Application Checklist for Transfers

November 1 is the deadline for students applying to transfer for the spring and March 1 for students applying to transfer for the fall semester.

We encourage you to apply online using the Common Application. The Transfer Common Application and $70 application fee may be submitted online.  The application fee is waived for anyone who has served honorably in the armed forces of the United States.

USPS Mailing Address

The College of William & Mary
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Att: Vanessa Pryor
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187

DHL, FedEx, UPS Address

The College of William & Mary
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Att: Vanessa Pryor
116 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional application requirements:
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official high school transcript or copy of GED certificate
  • If you have completed less than a full year of college coursework when you apply, you must submit SAT or ACT scores. Test scores listed on the high school transcript will be accepted. If you have been out of high school for more than five years, SAT or ACT scores are not required.
  • Midterm grades are due November 22 for students applying for Spring and March 28 for students applying for the Fall.  Please use the Mid-term Report in the Addition Forms section under Assign Recommenders on the Common Application to submit your current grades.
  • The Transfer College Report (found within the Common Application).
International Transfer Applicants:

We welcome applications from international students who want to transfer to William & Mary. Read additional information about the international student transfer process.  In addition to completing the requirements mentioned above for transfer students, international transfer students must also complete special forms for international students.

Optional application materials:
  • If you are a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia and are seeking in-state tuition privileges, you must complete the questions pertaining to In-State Tuition on the Common Application which will be submitted to the Office of the University Registrar.
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor at your current college or university, which may include the College Instructor Evaluation Form.
  • Creative and Performing Arts submission
  • If you wish to apply as a Part-time (Flexible Degree Track status) student, be sure check the box and provide a brief explanation as to why part-time status is preferred.
Recommended Courses:

William & Mary recommends that students interested in transferring to the College take challenging courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Check our list of recommended courses to be sure you're on the right track. Typically, competitive transfer applicants have a GPA of 3.5 or higher at their current institution.