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



Webinars On-Demand

The Waiting Game: What's Next
Recorded Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Applications have been submitted and now you're waiting to learn the application decision. For this session we will be joined by Brad Harlan, Associate Director of College Counseling at Norfolk Academy. Mr. Harlan will help us navigate the waiting game and answer the looming question, What's Next?

The Transition to Senior Year - A Junior's Guide to Success
Recorded January 15, 2019

Join William & Mary alumna Amy Smith Jasper '89, owner and operator of My College Fit, as we explore the transition to your final year of high school. Topics of discussion will include standardized tests, maximizing campus visits, and more. This webinar will be recorded for future access as well.

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

Note: Webinar begins at 33:35

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

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