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Application Checklist for Transfers

October 1 is the deadline to submit the Common Application for Transfer for spring 2023 admission.

March 1 is the final deadline to submit the Common Application for Transfer for fall 2022 admission.

Transfer applicants can apply online using the Common Application (to find our program, search for "William & Mary" with the ampersand symbol). The Transfer Common Application and $75 application fee may be submitted online.  The application fee is waived (no special code required) for anyone who:

  • Is a First-Generation student
  • Has served honorably in the armed forces of the United States
  • Is applying from Richard Bland College of William & Mary
  • Is approved under the Guaranteed Admission Agreement through the Virginia Community College System
  • Identifies as Low-Income (e.g., receive the Pell Grant, public assistance)
  • Is in Foster Care/Independent Living
  • Is experiencing Homelessness/Housing Insecurity
  • Can provide a supporting financial-need statement from a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer, or community leader
  • Is currently enrolled in educational programs that aid students from first generation and/or low-income families (e.g., TRIO, Upward Bound)

Upon receipt of an application, Transfer applicants will receive an email from us providing them with credentials to access our Application Status Portal.

Should you have any further questions, please email [[transfer]].

USPS Mailing Address

William & Mary
Office of Undergraduate Admission
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187

DHL, FedEx, UPS Address

William & Mary
Office of Undergraduate Admission
116 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Additional application requirements (please note that your application will not be reviewed until each of these items has been received):
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Official high school transcript or copy of GED certificate. Transcript or GED certificate must be submitted regardless of how long you have been out of high school.
  • William & Mary requires midterm grades which are due October 28 for students applying for spring and March 28 for students applying for fall. Please use the Mid-Term Report which is found on the Common App for Transfer Help Center. You may also download it here.
  • William & Mary also requires the College Report which needs to be completed by an official at the institution that you most recently attended who has access to student academic and conduct records. In order to enroll at the university, transfer applicants must be in good standing and eligible to return to their last institution of full-time attendance. The College Report can be found on the Common App for Transfer Help Center. You may also download it here. 
  • NOTE: To access the Common App for Transfer Help Center log in to your Common App for Transfers account and select Help Center from the drop down next to your name in the top right corner of the page, or by clicking on the Question mark in the top right corner of the page and selecting Help Center.
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.
  • You may submit SAT or ACT scores. Test scores listed on the high school transcript will be accepted. 
  • 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 university 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.