Sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply for this non-residential academic program.
Students will take the required core course and select one of two electives, with their other courses generally taken on the home campus. Interested students may enroll in all three courses. The program can accommodate up to 21 students and the Tri-Co Philly Program students will be given priority in the registration process.
In addition to the courses, involvement in the program includes participation in several monthly Philadelphia-based activities–some academic in nature, some connected to areas of social justice, inquiry, and some simply fun–as well as the opportunity to engage with volunteer opportunities in the city. The program will include an orientation session, a mid-semester gathering, and a closing dinner. Students will need to be able to return to campus two days early in January 2019 to complete the program orientation.
Costs for travel to classes will be covered for all students taking Tri-Co Philly classes. Expenses related to the program’s co- and extracurricular programming also will be covered for students accepted into the program.
Before You Apply
Prior to applying to the program students must:
- Attend a mandatory information session. Please contact Calista Cleary, Program Planning Director, if you are unable to attend an information session at one of the three campuses.
- Sophomores should consult their dean, class-year dean and pre-major adviser about participating; juniors and seniors should consult their major adviser.
When You Apply
To be considered for the Tri-Co Philly Program, students must complete the application by Friday, October 26 at 5 pm. Note: the application deadline is prior to all Tri-Co preregistration periods. Incomplete or late submissions cannot be considered.
After You Apply
Students will be notified by November 5, 2018 at 5 pm whether they have been accepted into the program. If eligible applicants exceed the number of spaces in the program, a lottery will be run with preferences to juniors and English and political science majors.
If accepted, students must confirm their intention to participate in the program no later than Wednesday, November 7 at 5 p.m. If at that point, any accepted student(s) decline or do not confirm their intention to participate, available spaces will be assigned to the next student(s) on the waitlist.
If waitlisted for the program, students must confirm their interest in remaining on the wait list by no later than Wednesday, November 8 at 5 p.m. Waitlisted students will be notified as soon as a space becomes available.
The registrars will enroll accepted students automatically in Tri-Co Philly courses following application review, any lotteries and confirmation of student acceptances. All students should confer with their home registrars to confirm their preregistration.
Students who do not want to enroll in the full program—two courses and additional activities—may be able to register for one of the elective courses.