Dates & Deadlines

Remember what happened when you turned in your term paper late? You don't want that to happen to your application.

Be sure to submit application materials on or before the following dates to ensure receipt and avoid processing delays. If you are applying to William & Mary to be part of the Class of 2022, submit your Common Application by January 1. The deadline is officially midnight in your time zone and applies to the student’s actual Common Application. Supplemental materials including transcripts, test scores and recommendations may still be submitted after that January 1 deadline.

Freshmen Deadlines and Decision Dates
Early Decision

November 1 - application deadline: applications must be submitted online 
November 15 - FAFSA and CSS Profile priority deadline for receiving a financial aid estimate
Early December - decision will be emailed to students
Two Weeks from Receipt of Decision Letter - enrollment deadline: enrollment deposits must be submitted electronically or postmarked by this date
December 12 - FAFSA and CSS Profile deadline for receiving a financial aid estimate

Regular Decision

January 1 - application deadline: applications must be submitted online
February 1 - FAFSA and CSS Profile priority deadline for financial aid
March 1 - FAFSA and CSS Profile final deadline for financial aid
By April 1  - decisions will be emailed to students
May 1 - enrollment deadline: enrollment deposits must be submitted electronically or postmarked by this date

Transfer Deadlines and Decision Dates
Fall Enrollment

March 1 - application, FAFSA and CSS deadline: applications must be submitted online
March 28 - mid-term grades due - To submit your current grades on the Common Application, please use the Mid-term Report in the Additional Forms section under Assign Recommenders. 
Early May - decisions will be emailed to students
May 15 - enrollment deadline: enrollment deposits must be submitted electronically or postmarked by this date

Spring Enrollment

November 1 - application deadline: applications must be submitted online
November 15 -  Submit FAFSA and CSS Profile 
November 22 - mid-term grades due - To submit your current grades on the Common Application, please use the Mid-term Report in the Additional Forms section under Assign Recommenders.
Early December - decisions will be emailed to students
Two Weeks from Receipt of Decision Letter - enrollment deadline: enrollment deposits must be submitted electronically or postmarked by this date

Summer Sessions

If you're interested in taking courses during the summer sessions please contact the Office of the University Registrar at 757-221-2800.