Decisions Decisions: Freshman Regular Decision Edition

Admit It!  You’ve waited long enough and I’m here to tell you the wait is over.  By the time you read this blog, decisions will be in your in-box (decisions were sent to student emails only; parents did not receive a copy).  We have emailed decisions to all freshman applicants (with minor exceptions such as those whose domicile remains in question or those whose applications remain incomplete).  We will email the decision to the email address provided in your Common Application. The sender’s name differs depending on what email program/server you are using to view your email, however appears in the sender field of all decision notifications sent.  If you have not received an email, please check your spam and junk folders thoroughly.  If no email from W&M can be found, you can contact us at 757-221-4223 during business hours to inquire as to why you have not received your decision.  There could be several reasons so please give us a bit of time to investigate why you did not receive a decision and to find an alternate means of providing you with your decision.  There are several types of emails being sent.  Below is an outline of the type of email you might receive as well as a link to an Admit It! Blog where you can learn more about the decision that was reached.

Admitted students will receive an email with a picture of our mascot checking his mailbox indicating that you should do the same thing in the days to come (yes, this email means what you think it means).

Students who are waitlisted and denied will be sent a copy of their admission letter as the body of the email.  No mailed communication will follow.  This emailed letter is your decision notification.

Students who have applied to the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme will receive their admission decision for both programs in one single email.

We appreciate all of the time and effort each of you put into your application and we have enjoyed reading each and every one of them immensely.  While we understand that many readers will be disappointed in the decisions made we want to underscore that they were made through a careful and thoughtful review process.  We wish all of our applicants the best of luck with their future endeavors and the completion of their college search.

Wendy Livingston, ’03. M.Ed. ‘09
Senior Assistant Dean of Admission

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