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Application for Admission

Thank you for your interest in admission to Richard Bland College of William & Mary. We are excited you want to Create Your Journey here as a Statesman.

Our application includes a “Save and Return” feature. We want to make the application completion process as easy as possible. Are you ready to get started? Let’s go!


Essay Questions

Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 1000 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Use the full range if you need it, but don’t feel obligated to do so.

  • 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.
  • Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn?
  • Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?
  • Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content. What do you do or experience there, and why is it meaningful to you?
  • Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.

Important: Please provide a unique email address assigned only to you. Two applicants may not use the same email address. Need a free email address? Search one of these sites: Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.

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