University of Lynchburg has finalized a plan to help ease the transition of Sweet Briar College students who need to transfer when Sweet Briar closes at the end of the current academic year.
When Sweet Briar College announced that it would close due to financial challenges, several other institutions in Virginia, including University of Lynchburg, were asked to create “teach-out” arrangements to expedite the transfer process for the displaced students. Faculty and staff worked to create an agreement that would make students’ transition to LC as seamless as possible.
According to the teach-out agreement, LC will waive its application fee for all Sweet Briar students, as well as consider each student for financial aid that would match the aid they received at Sweet Briar. The College also will work to accept all completed academic credits.
More details of the teach-out agreement are available on the LC admissions website.
The LC community hopes to offer a compassionate place where Sweet Briar students can complete their degrees with as much continuity as possible, said Dr. Kenneth R. Garren, president of University of Lynchburg.
“Now is a time of difficult changes for each person in the Sweet Briar College community, and our hearts go out to you,” Dr. Garren said. “We know you love the college where you chose to begin your studies, and no other college will ever be quite the same. However, we hope the experience we offer you will honor the legacy of Sweet Briar College.”
Sweet Briar College students and their parents with questions about the teach-out agreement may contact the LC admissions office at 434-544-8300. Representatives of University of Lynchburg will visit the Sweet Briar campus on Monday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to meet with students and answer questions. Sweet Briar students also are invited to visit the LC campus for personal tours.