Consortiums and Exchanges

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Consortiums and Exchanges

Seven-College Exchange Consortium
Sweet Briar participates with six other colleges (Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University, Mary Baldwin College, Randolph-Macon College, Randolph College, and Washington and Lee University) in a program that allows students, usually juniors, to spend a term or an academic year at one of the other colleges. The primary purpose of this consortium is to pool resources, thereby making it possible to expand and extend the offerings of the individual colleges. Information is available from the Office of the Dean.

Tri-College Consortium
A student at Sweet Briar may take a course at Lynchburg College or Randolph College in the spring or fall semester, provided the course is not currently available at Sweet Briar. No tuition will be charged in addition to that already paid to Sweet Briar, but the student must pay any extra fees or charges. Grades earned at these colleges are accepted in transfer. The College will assist Sweet Briar students in making travel arrangements. The Tri-College Consortium program is not available for summer courses.

American University Washington Term
An upperclass student may spend a term in one of several American University programs in the areas of public law, American politics, journalism, international and environmental development, or economic, foreign, or domestic policy determination. Applications should be made by the middle of the term prior to the Washington Term to the Department of Government.