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For Non-Degree Seeking Students

Applying as a Concurrent High School Student


Fall – August 19

Spring – February 1

Summer (Session 1) – June 1

Summer (Session 2) – July 1

Concurrent high school applicants may take classes at William & Mary for credit or they may audit classes Most students choose to receive credit, as those classes may be transferrable to other colleges. Non-degree seeking students must present academic credentials comparable to those of admitted full-time students. Admitted concurrent students register on a space-available basis only. The Registrar's Office maintains a list of scheduled courses.

*For non-degree seeking applicants who are not concurrent high school students, please contact the Registrar's Office.


W&M is pleased to offer concurrent course work to local high school students who understand the following guidelines:

  • Students must have the support of their high school and apply to the Office of Undergraduate Admission by the established deadlines.
  • Enrollment in a particular class cannot be guaranteed because non-degree seeking students register after all degree-seeking students have registered (immediately before classes begin).
  • Admission as a concurrent student does not guarantee subsequent admission as a degree-seeking student.
  • In order to be considered as an in-state resident for admission and tuition purposes, an applicant must complete the application to determine physical residency/in-state tuition found within the online application for evaluation by the Registrar’s Office.

A student seeking concurrent status should meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be an enrolled high school student in good standing (the student cannot have obtained a high school diploma prior to the start of the term for which he or she is seeking concurrent status).
  • Have few, if any, grades below a “B” in high school.
  • Present standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT I or ACT) that at least approximate those of admitted in-state freshmen.
  • Have special interest in an area not offered at your high school, have exhausted the high school curriculum in an academic area, or have scheduling conflicts that prevent enrollment in an applicable high school course.

The procedure for applying for concurrent status is as follows:

  1. Obtain written permission from one’s high school and send an official transcript with courses, grades and standardized test scores to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
  2. Complete the Non-Degree Seeking Application for Concurrent High School Students and the application to determine physical residency/in-state tuition.
  3. If permission is required for a specific class, you are responsible for contacting the instructor.
  4. If you are under the age of 16, written permission from the instructor is required. Written permission must be returned to the Office of Undergraduate Admission along with your non-degree seeking application.
  5. Follow enrollment directions as laid out in your admission acceptance letter. Non-degree seeking students are not able to register until the actual first day of classes (with the exception of those taking courses during the summer sessions).

**Non-degree seeking status is granted for one semester only; therefore, students must reapply every semester.**


[[admission,Office of Undergraduate Admission]]
The Office of Undergraduate Admission
P. O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795