If you are admitted to the Joint Degree Programme through William and Mary, you are a W&M home student, and you will spend your first year in Williamsburg and your second in St Andrews. W&M home students go through orientation and live in the freshman dorms with other W&M students, and may participate in almost all W&M cocurricular activities (with the exception of ROTC and certain varsity sports).
There are some critical differences between the regular W&M curriculum and the Joint Degree curriculum. You will attend dedicated sessions at orientation and throughout the year, and your advisors will discuss specific programme requirements with you, but please review carefully the individual program description for your major, and read carefully and bookmark this important Programme Guide and Catalog Supplement that explains the Joint Degree requirements in detail.
However, despite differences in curricula, Joint Degree students participate fully in life at William and Mary.
Home students in the Class of 2015 rowed with the crew team, ran track, played volleyball, wrote for the Flat Hat, joined sororities and fraternities, argued with the debate team, sang in the choir, performed with Improvisational Theater and with the Symphony, worked with our service organizations, and served as officers in clubs and hall councils.
In other words, during the two years you spend at William and Mary in the Joint Programme, you will enjoy the many opportunities the College has to offer.