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2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013 - 2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mason: Admissions

Graduate Admission

Within the limits of its facilities and its obligations as a state university, the College of William & Mary offers the possibility of admission to all qualified students without regard to sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.

For additional admissions information go to http://mason.wm.edu/programs/index.php and select a specific Program.

Admission to Non-Degree Status

Under special circumstances, individuals who wish to take graduate courses (courses numbered 500 and above) for audit or credit, but not enter as a degree-seeking student may be permitted to do so on a space-available basis with faculty and Program Assistant Dean permission. Non-degree status is limited to students who have already earned baccalaureate degrees (official transcript required) and is not available for all courses. Non-degree status is permitted for up to 9.0 credit hours of coursework.

After written approval from the instructor and Program Assistant Dean, interested students should contact the Graduate Registrar to request an Unclassified Student Application. Registration will be processed by the Graduate Registrar on the first day of class. If approved, the individual will pay the current graduate business tuition rate for the course.

Non-degree status and visiting students must receive permission for each class in which they wish to enroll. Unclassified/non-degree applications must be received no later than one week prior to the first day of classes. Unclassified/non-degree students are bound by all rules and regulations of the College and its Honor Code.


Students who are in good academic standing with the College but have not been in attendance for one or more semesters must first contact the respective Graduate Program. After Program approval, the Graduate Registrar will readmit the student and issue a time ticket (required for self registration) before they are permitted to register for classes. A domicile application, must also be submitted to the University Registrar upon re-admittance. Please go to the Forms menu at www.wm.edu/registrar for a domicile application form. Any questions about domicile eligibility should be directed to the University Registrar’s Office in Blow Memorial Hall.