This resource page is designed for secondary school counselors and community-based organization advisers to enhance communication between you and the members of our admission and financial aid staff.
If you have any questions about Davidson or if there are other topics you'd like to see addressed on this page or in our counselor e-newsletter, please email our Counselor Relations Coordinator, Ms. Gardner Roller Ligo, at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you.
An Early Decision application to Davidson can result in three outcomes. Admit. Deny. Defer. The first two of those are clear outcomes. The third may need explanation. Deferred students' applications will be considered again within the spring selection process; those decisions will be released in late March. In the meantime, we will rely on those students to provide additional information that would be relevant to their applications, and encourage them to update their files with awards, honors, or grades received between now and early March. At this point, we also encourage them to submit applications to other colleges that are of interest to them.
In the past several years, a number of applicants who were deffered in Early Decision were offered admission in the Spring decision process, especially if their academic work showed sound accomplishment and their expressed interest in Davidson was clear.
July Experience, Davidson's pre-college program for rising high school juniors and seniors, is currently accepting applications. The 2019 session will run from June 30 - July 20. Applications are due by March 1 for priority consideration and will be accepted until April 1. A limited amount of financial aid is available. Students needing financial assistance are strongly encouraged to apply by the March 1 deadline.
Junior Day - Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019
Davidson invites high school juniors and their families to attend Junior Day, an open house program designed to help jump start students' college searches and introduce them to Davidson.
Registration is now open, and will fill up quickly. We look forward to welcoming your students to this extraordinary college community.
Connect With Your Regional Counselor
Connect with the member of our counseling staff who represents your state or region by viewing our travel map, or visiting our travel schedule to find out when we'll be in your area.
Plan a Visit
The best way to learn about all that Davidson has to offer is to experience it in person. You can help a student plan a visit to include an information session and campus tour, or to participate in one of our Open House Programs. You can also plan a visit for yourself or for a group.
The following provides information and important dates to consider as you plan.
- Early Decision II - January 2
- Regular Decision - January 7
View all important dates and deadlines for applicants.
View the academic calendars for the next three academic years.
Application Selection Process
Our application selection process is a holistic one, giving students the chance to be recognized for their individual talents, intellect and achievements. Applicants may either self-report or submit official standardized test scores for the application review process. All enrolling students must submit official scores.
New Self-Reporting Scores Policy
Please note that beginning this year, consistent with the college's long-standing commitment to access and affordability, we accept self-reported test scores. Only those applicants who are admitted and enroll are required to submit official score reports.
Undocumented and DACA Student Resources
Davidson continues to expand its resources and expertise in supporting the development and education of undocumented students and students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. We encourage interested applicants to apply for admission regardless of their immigration status.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
The Davidson Trust makes it possible for talented students from all backgrounds to imagine coming to Davidson, and for graduates to plan for their futures based on their interests and passions. Davidson's committed to access and affordability has never been stronger:
- Davidson's admission process is need-blind for domestic students and permanent residents.
- Through The Davidson Trust, we meet 100 percent of your calculated financial need entirely through grants and student employment.
Davidson College is dedicated to intellectual and cultural growth in the broadest sense. We welcomed students from 36 states and 23 countries to the Class of 2022.