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. Sessions are not recorded.

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!

Missed a workshop you are interested in? Many of these workshops and more will be offered during our Winter Intensives series starting in February of 2023. Join our mailing list for more information.

Fall 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.

Essay Writing 101: Mythbusting

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.

Financial Aid Basics

Paying for college can be complicated and discouraging, but it doesn't need to be. This session will cover the process of how to apply for financial aid by covering topics such as eligibility, types of aid, necessary documents, common terms, and more.

Essay Writing 201: Brainstorming

This session is intended for seniors and continues the conversation from Essay Writing 101. Only this time, instead of just talking about essays, you will participate in brainstorming and writing exercises that give you a chance to dig deeper into the writing process.

Leveraging your Activities List and Supplemental Materials

Colleges want to learn about the meaningful ways you spend time outside of the classroom. This session will help you learn how to be your own best advocate while crafting your activities list and supplemental materials. This session will also cover how to approach the optional resume, portfolios, and more.

What to Do After You Hit Submit?

Hitting 'submit' on your college applications is a huge accomplishment, and it's important to celebrate it. But, there are still more steps to be taken after that. Learn how to stay proactive after you've submitted applications and hear advice on how to make the most of the time spent waiting to receive application decisions.

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.

College Essay Writing

(International Students)

This session is intended for seniors studying outside the US. In this session you will discuss tips for writing effective college 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.

What to Do After You Hit Submit?

(International Students)

Hitting 'submit' on your college applications is a huge accomplishment, and it's important to celebrate it. But, there are still more steps to be taken after that. Learn how to stay proactive after you've submitted applications and hear advice on how to make the most of the time spent waiting to receive application decisions.

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