Application Process

International Transfer Students

An international transfer student is anyone who is neither a citizen nor a permanent resident of the United States and 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 already earned a Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in the United States or outside of the United States, you cannot earn a second undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary.

We welcome applications from international transfer students who attend colleges or universities in the United States for both the fall and the spring semesters. The deadline for the fall semester is March 1, and the deadline for spring applications is November 1.

Once you have been admitted to W&M and paid your deposit, you will receive an email from our online system iStart where you can then complete an online form and upload copies of your passport identity page (if you have one) and financial documentation (i.e. proof of funding). Learn more about this process through the Reves Center of International Study webpage. The request will be electronically endorsed by the admissions office and then routed to the Reves Center. Reves Center will issue the I-20, send it out, and notify you that it is on its way

Applications from international students attending schools outside of the United States who need an F-1 visa are accepted only for the fall semester so as to allow these students the full benefit of the fall new student orientation program. Also, the processing of forms needed for the immigration visa and the delivery of these forms to the student necessitate a longer time period than exists for spring transfer applicants.