The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe In The Beauty Of Their Dreams.Eleanor Roosevelt
Sweet Briar women are women making history. For you, history making is your future. Clarify your path. Find your place. Join your new community of friends and family. Believe in the beauty of your dreams. Apply to Sweet Briar College today.
Sweet Briar women are women making history. They all started their journeys by taking one step in common: they took action and applied to Sweet Briar College. Join our close knit community of confident leaders and bright intellectual women by completing your application today.
FAFSA- October 1, 2020
Early Decision- November 1, 2020
Early Action- December 1, 2020
Rolling Admission- starts December 2, 2020
For other application deadlines, see below.
Transfer applications are welcome year round in Rolling Admission for fall and spring semesters.
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:
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. We will accept electronic copies directly from your school or via Credentials Solutions, the National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.
If applicable, a list of current (senior year) grades
If applicable, submit this form to request a transfer credit evaluation for dual enrollment or AP credit.
Test optional with GPA of 3.0 or higher — Sweet Briar accepts the SAT, ACT or CLT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College. Sweet Briar’s SAT code is 5634, and the ACT code is 4406.
Letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher or alumna
Essay (written or video), writing/art sample, portfolio, or interview (live or online) encouraged — This is an opportunity for you to be creative and tell us more about yourself and your interest in Sweet Briar.
Dec. 1 — Commitment deadline for Early Decision Students
Rolling Admission after December 2 (decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after December 2)
Jan. 1 — Final Deadline for Presidential Scholars
May 1 — National College Decision Day deposit deadline
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 fewer 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:
Verified official scores from at least one of the following with an acceptable minimum score. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College. Please note: International students whose first language is English or who have attended an exclusively English-language school for at least four years do not need to submit a language exam.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – 65 minimum
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – 6.0 minimum
Duolingo English Test – 90 minimum
A standardized test is optional. Sweet Briar accepts either the SAT or ACT. Official scores must be submitted directly to the College. Sweet Briar’s SAT and TOEFL code is 5634, and the ACT code is 4406.
Official copies of all high school transcripts (or equivalent) and college course transcripts (if applicable) in English. For advice on translating documentation, please contact the Admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 (434)-381-6142.
Live interview utilizing Skype, Facetime, Zoom or similar technology.
Upon acceptance, College Board’s International Student Certification of Finances.
Love these beautiful photos of campus?
All of the photographs on this page were provided by National Geographic photographer Medford Taylor. Medford is a member of the Sweet Briar College Visual Arts faculty where he shares his expansive knowledge of photography with Sweet Briar students.