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Transitioning to William & Mary

In semester two, the Global Office runs two pre-departure events for first year students transitioning to William & Mary for the first time.  The first session provides you with essential information regarding housing, deadlines and travel information. The second event provides an introduction to the American academic system, with a particular focus on William & Mary. 

The academic transition to William & Mary from St Andrews can be challenging, so the BA (International Honours) intern has developed a Welcome to the American-British Classroom (PDF, 325 KB) to highlight the main differences in terminology and teaching styles.

Transition tips

The video below provides some useful tips and guidance from third year students on how to successfully transition between St Andrews and William & Mary and vice versa.

General enquiries

Collaborations and Study Abroad
University of St Andrews
St Katharine's West
16 The Scores
St Andrews
Fife, KY16 9AX
Scotland, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1334 462245

CSA student consultation hours:

2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday during term time

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BA (international Honours) Orientation Guide 2019 (PDF, 12,670 KB)

BA (International Honours) Policy and Regulations (PDF, 372 KB)

University privacy notice: exchange of student personal data with partners (PDF, 631 KB)