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For optimal consideration for admission and academic scholarships, please complete the application below. We also encourage you to speak with an admissions counselor, faculty or staff member or alumna about your application and interest in Sweet Briar College.

Application Deadlines

First-year Students

First-year students may apply for fall 2017, spring 2018 or fall 2018.

Transfer Students

Transfer students should apply as soon as possible.

International Students

International students should apply by Nov. 1 for priority consideration.


Application Requirements for First-year Students

You are considered a first-time first-year student if you are a current high school senior or have not attended college since graduating from high school. Applicants must submit the following items if they are first-year students:

  1. Completed application — See below
  2. 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.
  3. If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
  4. A general recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or high school teacher which addresses the applicant’s interests, attitudes and academic abilities
  5. A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either 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.

Application Requirements for Transfer Students

Students are considered transfers if they have earned 24 credits or more from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. Students with less than 24 accredited hours must meet the first-year applicant requirements listed above in addition to the items listed below. Transfers must submit the following to complete their file:

  1. Completed application — See below
  2. An official transcript from each college attended
  3. Proof of good standing at each of the previous institutions attended
  4. An official secondary school transcript — Sweet Briar accepts the General Education Diploma (GED) in lieu of a high school diploma (documenting high school graduation.)

Application Requirements for International Students

First-year students who are not residents of the United States are considered international students and must submit:

  1. Completed application — See below
  2. An official copy of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 85 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7.0
  3. A standardized test is required. Sweet Briar accepts either 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.
  4. Official copies of high school (or equivalent) transcripts
  5. Official copies of all college course transcripts
  6. A full credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) of all non-U.S. high school and college transcripts
  7. College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances


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