The School of Education at the College of William and Mary receives applications each year from all over the world, and we understand the difficulties students have communicating with higher education institutions that are in a different country. Because we value international students, we hope to make the admission procedure as smooth as possible for everyone.
Please do not hesitate to ask questions, and feel free to write, call, or [[graded,email us]] if you have any questions about the admissions process.
In addition to completing an application, please arrange to have the required entrance examination test results sent to the Office of Academic Programs in the School of Education by the appropriate testing agency and arrange to have the required educational documents sent directly to the School of Education by the higher education institutions you have attended. International students who are not native-English speakers are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, as well as GRE scores, to The College of William & Mary, School of Education - Institution Code 5115. If you have graduated from a college or university in the United States, you are not required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores, unless you apply as a Native Speaker to the Foreign Language education program. All scores should not be more than 5 years old. Although a minimum score for admission has not been issued, international students who are typically admitted score at least 100 on the internet version of the TOEFL (or comparable score on other versions of the exam) or a 7.0 on the IELTS.
If you are an international student and have been awarded the baccalaureate degree (or its equivalent) from any institution other than a U.S. regionally accredited institution, you must submit official copies of all transcripts from every college or university attended and certified literal translations where needed. These transcripts must show courses, grades received, annual mark sheets, examination sheets, and leaving certificates as they apply in the student’s home country. Official copies must bear the seal of the issuing institution and the actual signature of your college or university registrar.
If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you will need a student visa to study in the United States. Visas are issued by U.S. embassies and consulates, but you must have proper documentation in order to apply for one. This documentation consists of an I-20.
Once your enrollment deposit is processed- you will receive an email from iStart@wm.edu to request additional e-forms (via a secured system) in order to solicit citizenship and visa information. After you complete the students e-forms on iStart then the School of Education Admissions department will verify some student information and finally the Reeves Center will review the e-forms and issue the I-20 or DS-2019 to you.
You must have an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree to apply to a master's degree program, and you must have a master's or educational specialist degree to apply to a doctoral program.
If you have any questions about the iStart process or the e-forms please contact [[zkwilliams, Zabrina Williams]], Immigration Systems Technician at 757/221-1138. More information regardin Visas and Immigration can be found on the Reves Center website. Contact the Reves Center for International Studies at +(757) 221-3437.
W&M English Language Program
Interested in getting a head start before you begin your degree program for the fall semester at the School of Education? Why not spend 6 weeks in the summer in an Intensive English Language program with the Reves Center for International Studies?
- 20 hours of intensive academic English preparation per week
- Core language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
- Academic skills: research, critical thinking, study skills, public speaking
- Cross-cultural communication skills and cultural studies
- Additional experiential learning through weekly cultural excursions
- Highly trained and experienced instructors who use innovative and interactive teaching methods
- Participation in the Conversation Partners Program with native speakers of English
If you have any questions and need additional information regarding the summer institute, please contact [[firstname.lastname@example.org, Stephen J. Sechrist]], Director of International Students, Scholars, and Programs (ISSP) or email email@example.com or call Tel. 01 757/221/1279.