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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 13: College Studies opens in Blackboard
  • June 23: Deadline to complete Part 1 of College Studies (required to participate in the summer registration process)
  • July 31: Deadline to complete Part 2 of College Studies (required to pariticpate in the fall 2022 registration during Orientation)
Class of 2026 New Students & JDP Home Students
  • June 27: College Studies opens in Blackboard
  • July 9: Deadline to complete Part 1 of College Studies (required to participate in the summer registration process)
  • July 31: Deadline to complete Part 2 of College Studies (required to participate in the fall 2022 registration during Orientation)
JDP Host Students
  • June 27: College Studies opens in Blackboard
  • July 31: Deadline to complete Part 1 and Part 2 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 (from an email account similar to @wm.edu<do-no-reply@blackboard.wm.edu) when the course is available and will assist you in completing activities in Part 1. Research librarians from William & Mary Libraries can answer any questions you have about Part 2.

Access COLLEGE Studies
If you have any questions or concerns, email the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at [[academicaffairs]].