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Applying is fast, easy and free. The application process looks a little different depending on who you are. We consider more than just grades. Test scores are optional.

Applications for fall 2025 will open on august 1, 2024.

We are still accepting Fall 2024 applications for high school seniors and transfer students!

 

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 Admissions Criteria

We review applications holistically, meaning we consider more than just grades and test scores. We evaluate your:

  • High school courses taken and their academic levels (AP/IB/DE, honors, accelerated, etc.)
  • Academic performance
  • Extracurricular activities and community service
  • SAT/ACT test scores (Note: For high school GPAs of 3.0 or higher, test scores are optional)
  • Secondary school report and recommendations (optional)
  • College essay (optional)

 

Students who are admitted to the College can move their term of attendance for four consecutive semesters before having to reapply.  

Here’s what the Class of 2026 looked like:

  • Average high school GPA of our Presidential Scholars: 4.00
  • Average high school GPA of the complete class: 3.66
  • Average combined SAT score of our Presidential Scholars: 1370
  • Average combined SAT score of the complete class: 1210
  • Represented 42 states. The top states beyond Virginia were North Carolina, Maryland, Texas, Georgia, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
  • Represented 7 countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Germany, Myanmar, Mexico, Nepal and Venezuela. Sweet Briar is home to international students from 18 countries across five continents. They make up 10% of the student body. 

 

Apply now!      MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT NOW!

 

Important Dates and Deadlines

 

Aug. 1 Apply using the Sweet Briar application or the Common Application 
Oct. 1 FAFSA opens
Nov. 1 Early Decision Deadline
Nov. 15 Early Action Deadline
Dec. 13 Spring 2025 Application Deadline
May 1 National Commitment Day

Upcoming Admissions Events

Sweet Briar College hosts counselors for our Admission’s Counselor Open House. For more information, contact our admissions office at admissions@sbc.edu

Sweet Briar College hosts counselors for our Admission’s Counselor Open House. For more information, contact our admissions office at admissions@sbc.edu

Sweet Briar welcomes prospective students and their families to our Fall Open House! For more information, contact our admissions office at admissions@sbc.edu