Join the Davidson admission team for a workshop series designed to help you navigate your college search and application journey. 

All sessions are free and held virtually.

Our goal is to provide information in a broad scope that will serve participants regardless of where they apply. Sessions are held live with Davidson Admission staff - bring your questions! If you need information about a specific institution's admission process, we encourage you to reach out to the school directly.

Summer Admission Intensives Workshops

Workshop Description

College Application Basics

Join this session to learn about the basics of college admissions, including: types of applications, application timelines, common required documents, and an overview of how to apply to college.

Finding Fit & Crafting a College List

Join for a discussion on how you can get to know colleges and begin the process of selecting the ones to which you'll apply. We'll provide tangible tips on how to identify important factors and characteristics of your ideal college, so you can ultimately find the places that best suit you to embark on your college journey.

College Application & Financial Aid Basics
(International Students)

Join this session to learn about the basics of college admissions, including: types of applications, application timelines, common required documents, and an overview of how to apply to college. This session will additionally feature topics such as English Proficiency Exams and leveraging cultural capital in the application process.

Essay Writing 101: Brainstorming

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.

Essay Writing Workshop
(International Students)

This session is intended for seniors studying outside the US. In this session you will discuss tips for writing effective application essays. You'll also be able to dig deeper into conversation around the types of essays you might encounter when applying to colleges in the US, and participate in brainstorming and writing exercises to begin developing them.

Essay Writing 201: Mythbusting

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.

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.

Financial Aid Basics

This session will cover the process of how to apply for financial aid with topics including: eligibility, necessary documents, cost-determination, common terms, and more.

Ask A Wildcat
(International Students)

Join this question and answer session with current Davidson students to learn more about their college transition and experience at Davidson.

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.  This exercise will be led by a
current admission officer and 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.

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.  This exercise will be led by a current admission officer and 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.

Ask A Wildcat

Join this question and answer session with current Davidson students to learn more about their college transition and experience at Davidson.

Expanding Access

When the pandemic canceled Davidson College’s July Experience, the Office of Admission and Financial Aid turned the loss into an opportunity to help prospective students.

Davidson College Launches Free Program to Help Families Navigate College Search, Application Process