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Randolph College opens doors for Sweet Briar College students

Updated: March 4, 2015

Randolph College faculty members voted unanimously Tuesday, March 3 to approve a “teach-out” agreement with Sweet Briar College for students who need to transfer to another school following Sweet Briar’s cessation of classes. Randolph administrators are working with Sweet Briar officials to finalize details of the agreement.

March 3, 2015
LYNCHBURG–Randolph College faculty members will meet today to discuss Randolph College entering into a “teach-out” agreement with Sweet Briar College for students who need to transfer to another school following Sweet Briar’s cessation of classes. Sweet Briar announced Tuesday, March 3 that the Class of 2015 will be its final graduating class, and the college will close on August 25 in order to allow for the completion of summer credit hours.

A faculty vote is required in order for Randolph to formalize this agreement with Sweet Briar College. Randolph and Sweet Briar are acting in accordance with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges guidelines and relevant state and federal regulations in establishing this teach-out arrangement.

“We realize that this is a time of uncertainty and sadness for Sweet Briar students and their families as they face difficult decisions,” said Bradley W. Bateman, president of Randolph. “Randolph College is dedicated to working closely with Sweet Briar students interested in transferring to Randolph to make the upcoming transition as seamless as possible.”

In the coming weeks, Randolph’s admission counselors will be on Sweet Briar’s campus to help expedite the admission process for students interested in transferring to the College.

Prospective and current Sweet Briar students interested in attending Randolph may call 800-745-7692 or email admissions@randolphcollege.edu for more information about enrollment.

More information about Sweet Briar’s closure is available by visiting sbc.edu/transition.

Randolph College is a nationally recognized, private, liberal arts and sciences institution located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Randolph is known for its excellent academic program, diverse close-knit community, exceptional faculty, rich traditions, and growing NCAA D III athletics program.



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