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William & Mary
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Public   4-Year
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Accreditation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
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Total Enrollment
Undergraduate
6800
Transfer-in
275
Average Class Size
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24
Years 1 & 2
35
Years 3 & 4
18

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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Academics
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Freshman Definition
Freshman applicants have not completed a semester's worth of college work post HS graduation.
College Fit
Answer these questions to help you decide if William & Mary is right for you! Do you want to go to school in a small-is...see moreAnswer these questions to help you decide if William & Mary is right for you! Do you want to go to school in a small-ish town, but has easily accessible larger cities nearby (like Washington DC, Richmond, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach)? Do you want to conduct research with a factulty member as an undergraduate? Do you want to have (mostly) small class sizes? Do you want to take part in service activities? Do you want to have fun, like take part in the "Seventh Grade Comedy Club", or participate in club sports and organizations? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then William & Mary might be right for you. Our students work hard and play hard. Be sure to dig deep into our web page to find out more about all there is to learn and do at W&M!
Freshman Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance.
English Language Proficiency
If English is not your native language, and if your schooling during the past four years or more has been in a language ...see moreIf English is not your native language, and if your schooling during the past four years or more has been in a language other than English, the university strongly recommends you to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test. Any student who has spoken a language other than English in the home should strongly consider submitting TOEFL or IELTS test scores as they give the Admission Committee additional testing to use together with the verbal part of the SAT or the ACT if submitted. Generally, William & Mary is looking for a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL exam which can come from a single test date or from ETS' My Best score calculation. On the IELTS Academic Test, we are looking for an overall band score of 7 or above. Because we evaluate a large number of strong applications using a holistic approach that includes both academic and personal qualities, no score on the TOEFL or IELTS guarantees admission to William & Mary. If applicants do not have access to the TOELF iBT and the IELTS exams, we do accept Duolingo scores.
Admissions and Financial
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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.
Application Type(s)
Applications may be submitted for both Spring and Fall start dates.
Financial Aid
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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, first-time college students are not required to submit any standardize...see moreFollowing the new test-optional admission policy, first-time college students are not required 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.
Letter of Recommendation
A Teacher Evaluation form including a teacher letter of recommendation are optional.
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.
Important Dates
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Freshman Application Deadline
Fall
Regular Decision: Nov. 1st
Freshman Application Deadline
Spring
October 1st
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Early Decision I: Dec. 13th ; Early Decision II and Regular Decision: Mar. 1st
Freshman Priority Application Deadline
Fall
Early Decision I: Nov. 1st; Early Decision II: Jan. 1st
Freshman Financial Aid Date
Early Decision I: Dec. 13th ; Early Decision II and Regular Decision: Mar. 1st
Academics
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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.
College Fit
Answer these questions to help you decide if William & Mary is right for you! Do you want to go to school in a small-is...see moreAnswer these questions to help you decide if William & Mary is right for you! Do you want to go to school in a small-ish town, but has easily accessible larger cities nearby (like Washington DC, Richmond, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach)? Do you want to conduct research with a factulty member as an undergraduate? Do you want to have (mostly) small class sizes? Do you want to take part in service activities? Do you want to have fun, like take part in the "Seventh Grade Comedy Club", or participate in club sports and organizations? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then William & Mary might be right for you. Our students work hard and play hard. Be sure to dig deep into our web page to find out more about all there is to learn and do at W&M!
Associate Transfer Degree Completion
If you are applying to W&M as a true transfer student, meaning you have graduated from high school AND have at least one...see moreIf you are applying to W&M as a true transfer student, meaning you have graduated from high school AND have at least one full time semester in college SINCE your high school graduation, AND you have earned an Associates 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 you are granted junior academic status (you'll get at least 54 transfer credits). You will also have some of our general education reuqirements met via your Associates degree. An associate's degree in General Studies is not considered a baccalaureate-oriented program, unless approved as such by the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia.
Dual Enrollment - Completion of Associates
If you are applying to W&M as freshman student, meaning you have just graduated from high school AND you have no full ti...see moreIf you are applying to W&M as freshman student, meaning you have just graduated from high school AND you have no full time college work SINCE your high school graduation, AND you have earned an Associates 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 concurrently with your high school graduation, you will not be guaranteed junior academic status.
Transfer Student Catalog Year
Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance. Https://catalog.wm.edu
Accepts Credits for Prior Learning
William & Mary does accept as transfer credit, credit for prior learning. Pleas...see moreWilliam & Mary does accept as transfer credit, credit for prior learning. Please check out this webpage to view the places where we do award transfer credit. https://www.wm.edu/offices/registrar/studentsandalumni/transfercredit/apib/index.php
Course Transfer Criteria
You must earn a grade of C or better in order for a course to be evaluated for possible transfer to W&M; Please be aware...see moreYou must earn a grade of C or better in order for a course to be evaluated for possible transfer to W&M; Please be aware that some transfer courses may not count for some of our College Curriculum (gened) requirements.
General Education Programs
W&M accepts the UCGS and Passport programs to meet some of our General Education Requirements.
English Language Proficiency
If English is not your native language, and if your schooling during the past four years or more has been in a language ...see moreIf English is not your native language, and if your schooling during the past four years or more has been in a language other than English, the university strongly recommends you to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test. Any student who has spoken a language other than English in the home should strongly consider submitting TOEFL or IELTS test scores as they give the Admission Committee additional testing to use together with the verbal part of the SAT or the ACT if submitted. Generally, William & Mary is looking for a minimum score of 100 on the TOEFL exam which can come from a single test date or from ETS' My Best score calculation. On the IELTS Academic Test, we are looking for an overall band score of 7 or above. Because we evaluate a large number of strong applications using a holistic approach that includes both academic and personal qualities, no score on the TOEFL or IELTS guarantees admission to William & Mary. If applicants do not have access to the TOELF iBT and the IELTS exams, we do accept Duolingo scores.
Guaranteed Admission Agreement (GAA) Application Process
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Admissions and Financial
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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 Financial Aid
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Transfer Admissions
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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 required to submit any standardized test sco...see moreFollowing the new test-optional admission policy, transfer students are not required 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.
Important Dates
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Transfer Application Deadline
Fall
March 1st
Transfer Application Deadline
Spring
November 1st
Transfer Financial Aid Date
Fall: Mar. 1st; Spring: Nov. 15th
Explore Our Majors
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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.
Academic Programs
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Academic Options
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Offers Credits for Prior Learning
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Flexible Degree Options
Online Degree Options Available
Weekend/Evening Courses Available
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Summer Courses Available
Concurrent Enrollment
High School Dual Enrollment
Reverse Transfer
Guaranteed Admissions
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Campus Services and Engagement
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Campus Housing
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Career Services
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Disability Services
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Cultural Diversity Office
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Student Clubs & Organizations
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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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SCHEV Profile
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State Financial Aid Programs
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W&M Virtual Tour
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Course Catalog
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