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Continuance Standards

Continuance Standards for New Students

To graduate, students must have completed 120 credits in academic subjects with a grade point average of 2.0 overall and in their major. After each semester of full-time enrollment, the student must meet the minimum levels of academic progress established by the university. The minimum continuance requirements are the following cumulative GPAs and credits earned at William & Mary. These totals include GPAs and credits earned at William & Mary summer school.

For complete information about academic requirements, check your course catalog.

Table explains credit and GPA minimum continuance requirements
Semesters at W&M W&M Cumulative GPA W&M Cumulative Credits
1 1.7 9
2 1.7 21
3 1.85 33
4 2.0 48
5 2.0 60
6 2.0 72
7 2.0 84
8 2.0 96
9 2.0 108
10 2.0 120
Mid-Semester Progress Reports

Faculty members often provide feedback for those students who are not performing at a level that is satisfactory in their classes. They offer this feedback in the form of the Mid-Semester Progress Report. These reports are available to you on myW&M beginning the week after your semester break. They may indicate courses in which you are not performing well so that you have time to evaluate your academic options and make an informed decision. Some of you may not be satisfied with your reported performance level. Therefore, we encourage you to discuss these reports with your individual professors to learn what you must do to show improvement. In addition, the Dean of Students Office offers individual assistance designed to help students show improvement in their courses. Email us at or call 757-221-2512 to make an appointment.