Seven-college Exchange Consortium
Sweet Briar belongs to a consortium that includes Hampden-Sydney College, Hollins University, Mary Baldwin College, Randolph-Macon College, Randolph College and Washington and Lee University. Students, usually juniors, can spend a semester or an academic year at one of these colleges. By sharing resources, each participating college expands and extends its offerings.
A student at Sweet Briar may take a course at Lynchburg College or Randolph College in the spring or fall semester, provided the course is not currently available at Sweet Briar. No tuition will be charged in addition to what has already been paid to Sweet Briar, but the student must pay any extra fees or charges. Grades earned at these colleges are accepted in transfer. The College will assist Sweet Briar students to make travel arrangements. The Tri-college Consortium program is not available for courses offered in terms other than fall or spring.
American University Washington Semester
An upperclasswoman may spend a semester in one of several American University programs in the areas of public law; American politics; journalism; international and environmental development; or economic, foreign or domestic policy determination.
Subject to the stipulations set by the faculty, up to 18 credit hours toward a Sweet Briar degree may be obtained in summer study at accredited American colleges and universities, in approved summer programs abroad and for internships and independent study projects. This work must have prior approval from the academic program and the registrar’s office.