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2024 McNab Admission Program

The 2024 McNab Admission Lottery is now closed.

The McNab Admission Program for rising 11th and 12th grade children and grandchildren of alums, and children of faculty and staff will take place Thursday - Friday, June 6 - 7, 2024. 

The purpose of the McNab Admission Program is to provide invaluable insights and strategies for families to successfully navigate the college admissions 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 takes place over 2 days on the Davidson College campus in early June. Each student and family member attending the program contributes a fee to support the program's costs, including meals, materials, and visiting counselors. This subsidized fee aims to defray these expenses. Additionally, families are responsible for covering their own travel and lodging expenses.

Should your financial situation prevent you from attending, please contact Luis Toledo at or 704-894-2230 or 800-768-0380 to discuss your options confidentially. 

Lottery and Registration

With 100 spots available, participant selection is determined by a computer-generated lottery, regardless of the time of entry. A waitlist will be generated for those not initially selected. We will notify those on the waitlist of any available spots on a rolling basis.

Participation is exclusively for rising 11th and 12th-grade students. Attendance is limited to one session. If your student participated in the McNab Admission Program in a previous year, they are not eligible to participate in 2024.  

If you have questions about the lottery process, please contact Jen Rolls at If you have questions about the program please contact Luis Toledo at

Notification of Program Acceptance

Those accepted into the program will receive a notification email on March 15, 2024. Confirmation of acceptance via registration and payment of $100 per participant are required to hold a student's spot. If completed registration form and payment are 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 eligible siblings who also registered for McNab the same year, each sibling will be admitted.  

Hotel and Travel

Hotel blocks have been reserved. 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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