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 Swarthmore College
 Registrar's Office
 500 College Avenue
 Swarthmore PA 19081

 phone: (610) 328 8297
 fax: (610) 957 6100
 email: registrar@swarthmore.edu

 on campus: 124 Parrish Hall

 Martin Warner, Registrar
 Lesa Shieber
, Assoc. Registrar
 Stacey Hogge, Asst. Registrar
 Keira Stevenson , Asst. Registrar

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Swarthmore Registration for Courses at
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Haverford
  • Univ Pennsylvania
  • The Swarthmore tri-college and Penn exchanges are available to enrolled full-time undergraduate degree candidates at Swarthmore for undergraduate courses only. Other students at Swarthmore are not eligible to exchange at Bryn Mawr, Haverford, or UPenn.

    Registration for Courses at Bryn Mawr

    FALL 2014

    • BRYN MAWR PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS STARTS: Monday, April 21, 2014
    • BRYN MAWR PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS ENDS: Friday, May 02, 2014
      Swarthmore students will not be included in the lottery for any Bryn Mawr limited-enrollment courses
    • ADD/DROP PERIOD FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS: Tuesday, September 02 - Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    • BRYN MAWR CLASSES BEGIN: Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    • BRYN MAWR CLASSES END: Thursday, December 11, 2014
    • BRYN MAWR FINAL EXAMS PERIOD: Sunday, December 14 - Friday, December 19, 2014 (at 12:30 pm)

    SPRING 2014

    • ADD/DROP PERIOD FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS: Monday, November 18, 2013 - Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    • BRYN MAWR CLASSES BEGIN: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    • BRYN MAWR CLASSES END: Friday, May 02, 2014
    • SENIOR FINAL EXAMS PERIOD: Monday, May 05 - Saturday, May 10 at 5 pm
    • FINAL EXAMS PERIOD: Monday, May 05 - Friday, May 16 at noon
    • BRYN MAWR FINAL EXAM SCHEDULES

    In order to register for a course at Bryn Mawr:

    Step 1. Complete the Swarthmore-Bryn Mawr Course Application Form available from Swarthmore Registrar's office and website.
    Step 2. Secure the appropriate Swarthmore College approving signatures (Chair and Advisor) on this form.
    Step 3. Bring the form to the Swarthmore College Registrar's office for the Registrar's signature. We will then give you a copy of the form.
    Step 4. Obtain the BMC Instructor's signature on the form and submit in person to the Bryn Mawr Registrar's office.

    You must comply with both our Add/Drop deadline and theirs, in effect, which ever is earlier.

    If you have not properly enrolled at both Bryn Mawr AND Swarthmore, you will not receive a grade for the course.

    You are not allowed to take a course at these colleges (or elsewhere) that repeats one you have previously taken at Swarthmore without the Department specifically approving the repetition in a separate note or letter to be attached to the form.

    Our students who take courses at Haverford and Bryn Mawr do so under the rules concerning papers, examinations, grading, deadlines for completed work and so on, that pertain at those colleges (i.e., please be aware that beginning Languages at Bryn Mawr and Haverford are year-long courses; both semesters are required for credit, as is true at Swarthmore). Students should plan ahead so as to manage their work successfully on this basis. Exceptions based on difference of procedures between their regulations or calendar and ours will not be granted. Copies of the honor code of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges are available in the Registrar's Office at Swarthmore.

    If you drop, withdraw, or make any changes to your registration or the grading mode of the Bryn Mawr or Haverford course, you must notify by email both the Registrar's Office at Swarthmore College and the Registrar's Office at the other school(s).

    Library Advisory: Swarthmore students taking classes at Bryn Mawr who expect to use their Canaday Library after 6:00 pm or on weekends will need to obtain, in advance, a Bryn Mawr OneCard from the Bryn Mawr OneCard Office. More information regarding this change can be found on the Bryn Mawr IS blog.

    Transportation Advisory: The three colleges support the Tri-Co Van shuttle service. This is the only transportation Swarthmore makes available to you to attend classes at Bryn Mawr or Haverford. Learn the schedule and use it wisely. If you miss the last shuttle or if shuttle service stops due to inclement weather or emergency, you are advised to seek safe emergency housing through the public safety office of the campus on which you find yourself, then contact your professors as needed to let them know why you are not coming and arrange to make up the work, and await the next shuttle as it becomes available.

    Registration for Courses at Haverford

    FALL 2014

    • HAVERFORD PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS STARTS: Monday, April 07, 2014
    • HAVERFORD PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS ENDS: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Swarthmore students must observe the above two dates if they desire to be included in the lottery for any Haverford limited-enrollment course which begin in the fall 2014 semester. This rule applies to anyone, regardless of College, who wishes to take a Haverford course.
    • ADD/DROP PERIOD FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS: Tuesday, September 02 - Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    • HAVERFORD CLASSES BEGIN: Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    • HAVERFORD CLASSES END: Friday, December 12, 2014
    • HAVERFORD FINAL EXAMS PERIOD: Monday, December 15 - Friday, December 19, 2014 (at 12:30 pm).

    SPRING 2014

    • HAVERFORD PRE-REGISTRATION FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS: Monday Nov. 04- Friday Nov. 15, 2013
      Swarthmore students must observe the above two dates if they desire to be included in the lottery for any Haverford limited-enrollment course which begins in the spring, 2014. This rule applies to anyone, regardless of College, who wishes to take a Haverford course.
    • ADD/DROP PERIOD FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS: Tuesday Jan. 21- Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014
    • HAVERFORD CLASSES BEGIN: Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014
    • HAVERFORD CLASSES END: Friday, May 02, 2014
    • SENIOR FINAL EXAMS PERIOD: Monday, May 05 - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 5 pm
    • FINAL EXAMS PERIOD: Monday, May 05 - Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon

      In order to register for a course at Haverford you must:

      Step 1. Complete the Swarthmore-Haverford Course Application Form available from Swarthmore Registrar's office and website.
      Step 2. Secure the appropriate Swarthmore College approving signatures (Chair and Advisor) on this form
      Step 3. Submit the completed form to the Swarthmore College Registrar's office.

      You must comply with both our Add/Drop deadline and theirs, in effect, which ever is earlier.

    Lottery results can be found on the Haverford Registrar webpage.

    If you have not properly enrolled at both Haverford AND Swarthmore, you will not receive a grade for the course.

    You are not allowed to take a course at these colleges (or elsewhere) that repeats one you have previously taken at Swarthmore without the Department specifically approving the repetition in a separate note or letter to be attached to the form.

    Our students who take courses at Haverford and Bryn Mawr do so under the rules concerning papers, examinations, grading, deadlines for completed work and so on, that pertain at those colleges (i.e., please be aware that beginning Languages at Bryn Mawr and Haverford are year-long courses; both semesters are required for credit, as is true at Swarthmore). Students should plan ahead so as to manage their work successfully on this basis. Exceptions based on difference of procedures between their regulations or calendar and ours will not be granted. Copies of the honor code of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges are available in the Registrar's Office at Swarthmore.

    If you drop, withdraw, or make any changes to your registration or the grading mode of the Bryn Mawr or Haverford course, you must notify by email both the Registrar's Office at Swarthmore College and the Registrar's Office at the other school(s).

    Transportation Advisory: The three colleges support the Tri-Co Van shuttle service. This is the only transportation Swarthmore makes available to you to attend classes at Bryn Mawr or Haverford. Learn the schedule and use it wisely. If you miss the last shuttle or if shuttle service stops due to inclement weather or emergency, you are advised to seek safe emergency housing through the public safety office of the campus on which you find yourself, then contact your professors as needed to let them know why you are not coming and arrange to make up the work, and await the next shuttle as it becomes available.

     

    Registration for Courses at University of Pennsylvania

    ELECTIVES ONLY: The UPENN exchange (also called the Quaker Consoritum) is designed for electives.

    • Swarthmore students should not expect to take courses at UPenn required for majors or minors.

    NOT permitted in the Penn exchange:

      • UPENN does not permit Swarthmore students to register for any courses at the graduate or professional levels (course numbers 600 or above).
      • UPENN does not permit Swarthmore students to register for any course at UPENN that is regularly offered at Swarthmore College.
      • UPENN does not permit Swarthmore students to do independent study at UPENN.
      • UPENN does not permit Swarthmore students to audit courses at UPENN.
      • UPENN does not permit Swarthmore students to use the following Penn Resources. Violation of these policies could result in termination of current registration at UPENN and restriction from further participation in the exchange.
        • Careers Services
        • PennLink Recruiting System
        • Student Employment
        • Student Financial Services
        • Student Health Service

    PENN'S RULES: Students taking courses at UPenn do so under the final examination schedule, course deadlines and academic rules concerning papers, examinations, grading, schedules and deadlines for completed work and so on, that pertain there. Swarthmore students taking a class at The University of Pennsylvania must review UPENN's Quaker Consortium Student Guide.

    Exceptions based on difference of procedures between other regulations or calendar and ours will not be granted to Swarthmore students.

    FALL 2014

    • UPENN REGISTRATION PROCESSING STARTS FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS: Monday, August 11, 2014
    • SWARTHMORE’S UPENN REGISTRATION SHEET DUE DEADLINE: Friday, September 12, 2014
      By the end of the first week of Swarthmore classes, you are advised to have your semester class schedule settled
      .
    • UPENN/SWARTHMORE ADD/DROP DEADLINE: Friday, September 12, 2014
    • UPENN'S CLASSES BEGIN: Wednesday, August 27, 2014
    • UPENN'S CLASSES END: Tuesday, December 09, 2014
    • UPENN'S FINAL EXAMS: December 12 - 19, 2014. Final exam dates are non-negotialble-- if you can't make them work, don't take the class.

    SPRING 2014

    • UPENN REGISTRATION PROCESSING STARTS FOR SWARTHMORE STUDENTS: Wednesday, December 04, 2013
    • SWARTHMORE’S UPENN REGISTRATION SHEET DUE DEADLINE: Friday, January 24, 2014
      By the end of the first week of Swarthmore classes, you are advised to have your semester class schedule settled
      .
    • UPENN/SWARTHMORE DROP DEADLINE: Friday, January 31, 2014
    • UPENN'S CLASSES BEGIN: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    • UPENN'S CLASSES END: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    • UPENN's FINAL EXAMS: May 5 - 13, 2014. Finals dates are non-negotiable-- if you can't make them work, don't take the class.

    Required registration procedure and links to forms:

    Step 1. Swarthmore students wishing to take a class at The University of Pennsylvania must review UPENN's Quaker Consortium Student Guide. Although UPENN allows two courses per semester Swarthmore only allows one, course number 599 or below. First semester Freshman are not permitted to take courses at UPENN and should be very thoughtful about taking courses at UPENN their second semester.

    Step 2. Complete both:

    Step 3. You will get an email from UPENN on the status of your registration, you must meticulously follow all the instructions in that email, which sometimes contains many steps for you to do. Follow all the instructions in order to be fully registered for credit, including the Student Guide instructions for your PennCard and PennKey setup.

    Please register full-time for Swarthmore College courses and drop if/when you are enrolled for the course at UPENN.

    CAUTION: Credit approval is ONLY possible with UPENN registration. Do NOT seek Penn faculty permission to add a class. At Penn, faculty permission or grade is NOT sufficient to earn credit. You MUST follow the procedure outlined above to be able earn credit.

    If you drop, withdraw, or make any changes to your registration or the grading mode of the University of Pennsylvania course, you must notify by email the Registrar's Office at Swarthmore College.

    CAUTION : A UPENN Incomplete grade must be completed within the first 4 weeks of the next semester or the grade will automatically be converted to a grade of ‘NC’.

    UPENN can deny any proposed course a Swarthmore student wants to take. Swarthmore always respects UPENN's decisions as gatekeeper of their courses.

    Our application form requires that you obtain approval from both your faculty advisor and the Swarthmore department under whose purview the course falls. Approval from the Swarthmore Registrar is based on the course being one that is not available at Swarthmore, is relevant to the student's overall educational plan, and has been approved by the appropriate department here.

    Swarthmore students who take courses at UPENN do so under the rules concerning papers, examinations, grading, deadlines for completed work, and so on, that pertain THERE. Exceptions based on differences between their regulations or calendar and ours will not be granted.

    HOUSING : If you are planning to register for a UPENN course for the fall 2014 semester, you need to be in contact with Rachel Head regarding the start date for those courses. Early housing will only be considered if UPENN’s LPS has contacted the Swarthmore College Registrar’s office with enrollment verification. Meals will not be included.

    TRAVEL MONEY TO UPENN: is limited to reimbursement for approved expenses, and the per student cap is the train fare to and from Philadelphia for only the class for which enrolled. There is no reimbursement for library usage or practices. If you drive, you will only be reimbursed up to the cost of the round trip train fare. Travel reimbursement is managed by the Dean’s Office (Parrish 140, slewis2@swarthmore.edu). NO reimbursements for travel will be made without a receipt for each trip. Please print your name and ID# on a separate piece of paper and include it with your receipts. If you expect to go to UPENN more than three (3) times a week, before you purchase monthly or multiple tickets please confer with Parrish 140.

     


     

     

     
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