Application Process


Students who wish to attend the Semester-in-Residence Program for the Fall or Spring semester of the academic year should submit a completed Application Form (pdf), transcripts of all college-level work, and at least one letter of recommendation to the Director, National Institute of American History & Democracy, P.O. Box 8795, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795.

Students who wish to claim Virginia residency for tuition purposes must also complete an Application to Determine Physical Residency/In-State Tuition (pdf). That form should be included along with the application form. These instructions apply to ALL students who wish to be considered for in-state tuition privileges no matter what their status at their home institution may be.

To receive printed forms by mail, contact us by [[niahd, email]] or telephone at (757) 221-7652.


Deadline for Spring 2017: October 15, 2016

Deadline for Fall 2017: April 5, 2017

Students should contact the Director at (757) 221-7653 well in advance of the deadline. This is especially true for students who desire on-campus housing and for pre-registration for NIAHD-sponsored courses.