Bryn Mawr College offers a wide array of resources to help students be successful. These support services can help Bryn Mawr students to:
- Thrive academically
- Manage stress
- Maintain mental health
- Learn about services for students with disabilities
Campus support services listed in this section are provided free of charge, except for Counseling Services, which offers 10 free sessions and then sliding scale fees, and the Child Study Institute, which charges fees on a sliding scale for all services.
Where to Begin
If you are encountering difficulties at Bryn Mawr, the first thing you may want to do is discuss these issues with your Dean, who can then direct you to an appropriate support service.
General Academic Support
Support for Coursework
Public Speaking Support
Support for the Whole Student
- The Counseling Service
Counseling for anxiety, depression, relationship issues, body image, self-esteem, sexual identity issues
Ongoing groups for bereavement and eating disorders
Child Study Institute
Therapy for conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorders, eating disorders
Social Strategy Group for students with social anxiety/autism spectrum disorders
- Health Center
Care and referral for health issues.
Provide opportunities and facilities that promote health and fitness.
- Dining Services Nutritionist
Offers counseling on healthy eating, weight management, eating disorders, food allergies and other nutrition concerns.
Services for Students With Disabilities
- Access Services
Provides support and reasonable accommodations when necessary for eligible students with diagnosed learning, medical, physical, and psychological disabilities
- Child Study Institute
Provides reduced-cost psychological evaluations for students referred by Access Services who want to update prior testing or determine whether they have a learning disability
Conducts psychological evaluations for students seeking documentation to support accommodation requests for graduate admissions exams
Services for International Students
Praxis is an experiential, community-based learning program that integrates theory and practice through student engagement in active, relevant fieldwork that is integrated into academic courses.
There are three types of Praxis courses, which require increasing amounts of fieldwork but do not need to be taken successively.
Praxis I and II
Praxis I and Praxis II courses are offered within a variety of academic departments and are developed by faculty in those departments.
Praxis Independent Study
Praxis Independent Study courses are developed by individual students, in collaboration with faculty and field supervisors.
Students may enroll in more than one Praxis course at a time and are sometimes able to use the same field placement to meet the requirements of both courses.
|Fieldwork||Praxis I||Praxis II||Praxis Independent|
|Percentage of Coursework||less than 25%||25 - 50%||75%|
|Hours per Week||1-2||2-7||8-10|