Admit It! Receiving one admission decision is anxiety-ridden; receiving two is hyper-anxiety-ridden. Those who applied to both W&M and to the joint degree program will in fact receive two distinct decisions: one for admission to just William & Mary and one for admission to the joint degree program. Both decisions will be provided at the same time. If admitted to both programs you will learn of your admission to the joint degree program when you open the “thick envelope” (for those of you already admitted to W&M as Monroe or William & Mary Scholars you will be sent a separate mailing soon regarding your joint degree program decision). You will receive two admission letters in your admit pack and will receive additional follow-up communication from the joint-degree program chair. There will be a special event during Day for Admitted Students for those admitted to the joint degree program, information about which can be found in the joint degree program admission letter. If you are waitlisted or denied admission to the joint degree program, that decision will be communicated in the first paragraph of your decision email. That first paragraph will first provide you with your admission decision for W&M and then your admission decision for the joint degree program.
Applications for the joint degree program were evaluated using the same thorough and thoughtful process utilized for those who applied solely to W&M. Each application was reviewed twice, in its entirety, by two different members of our staff and your admissibility to both W&M and to the joint degree program were considered. The decisions made reflect the competitive nature of our pool as well as whether we believed you to be a good fit for this unique and exciting new joint degree program. For those waitlisted and denied, admission to the joint degree program was selective just as admission to W&M is selective. We wish we could admit more great students to this new program but the small size of the incoming cohort makes that impossible.
We appreciated reviewing all of the applications for the joint degree program and wish all students, regardless of decision, the best of luck as they finalize their college search.
Wendy Livingston, ’03. M.Ed. ‘09
Senior Assistant Dean of Admission