We Admit It! As of this evening we have officially completed our spring transfer review process. Spring transfer decisions have been launched, and will be arriving in your inbox shortly. We appreciate your patience as we have been finalizing things on our end, and thank all of you for taking the time to apply to William & Mary. We have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing your applications and learning more about you.
Below you will find all pertinent information about how decisions are released and what each decision means.
- Decision emails were sent this evening (December 7) to the email address provided in your Common Application.
- Though decisions have officially been launched, it will take some time for all emails to leave our server and reach your inbox.
- Decision emails are sent to all applicants regardless of decision (assuming you submitted a completed application).
- Please check your spam/junk folders in case the email landed there instead of your inbox (this does sometimes happen).
- The sender of the email will be “College of William & Mary.” The subject will either be “Good News” or “William & Mary Admission Decision.”
- Those who are admitted will also receive a formal admission packet in the mail in the coming days. Those who are not admitted will only receive a decision email.
- Note: If you submitted a completed application and did not receive a decision email from us this evening, please do not panic. There are a number of reasons why this could have happened. Please contact us starting tomorrow. We will investigate what happened and report back to you. If need be, we can re-launch your decision email, as well as mail a hard copy to you.
- Second Note: As decisions are arriving to inboxes, we will be signing off until later this evening. Please review this blog in its entirety for answers to any immediate questions. We will respond to any other questions or comments later this evening and throughout the weekend.
Admit: Congratulations, and welcome to the Tribe! It is our absolute pleasure to welcome you to the William & Mary community. We have full confidence that your experiences, passions, stories and interests will meaningfully enhance our university. A more detailed packet of materials has been sent to you, including a preliminary transfer credit evaluation and an official admission letter signed personally by Dean Whitney Link. We encourage you to review these materials while making your final decision about whether or not to enroll at W&M (the obvious choice, in our humble opinion).
We realize that there is a lot to consider and get done over the next few weeks, but all of this hard work will soon pay off. Please let us know if we can be of any assistance – we are here to help in any way we can. Congratulations again on this terrific accomplishment. One Tribe. And now it’s yours.
Deny: We are genuinely sorry that were not able to offer you admission at this time. We know that you were hoping for a more positive outcome, and we understand that you’re likely disappointed and frustrated.
While we wish that we were able to accept every talented student wanting to attend W&M, the competitive nature of our applicant pool coupled with our smaller size make this impossible to do.
Throughout our deliberations, the decisions we make are not between good and bad applicants, but between great and great applicants. Your admission decision is in no way a reflection on what you’ve accomplished or on what you might accomplish as a member of the W&M community. It is simply a product of an exceedingly competitive and selective admission process.
Please keep in mind that we cannot waitlist spring transfer applicants, as the timeline from admission offer to arriving on campus is so truncated that it doesn’t allow for a waitlist process to play out. Because of this, there are many students who had stronger applications than a deny decision implies. In many cases, students who have re-applied for future semesters with additional coursework and grades have been admitted. We wish you all the best going forward. Take care, and happy holidays.
Assistant Dean of Admission