Alumni Admission Webinars

Get an inside look at the college admissions process. Alumni Admission Webinars is an online series from the W&M Alumni Association for alumni readying their children for college. All webinars are simulcast over the web via Adobe Connect and will be archived for on-demand viewing.

Upcoming Webinars

Decisions, Decisions - Early Decision, Early Action, or Regular Decision
September, 12, 2019 3:00PM

Join us as we explore the benefits, challenges and nuances between Early Decision, Early Action and Regular Decision. Our panel of admission professionals will include:

Charles B. Carabello, University of Georgia
Juan Espinoza, Virginia Tech
John Gaines, Vanderbilt University


Webinars On-Demand

Preparing Your Student for College

Recorded February 22, 2018

You've prepared them academically, but what steps can you take to prepare your senior for life after high school? Join Amy Smith Jasper '89 of My College Fit as she shares tips and insight on how to prepare your student for college.

Recommendation Letters

Recorded November 11, 2017

Recommendation letters are a key part of the college application. A recommendation letter should shed light into your academic performance, leadership skills and personal character. Join us as admission professional Tamisha Williams shares the dos and don’ts of requesting recommendation letters.

The Common Application

Recorded September 19, 2017

Last year, more than one million students used The Common Application to apply to nearly 700 colleges and universities — including William & Mary. We invite parents of high school students at all grade levels to join Common App staff for an overview of the application system, support tools, and college admission and financial aid planning resources.

Scott Anderson is The Common Application's senior director for access and education. He has more than 20 years of experience helping students and families navigate the college admission process.

He is joined by Meredith Lombardi, associate director of outreach and education for The Common Application. A former public school counselor, she brings a depth of knowledge and expertise to the organization's outreach efforts.

Questions? Please contact:

  •   Valerie Wilkins, M.Ed. ‘08,  Associate Director, Alumni Admissions & Inclusion Initiatives
  •   (757) 221-2514