Transfer Students

It's not how you start, it's how you finish.

There are lots of reasons to consider an academic path that leads you to transfer to William & Mary. You might want to take a year or two of community college before committing to a bachelor's degree program, or complete an associate's degree. Maybe you're attending a four-year institution that isn't the fit you were looking for.

Whatever your reason, we appreciate your interest. Every year, we welcome about 200 transfer students to William & Mary. 

We look forward to welcoming you.


 As you begin to move your academic life to Williamsburg, you will interact with several different departments.

Undergraduate Admission - All prospective students will go through our admission process. There are a few differences between applying as a transfer and as a freshman.

Registrar's Office - The Registrar's Office will evaluate the courses you've taken away from W&M. They decide which courses will transfer and how they will be credited towards your W&M degree requirements.

Office of Academic Advising - Transfer students have slightly different curricular requirements than incoming freshmen. Our academic advisors will reach out before you get here so you can start mapping out your plan.

Office of First Year Experience - FYE runs our orientation program. They'll help you get settled into life here at W&M and make connections with other students, faculty and staff.

Undergraduate Catalog - The Undergraduate Catalog is the official source for academic regluations, degree requirements and major requirements.