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Comunidad @ William & Mary

Are you looking to learn more about college, including picking the right school for you and the admissions process? Apply to the Comunidad Program @ W&M.

Comunidad @ William & Mary is a free, three-day, virtual program that prepares historically underrepresented high school students (Hispanic & Latinx Students are strongly encouraged to apply)   to enter and succeed at a post-secondary institution. During the Comunidad program, participants will engage (virtually) in workshops on various topics such as college admissions, financial aid, networking, and career/major planning. Participants will gain invaluable insight from alumni, administrators, current students, and professors about being holistically successful at a post-secondary institution. 

Due to ongoing social distancing recommendations related to COVID-19, this program is a virtual program for the summer of 2021 with the hopes of transitioning to an in-person on-campus experiential opportunity in future years. We will engage in scheduled video conferences and presentations. 

Comunidad students will:

  • Participate in seminars and workshops regarding College 101. Examples of these seminars/workshops will be:
    • Engaging with W&M academic counselors exploring majors
    • Meeting with W&M Career Counselors about career choices
    • Learning about the college admissions process from W&M’s expert counselors
  • Practice composing an admissions essay
  • Meet W&M financial aid representatives and learn how to navigate financial aid and FAFSA application processes
  • Engage with Hispanic leaders, diverse mentors, and role models, and discover how they made their college and career choices
  • Make new friends & meet W&M student leaders from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Engage and meet with William & Mary faculty who are leaders in their respective fields 
Students who attend the Institute will not only learn about the college admissions and transition process but will learn valuable lifelong skills and are encouraged to have fun as they make new friends from all over Virginia and surrounding states.

Bonus - College Success & Career Readiness @ W&M

If you are interested in attending W&M you will have an opportunity to meet one on one with an admissions counselor.  Our program will provide wide-ranging support to students who attend our program to ensure they successfully matriculate, remain in school, graduate on time, and are prepared to enter their careers with the experience and proficiencies necessary for success in their future career. 

To be eligible for this program, you must: 

1. Be part of the graduating classes of 2022 or 2023 (Hispanic & Latinx Students are strongly encouraged to apply)  
3. Have at least a 2.7 cumulative (overall) G.P.A. 


Additional Application Materials:

High School Counselor/Registrar G.P.A. Verification Form

Comunidad 2021 Dates: 

Monday, August 2 - Wednesday, August 4, 2021 (VIRTUAL)

Deadline to Apply: 

Friday, June 18, 2021

More Information:
Roxana Aguirre 
Assistant Director 
Center for Student Diversity 
Phone: 757-221-2300