Acceptance of the approval to study abroad constitutes acceptance of the conditions outlined here as well as the policies found the Study Abroad Policies site.
Applicants to Oxford, LSE, Exchange Programs, and Indiana University Bologna Consortial Studies
In submitting an application to an exchange program, University of Oxford, LSE, or Indiana University Bologna Consortial Studies (Bologna), you are accepting a place on the program and making a commitment to attend, provided that you are accepted. If you applied to other approved programs, you did so with the understanding that you will withdraw any such applications if admitted by the exchange institution, Oxford, LSE or Bologna. If you do not wish to accept the approval to any of the above mentioned programs, please notify the Study Abroad Committee in writing as soon as possible so that we do not present you as a nominee to the institution. Once declined, an approval cannot be reinstated.
Required GPA for Approved Programs
You must remain in good academic and disciplinary standing to remain eligible for study abroad. Your approval may be rescinded if you do not maintain a GPA that meets both the Bryn Mawr requirement of 3.0 and your program's specific GPA requirement, if you earn a below merit grade (C- or below) in a course for a college wide requirement, and if you are placed on academic probation prior to your semester abroad, or if you are subject to any social disciplinary sanctions.
Mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation
You must attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation on campus the semester before your study abroad term, prior to leaving campus to go abroad. For example, a student who will study abroad fall of the junior year, must be on campus and must attend a pre-departure orientation spring semester of the sophomore year.
Academic Expectations and Courses that Lie Outside the Liberal Arts
- You will complete your PE in the spring of your sophomore year. If you are approved for the spring semester you must take any courses needed in the fall of your junior year to complete your college-wide requirements.
- You understand that only your major or minor adviser or the appropriate department chair can approve courses towards a major or minor.
- You must enroll in a full time course load at your program/host institution, as indicated on your study abroad Notice of Departure.
- Courses that lie outside the liberal arts will not transfer for credit. These include, but are not limited to: accounting, business, finance, management, real estate, communications, journalism, media studies, fashion design, engineering, law, etc.
- It is your responsibility to consult with the Registrar’s Office in advance if you are uncertain about program eligibility or transferability of course credit.
- Credit will be transferred toward your Bryn Mawr degree for liberal arts courses completed with grades of C or better. "C-" (minus) grades are not acceptable for transfer credits.
- Your study abroad program might offer particular programs, courses, tracks, and course clusters outside of the liberal arts. You may not take those courses.
- Approved program websites may also list locations and particular programs that are not on the Bryn Mawr approved list. You may not apply to those.
Financial Policy and Expectations
- You must pay in full any remaining balance on your student account at Bryn Mawr College before you leave for study abroad. If you do not pay the balance, the College will notify the study abroad program that your approval to study abroad has been rescinded. If you choose to attend the program without paying the remaining balance, the College will not pay your study abroad tuition and your credits will not transfer back to the College.
- You are responsible for paying any program deposit directly to the study abroad program.
- You will pay Bryn Mawr College tuition to Bryn Mawr REGARDLESS of the tuition cost of the study abroad program. Bryn Mawr College will in turn pay your study abroad tuition directly to the program.
- You are responsible for personal expenses such as airfare, local transportation, and health insurance.
- You are responsible for paying room and board costs directly to the study abroad program.
- If you receive a financial aid refund for your room and board in the form of a check or direct deposit from Bryn Mawr College, you will use those funds to pay your room and board costs directly to the study abroad program.
- You are responsible for clearing all outstanding non-tuition program balances with your study abroad program. If you fail to do so, the study abroad program will place a hold on your overseas transcript and there is a risk that your credits may not transfer in time for graduation at Bryn Mawr.
You have and are covered by comprehensive medical insurance while abroad. See Health Insurance Policy.