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College Transition Course

Transitioning to Bryn Mawr

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Breaking Barriers Scholars organizing their own "Values" chart in class.

During their first-year at Bryn Mawr, all students are expected to complete a college transition course through our THRIVE program. (more about THRIVE here)

Through Breaking Barriers, the Metacognition course is offered as an alternative to the traditional Wellness Seminar for fulfilling the THRIVE requirement. The course allows scholars to learn about the transition to college with peers who are also part of the Breaking Barriers community.

Metacognition: A semester-long academic course that applies the FGLI student experience to components of the THRIVE curriculum and includes an added focus on understanding one’s learning and thought process. Students will also earn 2 PE credits and 0.5 academic credits. The course is taught by Reggie Jones, Associate Dean of Health & Wellness.

Interested in learning more?

Please reach out to Dean Jones at for additional information and/or to request enrolling in the course.