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Connect with Admissions

Swarthmore campus grounds are open to visitors! Prospective students and families are welcome to visit;  however, all campus buildings and facilities remain closed, including the Admissions Office, and there is no formal in-person admissions programming at this time. If you do plan to visit our campus for a self-guided tour, please register in advance so you can receive instructions, directions, and safety protocols. You can pick up a copy of the campus map at the Campus & Community Store located at 4 South Chester Road in Swarthmore. 

Please continue to explore our virtual visit offerings below for more ways to get to know Swarthmore. 

We encourage prospective students to join our mailing list to receive more information about Swarthmore, including information about application fee waivers through SwatPass. We also encourage you to check out this information session from members of our team to learn more about what makes Swarthmore unique. 

Check back frequently as we continue to update this page with additional programs.

Attend a Virtual Campus Tour

Hear from current students about their Swarthmore experiences through photos and stories of their time as Swatties in this one-hour live virtual tour.

Register for a Virtual Session with an Admissions Dean

Join our Admissions Deans (i.e. someone who reads admissions applications) for a live virtual session. Choose whichever format works best for you, or combine them to get the most out of your virtual visit experience: 

Virtual Information Sessions (1 Hour)

  • If you are new to Swarthmore, or would just like to learn more through a webinar format, register for a one-hour Virtual Information Session. The first half of the session will consist of a presentation about Swarthmore, including information about our academics, student support, admissions process, financial aid policies, and more. The presentation will be followed by Q&A. Virtual Information Sessions take place each Tuesday.

Ask an Admissions Officer Virtual Sessions (30 Minutes)

  • If you have attended an information session or tour before and have some questions about Swarthmore that you'd like to ask live, register for an Ask an Admissions Officer session. There is no presentation during this 30-minute live session, so come with your questions! Ask an Admissions Officer sessions take place each Thursday.
Attend an Upcoming Virtual Event

Behind the Curtain: Holistic Admissions at Swarthmore

August 18, 5 -6 p.m. ET:  What happens when a college admissions officer gets your application? Learn how Swarthmore Admissions deans approach reading applications, and get tips on the different parts of your application, including your extracurricular activities list, short answer questions, and, of course, the college essay.

Six Colleges Joint Events

Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams are teaming up to host a series of virtual events for students, families, and counselors. To learn more, visit sixcolleges.org.

Virtual College Fairs

Join us and other colleges and universities at a virtual college fair. Continue to check back for more opportunities to connect with us. 

Watch a Recorded Webinar

Dig deeper into what makes Swarthmore unique, gain insight into how we read and evaluate applications, and hear from members of the Swarthmore community in one of our themed recorded webinars.  

Applying to Swarthmore: Which Application is Right for YouSwarthmore accepts the Common Application, Coalition Application, and the QuestBridge Application. Hear from our Director of Admissions as he explains the differences among these three applications. Get your questions answered as you decide which application might be the best fit for you. (Recorded 7/7/2021)

Swarthmore’s Questbridge Community

A Taste of the Social Sciences at Swarthmore: A Faculty Lecture on Behavioral Economics and Its Real-World Applications

Building a Community: Equity and Inclusion at Swarthmore

Why I Chose Swat: Student Life (and more) at Swarthmore

Behind the Curtain: Holistic Admissions at Swarthmore

A Taste of the Humanities at Swarthmore: An Ethnographer Among Dancers

Engineering and the Liberal Arts 

The Honors Program at Swarthmore

A Taste of the Natural Sciences at Swarthmore: A Faculty Lecture on Black Holes and Gravitational Waves

Ask a Swattie about their Swarthmore Experience

Email a current Swarthmore student to ask about their time at Swarthmore.

Read our Students' SwatStories Blog

Read first-hand accounts of Swarthmore from those who know it best: our students.

Explore our Online Resources
Contact Your Regional Dean

Email your regional dean with questions about Swarthmore, our admissions process, or financial aid.