Undergraduate Admission

Start your search this summer.


Admit It!, one of the things on your summer to do list is continuing your college search. While likely not as appealing to check off as a summer vacation, it's just as necessary. Before the fall hits and your time is consumed by AP classes, Homecoming, extracurricular activities and completing college applications, take some time this summer to narrow down your list of potential colleges and maybe even get a head start on some of those dreaded application essays. We can help you with that. 

One of the best ways to narrow down your list is to go on campus visits. William & Mary offers two information sessions and tours each weekday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. through August 12. We also offer select Saturday tours at 10:00 a.m. Led by an admission dean, our information sessions provide a general overview of campus as well as detailed application and admission information.  Led by a current W&M student, tours provide visitors with an in-depth look at not only the physical campus, but the lives of William & Mary students. Registration is recommended. Check out our student blogs for additional insight into the lives of the nation's best and brightest college students.

The on-campus summer interview provides a unique opportunity for rising high school seniors to add a three-dimensional component to their application. An interview provides them the chance to sit down, one-on-one, with a current student and ask any questions they might have. William & Mary rising seniors conduct interviews with prospective applicants on weekdays beginning June 22 and ending August 14. William & Mary alumnus Jon Stewart (Class of '84) certainly would have made a lasting impression at his campus interview and we're guessing you will too. Registration is required.

William & Mary is an exclusive user of the Common Application which goes live August 1 each year. Our website can offer you much insight into the W&M application -- both the required components and optional components -- and can provide you some tips as you begin to write your essays. Check out the widget in the right column of our application process page for some thoughts on essay writing from those that read them.

If you fall in love with W&M, check out additional campus visit opportunities offered during the academic year.

So along with getting a tan, attending midnight showings of multiple summer blockbusters and roadtripping with friends, don't forget to check off visiting W&M on your summer to-do list.