Academics, Advising and Initial Course Registration

Welcome new Wildcats! On these pages you will find information about academics, advising and initial course registration.

To prepare for the new academic year, you should do the following this summer.

Prepare for Initial Course Registration

In advance of the initial course registration period (May 31 – July 1):
Explore Academics at Davidson
Learn About Selecting Courses

If applicable, please complete by June 18:
Language Placement Exam

Complete Initial Course Registration

Complete your initial course registration on WebTree between 7 a.m. on May 31 and 5 p.m. on July 1.

There is no advantage to entering your preferences immediately, however, please do not wait until the last minute. 

How to Begin Initial Course Registration 
Enter Course Preferences Into WebTree

Ask for Help

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The Registrar’s Office is available to answer any questions you have about WebTree, your schedule, pre-college credits, or anything course related. Email us at

Check Your Davidson Email

In May, look out for an email from Technology & Innovation explaining how to activate your Davidson email and other network accounts. Please check your Davidson email account regularly, for important information.

Getting Started for Students