How to Write a Sophomore Plan of Study
The "Sophomore Plan" is a reflection on your experiences, and a plan for your remaining time at Swarthmore. The Plan is also a central piece of your application for your academic major(s) and - if sought - your minors(s).
The Sophomore Plan has a few parts:
Sophomore Plan I
- A brief (1-2 page) description of the primary interests, purposes, and principles that organize the student's program of study, including major(s), minors, off-campus study, Honors, etc.
- A semester-by-semester list of courses and seminars which are central to your academic program. This list will assist planning for the next two years. Note: because of leave patterns and other factors, there is no guarantee that students will be admitted to all seminars and courses they list, even if their program is approved.
- Any forms required by individual departments, the Honors Program, etc.