Admission & Financial Aid

p: 800-768-0380 (toll free)

Mailing Address

Box 7156 - Admission
Box 7157 - Financial Aid
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Deliveries:

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035


International Students

Davidson welcomes talented international students as a vital part of our campus community. Here you'll find specific requirements international students should note when applying to Davidson.

Download our International Information Sheet (PDF) for more details on fees, financial aid and more. 

Admission Requirements

  • Prior to enrolling at Davidson, you should have completed a program of study at the secondary school level expected of a student preparing for university entrance in your own country.
  • All applicants must take the SAT or the ACT. Test scores must be sent directly to Davidson by the testing agency.
  • Non-native English speakers must provide evidence of fluency in English through writing samples and successful performance on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). TOEFL or IELTS scores must be sent directly to Davidson by the testing agency.
  • If you have attended college and earned credit toward an undergraduate degree, your application will be considered as a transfer application. Please note that due to the limited number of spaces available to transfer students, it is a rare exception that international students are admitted as transfer applicants. Financial assistance is not available for international transfer students.
  • International applicants must submit the Certification of Finances form, which is required for issuance of an I-20 to admitted students. Please be aware of delays inherent in international mailings.

The College Board number for Davidson College is 5150.

Application Fees

No application fee is required of international applicants.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance at Davidson is based on established need and merit. Although Davidson is not need-blind in its admission of international students, we do meet 100 percent of the calculated financial need of students we admit. Financial aid is limited and competitive. International students seeking financial assistance must apply for aid at the time of applying for admission to Davidson, and by the deadlines indicated on our website. Applications for financial assistance from international students submitted after admission to Davidson will not be accepted, nor will they be accepted for any of their four years of enrollment at Davidson.

International students applying to Davidson are automatically considered for our Alvarez Scholars Program. Carlos Alvarez, former member of the Davidson College Board of Trustees and father of alumna, Malú Alvarez, and his family made a significant financial gift to the college to support its longtime commitment to global education by providing financial support for international students. Selection as an Alvarez Scholar is based on financial need and merit.


For more information, contact the Office of Admission at 800-768-0380.