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Connect with Admissions

Even if we can't currently welcome you to campus in person, we still offer many ways for you to get to know Swarthmore. Select one or more of the options below to find out how. 

Join our mailing list to receive more information about Swarthmore, including if you might qualify for an application fee waiver with 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 live virtual tour.

Register for a Virtual Information Session

Join us for these one-hour live sessions hosted by a Swarthmore Admissions Dean (i.e. someone who reads admissions applications). 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. (The Q&A will be conducted through Zoom and requires a computer or smartphone for you to ask questions via chat.) Please see below for available dates and to register for a virtual session. 

Note, if you have already watched our pre-recorded information session and have questions for an admissions dean, you can attend one of our 30-minute Virtual Q&As.

Virtual Information Session: February 27

Virtual Information Session: March 6

Virtual Information Session: March 13

Virtual Information Session: March 20

Participate in a Virtual Q&A with an Admissions Dean

Ask a Swarthmore Admissions Dean (i.e. someone who reads admissions applications) about the admissions process, financial aid, or anything else related to our community in this 30-minute live session. Please note: We ask that you watch our pre-recorded information session before attending the Virtual Q&A. 

Attend a Virtual College Fair

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

Coalition Virtual College Fair: April 14

Coalition Virtual College Fair: May 19

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 You

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

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

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.