn Mawr graduate students only during the academic year. Summer courses at Penn and courses offered at Penn’s School of Social Work are not part of the Reciprocal Plan.
    • 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 course in mind when planning their schedules.
    • Students cannot audit courses. 
    • View Penn's Academic calendar for semester start/end dates.
       
  3. Obtain permission from the Penn instructor to take the class. Your course request data cannot be processed unless we have a copy of this email. Forward the email to the following three people:
  4. 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 mkenny@brynmawr.edu in the Registrar's Office.

Need assistance?

Contact Sara Forrest (sforrest@brynmawr.edu)

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