New Students

Advising begins before you arrive at William & Mary. One of the Tribe Guide items to complete before orientation is the Academic Advising Questionnaire. The information you provide on this form will help us match you to your pre-major advisor; the faculty member who will serve as your main source of academic and campus resource information once you get to campus.

Before orientation, you will complete a mini-course, Tribe Studies, that will introduce you to the registration process and help you select and pre-register for your first classes at William & Mary. You will also be contacted by a peer advisor - a fellow W&M student who can answer most of your questions about academic life at William & Mary. A peer advisor will also assist you in your initial course registration.

Good to Know
  • It's always good to be thinking ahead about how you want to shape your college career. You can trust the W&M summer advising program to prepare you for the actual nuts and bolts of putting your plans into action.
  • Part of your planning should include the kinds of courses and credits you will transfer to W&M.