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How to Apply

You've done your homework, you've researched our 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 counselor. At the end of this process, our goal is to bring together a class of dynamic, diverse and academically engaged students.

Our Applications & Instructions

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Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities

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If a question arises that you can’t find the answer to, feel free to contact us anytime.

Non-Discrimination Notice

Unless otherwise constrained by law, William & Mary is committed to providing an environment for its students that is free from discrimination based on any personal factor unrelated to qualifications or performance such as race or color, citizenship, national origin or ethnicity, ancestry, religion or creed, political affiliation or belief, age, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, parental status, height, weight, military service, veteran status, caretaker status, or family medical or genetic information. Read W&M's full non-discrimination notice.

Notice of Contingent Status of Admission Offers

Offers of admission are contingent upon continuing to meet high standards of academic performance, personal conduct and completion of all work in progress. Furthermore, prior to enrollment at William & Mary students are required to submit answers to questions about criminal and disciplinary history and to comply with the university's Disclosure of Arrest Policy. The university reserves the right to refund an enrollment deposit and rescind admission for failure to comply with these expectations or in cases where criminal or disciplinary history reveals an unacceptably high risk to the personal safety, academic integrity or core values of the William & Mary community.

Notice of Availability of Annual Security Report

Information about campus safety and security may help you in your decision to apply. The most recent Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for William & Mary, including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is available on W&M’s website for review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university or on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The full report is available online, or you may request a paper copy in person or to be mailed to you at no expense from the Office of Compliance & Equity, James Blair Hall, Suite 101, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, 757-221-3146.