Remember: The St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme is a four year commitment, with two years spent at each institution. You should choose your major before you apply. There are other significant differences between the standard W&M program and the Joint Degree Programme.
Each university has a separate but parallel admission process. Each school honors the admission decisions of the other.
Application through William & Mary
You apply to the Joint Degree Programme using W&M's Common Application.
In addition to the standard W&M application, you will submit a supplemental essay. This essay should demonstrate commitment to your intended field of study, awareness of the strengths of both universities, and a basic understanding of the Joint Programme.
Students may not apply to the Joint Degree Programme through both William & Mary and St Andrews.
The Programme is open to all applicants to W&M, regardless of country of origin.
The target enrollment for each of the majors within the Joint Programme will be five students per year.
Acceptance to W&M does not guarantee acceptance to the Joint Programme. You compete within the respective pools, and may be placed on a waitlist for W&M, the Joint Programme, or both.
You may apply early decision to William & Mary, but there is no early admission to the Joint Degree Programme. Decisions for the Joint Degree Programme are not made until April. If you accept an early decision offer, you will be committed to William & Mary, and may enroll in the Joint Degree Programme if admitted.
Application through St Andrews
Students who want St Andrews to be their home school should visit their Joint Degree site.
Watch our virtual information session and panel about the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme. Hear from an Undergraduate Admission dean, the director of the Joint Degree Programme, as well as students and peer advisors within the program by viewing a recording of the August 24 session.