Time to Hit the Road

A typical college fair

A typical college fair

We Admit It!  Travel season is exciting. Beginning this week, the admission deans will pack up their suitcases, get in cars or on planes, and hit the proverbial road. Over the next eight or nine weeks, we will traverse the state of Virginia and many areas outside of it to talk with prospective students and families at high school visits and college fairs. Attending these events in your area is a great way to introduce yourself to various colleges and universities and to collect information that can help you make your way through the college search process.

Take advantage of these opportunities whatever year you might be in high school. Your guidance counselor will likely know which colleges and universities are visiting your high school (if W&M is, we will send you an email notice a week prior to our visit – assuming you’re on our mailing list) and when there will be college fairs in your area.

When attending a college fair or a visit from a college rep at your high school, don’t be afraid to talk to the admission officer behind the table. We promise we are not intimidating, and we LOVE talking to people, especially about the institution we represent. Ask the questions that are most helpful to you. Seek out answers that will help you determine where to apply and how to apply. Collect materials we hand out and read through them when you have a free moment. While these types of interactions cannot replace an actual campus visit, they can help you determine which schools interest you enough for an official visit. If we are not coming to your area (and sadly we cannot visit every high school or even every state), you can always reach out to us by phone or email or come visit our beautiful campus (the fall is particularly lovely in Williamsburg).

We’ll see you out there (wherever there is).

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

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