Student Application

Tri-Co Philly Program Information, Application and Deadlines

General Information

Current and rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply for this academic program. Students in the program select two of the program's three courses. The program can accommodate up to 21 program students and approximately 12 non-program students, who register for a single class. Students participating in the program receive priority in registering for these courses.

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. 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 prior to the start of the semester to complete a required pre-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.

Application Procedures

Before You Apply

Prior to applying to the program students must:

  1. Attend a mandatory information session. Please contact Calista Cleary, Program Director, if you are unable to attend an information session at one of the three campuses. 

  2. Meet with your academic advisor regarding how participation in the program fits into your overall academic plans.

When You Apply

To be considered for the Tri-Co Philly Program, students must complete the application by Friday, April 5, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Note: the application deadline is prior to all Tri-Co preregistration periods.

After You Apply

Students will be notified by Friday, April 12, by 5 p.m. whether they have been accepted or wait listed for the program. If eligible applicants exceed the number of spaces in the program, decisions will be based on strength of applications.

If accepted, students must confirm their intention to participate in the program no later than Wednesday, April 17, by 5 p.m. If 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 wait listed for the program, students must confirm their interest in remaining on the waitlist by no later than Friday, April 19, by 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 must confer with their home registrars to confirm their preregistration.

Students who do not want to enroll in the program—two courses and additional activities—can register for a course.

Fall 2024 Courses

(program students choose two of three courses)

Food Cultures in Philadelphia (ENGL B287)
Kate Thomas, BMC
Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Grassroots Economies (POLS H262)
Craig Borowiak, HC
Wednesday, 12:30-3:00 p.m.

Philadelphia and the 2024 Election (SOCI 056C)
Daniel Laurison, SC
Monday, 12:00-3:00 p.m.

Friday 12:15 p.m.-3 p.m. is an occasional meeting time for program students only.

Mandatory Student Information Sessions

Interested students must attend an information session in Spring 2024 prior to applying for the Fall 2024 program.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
7-8 p.m.
Union 111

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
7-8 p.m.
Dalton 025

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
7-8 p.m.
Trotter 201

Thursday, April 4, 2024
7-8 p.m.