Guaranteed Admission Process

William & Mary has a guaranteed admission agreement with the Virginia Community Colleges. This statewide articulation agreement between William & Mary and all schools in the VCCS guarantees admission to those students who complete the following requirements:

  1. After completing a minimum of 15 credit hours of general education courses at the community college and earning at least a 3.4 GPA, submit the Letter of Intent and the VCCS transcript one year prior to the desired matriculation date. Letters of Intent and transcripts are due September 1 for Fall matriculation and January 1 for Spring. Once the Letter of Intent is received, the Transfer Dean of Admission will send out a confirmation email and evaluation of the transcript. After submission of the Letter of Intent, students must remain continuously enrolled at their VCCS institution in all semesters not including summer until receipt of the associate degree. 
  2.  Earn a grade of "A" or better in ENG 210 or a 200-level, writing-intensive English course. 
  3. Earn a grade of "B" or better in VCCS equivalent courses that satisfy College Curriculum COLL Domain and Proficiency Requirements at W&M:
    1: MATH: Mathematics Proficiency (one course)
    2: ALV: Arts, Letters, Values (two courses, at least three credits each)
    3: CSI: Culture, Societies, Individuals (two courses, at least three credits each) 
    4: NQR: Natural and Quantitative Reasoning (two courses, at least three credits each) 
    VCCS equivalent courses satisfying these requirements are listed on the "Course Equivalents" document in the column titled "COLL" for the College Curriculum. 
  4. Earned a minimum of 45 credit hours required for the Associate's Degree through VCCS, including transfer credits. These credit hours must have been earned after high school graduation.
  5. Achieved a 3.6 curricular grade point average.
  6. Submit application and transcripts by March 1 for Fall admissions and November 1 for Spring admissions. The application entails the Transfer Common Application and W&M Member Page, an official high school transcript, official transcripts from all colleges attended, and the Transfer College Report (document found within the Common Application). 
  7. Earn a TOEFL score of 100 or above on the Internet-based exam, if non-US citizen/permanent resident and English is not the native language.