Transfer credit evaluations at William & Mary are based on a careful review of course descriptions for all of courses completed prior to matriculation. The Transfer Services Coordinator (TSC) in the Office of the University Registrar coordinates this process. The TSC may consult the departmental Transfer Credit Evaluators (TCE) for some courses. Transfer Credit Evaluators are faculty members with extensive knowledge of the departmental curriculum and requirements. More information can be found on the Registrar's Transfer Credit Evaluation page.
W&M Equivalent Credit
Courses will be granted W&M equivalent credit when they are considered to be close matches to courses currently offered at the university. These courses can be applied toward proficiencies, some parts of the College Curriculum Requirements (COLL), major and minor requirements--ONLY for courses that are taken prior to matriculation at W&M.
Philosophy majors with an interest in studying abroad are encouraged to consult the Global Education Office (GEO) of the Reves Center for International Studies. The staff at the Reves Center guide students throughout the process -- from program selection through transfer credits.
Taking Courses Elsewhere in the US
Once a student matriculates at William & Mary, transfer credit for work taken at another institution in the US is granted only with pre-approval and under special circumstances. See the Studying Away from W&M page for more information and for links to pre-approval forms.