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Summer Admission Intensives will take place June 29 through July 9.

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Join the Davidson admission team for a workshop series designed to help you kick off the college search and application process. 

Sessions are for high school juniors, with session options for parents and mentors. 

Each workshop has been designed by a team which may consist of Davidson admissions staff, Davidson students, 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.

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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

June 29

College Application & Financial Aid Basics

Join this session to learn about the basics of admission and financial aid, including: types of applications, application timelines, common required documents, an overview of 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.

June 29

Visiting Colleges & Demonstrating Interest

Join this 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.

June 30

English Language Proficiency Exams (International Students)

Most colleges and universities in the United States require proof of English proficiency as part of the admission process. The list of exam options and supplements continues to grow, creating quite the dilemma for prospective students. Join this session to learn about the most widely accepted exams, when it's appropriate to ask for a waiver, and what supplements can give an admission officer confidence in your English proficiency.
June 30 Essay Writing 101 Learn the who, what, and why of college admission essays along with tips for putting your best foot forward in writing. This session is a prerequisite for the Essay Writing 201 session.

June 30

Preparing for Admission and Scholarship Interviews

Join us to learn more about how different colleges and universities use interviews in their selection processes, and hear tips on how best to talk about yourself to others.

July 1

Essay Writing 201

This session is intended for seniors. If you attended Essay Writing 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.
July 1 Leveraging Your Activities List and Supplemental Materials Learn how to best advocate for yourself through your activities list and supplemental materials. This session will also cover how to approach the optional resume, portfolios, and more.
July 1 Mock Admission Committee (International Students) This session is intended for students attending high school outside of the United States. Experience what it is like to read and review applications, participate in committee discussions, and make admission decisions for students applying to a fictional college. Led by a current admission officer, this exercise will provide insight into the application process.
Applications will be shared in advance, and we ask that you review all materials prior to the session to allow ample time for discussion.
July 6 Finding Fit & Crafting a College List There are thousands of colleges and universities for you to consider, and the search for a perfect "fit" can be daunting. This session will offer advice on how to create a thoughtful and intentional list of institutions that are a great fit for YOU!
July 6 Essay Writing 101 Learn the who, what, and why of college admission essays along with tips for putting your best foot forward in writing. This session is a prerequisite for the Essay Writing 201 session.
July 6 College Application & Financial Aid Basics Join this session to learn about the basics of admission and financial aid, including: types of applications, application timelines, common required documents, an overview of 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.
July 7 Preparing for Admission and Scholarship Interviews Join us to learn more about how different colleges and universities use interviews in their selection processes, and hear tips on how to best talk about yourself to others.
July 7 Essay Writing 201 This session is intended for seniors. If you attended Essay Writing 101, this session will continue the conversation about the college essay. You will participate in brainstorming and writing exercises, and have the change to dig deeper into conversation around the types of essays you might encounter.
July 8 Mock Admission Committee This session is intended for students attending high school in the United States and Puerto Rico. Experience what it is like to read and review applications, participate in committee discussions, and make admission decisions for students applying to a fictional college. Led by a current admission officer, this exercise will provide insight into the application process.
Applications will be shared in advance, and we ask that you review all materials prior to the session to allow ample time for discussion.
July 8 Ask a Wildcat Join this question and answer session with current Davidson students to learn more about their college transition and experience at Davidson.
July 8 Panel: Navigating the College Admission Process Join admission officers from different colleges and universities to explore ways to empower yourself in your college search and admission process.
July 9 Mock Admission Committee (International Students) This session is intended for students attending high school outside of the United States. Experience what it is like to read and review applications, participate in committee discussions, and make admission decisions for students applying to a fictional college. Led by a current admission officer, this exercise will provide insight into the application process.
Applications will be shared in advance, and we ask that you review all materials prior to the session to allow ample time for discussion.