3 Credit Seminars

The class fee for the DC Winter Seminars is $2,500.00, which will be charged to your student account.

  • A non-refundable $500 deposit is due:
    • May 15, 2017 for early application admits
    • October 25, 2017 for regular application admits
    • The balance due of $2,000 will be billed on your  November W&M Student Accounts eStatement and is due:
    • December 1, 2017 for all admits
      • If you choose to live in DC housing provided by the W&M Washington Center during the Seminars, there is the additional non-refundable cost of $650 for a double room or $1,000 for a single room (pending availability).
        • Billed on your November W&M Student Accounts eStatement and is due December 1, 2017 for both early and regular application admits

*PLEASE NOTE: Students who wish to drop the class have until the drop deadline on 11/10 at 11:59pm to do so. If students drop by this deadline, the course fee will be removed, but students will forfeit their previously paid $500 deposit. Students who drop after the 11/10 at 11:59pm deadline will still be responsible for all class fees and housing charges. No refunds will be provided, no charges removed after 11/10 at 11:59pm

1/5 is the last day to withdraw from the course to receive a "W". 

What your $2,500 will Cover

In addition to the academic credit you’ll receive from the College for completing the DC Winter Seminars, your $2,500 covers:

  • Lunch each class day
  • Program dinners on opening night, closing night and select evenings during the week
  • Subsidized social/cultural events through the seminars
  • A dinner networking event with W&M DC area alums in related field
  • A small Metro pass to get you started with DC area travel
Day-to-Day Costs in DC

The average cost per student will vary.  However, most students report spending roughly $70 per week on "groceries and other necessities" and about $40.00 per week on Metro fare.  

Dropping/Withdrawing from your Seminar

Your $500 deposit is completely non-refundable at any time. 

Students who wish to drop the class have until the drop deadline on 11/10 at 11:59pm to do so. If students drop by this deadline, the course fee will be removed, but students will forfeit their previously paid $500 deposit.

Students who drop after the 11/10 at 11:59pm deadline will still be responsible for all class fees and housing charges. No refunds will be provided, no charges removed after 11/10 at 11:59pm. 1/5 is the last day to withdraw from the course. 

  • In order to drop your DC Winter Seminars course, you will need to send an email from your W&M account to registrar@wm.edu, CCing Program Assistant, [[ncholst, Naomi Cholst]] , by 11/10 at 11:59pm.  No other communication will be considered a formal drop request. 
  • Students who follow the above instructions, but choose to drop after 11/10 at 11:59pm will receive a grade of “W.”
  • The last day to withdraw from the course is 1/5.
  • In order to withdraw your DC Winter Seminars course, you will need to send an email from your W&M account to registrar@wm.edu, CCing Program Assistant, [[ncholst, Naomi Cholst]] , by 1/5 at 11:59pm. No other communication will be considered a formal withdraw request. 
Financial Aid

DC Winter Seminars courses are added to students' Fall transcripts. Therefore, students may be eligible for financial aid to help cover their costs. Contact your Financial Aid Counselor to check your eligibility.