Sweet Briar College Transfer Guide



About Sweet Briar

More than a century after Indiana Fletcher Williams’

estate established Sweet Briar College in 1901,

we continue to focus on personal and professional

achievement through a customized educational

program that combines the liberal arts, preparation

for careers and individual development.

Our faculty and staff guide students to become

active learners, to reason clearly, to speak and write

persuasively, and to lead with integrity. They do so

by creating an educational environment that is both

intense and supportive, and where learning occurs in

many different venues, including the classroom, the

community and the world.

Why Sweet Briar?

Since its founding, Sweet Briar has been a place for

women of consequence. Here, amazing things will be

expected of you – and you’ll deliver.

Outstanding — and Afordable —


• A 5:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Our small classes give

you the opportunity to work closely with faculty and

peers – inside and outside the classroom.

• One of only two ABET-accredited engineering

programs at a women’s college in the United States,

our strong, individualized STEM programs (including

pre-med and pre-vet) prepare you to lead in those


• A team of faculty, staff and alumnae mentors to help

you get the most our of your College experience.

• As a transfer student, you can choose your major

before enrolling at Sweet Briar. You can also design

your own major, combining several academic

interests. This is not available at all colleges!

Sweet Briar’s new tuition model makes us

competitive with Virginia’s flagship public

universities, while providing the many advantages of

a small liberal-arts college.

Robust Student Life

• A renowned equestrian program featuring the finest

indoor and outdoor riding facilities, plus a wellschooled

string of horses with wins and placings in

USEF-rated competitions.

• Varsity teams in cross-country, field hockey, golf,

lacrosse, soccer, swimming and tennis, provide a

well-rounded collegiate experience that balances

rigorous academics and competitive athletics.

• More than 20 student-run clubs add variety to your

life at Sweet Briar and help you build relationships

that will last a lifetime.

• Traditional residence halls, apartment-style housing

and shared houses for Turning Point Students (age

24 and older) to live together.

Transfer students are included in all orientation and

student life activities for new students.

Excellent Post-Graduation Outcomes

• 90% of our students have jobs or are pursuing

professional degrees within six months of graduation.

Transfer Application Information

Students are considered transfers if they have earned

24 credits or more from a regionally accredited

institution of higher learning. These credits must have

been earned after the completion of high school or

its equivalency. To transfer to Sweet Briar, you must

be in good academic and social standing and have

a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher for all

college courses. We encourage you to contact us

early to ensure that all of your credits transfer.

Students with fewer than 24 accredited hours must

meet the first-year applicant requirements.

In addition, Sweet Briar has a dual-enrollment

agreement with Central Virginia Community College

(CVCC), so you can have the best of both worlds.

Take classes at Sweet Briar at the CVCC rate while

earning your associate degree and get a head start

on your transfer to Sweet Briar. Contact us if you have

questions about our dual-enrollment program!

To transfer with 24 college credits or more, please submit

the following documents:

• Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept

either the Common Application or online application.

• An official transcript from each college attended.

• Proof of good standing at each of the previous

institutions attended.

• Documentation of high school completion or its


To transfer with fewer than 24 college credits, all firstyear

requirements must be met:

• Completed application — Sweet Briar will accept

either the Common Application or online application.

• Official transcripts of all academic work completed

to date. Sweet Briar accepts the General Education

Diploma (GED) in lieu of a high school diploma.

Depending on your circumstances, you will need to

provide a final transcript with proof of high school

graduation prior to the start of your first academic

year at Sweet Briar.

• If applicable, a list of current (senior-year) grades.

• A general recommendation from a high school

guidance counselor or high school teacher that

addresses your interests, attitudes and academic


• Standardized test scores. Sweet Briar accepts the SAT

or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to

the College. Sweet Briar’s SAT code is 5634 and the

ACT code is 4406.

For more information about transferring to

Sweet Briar, please contact Gloria Simon at

gsimon@sbc.edu or 434-381-6142.

Excellent. Relevant.


Office of Admissions

P.O. Box 1052

Sweet Briar, VA 24595

800-381-6142 434-381-6142

sbc.edu admissions@sbc.edu




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