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 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 Counselor Relations Coordinator Gardner Roller Ligo at We look forward to hearing from you.

Connect With Your Regional Counselor

Connect with the member of our counseling staff who represents your state or region by 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.

Important Dates

View all important dates and deadlines for applicants.

Academic Calendar

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.

Testing Policy

Beginning in Fall 2021, students applying to Davidson will have the option to submit or not submit standardized testing (ACT or SAT) as part of their application. This test-optional policy speaks to Davidson’s commitment to access and reflects our belief that, while tests provide some useful information, other aspects of an applicant’s academic journey better reflect how they will perform and thrive at the college.

Davidson accepts self-reported test scores. Only those applicants who are admitted and enroll are required to submit official score reports. Read our testing policy for more information.

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.

Class Profile

Davidson College is dedicated to intellectual and cultural growth in the broadest sense. Our student body is made up of talented student leaders, chosen not only for their academic success and promise, but for their character and engagement within community.