Transferring from a Virginia Community College

VCCS Students

William & Mary welcomes applications from students transferring from Virginia's Community College System.

Admission

There are two paths for guaranteed admission to W&M for VCCS students:

Guaranteed Admission

The Guaranteed Admission Agreement between William & Mary and all schools in the VCCS guarantees admission to those students who complete certain requirements

Co-enrollment Program

This allows currently enrolled students at these campuses to take courses at William & Mary while pursuing their associate degree and while working towards completion of the guaranteed admission agreement. Questions regarding the co-enrollment agreement including how to become a co-enrolled student should be addressed to the contact for each school that is part of the agreement. William & Mary has established co-enrollment agreements with these schools:

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Contact: Karen Pettis-Walden
804-523-5029

kpettis-walden@reynolds.edu 

Richard Bland College

William & Mary has a separate guaranteed admission and bridge program agreement with RBC.

Rappahannock Community College

Contact: Ivan Fehrenbach
804-758-6786
ifehrenbach@rappahannock.edu 

Thomas Nelson Community College

Contact: Tom Rockson
757-258-6645 or 757-825-3819
coenrollwm@tncc.edu 

To Apply

Even when you meet all the requirements for guaranteed admission, and are co-enrolled, you must complete the application to W&M.

We recognize that some students may not meet the requirements spelled out in the Guaranteed Admission Agreement. 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, admission to W&M is not guaranteed. To be a competitive candidate, you should have a well-rounded program of study and a cumulative GPA of around 3.6 in VCCS. You should plan your college courses carefully using the VCCS Course Equivalencies [pdf] and our pathway guides to maximize the course credits that can transfer to W&M.

Transferring your VCCS Courses

Many of the courses you take at VCCS have W&M equivalents [pdf]. If you plan your coursework carefully, you may be able to transfer into W&M with some of your COLL and proficiency requirements fulfilled. 

Academics

William & Mary grants junior status to entering transfer students who come from VCCS 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 community college will determine your readiness to take advanced courses at W&M. We recommend specific courses you can take while in community college that will create a pathway towards your intended major. 

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