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1 Web Tutorial College of William & Mary ACADEMIC ADVISING

2 REVIEW OF ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION Please click the link below to access the Academic Worksheet for Undergraduate Degree Requirements

3 Academic Worksheet for Degree Requirements This worksheet will review proficiencies and general education requirements. Major and minor requirements are outlined in the colleges catalog.catalog Students should review the worksheet to become familiar with degree requirements for graduation.

4 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.

5 Proficiencies How to fulfill requirement? Possible Exemptions Freshmen SeminarCourses numbered 150 found in all departments; Ex. HIST 150 Transfers bringing in 24 or more credit after high school Foreign Language *For more information about placement please refer to the Academic Worksheet for Undergraduate Degree RequirementsAcademic Worksheet for Undergraduate Degree Requirements **Placement tests are not offered in French, German, Spanish, Hebrew and Greek languages 4 th level completed in high school College language course at 202 level AP/IB credit 600 on College Board SAT II 650 on Latin Native Speaker Exemption Lower Division Writing Requirement Writing designation w/ Freshmen Seminar; Ex. HIST 150W, Writ 101, ENGL 367 AP/IB credit Transfer Credit Writing Portfolio [www.wm.edu/writing]www.wm.edu/writing Digital Information Literacy Requirement (DIL) Online exam taken during fall semester Transfers bringing in 39 or more credits after high school

6 General Education Requirements (GERs) GERCategory# of courses required 1Quantitative Reasoning1 course 2A & 2BPhysical & Biological Sciences with one lab 2 courses and one lab [lab needs to correspond with either a physical or biological science course] 3Social Science2 courses 4A, B, CWorld Culture & History3 courses 5Literature1 course 6Creative/Performing Art2 credits or exemptionexemption 7Philosophical, Religious, and Social Thought 1 course For a list of courses that fulfill GERs please click herehere GERs can be used to fulfill major, minor and proficiency requirements

7 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 Registrars office. Contact the Registrars Office at if you have any questions about the transfer credit

8 Major and Minor Requirements Areas of StudyCredits required Majors30 – 40 [15 credits must be earned at W&M] Minors18 – 22 [9 credits must be earned at W&M] Students can declare their major at the college once they have earned between 39 – 54 credits. Students must declare once they have earned 54 or more credits. Transfer students coming in with 54 or more credits can wait until the end of their first semester to declare their major. Students can only major, double major or major in minor.

9 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.catalog

10 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 credits while the average is 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.

11 Other Academic Resources Please take advantage of the following academic advising resources: Academic Advising Website Peer Advising Program Pre-Professional Advisors Pre-Professional Advisors [Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-Law, Pre- Physical Therapy] Advising Syllabus Please feel free to the Office of Academic Advising at if you have any additional questions or concerns.


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