Welcome Virginia Western Students

You’ve laid a strong foundation with your experience at Virginia Western Community College and now you’re ready to take the next step.

Sweet Briar College is the perfect place for you to do just that.

You’re a problem solver, an innovative leader, a believer in the importance of human and environmental sustainability. You’re a woman who sees promise in our future and you’re ready to be part of that promise.

With more than 20 programs of study, at Sweet Briar there are infinite ways to craft an educational path that suits you and your interests. We have a strong liberal arts and STEM curriculum, with programs from engineering science to creative writing and archaeology to pre-law.

Plus, Sweet Briar makes it easy to transfer. We invite you to begin the process today. We can’t wait to have you join our community of strong, smart and determined women scholars.

Contact us today!

Adam New

Admissions Counselor and Athletics Liaison 

Treat Yourself to the Sweet Briar Visit Experience!

We can't wait for you to see our campus because we think you'll fall in love on your very first trip. We have more than 2,800 acres of natural beauty, classic architecture and activities--including running on our trails, paddleboarding on the lake, learning to ride at our equestrian center and growing fresh food in our greenhouse. Best of all, we're located just a short drive away in Amherst County.

We offer daily tours of the Sweet Briar Experience Monday through Friday, as well as a selection of Saturday visits and open houses. Pick your date today and experience a visit like no other!

Need help getting here? Contact your counselor and let him know. We are planning future trips to VWCC with the Sweet Briar Vixen Van and would love for you to join us!

Transfer policy

Sweet Briar makes it easy to transfer.

We guarantee automatic admission to students graduating from a Virginia community college, with a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher, with a transfer-oriented degree.

Your degree will replace Sweet Briar’s required leadership core curriculum — the College’s version of traditional general education requirements — setting you up to dive right into coursework that fulfills requirements for your major.

Even if you haven’t completed your community college degree, it’s still easy to transfer to Sweet Briar.

Wondering how your credits will transfer to Sweet Briar?

There are three ways to find out how your credits will transfer.

  1. Visit this page for instructions for how to request a transfer credit evaluation.
  2. Consult our Virginia Community College System course equivalencies page.
  3. Contact the registrar at registrar@sbc.edu or 434-381-6179.

Ready to transfer to Sweet Briar?

  1. Complete your application — Sweet Briar will accept either the Common Application or online application.
  2. Submit an official transcript from each college attended. We will accept electronic copies directly from your school or via Credentials Solutions, the National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.
  3. Submit proof of good standing at each of the previous institutions attended
Tier 1 >3.75 11,000
Tier 2 3.5-3.74 9,000
Tier 3 3.0-3.49 7,000
Tier 4 <2.99 5,000

Make History at Sweet Briar College

At Sweet Briar College we are women making history! Are you a young woman who wants to make history? Learn more about Sweet Briar College and join us.
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