Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is eligible to apply for transfer to Davidson?
A. Students who will have successful completed at least one full year of acceptable college course work upon enrolling at Davidson College. Students must plan to be enrolled at Davidson for at least two academic years (16 courses).

Q. Is need-based financial aid available for transfer students?
A. If you intend to apply for need-based financial assistance, you should contact the Davidson College Financial Aid Office to receive instructions. You will need to complete the FAFSA and the CSS Profile Report.

Q. When should I submit my application?
A. The application deadline is March 15 for Fall Semester.

Q. What are the possible decisions by the Admission Committee?
A. Accept; Deny; Wait List; or Decision Postponed pending final grades for current term.

Q. How difficult is it to be accepted as a transfer student?
A. Competition for admission to Davidson is selective: we receive applications from many more qualified students than we are able to enroll. Successful transfer applicants have earned at least a B+ at their current college/university, outstanding high school records and strong standardized test scores. Character, integrity, and potential contribution to the college community are also important in our selection process.

Q. Which standardized test scores are required?
A. Davidson accepts SAT or ACT scores. Official scores must be sent to our office either as part of your final high school transcript or directly from the testing agency. Davidson's CEEB number is 5150, the ACT number is 3086.

Q. Are International Students considered as transfer applicants?
A. If you have attended college and earned credit toward an undergraduate degree, your application will be considered as a transfer application. Please note that due to the limited number of spaces available to transfer students, it is a rare exception that international students are admitted as transfer applicants. Financial assistance is not available for international transfer students.

Non-native English speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL scores must be sent directly to Davidson by the testing agency.