Williams is committed to building a community that includes the brightest minds from around the world. Our students come from more than 90 countries, and international students—that is, students who, regardless of country of residence, don’t hold U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or a green card—make up nine percent of our student body.
The college’s admission committee is familiar with the nuances of school systems and curricula around the world. Therefore, as an international applicant you’ll follow the same application procedures as U.S. citizens, with no additional forms or tests required. If your first language or language of academic instruction isn't English, we'll use your application as an assessment of your English proficiency. Williams doesn't require you to take a proficiency exam like the TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo, but we're happy to review scores from those tests if you'd like to submit them to us.
The following items are required of all first-year applicants:
You have the option of supplementing your application with submissions in any of the following areas:
All students applying for entry at Williams in fall 2021, 2022, or 2023 may choose whether to submit SAT/ACT exam results. Regardless, your application will be reviewed in a thorough, student-centered, holistic admission process.
If you decide to submit an SAT or ACT score, you can can do so in any of three ways:
Williams will superscore the SAT or ACT. This means that if multiple test scores are submitted, we’ll consider the highest subsection scores when reviewing your application.
Please note that SAT and ACT scores for all enrolling students who choose to submit them will be verified. Discrepancies between self-reported scores and official scores may jeopardize a student’s place at Williams.
The submission of SAT subject tests, AP scores, IB exams, A-levels, and language proficiency tests have been optional at Williams for many years and this will continue to be the case.