Seniors, juniors, and exceptional sophomores from William & Mary or any accredited four-year institution may apply for the DC Semester Program. There is no minimum GPA needed to apply, but GPA is considered in admission to the Program.

All Majors & Disciplines Welcome

The DC Semester Program is open to students in all majors and disciplines. In fact, course and semester themes are designed to reach the largest number of student interests.

Admission Requirements

To be considered, students submit an online application and two-three letters of recommendations. In addition to a strong academic record and relevant experience, students must distinguish themselves in an interview with faculty and program administrators. A selections committee will choose finalists for interviews based on a variety of factors, including academic and extracurricular achievement, strength of letters of recommendation, passion for the semester topic and theme, and the quality of the responses in the application. Offers are made for up to 18 spots in the DC Semester Program.


There is no limit to the number of times a student can apply for the DC Semester Program. If you are not not accepted into the Program for one semester, you may apply for the next semester.