Students in good standing may take any course offered at Swarthmore College on a space-available basis. Students are encouraged to declare their intention to enroll in a Swarthmore course at pregistration. Actual registration at Swarthmore does not begin until after Swarthmore's preregistration ends. You may also register at the beginning of each semester.
Registering for a course at Swarthmore involves filling out two form and getting permission from four entities. Your dean and the Swarthmore registrar's office will have to sign off on the Swarthmore Registration Form. This form must be turned in to the Bryn Mawr registrar's office. Meanwhile the Swarthmore registrar's office (in Parrish Hall) requires you to get the professor's signature on the Swarthmore Enrollment Form. Step-by-step instructions are available on the registrar's site.
The registration process for Penn courses is somewhat similar to the process for Swarthmore courses. However, there are important limits on what Penn courses a student may take. Eligible courses must generally be liberal arts courses, offered by the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Liberal and Professional Studies . They must be primarily intended for undergraduates. They cannot duplicate course offerings regularly available at Bryn Mawr or Haverford. No more than two Penn courses may be taken in any one semester. Be aware that Penn does not operate on the same academic calendar as Bryn Mawr. Students are responsible for knowing and abiding by all Penn deadlines. For more information and for the online form, click here.
Reimbursement for commuting-related expenses for Courses at Penn
All students living on campus (at Bryn Mawr or at Haverford) are eligible for reimbursement towards travel expenses for classes taken at Penn. After the end of the third week of classes, the Student Administrative Services will send all students enrolled in Penn courses a copy of the University of Pennsylvania Travel Grant Application . The student must complete and return the application to Student Administrative Services.
Once the application is received, Student Administrative Services determines the amount of the travel grant based upon the number of required trips to Philadelphia and whether or not the student is a financial aid recipient. In compliance with University policy, students who are not financial aid recipients receive less. Awards reflect costs of travel on the Norristown High Speed Line (the 100), unless it is necessary to travel after 5:00pm during the Fall and Winter or after 6:00pm in the Spring. If students travel during these later hours, eligible students will be reimbursed at the rate of the regional rail. Checks are mailed by the Controller's Office.
Questions about UPenn travel awards should be referred to Administrative Support Services at X5500
For information about registering for courses at Villanova, see your dean.
Dorms open at noon
Martin Luther King Day (No Classes)
First day of classes
PE registration begins
Language Proficiency Exams
PE classes begin
Confirmation of Registration for all students
Guild Hall -- 3rd floor
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for first-quarter classes
Last day to drop a fifth class
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for semester classes
First-quarter (including PE) classes end
Spring break begins after last class
Spring break ends at 8a.m.
Second-quarter classes (including PE) begin
Last day to add a second quarter class
Last day to drop a second quarter class
Last day to sign up for Credit/No Credit for second quarter classes
April 5 - 12
Language Proficiency Exams
Preregistration for Fall 2013 begins
Preregistration for Fall 2013 ends
Last day of classes
May 4-May 5
Final examinations begin
Final examinations end for seniors
Final examinations end for other students
Dorms close at noon