first-year students

First-Year Students

If you are a high school senior or are currently on a gap year after graduating from high school, you can apply to Bryn Mawr as a first-year student.

Application Deadlines

Bryn Mawr accepts Early Decision (秋天 and winter), Regular Decision, and transfer applications. See which application plan is best for you! 招生 and Financial 援助 applications are due at the same time.

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Early Decision: November 15 or January 1

应用ing Early Decision is a binding agreement meant for students with a clear first-choice college.


Regular Decision: January 15

Regular Decision is a great option for students who don’t have a clear first-choice college or who may need to compare different financial aid packages.

Application Requirements

We know that you are more than just what you do in the classroom, so we use a holistic review process to get to know the whole you when reading your application. If you are an international applicant, use the international applicant 指令. If you are homeschooled, graduating early, or attending a cyber school, review our homeschool and alternative education applicant 指令.

To be considered for admission, we require:

  • Common Application
  • Bryn Mawr Writing Supplement (hint: we ask you about your legacy)
  • Official transcripts (high school grades 9-12)
  • Two teacher recommendations
  • School counselor recommendation
  • 年中报告
    • No mid-year report before January 15? 没有问题. We will still accept your application as long as the rest of your file is complete; however, we will need your mid-year report before we can make a final decision.
    • If you have already graduated, we will need your final transcript.
  • Early Decision Agreement (如适用)

The following items are optional for most applicants:

  • Standardized test results (U可选.S. citizens and permanent residents)
  • 面试
  • 艺术的补充
    • 艺术的补充s in music, 剧院, 跳舞, and creative writing can be submitted through the Common Application Art Supplement (SlideRoom).
  • Financial 援助 application
    • If you are interested in institutional, need-based financial aid, you must submit a financial aid application at the same time as your admissions application. If you do not apply for institutional financial aid at that time, you cannot apply in subsequent years.
    • A note about merit aid: 所有的你.S. citizens and permanent residents are reviewed for merit aid at the time of application review. Undergraduate 招生 is responsible for awarding merit aid and any questions should be directed to your 招生 Officer. No additional materials are needed to be eligible for merit aid.


Learn how to make your application stand out.

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招生 | Financial 援助

办公时间: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Benham-Gateway Building
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Office of Undergraduate 招生
Phone: 610-526-5152
Fax: 610-526-7471

Office of Financial 援助
Phone: 610-526-5245
Fax: 610-526-5249