William & Mary welcomes applications from students transferring from Virginia's Community College System.
There are two paths for guaranteed admission to W&M for VCCS students:
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:
Richard Bland College
William & Mary has a separate guaranteed admission and bridge program agreement with RBC.
Thomas Nelson Community College
Contact: Tom Rockson
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] 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.
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.