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    Credit Transfer

    Each semester, Williams-Mystic welcomes students from a wide range of institutions: large public universities, small private colleges, and everything in between. Our admissions team works with all of these institutions on a case-by-case basis to ensure credits transfer.

    As an official program of Williams College, Williams-Mystic is considered the coastal campus of Williams College. Students who attend Williams-Mystic receive an official transcript from Williams College, which awards credit for the equivalent of four courses and one winter study.

    Williams College uses the 4-1-4 calendar, which requires students on campus to take four courses in the fall semester, one project during Winter Study, and four courses in the spring semester. The program of courses taught at Williams-Mystic is considered the equivalent of a full semester plus a Winter Study at Williams College.

    Converting credits from one calendar system to another is likely to be more of an approximation than an absolutely accurate replication.

    • Semester credits. If you or your institution wishes to convert to semester credits, we suggest considering each of our courses to be the equivalent of 4.5 semester hours or a total of 18 semester-hour credits for the program.
    • Quarter credits. If you or your institution wishes to convert to quarter credits, we suggest considering each of our courses to the equivalent of 6.75 quarter hours or a total of 27 quarter-hour credits for the program.

    If you have any questions, please contact our admissions team at [email protected].