Course Strengths: four college credits, field trips to historic places and museums, strengthening of reading, writing and analytical skills, intellectual stimulation, guest speakers, music and dance, archaeology experience
Program Strengths: sharing a passion for history with fellow high-school students, experiencing college life in a dorm, guidance from a large staff of instructors and resident assistants, creating life-long friendships, learning about William & Mary, opporunity to speak with an Admissions counselor
Enrollment Numbers: More than 1,600 students have attended since 2002.
List of Colleges and Universities which Pre-College Alumni Have Attended:
Students who have successfully completed W&M's Pre-College Summer Program have gone on to attend distinguished colleges and universities across the country and abroad.
Students' Comments about the Program:
"I had an incredible experience while I was there which was contributed to by the field trips, readings, discussions, and dorm life."
"This experience has become the most memorable in my life."
"Thank you for creating such a wonderful program; you have taken the fear of college away and replaced it with a yearning to discover."
"Since the moment I arrived on campus, I felt welcome and important, and I knew that the Pre-Collegiate Program would be a life changing experience."
"It was an unforgettable experience, enhanced by great counselors and professors, and the opportunity to meet and make new friends from across the nation. I learned so much from our site visits, and had fun while doing so--the ultimate way to learn!"
Parents' Comments about the Program:
"I remain in awe of the program that you have put together at William and Mary. The intellectual maturation I witnessed while my daughter was under your tutelage continues to astound me."
"I want to thank you for putting together such an incredible program. It was well done on every level. My son has learned so much about VA history...."
"I wanted to praise the William and Mary summer program in early American History. It has been such a phenomenal development for my daughter that there is no way I can praise it enough.... My daughter now considers it one of the most significant experiences of her life."
"Your program has given our sixteen year old daughter the intellectual stimulation and curiosity she has been craving. There are a hundred light bulbs going off in her head. All at the same time. You and your staff have made an impact in someone's life."