Congratulations! you've been accepted! Here are your next steps.


The first step in securing your spot in the program is to submit a $200.00 non-refundable deposit no later than May 15th. This deposit will be applied to your total tuition payment. The easiest way to submit your deposit is through Sweet Briar's secure online payment system here.

We also accept checks submitted through Sweet Briar's Cashier's Office. Checks should be made out to Sweet Briar College and sent to: Jan Campbell, Cashier, Sweet Briar College, 306 Prothro Hall, Sweet Briar, VA 24595. Please write "BLUR" and the name of your daughter or son in the memo line of the check.

Financial aid

For those who are interested in applying for financial aid, please complete all parts of the Financial Aid Application.


Please familiarize yourself with the 2016-17 Student Handbook.

Program Forms

Please read the following documents carefully. These documents must be signed, dated, scanned, and sent as attachments to the Director at They also may be sent via snail mail to: Prof. Eric Caldwell, 311 Fletcher Hall, 134 Chapel Drive, Sweet Briar, VA 24595. 

Students must complete the Student Commitment Form.

Parents must complete the following forms:


A couple of weeks before the program begins, you'll receive a modest list of supplies to bring to the program. These supplies will differ depending upon the discipline you choose--whether creative writing, studio art, or sound design/ music composition.


The due date for tuition is 10 June. The easiest way to submit your payment is through Sweet Briar's secure online payment system here, but we also accept checks. (See above for details.)

Travel to Sweet Briar

Please see the webpage on Travel Directions about our location. If you are arriving via air, bus, or, or rail, please fill out the online Travel Pick Up Form at the bottom of that page as soon as you know your travel information, and a BLUR staff person will meet you to pick you up at the airport, bus or train station. This information must be received by us by 5pm, 16 June--two days before the beginning of the program. We will confirm all pickups via email. If you have not received a confirmation email within 24 hours of your travel form submission, please contact the director at

Dietary Restrictions

If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as you can by filling out the form below.