Access Davidson: October 24-25, 2021

Access Davidson is a selective virtual college visit program designed for high school seniors from historically excluded racial and ethnic groups, those who are first in their family to attend college, and students from rural or low-income backgrounds. 

The program is open to students living and attending high school in the United States and Puerto Rico. Students who have not been on an official visit to campus will be prioritized for participation.

This year’s virtual program will offer a mix of required and optional programming over the course of two days. Our required virtual sessions will consider student time zones and there will be no expectation to miss any school commitments on Monday, October 25.

As COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines allow, Access Davidson participants who apply and are admitted to Davidson College may be invited to campus for admitted student programming in the Spring of 2022. 

Information Sessions

Learn more at an Access Davidson program information session.

Hear from our program director and Access Davidson alumni in this 30-minute session. They will offer a short overview of the program followed by time for Q&A. 

Program

Access Davidson will provide prospective students with an opportunity to hear from current students, faculty, and staff about what makes the Davidson community so special. Sessions will include opportunities to:

  • Learn about the diversity, equity, and inclusion work happening on campus
  • Hear from those leading Davidson’s affinity student organizations
  • Join a small mentorship cohort throughout the fall
  • Connect with admission and financial aid officers
  • Participate in Davidson student activities
  • Attend a virtual class

Application

To apply for the program, students must complete the following steps:

  • Submit a complete Access Davidson application
  • Upload a transcript that includes your final grades from 9th, 10th, and 11th grade years
  • Upload a copy of your 2021 – 2022 academic year schedule

We will notify students if additional information is needed.

Deadlines

Priority deadline: Monday, August 30
Final deadline: Monday, September 27

Students who apply by the priority deadline will receive access to special pre-program opportunities.

Decisions will be communicated no later than Monday, October 11.

Questions?

Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions

Contact admission@davidson.edu with additional questions. 

Ruby Nguyen '22 Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD

Access Davidson provided a unique opportunity for me to personally experience campus life. Connecting with the current students showed me just how welcoming and supportive our community is. From my peers and professors to the Davidson townspeople, we care for and show up for each other in truly meaningful and selfless ways.”

  • Biology Major, Hispanic Studies minor, Pre-Medicine Track
  • Campus Involvements: Senior Admission Fellow, Spanish Apprentice Teacher, STRIDE Peer Mentor, Student Researcher in the Biology Department, Davidson College Global Health, Minority Association of Pre-Med Students (MAPS), Turner Eating House

Ask me about my fly-in experience at admissionambassadors@davidson.edu