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Transfer Credit Policy

  • All transfer credit will be evaluated by the Office of the Registrar.
  • No more than 60 semester hours of transfer credit will be counted toward the degree.
  • Courses offered for credit toward the major or minor must be approved by the appropriate department at Sweet Briar College must conform to College policy as detailed below.
  • No credit will be granted for work taken at another institution, including the Junior Year in France and the Junior Year in Spain, if the grade obtained is less than C-. No transfer credit will be allowed for courses taken Pass/Fail at another institution, unless Pass at that institution is the equivalent of C- or above.
  • Sweet Briar College accepts transfer credit for all dual enrollment courses that meet the College’s basic transfer criteria. The Registrar, in consultation with each department, will determine whether or not these courses may count as the equivalent of courses offered by that department. If there is no departmental equivalent, courses may be
    granted generic, 100-level credit in the department. Only dual enrollment courses transferred as Sweet Briar College course equivalents may be used to satisfy general education requirements. In accordance with Sweet Briar’s policy for other transfer credits, an official college, university, or community college transcript must be sent to the Registrar, and credits will not be awarded for courses receiving a grade below C-.
  • No more than 18 semester-hours of summer school work will be allowed toward the degree. In order to insure that credit will be transferred, it is strongly recommended that students obtain written permission of the departments concerned and the Registrar BEFORE enrolling for summer school courses. If prior permission is not obtained, students must request approval of the courses no later than the end of the fall term following summer school, or credit will not be given. Transfer credit will depend on written approval of summer work by the departments concerned and the Registrar. Exception: Students who have earned an Associate degree and transfer to Sweet Briar under an articulation agreement, may have all Associate degree summer courses transferred according to the College's transfer credit policy. Transfer students for whom 18 or more summer credits are accepted, will not be allowed to transfer additional credits for summer courses taken after they enroll at SBC.
  • A maximum of 17 credits of transfer work will be accepted for students spending one semester abroad and a maximum of 35 credits for a year abroad.
  • Credit is tentative until the student has completed one year's work at Sweet Briar with a credit ratio of at least 2.000.
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