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William & Mary
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Public   4-Year
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Undergraduate
6700
Transfer-in
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William & Mary

Williamsburg, VA
William & Mary is a premier public research university, widely recognized for our outstanding academic reputation, beautiful campus and vibrant community. We produce experienced, engaged and successful graduates who lead lives of impact.
  • We're the second oldest institution of higher learning in the country, and a cutting-edge research university.
  • Building on more than 300 years of innovation and excellence, William & Mary transcends the boundaries between research and teaching, teaching and learning, learning and living. As a "Public Ivy" — one of only eight in the nation — we offer a world-class education at an exceptional value.
  • Our students are not only some of the smartest in the world, but passionate about serving others and serious about having fun. Our professors are teachers, scholars and research mentors, the cornerstone of a thriving intellectual community that produces experienced, engaged, successful graduates.
  • Through their strengths, passions and knowledge, our faculty, students and staff are creating a new model of sustainability for higher education.
  • We love our hometown of Williamsburg and the amazing Commonwealth of Virginia and we’re proud to be one of the reasons for their economic success.
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Regular Decision: Nov. 1
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
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Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
Early Decision I: Nov. 1; Early Decision II: Jan. 1
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Spring
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Freshman Financial Aid Date
Early Decision I: Dec. 13; Early Decision II and Regular Decision: Mar. 1
Transcripts
A high school transcript is required to apply as a transfer student. If you have a GED, you will need to make a copy of ...see moreA high school transcript is required to apply as a transfer student. If you have a GED, you will need to make a copy of the certificate for your file.
Tests
Following the new test-optional admission policy, transfer students are not requried to submit any standardized test sco...see moreFollowing the new test-optional admission policy, transfer students are not requried to submit any standardized test scores. If desired, SAT & ACT scores may still be submitted and test scores listed on high school transcripts will be accepted.
Essay
Essays are part of the application process.
Interview
Paper applications are two-dimensional. Interviews allow you the opportunity to make your application three-dimensional....see morePaper applications are two-dimensional. Interviews allow you the opportunity to make your application three-dimensional. Interviews are offered in the summer for rising high school seniors and in the fall for current high school seniors. The interview is an optional component to the application, and the absence of an interview will in no way be a disadvantage in the application process.
Letter of Recommendation
A Teacher Evaluation form including a teacher letter of recommendation are optional.
Application Fee
The application fee is $75 and must be paid through the Common App at the time of submission. Fee waivers may be availab...see moreThe application fee is $75 and must be paid through the Common App at the time of submission. Fee waivers may be available.
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Freshman Definition
Freshman applicants have not completed a semesters worth of college work post HS graduation.
Application Types
Applications may be submitted for both Spring and Fall start dates.
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Financial Aid
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
2022-03-01
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
2022-11-01
Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Fall
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Transfer Priority Application Deadline
Spring
n/a
Transfer Financial Aid Date
Fall: Mar. 1; Spring: Nov. 15
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
College Fit
William & Mary is a top research university grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. We cultivate creative thinkers, p...see moreWilliam & Mary is a top research university grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. We cultivate creative thinkers, principled leaders and compassionate global citizens. Together, were making a meaningful difference in our communities, the state, the nation and the world.
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
Students transferring (not new freshmen) who have earned an Associates degree after their High School graduation date, w...see moreStudents transferring (not new freshmen) who have earned an Associates degree after their High School graduation date, with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Sciences, or Associate of Arts and Sciences degree in a baccalaureate-oriented program from the Virginia Community College System or Richard Bland College are granted junior academic status (defined as at least 54 credits). An associates degree in General Studies is not considered a baccalaureate-oriented program, unless approved as such by the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia
Course Transfer Criteria
Min grade for courses to transfer: C; transfer courses may not count for some of our College Curriculum (gened) requirem...see moreMin grade for courses to transfer: C; transfer courses may not count for some of our College Curriculum (gened) requirements.
Transcripts
A high school transcript is required to apply as a freshman. If you have a GED, you will need to make a copy of the cert...see moreA high school transcript is required to apply as a freshman. If you have a GED, you will need to make a copy of the certificate for your file.
Tests
Following the new test-optional admission policy, transfer students are not requried to submit any standardized test sco...see moreFollowing the new test-optional admission policy, transfer students are not requried to submit any standardized test scores. If desired, SAT & ACT scores may still be submitted and test scores listed on high school transcripts will be accepted.
Essay
W&M has two required writing questions. 1) Why are you interested in William & Mary? 2) Please discuss your educational ...see moreW&M has two required writing questions. 1) Why are you interested in William & Mary? 2) Please discuss your educational path. How will continuing your education at a new institution help you achieve your goals?
Letters of Recommendation
Although not required for completion of your file, we encourage you have a professor write a letter on your behalf.
Interview
Formal interviews are not offered to transfer students, but prospective transfers may contact transfer@wm.edu and reques...see moreFormal interviews are not offered to transfer students, but prospective transfers may contact transfer@wm.edu and request a conversation with one of our Transfer Deans.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
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Application Fee
The application fee is $75 and must be paid through the Common App at the time of submission. Fee waivers may be availab...see moreThe application fee is $75 and must be paid through the Common App at the time of submission. Fee waivers may be available.
Transfer Definition
A transfer student is anyone who wishes to enroll in an undergraduate degree program at William & Mary and has attended ...see moreA transfer student is anyone who wishes to enroll in an undergraduate degree program at William & Mary and has attended another college or university after graduating from high school. If you have earned only advanced placement credit or college credit while attending high school, you are not considered a transfer student.
Transfer Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
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The links below take you to pages on the William & Mary website. Use Catalog Search to find their programs and courses in this portal.
Arts & Sciences
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Mason School of Business
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School of Education
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Campus Service and Engagement
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Disability Services
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Weekend/Evening Courses Available
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Online Degree Options Available
Summer Courses Available
Flexible Degree Options
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Guaranteed Admissions
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Reverse Transfer
Campus Housing
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Club/Sports
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Military Friendly
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Yellow Ribbon Program
Credit for Military Experience
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Dedicated POC for Military
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Recognized Student Veteran Organization
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SOC Member
GI Bill/Tuition Assistance
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Helpful Links
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College Catalog
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