Emory & Henry College has signed an agreement with Sweet Briar College intended to ease the transition of Sweet Briar students wishing to complete their degrees at Emory & Henry.
Emory & Henry began working with Sweet Briar on a teach-out agreement after the central Virginia college announced that it would be closing this fall.
Under the terms of the teach-out agreement, which is pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Emory & Henry will waive application fees for Sweet Briar undergraduate and graduate students.
We offer our support to students who seek a home worthy of the excellent education they have received at Sweet Briar.David Haney,
VP of Academic Affairs at Emory & Henry College
For those students who have earned 60 credit hours or more at Sweet Briar, Emory & Henry will waive its requirement that the final 33 semester hours and half of the courses in the major be earned at Emory & Henry before graduation. For students who have earned fewer than 60 hours of credit, Emory & Henry will evaluate Sweet Briar courses in an effort to accept as many as possible under Emory & Henry's curriculum.
Students applying to Emory & Henry under this agreement will be eligible for a comprehensive financial aid award package. Emory & Henry will work to provide students with award packages similar to those they have been receiving at Sweet Briar.
While announcing the transfer agreement, Dave Haney, vice president for academic affairs at Emory & Henry, acknowledge the effort underway to save the college while welcoming potential transfer students. “Sweet Briar is a venerable institution that contributes greatly to the higher education landscape of Virginia. We regret that it is now facing closure, and we sympathize deeply with those who seek to keep its doors open.”
"In the meantime and in the wake of the decision to close," Haney added, "we offer our support to students who seek a home worthy of the excellent education they have received at Sweet Briar."