COVID-19 Update

Davidson College has decided to transition the McNab Admission Program to a remote experience this year—programming details can be found in the Summer 2020 Remote Experience section of this webpage.

Given this change in circumstances, participant fees for all accepted families will be waived. If you have already paid, a full refund will be processed, and the funds returned to whichever payment method was originally used. We anticipate processing refunds within 10 business days.

The McNab Admission Program is for rising 11th and 12th grade children and grandchildren of alumni, and children of faculty and staff.

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.

Summer 2020 Remote Experience

Davidson College will transition the McNab Admission Program to a remote experience for the summer 2020 sessions. We fully anticipate that all key elements of the program will be offered, including individual advising appointments. The dates of the McNab Admission Program will remain as scheduled, with sessions on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12.

The remote nature of the program will require access to technology, including a private wireless internet connection and internet-accessible device. To have the most comprehensive experience, two internet-accessible devices are strongly recommended, one for the student and one for the sponsoring participant. Please know, however, that two devices are not required, and all pertinent sessions will be recorded and shared with participants afterward. If you do not have access or if you have concerns regarding your technology capabilities, please email Tammy Forthofer or call her at 704-894-2710 to discuss alternatives.

Materials for the program will be emailed to registered participants on Friday, May 22.

This webpage will be updated as additional information becomes available. Please stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to connecting with you and your family on Thursday, June 11 and Friday, June 12 for this fun and informative look at the college search and application process.

Lottery and Registration

Registration for the 2020 McNab Admission Program taking place June 11-12, 2020 is now closed. Registration for the 2021 program will open in February 2021. Please check back here for more details.

McNab is an exceptionally popular program and each year has a waitlist. Due to high demand, beginning in 2019 we doubled the size of the program to 120 families. As in previous years, attendees will be selected by a lottery. Based upon previous year numbers of applicants, we anticipate still holding a waitlist each year.

The time stamp for the registration 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 registered participant declines his/her position, the first person on the waitlist will be offered a place in the program, and so on.

Notification of Program Acceptance

Those accepted into the program will receive a notification email. Confirmation of acceptance is required to hold the student's spot. If a response is not received during the given period, the participant forfeits his or her 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. We highly encourage students and parents to attend the program together. Occasionally students attend on their own, but parents should not attend without a student. If a student is accepted and has a sibling who has also registered for McNab the same year, the other sibling will also be admitted. Due to the interactive nature of McNab for both students and parents, we can only accommodate those actually participating in the program. No childcare will be provided during the program. 

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McNab Admission Program 2021: June 10-11, 2021