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Academic Planning

student advising

Welcome to Swarthmore College Academics! We look forward to meeting you during Orientation. The information in this section is dedicated to helping you think about and plan your first semester of courses at Swarthmore. This website section also contains information to help you think about how your first semester fits with and will support your full academic experience.

We will update this website as new information becomes available this summer, so please check back in July. At first glance it might seem overwhelming to balance your interests, goals, and College requirements with the range and number of options available. Our goal in this website is to scaffold you through all of your choices to an intellectually satisfying first semester.