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Web Tutorial. College of William & Mary ACADEMIC ADVISING. Review of Academic requirements for graduation. Please click the link below to access the Academic Worksheet for Undergraduate Degree Requirements. Academic Worksheet for Degree Requirements.

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review of academic requirements for graduation
Review of Academic requirements for graduation

Please click the link below to access the

Academic Worksheet for Undergraduate Degree Requirements

academic worksheet for degree requirements
Academic Worksheet for Degree Requirements

This worksheet will review proficiencies and general education requirements. Major and minor requirements are outlined in the college’s catalog.

Students should review theworksheet to becomefamiliar with degree requirementsfor graduation.

requirements for graduation
Requirements for Graduation

4 Proficiencies

11 General Education Requirements

Major and Minor Requirements

2.0 GPA

120 credits

*Required courses must be taken at W&M for a grade after matriculation.

general education requirements gers
General Education Requirements (GERs)

For a list of courses that fulfill GERs please click here

GERs can be used to fulfill major, minor and proficiency requirements

transfer credit information
Transfer Credit Information

Transfer credits can count towards degree requirements. This includes the following:

Advanced Placement (AP)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Dual Enrollment Credits

Domestic Transfer Credits

International Transfer Credits

Please see the catalog for credit earned through AP and IB scores. Please submit transcripts to the Registrar’s office. Contact the Registrar’s Office at, if you have any questions about the transfer credit process.

academic policies
Academic Policies

Students are encouraged to review the catalog to become familiar with the following academic policies:

10-semester rule

72-hour rule

6-year rule

Credit Residency Requirement

Credit Hour Limitations

Students are held responsible for understanding and abiding by the policies mentioned above as well as others listed in the catalog.

course selection advice
Course Selection Advice
  • Complete the Freshman Seminar requirement during the first year.
  • Complete the proficiencies and GERs by the end of the senior year.
  • Take courses in subject areas that are possible majors.
  • Try some new subjects, explore a variety of departments and build upon strengths.
  • Be aware that certain majors have outside course requirements; learn what these are and plan accordingly.
  • Be flexible and open to changes in your course schedule and always have alternative courses in mind.
  • A typical first semester load is 13-14 credits while the average is 15-16 credits in subsequent semesters.
  • Prepare for your faculty advising appointment during orientation by completing the course selection worksheet, reviewing the advising syllabus/catalog and creating a list of questions.
other academic resources
Other Academic Resources

Please take advantage of the following academic advising resources:

Academic Advising Website

Peer Advising Program

Pre-Professional Advisors [Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, Pre-Physical Therapy]

Advising Syllabus

Please feel free to email the Office of Academic Advising at if you have any additional questions or concerns.