So, you've clicked submit on the application form. Your part of the job is done. Now we take over. We will notify you of your application status via the email you submitted in your application. We will email you and your parents twice: once when we receive your Common Application or Coalition Application and W&M Supplement from the application, and again when we complete your application file. Should any particular required item be missing, we will email you and ask you simply to resubmit that item (there is no penalty associated with this process). We want to complete your application just as much as you do. Please check your email regularly between now and the time decisions are released in February for Early Decision II and April for Regular Decision. Given that most of our applicants submit their application just prior to the deadline, there is a delay between the time you click submit and the time we complete your file. For more on this process, check out our Admit It! Blog. Please remember to have your first-semester grades sent as soon as they become available.
Over the next several months, your application will be reviewed in its entirety, at least twice by two different members of the Admission team. If all we wanted were the kids with the best test scores and the longest list of extra-curricular activities, we'd let the computer do it and go home early. But what we're looking for is much more subtle and subjective than that. It makes our job harder, but the end result—an exceptionally talented and diverse student body—is more than worth it. We will notify you of your admission decision, via email, in early February for Early Decision II and early April for Regular Decision. As exact dates and times of decision notifications become clear, they will be posted as announcements on this page.
Here are some helpful links for our applicants as they await the results of the admission process.
- Admitted Student Programs
- Applying for Financial Aid (need-based aid)
- Keep in Touch with W&M Admission via our social networking sites (W&M Admission on Facebook, W&M Admission on Twitter or our Admit It! Blog)
- You've Applied So Now What?
Prospective students, the spring is a great time to explore campuses and begin the process of narrowing down your list of potential colleges. William & Mary offers information sessions and tours weekdays beginning January 22 and select Saturday mornings. We have additional information should you plan on visiting W&M during your high school's spring break. Current juniors, you can also think about interviewing with a current W&M senior this coming summer. So start planning your trip to Williamsburg now.