School Counselors

Sweet Briar College prepares young women to excel in the modern world — and we’ve been doing it since our first students arrived in 1906. At Sweet Briar, women get all the attention and all the student leadership roles. We think that makes Sweet Briar pretty special.

Application Deadlines

First-year Students

  • Nov. 1 — Early Action application deadline
  • Nov. 2 — Rolling Admission begins

Transfer Students

  • Transfer applications are welcome year round in Rolling Admission for fall and spring semesters.

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Application Process 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.

Required

  1. Completed application. Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application, the Coalition application or our own online application.
  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. We will accept electronic copies directly from your school or via Credentials Solutions, the National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.
  3. If applicable, a list of current (senior-year) grades.

Optional

  1. Standardized test scores are optional with GPA of 3.0 or higher. 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.
  2. Letter of recommendation encouraged from a counselor, teacher or alumna
  3. 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.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Anytime — Apply using Sweet Briar’s application
  • Aug. 1 — The Common Application and the Coalition application open
  • Oct. 1FAFSA opens
  • Nov. 1 — Early Action application deadline
  • Nov. 2 — Rolling Admission begins
  • Dec. 14 — Early Action notification
  • Dec. 17 — Rolling Admission decisions and financial aid notifications mailed on a rolling basis after this date
  • Jan. 1 — Presidential Scholarship consideration deadline
  • Feb. 1 — Priority Consideration deadline for financial aid
  • May 1 — National College Decision Day deposit deadline