How to Apply

You've done your homework, you've visited campus and now you're ready to take the next step.

Tell us your story. We want to learn more about who you’ve been, who you are and who you’ll become in college. Numbers will inevitably be part of your story, but we’re also interested in your ambition, your drive and your hidden talents.

William & Mary practices holistic review; decisions are not based solely on one aspect of your application. Rather, we review your essays, letters of recommendation, extracurricular involvements, and yes, those numbers like GPAs and standardized test scores. Each application is read at least twice, including once by your regional dean. At the end of this process, our goal is to bring together a class of dynamic, diverse and academically engaged students.

This portion of our website is here to provide you with resources, from application checklists to info on financial aid and scholarships. If a question arises that you can’t find the answer to, feel free to contact us anytime.

The Common Application
William & Mary is an exclusive user of the Common Application for freshman and transfer applicants.  

For Freshman Applicants
A checklist of application items, plus info on topics like the early decision process, applying as an international, multicultural or home-schooled student, special degree programs and what to do after you've applied

For Transfer Applicants
Your application checklist, special visitation days just for prospective transfers, plus info for VCCS and Richard Bland students, business students, international applicants and what to do after you've applied

Non-Degree Seeking Applicants
Information for concurrent high school students, visiting students, and post-baccalaureate students

Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities
Learn about ways to finance your education.