Please see below for some of our most frequently asked questions regarding admission to Williamson. For any questions not answered, please contact the Office of Admissions.
You may apply any time after August 1st prior to your senior year of high school through mid-January preceding the fall semester for which you seek entrance.
Yes, but you must be a high school senior (or a graduate or GED recipient who meets the age requirement).
Yes they may, but we ask that you limit guests to two people if possible.
You will be invited back for an Applicant Interview Session, if you attend an Applicant Day. The dates for Applicant Interview Sessions will be announced during the Applicant Days.
Yes, you are strongly encouraged to provide letters of recommendation from non-family members, as these letters may assist the Selection Committee in determining the strength of your character. Letters of recommendation may be initiated via the online application. Questions may be sent to the Vice President of Enrollment Management, Jay Merillat, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While applicants are primarily selected based on the criteria listed under “Selection Process” in the admissions booklet, the Selection Committee is also very interested in how applicants have spent their time outside of high school academic classes. Williamson seeks to enroll young men who are active and productive with their free time and engage in school activities, community service, and employment.
A “permanent legal US resident” is a United States citizen or a permanent lawful resident alien – an immigrant with an alien registration card (green card).
In recent years, Williamson has been accepting approximately 25% of its applicants. Certain programs, such as Construction Technology – Electrical and Construction Technology – Carpentry have recently been more competitive due to higher application rates.
Yes. However, coming from a family with greater income and assets may impact your acceptance through the selection process, especially if you are interested in one of our more competitive programs. In all cases where two applicants are otherwise equivalent, “preference shall always be given to the poor” according to the founder of Williamson.
Yes. However, since entrance to Williamson is extremely competitive, it may impact your acceptance through the selection process.
Yes, you may.
Yes. However, as a general rule all federal and state grants are applied directly by the college to a student’s tuition, room, and boarding costs with the remaining balance addressed by a Williamson Scholarship. Directing grant funding towards books and supplies costs will likely result in a tuition bill for that same amount.
Yes, any non-Williamson Scholarship funding awarded may be applied to books, supplies, and fees.