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Transfer Students

Sweet Briar welcomes qualified students who wish to enter the College after attending another college or university.

If you have been enrolled in a degree-seeking program and have completed some academic coursework at another college or university are considered "transfer" students.

You are welcome to transfer into the College at the beginning of either semester. Students interested in transferring who applied to Sweet Briar within the last two years should contact the Admissions Office to reactivate their original application and to receive a simplified list of required credentials. A second application and application fee are not required.

If you've deposited, click here to prepare for orientation and to fill out necessary new student forms.

Transfering Credit to Sweet Briar

Read the transfer credit policy in detail

APPLICANTS:Preliminary Transfer Credit Evaluations can be done, upon request, for Sweet Briar College applicants.

  • Send an official transcript from each institution where college credit was received to the Office of the Registrar, Sweet Briar College, PO Box 1059, Sweet Briar, VA 24595.
  • The applicant should email the Registrar's Office at registrar@sbc.edu to notify the office of the desire for a preliminary credit evaluation. Please include full name, date of birth and the last for digits of the social security number, or student ID, in the body of the email.
  • Please allow 2 weeks for the evaluation.

Course Equivalency Guide

The Virginia Community College Course Equivalency Guide has been provided for Sweet Briar applicants and students who desire to take courses at a Virginia Community College. This is a guide only. This does not guarantee transferability and is subject to change without notice. Courses are available by departments here: A - B C - E F - M N - Z

Fall Semester Application Deadlines

  • July 1 — All credentials are due
    You will be notified of a decision within 2-weeks of your completed application.

Spring Semester Application Deadlines

  • November 1 — All credentials are due
    You will be notified of a decision within 2-weeks of your completed application.

Required Credentials

  • Completed application form
  • Essay
  • Transfer Statement (something that answers the question, "Why are you interested in transferring schools and why are you interested in transferring to Sweet Briar?")
  • $40 non-refundable application fee (check should be made payable to Sweet Briar College)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official transcript(s) of all college work, if applicable
  • Recommendation from dean/academic advisor of present college
  • Recommendation from an academic professor
  • Official SAT I or ACT scores

Our Academics and Faculty
Undoubtedly the academic environment at Sweet Briar is engaging—it’s consistently recognized for a challenging curriculum, highly accessible faculty and character-building qualities. But above all, it’s personalized.

The student/faculty ratio at Sweet Briar is a coveted 8:1 placing it in the Princeton Review’s top two schools for “Most Accessible professors.”

Our Community
You will be matched with a member of the Transfer Student Association who will act as a "big sister" to you during your first few weeks on campus and who can help you to transition into life at Sweet Briar explaining traditions, etc.  The TSA has monthly meetings and encourages all transfer students who are interested to take part in the organization.

A Sweet Briar woman stands out. She reshapes her world with the confidence to cross disciplines, boundaries, and national borders. Extends the frontiers in a profession, and advances the greater good in her community. She’s a doctor, artist, mother, writer, engineer, businesswoman, scientist, lawyer, nurse and entrepreneur. In other words, she’s remarkable. Here is a list of noteable firsts.  

  • Patricia Smith Ticer ’55
    First woman mayor of Alexandria, VA; now state senator, 30th District
  • Lee Cullum ’60
    First woman anchor of a daily news program
  • Diana Muldaur Dozier ’60
    First woman president, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
  • Sarah Porter Boehmler ’65
    First woman vice chair, American Stock Exchange
  • Marshalynn Yeargin-Allsopp ’68
    First African American woman graduate of Emory University Medical School
  • Marian Dolan ’76
    First woman to earn a doctorate in chorale conducting from Yale University