What to Expect
The courses offered to Pre-College students are on the same level as courses offered to William & Mary undergraduates. In order to offer these courses, NIAHD has condensed a 13-week semester into 3 weeks. We hold Pre-College students to the same high standard of excellence as all William & Mary students and consistently challenge them to produce their best work. It is an academically rigorous program.
Students can expect to:
- Participate in class discussions with a maximum of 12 students
- Read 30-60 pages of college-level articles and primary source documents each night
- Submit written work each week
- Receive feedback from their Instructor on written assignments
All students will attend class 5 days a week (whether for the residential courses or the virtual course). Students will also have to manage a schedule that includes reading and writing assignments. Being well-rested and well-nourished is a key component to staying focused and healthy during the program.