The College of William and Mary (VA)

The College of William and Mary (VA)

Common Application 
    
Yes 

Deadline 
    
Early Decision: Nov. 1, 2016    
Regular Decision: Jan. 1, 2017

Essay Questions:

Common Application Essays:


The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don't feel obligated to do so. (The application won't accept a response shorter than 250 words.)

l   Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please         share your story.

l   The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn            from the experience?

l   Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?

l   Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal                         importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

l   Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

 

Supplemental Essay Questions:

l   Beyond your impressive academic credentials and extracurricular accomplishments, what else makes you unique and colorful? We know nobody fits neatly into 500 words or less, but         you can provide us with some suggestion of the type of person you are. Anything goes! Inspire us, impress us, or just make us laugh. Think of this optional opportunity as show and tell       by proxy and with an attitude. 


Documents Required: 
  • $70 Application Fee or Waiver 
  • Official score reports from the SAT or ACT
  • Secondary School Report
  • Mid-Year School Report 
  • Teacher Evaluations (Optional) 

Other Information: 

Address: College of William and Mary
               [Recipient's Name]
               [Department/Office]
               P.O. Box 8795
               Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Phone: 757-221-4223
Fax: 757-221-1242
Email: admission@wm.edu
Admission Info: http://www.wm.edu/admission/undergraduateadmission/index.php

SAT/TOEFL Code: 5115
ACT Code: 4344
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