Thursday, June 11, 2015

11 a.m. - Registration Opens
Families may register until 12:30 p.m.

12:45 p.m. - Welcome & The Myths and Realities
An introduction to the college search process from Vice President and Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, Christopher J. Gruber

2 p.m. - The Inside Pieces
Sessions for students led by members of the Davidson admission staff and secondary school counselors that focus on the importance of close self-examination at the beginning of the college search.

2 p.m. - The Parent's Role (concurrent session)
Members of the Davidson admission staff and parents of college-aged students discuss the roles parents should play in the college search process.

3 p.m. - Admission Seminars
These topics will be addressed back-to-back:

  • Researching Colleges
  • Writing Application Essays

5 p.m. - Campus Tours
Families tour Davidson's campus with a student guide. Learn what to look for and what questions to ask on college visits.

6:30 p.m. - President's Reception
Join Davidson College President Carol Quillen for a cocktail reception.

7:15 p.m. - Dinner with the Deans
A panel of distinguished Deans of Admission will discuss issues related to the admission process.

Friday, June 12, 2015

8:45 a.m. - The Admission Application
In small groups, families will review types of college applications, learn what institutions look for in an application, and complete an admission committee case study exercise.

11:15 a.m. - Additional Factors
Choose from one of the following seminar topics:

  • Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships
  • Visiting College Campuses
  • Talking with Athletic Coaches

12:15 p.m. - Lunch

1-4 p.m. - Family Meetings and Farewell Reception
Families will meet individually with one of our admission or secondary school professionals to discuss any questions or concerns related to the college process.

* NOTE: Schedule is subject to change. A final schedule will be mailed to participants in late May. For more information, contact Tammy Forthofer in the Office of Admission & Financial Aid at 1-800-768-0380.