Student Application

Tri-Co Philly Program Information, Application and Deadlines

General Information

Current and rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply for this academic program. Students take the required core course and select one of two electives, with their other courses generally taken on campus. The program can accommodate up to 21 program students and approximately 12 non-program students. Students participating in the program receive priority in registering for these courses.

In addition to the courses, involvement in the program includes participation in several monthly Philadelphia-based activities — some academic in nature, some connected to areas of social justice, inquiry, and some simply fun. The program will include an orientation session, a mid-semester gathering, and a closing dinner. Students will need to be able to return to campus two days prior to the start of the semester to complete a required pre-program orientation.

Costs for travel to classes will be covered for all students taking Tri-Co Philly classes. Expenses related to the program’s co- and extracurricular programming also will be covered for students accepted into the program.

Application Procedures

Before You Apply

Prior to applying to the program students must:

  1. Attend a mandatory information session. Please contact Calista Cleary, Program Director, if you are unable to attend an information session at one of the three campuses. 

  2. Meet with your academic advisor regarding how participation in the program fits into your overall academic plans.

When You Apply

To be considered for the Tri-Co Philly Program, students must complete the application by Friday, March 25, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Note: the application deadline is prior to all Tri-Co preregistration periods.

After You Apply

Students will be notified by Monday, April 4 by 5 p.m. whether they have been accepted or wait listed for the program. If eligible applicants exceed the number of spaces in the program, decisions will be based on strength of applications.

If accepted, students must confirm their intention to participate in the program no later than Friday, April 8 by 5 p.m. If any accepted student(s) decline or do not confirm their intention to participate, available spaces will be assigned to the next student(s) on the waitlist.

If wait listed for the program, students must confirm their interest in remaining on the waitlist by no later than Monday, April 11, by 5 p.m. Waitlisted students will be notified as soon as a space becomes available.

The registrars will enroll accepted students automatically in Tri-Co Philly courses following application review, any lotteries and confirmation of student acceptances. All students must confer with their home registrars to confirm their preregistration.

Students who do not want to enroll in the program—two courses and additional activities—may still be able to register for one of the elective courses.

Program Curriculum Spring 2022

Core Course:

A Sociological Journey to Immigrant Communities in Philadelphia (SOCL B232)
Veronica Montes, BMC
Monday 12:10–3 p.m. and Friday 12:15-3 p.m.*
*Friday is an occasional meeting time for program students only.

Elective Courses

Grassroots Economies: Creating Livelihoods in an Age of Urban Inequality (POLS H262)
Craig Borowiak, HC
Tuesday 12:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Monuments and Public Space: Studio Architecture (ARTT 006B)
Jody Joyner, SC
Wednesday, Noon–3 p.m.

Mandatory Student Information Sessions

Interested students must attend an information session in Spring 2022 prior to applying for the Fall 2022 program.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
7-8 p.m.
Dining Center 119, Swarthmore Room

Bryn Mawr
Monday, March 21, 2022
7-8 p.m.
Dalton Hall 25

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
7-8 p.m.
Trotter Hall 201

Thursday, March 24, 2022
7-8 p.m.

barnes museum exterior

Contact Us

Tri-Co Philly Program

Calista Cleary
Tri-Co Philly Program Planning Director
Founders 028, Haverford College
Phone: 610-795-1576