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Students who got into WM/CWM:

Tips mention: Interview (4), ACT/SAT (32), Grades (47), Sports/Extracurriculars (31), College Essay (32)
I was very uncertain when I applied to colleges,May 08 2005Sociology
I was very uncertain when I applied to colleges, so I just applied a bunch of places, and was lucky enough to get into them all before really choosing. Having worked in the admissions office here, though, I would say that if you're dying to come to William & Mary, don't be afraid to contact the admissions office and ask for information about how to apply and what the admissions procedures here are.
SAT: 1490 Female
Hard work and not slacking are really important, notApr 22 2005Undecided
Hard work and not slacking are really important, not only if you want to get in to W&M, but if you want to succeed at W&M. Your grades will not be handed to you. Make sure you get good recommendation letters. The one most powerful item that helped me get in was a letter from my high school soccer coach, who had seen me interact with both upperclassmen and freshmen on the team.
SAT: 1470 Female
Showing the administration that you try to challenge yourselfJan 18 2005Kinesiology
Showing the administration that you try to challenge yourself in different areas is key! Go out and step outside of your comfort zone and learn about yourself then report back!
SAT: 1250 Female
Focused myself on admission from day 1 in 9thJan 12 2005History/Histories (art history/etc.)
Focused myself on admission from day 1 in 9th grade in terms of planning, course selection and scholastic effort.
SAT: 1480 Male
Work hardNov 20 2004Unknown
Work hard. No, harder than that. Write good essays, get good standardized test scores (I know, they are arbitrary and ultimately meaningless, but they are still the rubric). Be active in HS. Successful applicants and students here are not just academic machines; they are locally and globally aware and involved. There is no one catch all application that is guaranteed to get you in. Just work hard and be passionate about what you do, that's the best advice I can give.
ACT: 33 SAT: 1550 Male
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