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Below is a schedule from the 2017 McNab Admission Program. The schedule changes slightly from year to year, so use this one only as an example.

Thursday (2017)

10 a.m. - Optional Campus Tours 

Advance registration required.

11 a.m. – Registration Opens

Families may register until 12:30 p.m.

12:45 p.m. – Welcome & Introductions

Welcome by Christopher Gruber, Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, and Marya Howell '91, Director of Alumni and Family Engagement

2 p.m. – Student & Family/Mentor Meetings

Students: Team Meeting – Self-Assessment in the College Search Process
Small group sessions led by members of the Davidson admission staff and high school counselors that focus on the importance of close self-examination in the college search process

Parents: The Family/Mentor Role in Admission
A panel discussion on the role that family members and mentors should play in the college admission process 

3 and 3:45 p.m. – Discussions

  • Knowing the Place: Getting to know different colleges and universities
  • The Balancing Act: A discussion on how students can find a positive balance between personal success and dedication to the common good
  • The Places You Can Go: A discussion on moving beyond rankings and brand names to find the right "fit"
  • Advocacy 101: A discussion on how to stay true to yourself in the college admission process

4:30 p.m. – Student & Family/ Mentor Meetings

  • Students: Tips on Writing College Essays
  • Parents: Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships

5:30 p.m. – Dean's Reception

6 p.m. - Discussion with the Deans & Directors

A panel of admission professionals will discuss issues related to the process (with Q&A). 

Friday (2017)

8:15 a.m. – Light Morning Refreshments

8:45 a.m. – Mock Admission Committee

In small groups, families complete an admission case study exercise for an inside view of the application and selection process.

11 a.m. – Application Deliberations

All will gather to review case study application decisions.

12:15 p.m. – Lunch

12:30 - 3:30 p.m. – Family Meetings

Each family will meet with an admission staff member or high school counselor to ask individual questions.

1:30 p.m. - A Closer Look at Essay Writing

(rising seniors only - please sign up ahead of time)

2:00 p.m. - Transitioning from High School to College (Session full)

IEP/ADA/504- It's All Good!

2:30 p.m. - Talking with Coaches (please sign up ahead of time)

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change. For more information or with questions, contact Tammy Forthofer in the Office of Admission & Financial Aid at 1-800-768-0380.