Registration Is Now Closed

Registration for the 2021 McNab Admission Program lottery has closed. Lottery registrants will be contacted by April 1, 2021 with their acceptance or waitlist status.

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 2021 Remote Experience

Davidson College will host the McNab Admission Program as a remote experience for the summer 2021 session. All key elements of the program will be offered, including individual advising appointments. The McNab Admission Program is scheduled for Thursday, June 10 and Friday, June 11. Given the remote nature of the program, the typical participant fee will be waived.

Because all sessions will be conducted online, participants will need 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. If you do not have access or if you have concerns regarding your technology capabilities, please email Tammy Forthofer at or call her at 704-894-2710 to discuss alternatives.

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. 

Lottery entries will be accepted online between Monday, March 15, 2021 at 9 a.m. ET and Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET. 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 their 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 by April 1, 2021. Confirmation of acceptance is required to hold the student's spot. If a response is not received 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.  

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McNab Admission Program 2022: June 9-10, 2022