College Studies

Mini-course designed to help you navigate your academics.

All new students who have accepted an offer of admission and made a tuition deposit will be enrolled into an online mini-course known as College Studies. 

Completing this mini-course is an important step in understanding academic expectations. Part 1 of the course provides you with information that is essential for planning your schedule and preparing for registration. Part 2 teaches you the fundamentals of information literacy, introducing you to the concepts and skills you need for a successful transition to college-level work.

College Studies Timelines
Transfer New Students
  • June 1: College Studies available
  • June 23: Part 1 deadline to participate in the summer registration process
  • July 31: Part 1 and Part 2 deadline to participate in the fall 2020 registration during Orientation
Class of 2024 New Students & JDP Home Students
  • June 29: College Studies available
  • July 10: Part 1 deadline to participate in the summer registration process
  • July 31: Part 1 and Part 2 deadline to participate in the fall 2020 registration during Orientation 
JDP Host Students
  • June 29: College Studies available
  • July 31: Part 1 and Part 2 deadline to participate in the Add/Drop Period during Orientation

College Studies is delivered through Blackboard, W&M’s learning management system. You should be able to complete the entire course in about 5 to 7 hours. You can choose to complete the contents all at one time or in increments. Your peer advisor will send you an email when the course is available and will assist you in completing activities in Part 1. Research librarians from the William & Mary Libraries can answer any questions you have about Part 2.

Access COLLEGE Studies
If you have any questions or concerns, email Academic Advising at [[advising]].