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alumni status?

fountainfountain Posts: 16Registered User New Member
edited October 2010 in College of William and Mary
I attended William and Mary but I transferred away half way through, a decision that I have always regretted. The school has considered me an alum ever since then. I have received mail and phone calls over the years, and I have always contributed when they ask for money (in the hundreds each year). W&M still identifies me with the class I would've graduated from if I had stayed (early 80s).

Yet, the common application asks only for graduate date and degree earned. There doesn't seem to be any other way to claim alumni status on the app, or simply to show attendance years.

What do you advise?

Also, is there a way that a person can check to make sure that they have alumni status for the purpose of their child applying? Will the admissions committee be checking this information against the alumni office or against some other source?
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Replies to: alumni status?

  • W&M AdmissionW&M Admission Posts: 2,316College Rep Senior Member
    At W&M, you are considered an alum if you complete one full semester at the College in good standing. Thus you would be considered an alum and your student would be considered a legacy applicant.

    What we suggest is that your student list both schools that you attend on the Common App (W&M and whatever institution you transferred to).

    Given that all applicants sign a version of the honor code on the application, we trust that the information they provide is accurate and we therefore do not feel the need to check the information submitted against the Alumni Association records.
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