Admit It! The wait has been agonizing. We’re here to tell you it’s almost over. Decisions for W&M Regular Decision applicants will be released today, Monday, March 26. Decisions are emailed to the email address you provided in the Common Application. Students who applied to the St Andrews William & Mary Joint Degree Programme will receive two decisions: one for W&M and for the joint degree programme. For the most part, these decisions will be combined into one email. If you get an email tonight that does not mention the joint degree programme you will receive notification about your admission to the joint degree programme later this week.
Note that there is no specific time for a release. Our software is not such that we can push a button and have everyone receive their decision simultaneously. We have to upload every individual applicant’s decision email and then send it to the appropriate email address. This takes a lot of careful, precise work and several hours. But, decision emails are on their way to your in-boxes as we type.
If for any reason you do not have an email in your in-box by tomorrow morning, feel free to call our office (757-221-4223) and let us know. Each evening, we will make a second attempt to send your decision email using a different email method (but we will still send it to the same email address because that is the only email we can confidently say belongs to you, and we want to ensure that we are sending your decision to you the applicant and not to someone else). We will also mail a hard copy of your decision to your mailing address (we do not mail hard copies to waitlisted or denied students; only admitted students receive an email and a mailed admission offer).
The sender of the email will vary based on your email carrier but “College of William & Mary” will be a part of it. The subject will either be Good Things or William & Mary Admission Decision. To those who are admitted, this means Good Things indeed. The Class of 2016 promises to be astounding, and we are thrilled to welcome you to the Alma Mater of the Nation. To those of you waitlisted or denied, we know this wasn’t how you hoped your W&M story would end, but we know you are incredibly smart and accomplished individuals. We have no doubt that another institution will recognize your efforts and that institution will be the better for you.
Thank you for spending the past several months with us, allowing us into your lives. We’ve immensely enjoyed selecting the Class of 2016 and learning about the accomplishments of the high school class of 2012. Best of luck to all of you as you face the decisions, decisions ahead of you in April.
So enough typing, we’ve got some emails to send!
Wendy Livingston ’03, M.Ed. ‘09
Senior Assistant Dean of Admission