Davidson Featured in Washington Post for Quick Response to Shifting College Search Process

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With the coronavirus emptying campuses across the country, how are prospective college students supposed to get an accurate feel for colleges? The Washington Post compiled a guide for parents and students that features Davidson College.

The author, a parent of an 11th grader, surveyed the rapidly shifting college search to offer a handful of valuable digital resources.

“These amplified off-campus alternatives seem to be getting richer by the day,” writes Adrienne Wichard-Edds.

Best bets include: Connecting directly with faculty members, diving deeply into social media accounts that are run by students and making the most of the suddenly-ubiquitous virtual tours.

The best thing, however, is to connect with admission staff and talk to them. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

“We’re happy to organize one-on-one or group video chats with current students, faculty and staff,” says Chris Gruber, vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Davidson. “We will connect them with individual faculty members whose expertise aligns with the prospective student’s interest. And, of course, we will lean on the tried-and-true: talking to students and families directly over the phone.”

Read the article.


  • April 15, 2020