Admissions Q&A: William & Mary
Kevin Cutro, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission for The College of William and Mary, tackles the college application and the essay — “simple, sincere, and good-humored”
Q. What happens to a student’s application after it’s been received by W&M?
A. Once an application is complete (meaning we received all required components — test scores, recommendation letters, etc.), it is read at least two times between December and February — once by a regional dean, once by a non-regional dean. Each dean i…
COLLEGE VISIT: That $250K Feeling
My second, Natalie Martin, @Lehigh University, 1 of 18 college visits.
Recently I was on the phone with a parent who stated, with a mixture of disbelief and incredulousness, “It all comes down to a feeling my kid gets in 15 minutes. This decision (choosing a college) will impact his entire life and costs a quarter of a million dollars, and it is made on a feeling.”
I responded, “Yes, and that feeling is often disproportionately influenced by your tour guide and the level of caffeine in your te…