As the college search and selection process becomes increasingly more dynamic and demanding, it is more important than ever that we all work together to support students and their families in that process.
This resource page is designed for those of you who are secondary school counselors and community-based organization advisers to enhance communication between you and the members of our admission and financial aid staff.
If you have any questions about Davidson or if there are other topics you'd like to see addressed on this page or in our quarterly counselor e-newsletter, please email our Counselor Relations Coordinator, Ms. Gardner Roller Ligo, at email@example.com.
Summer at Davidson
Davidson doesn't offer summer classes of our own, but that does not mean the campus is dozing until August.
Our halls and lawns, playing fields and classrooms are swirling with activity. We are a Children's Defense Fund Freedom School site. Sports camp participants (soccer, swimming, tennis, basketball, baseball) are everywhere. So are AP Institute participants, Duke TIP/Davidson Session attendees, and iD-Tech Computer Campers, to name a few.
In labs and stacks and offices across campus, our own students are pursuing research in myriad fields–sustainability, psychology, resiliency, chemistry, neuroscience, biology, economics, physics, entrepreneurship, pedagogical innovations, German literature, genetics, art and more.
Davidson Odyssey: A Pre-Orientation Adventure
The Davidson Odyssey program is a unique opportunity for incoming students to get to know one another before arriving on campus in August. Trip leaders are Davidson students or graduates who guide new Wildcats in learning new skills, facing new challenges, and making new friends.
The following links provide information and important dates to consider as you plan.
- November 15 - Early Decision I
- January 2 - Early Decision II
- January 7 - Regular Decision
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Davidson's commitment to access and affordability has never been stronger. Find information for prospective and current students, including applying for aid, scholarships, and more.
The Davidson Trust
The Davidson Trust makes it possible for talented students from all backgrounds to imagine coming to Davidson, and for graduates to plan for their futures based on their interests and passions by making these promises:
- to guarantee that all admission decisions are need-blind
- to meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need of ever accepted student
- to meet that need through a combination of grants and campus employment only—no loans are imposed in a Davidson Trust financial aid package
Applicant Selection Process
Our application selection process is a holistic one, giving students the chance to be recognized for their individual talents, intellect, and achievements.
Davidson College is dedicated to intellectual and cultural growth in the broadest sense. We welcomed students from 36 states and 23 countries to the Class of 2022.
Plan a Visit
The best way to learn about all that Davidson has to offer is to experience it in person. You can help a student plan an individual visit to include an information session and campus tour. Or you can plan a visit for yourself or for a group.
Connect With Your Regional Counselor
The member of our counseling staff who represents your state or region is always happy to hear from you. To connect with your counselor, view your state on our travel map or visit our travel schedule page to find out when we'll be in your area.