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2023 McNab Admission Program

The 2023 McNab Admission Program lottery is now closed. Participants will be notified of placement by Wednesday, March 15.

The McNab Admission Program for rising 11th and 12th grade children and grandchildren of alums, and children of faculty and staff will take place June 8-9, 2023.

The purpose of the McNab Admission Program is to equip families with strategies for the college search and application process. Note that the program is best suited for students entering their junior year.

One of the main benefits of the program is its one-to-one personal advising. Deans and directors of admission from other colleges and universities and several seasoned college counselors from high schools and community-based organizations around the country will join us for the program.

Schedule and Cost

The McNab program begins on Thursday, June 8, and ends late in the afternoon on Friday, June 9. Each student and family member attending the program pays a $100 fee. This subsidized fee helps to defray the cost of meals, materials and visiting counselors. In addition, families are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses.

Should your financial situation prevent you from attending, please contact Tammy Forthofer at taforthofer@davidson.edu or 704-894-2710 to discuss your options confidentially. A full refund will be awarded for those who are unable to attend if notification is received by a May 26, 2023. 

Lottery and Registration

McNab is an exceptionally popular program and each year has a waitlist. As in previous years, attendees will be selected by a lottery. 

The time stamp for the lottery entry will not determine acceptance into the program. Program participants will be selected at random by a computer system, which will also generate a random waitlist. If a selected participant declines their position, the first person on the waitlist will be offered a place in the program, and so on.

Students who have previously participated in the McNab Admission Program will not be eligible for the 2023 program.

Notification of Program Acceptance

Those accepted into the program will receive a notification email and registration form by March 15, 2023. Confirmation of acceptance via registration is required to hold the student's spot. If a completed registration form is not submitted during the given period, the participant forfeits their place in the program. Those placed on the waitlist will also receive an email indicating their status and will receive further correspondence if a spot opens and they are offered a place in the program. 

McNab is primarily for students, but we encourage students and family members to attend the program together. Occasionally students attend on their own, but family members should not attend without a student. If a student is accepted and has one or more siblings who also registered for McNab the same year, each sibling will be admitted.  

Hotel and Travel

Hotel blocks have been reserved at the Hampton Inn in Cornelius, NC. Hotel charges will be the responsibility of the participants and booking details will be shared in email communications once the student has been confirmed for the program.

No on-campus residence hall lodging is offered for the McNab Admission Program.

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