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Transferring from Richard Bland College

William & Mary welcomes applications from students from Richard Bland College.

Admission for RBC Transfer Students

There are two paths for guaranteed admission to W&M for Richard Bland students.

  • Guaranteed Admission: The Guaranteed Admission Agreement [pdf] guarantees admission to RBC students who complete a transfer-oriented Associates degree with certain conditions. NOTE: the Guaranteed Admission Agreement does NOT include admission into the Mason School of Business.
  • Bridge Program: This allows currently enrolled students at Richard Bland to take courses at W&M while pursuing their associate degree and while working towards completion of the Guaranteed Admission Agreement. Contact Student Success (804-862-6100) at RBC to find out how. (Letter of Intent [pdf]).
  • Promise Scholars Program: In order to ease the transition into William & Mary, the Promise Scholars program is designed for Virginia residents who are eligible for a Pell Grant. Richard Bland College will select a small cohort of Promise Scholars each year who will receive scholarship funds to enroll in William & Mary courses taught on the campus of Richard Bland College. Students who successfully complete this program will receive guaranteed admission to William & Mary with junior status. For more information about enrolling in this program, please contact Richard Bland College at 804-862-6100.

Even if you meet all the requirements for guaranteed admission, you must complete the application to W&M. We recognize that some students may fail to meet the requirements spelled out in the Guaranteed Admission Agreement [pdf]. You may still be considered for admission - follow the standard transfer student application procedure. Students transferring from a two-year school with an associate degree and a cumulative GPA above a 3.5 are generally competitive applicants.

If you have not completed the associate's degree, we welcome your application, but admission to W&M is not guaranteed. You should have strong grades in rigorous courses to be competitive.

W&M offers application fee waivers to students applying from RBC. 

Transferring Your RBC Courses

You should plan your college courses carefully using the Richard Bland College Course Equivalencies [pdf] to maximize the course credits that can transfer to William & Mary. You may be able to transfer into W&M with some of your COLL and proficiency requirements fulfilled as well. We recommend that you have fulfilled your language and mathematics proficiencies before coming to W&M. Your coursework will be officially evaluated by the University Registrar after admission. 


William & Mary grants junior status to entering transfer students who come from Richard Bland College with a completed Associate of Arts, Associate of Sciences or Associate of Arts & Sciences degree in a baccalaureate-oriented program. You may wait until the end of your first semester at W&M to declare your major. The courses you take at RBC will determine your readiness to take advanced courses at W&M. We recommend specific courses you can take while at RBC to create a pathway [pdf] towards your intended major.

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