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


Transfer Students

We welcome students transferring to Davidson from other colleges or universities. Follow these step-by-step instructions to submit your transfer application.


Application deadline for the semester beginning in January is November 1 with notification of decisions by November 24. Enrollment deposit due on December 1.

The priority deadline for application for the semester beginning in August is March 15 with notification of decisions by mid-May. Enrollment deposit due two weeks after notification.

How to Apply

Submit the items below and the $50 non-refundable application fee to: Davidson College Office of Admission and Financial Aid, Box 7156, Davidson, NC, 28035-7156.

  • Common Application
  • Common Application Transfer Writing Supplement 
  • Final high school transcript (sent directly from your school)
  • College transcript (sent directly from each college attended)
  • Two Common Application Academic Evaluations (sent directly from recommender)
  • Common Application Transfer College Report (sent directly from each college attended)
  • SAT or ACT scores* (sent directly to us from the testing agency unless recorded on your high school transcript)
  • Peer Recommendation (Optional) 

*Davidson's CEEB number is 5150; our ACT number is 3086.

Transfer Credits

Davidson accepts transfer credit from other colleges and universities provided that:

  • The college or university is approved by a regional accrediting agency
  • Each transferred course is consistent with Davidson's academic objectives
  • The grade earned is comparable to a Davidson grade of "C" or better.

Credit for one full academic year at another college or university is normally transferred to Davidson as eight courses.

International Transfer Applicants

If you have attended college and earned credit toward an undergraduate degree, your application will be considered as a transfer application. At Davidson, the transfer admission process for international students is highly competitive and financial assistance is very limited. International transfer students are eligible for mid-year and fall enrollment.

Non-native English speakers are strongly encouraged to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL scores must be sent directly to Davidson by the testing agency.

Frequently Asked Questions

View questions commonly asked by transfer applicants.


If you have application questions, please contact Dave Kraus, Director of Admission, or call 800-768-0380.