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Waitlist Update — A Light at the End of the Tunnel

June 14, 2013 by

Admit It!  The waitlist process can seem like a never-ending one.  We have been faithfully bringing you updates on our waitlist progress.  We are hoping this will be among the last of those updates.

Freshmen: This year we’ve found that more students are withdrawing their offer after depositing than is normal.  As a result, we have been able to make a few additional offers since the late May “closeout” email.  Those students have been contacted and we are awaiting their replies.  We continue to monitor the status of the freshman class daily.  We are fairly close to being exactly where we need to be.  Just as before, any student who we wish to offer admission to will be contacted by phone and/or email.  We hope to have the class finalized by the end of the month.

Students who are admitted now are not disadvantaged in the housing or Orientation processes.  The other offices on campus are aware that students are still being admitted, and they work with those students to complete the necessary paperwork.

Transfers: We continue to make progress with the transfer waitlist.  There are likely a few more offers to be made in the next day or so.  We do anticipate that all students on the transfer waitlist will receive an email from our office early next week with an update.  We will continue to monitor the status of the transfer class in the coming days to see if any additional admission offers are needed.

Hopefully this should do it for the 2012-2013 admission cycle.  Now onwards to 2013-2014.  If there are other topics you’d like to see us address over the summer in upcoming Admit It! blogs, please feel free to submit your ideas as comments.

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


  • Third time the charm! says:

    Any chance a high potential denied applicant, who bleeds green and gold, gets goosebumps at the thought of the Wren, whose final GPA and SAT are on the higher end of the profile, and would seriously consider forgiving the denial, be called? I’ll answer. No hard feelings. ;o)

  • Admit It! says:

    @Third time the charm!, we sincerely appreciate your undying love for W&M but unfortunately we would not admit a denied student.

  • Imani Price says:

    I was admitted off of the waitlist on May 8 and I was Wondering if the 2017 class is full now.

  • Admit It! says:

    @Imani Price, we continue to monitor the incoming class at all times. A class can be full and then students can all of a sudden withdraw.

  • Imani Price says:

    Thank you for answering my question so quickly @Admit it!

  • Seattle Mom says:

    Could you do a blog detailing the Early Admission process? Any insight you could provide would be great!

  • Admit It! says:

    @Seattle Mom, we can certainly blog about Early Decision as we get closer to that point in the process. We also have a website about it if that helps: http://www.wm.edu/admission/undergraduateadmission/earlydecision/index.php

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