Inside Higher Ed reports that a coalition of alumnae and others opposed to the stunning news that Sweet Briar College will close at the end of school year are planning to implement a legal strategy to keep the school open.  As a result, the group -- Saving Sweet Briar -- is urging current students to delay plans to transfer.

"As we advance our legal strategy and develop alternatives to the closure of Sweet Briar College, it is critical that current students give our efforts time to bear fruit before they commit to attending other institutions," said a statement from the group, according to Inside HIgher Ed.

A school spokeswoman countered that delays in transfer were ill-advised. "It is important for students and parents not to delay developing their transfer plans for the fall semester," the spokeswoman said via e-mail to the publication. "Students who delay the timely selection of a new academic home limit their collegiate options and their potential access to financial aid from other institutions. It is important to remember that our accreditation ends as of August 25, further supporting our students' need to find a new institution now."

Students and others with concerns about their own legal rights and remedies who wish to share their concerns with attorneys at College Watchdogs may do so here or by calling 1-877-540-8333.


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