Join the Davidson admission team for a workshop series designed to prepare you for your college search and application process. 

Sessions are for rising high school juniors and seniors, with session options for parents and mentors in the evening. 

Each workshop has been designed by a team which may consist of Davidson admissions staff, partners from other institutions, and our high school counseling colleagues. Our goal is to provide information in a broad scope that will serve participants regardless of where they apply. We encourage participants with questions specific to a school's admission process to reach out directly to that institution.

Register for the Admission Intensive

Register now to sign up for individual workshops. Questions? Email us at intensives@davidson.edu.

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Admission Intensive Sessions

Date Workshop Description
Sept. 9 College Application & Financial Aid Basics Learn about the basics for admission and financial aid, including: types of applications, application timelines, required documents, an overview for how to apply for financial aid, how to determine what a college actually costs, and common terms associated with the college and financial aid processes. There will be time for Q&A.
Sept. 14 College Essays 101 Learn the who, what, and why of college admission essays along with tips for putting your best foot forward with your writing.
Sept. 16 Intensive: College Essays 201 If you attend College Essays 101, this session will continue the conversation about the college essay. You will participate in brainstorming and writing exercises, and have the chance to dig deeper into conversation around the types of essays you might encounter.
Sept. 21 Visiting Colleges Virtually & Demonstrating Interest Join for a discussion on how demonstrated interest works, and how you can get to know colleges both on and off campus. This session will also provide tangible tips on how to craft your in-person and digital conversations with admission officers, current students, and faculty.
Sept. 23 How to Talk About Yourself: Interview Prep Learn how to prepare for admission interviews and hear tips on how to engage with your admission officer.
Sept. 28 College Application & Financial Aid Basics Learn about the basics for admission and financial aid, including: types of applications, application timelines, required documents, an overview for how to apply for financial aid, how to determine what a college actually costs, and common terms associated with the college and financial aid processes. There will be time for Q&A.
Sept. 30 It's Fine - Navigating the College Admission Process (Panel Discussion) Join admission officers from different colleges and universities to explore ways to empower yourself in your college search and admission process.
Oct. 5 College Essays 101 Learn the who, what, and why of college admission essays along with tips for putting your best foot forward with your writing.
Oct. 7 College Essays 201 If you attend College Essays 101, this session will continue the conversation about the college essay. You will participate in brainstorming and writing exercises, and have the chance to dig deeper into conversation around the types of essays you might encounter.
Oct. 12 Mock Admission Case Studies ​​​​​​In small groups, you will participate in an admission case study exercise for an inside view of the application and selection process.
Oct. 21 How to Talk About Yourself: Interview Prep Learn how to prepare for admission interviews and hear tips on how to engage with your admission officer.
Oct. 28 Supporting Your Student Through the College Process (Panel Discussion) Join high school and college counselors, parents of recent college applicants (they survived!) and admission officers in a discussion on ways to support your student throughout the search, application, and transition to college.
Nov. 4 What do I do After I Hit "Submit?" Congratulations! You have finally hit submit on all of your applications. Now what? Learn what colleges expect from you after you apply, how to stay engaged, and how to navigate the selection process once you receive your decisions.