How to Apply

Each semester, Williams-Mystic hosts sophomores, juniors, and seniors from many different academic institutions and majors.  Since 1977, more than 1,700 students from over 100 colleges and universities have spent a semester studying with us. We encourage inquiries and applications from undergraduate students of all majors from all accredited colleges and universities. Williams-Mystic is need-blind, meaning that financial need is not an impediment to admission.  

Application Requirements

Please submit:

  • Your application form: Online Application.
  • Personal Statement.  In 1–2 pages, address what appeals to you most about Williams-Mystic and the ways you would contribute to this program.
  • Writing Sample. This can be in any genre, provided that it’s five pages or fewer and that you submitted it for a class within the past academic year.
  • Official transcript.
  • Contact information for three references. We ask for contact information only and do not need official letters of reference.

Please be sure to check with your school’s study abroad office for your own campus deadlines, or contact us at [email protected] if you have questions about the process. We work with our students to ensure that credit and financial aid transfer as often as possible.

You may send your transcript, personal statement, and writing sample via email or snail mail:

Williams-Mystic, Admissions
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355

Application Timeline

We operate on a rolling admissions basis, which means that we accept applications year-round as space allows. We encourage inquiries regarding space availability and recommend that you submit your application as early as possible, ideally by October 15 for the subsequent spring semester and March 15 for the subsequent fall. It is never too early or too late to contact us with any questions.

Arranging an Interview

Once you’ve submitted all required components of your application, the Admissions Office will contact you to coordinate your interview. We’d prefer to interview you in person so you have a first-hand view of Williams-Mystic, but we’re also happy to arrange interviews over Skype or over the phone. Interviews are also available during our Open House in the fall and spring semesters.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Williams-Mystic is dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive community, in which members of all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. In compliance with state and federal law, Williams-Mystic does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, or military service.

Disability Support and Accommodations

Williams-Mystic adheres to the Disability Support guidelines as outlined by Williams College. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling (860) 572-5359.