Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
We consider a broad range of achievement, recognizing that excellence comes in many forms. Our admission process values academic preparation (courses and grade performance), writing, co-curricular involvement, and the ability to contribute to our community. Testing is required of all applicants. First-year and transfer students may learn more about specific admission requirements on our web site.
We welcome students transferring to Davidson from other colleges or universities for both fall and spring semesters. The application deadline for the spring semester is November 1, with notification of decisions in late November. The priority deadline for application for the fall semester is March 15, with notification of decisions by early June.
Visiting our campus is the best way to discover Davidson. Walk the brick pathways with current students, eat a meal on campus, attend classes, gain a better understanding of our academic and extracurricular opportunities, talk with faculty, and just explore. In addition to your tour, our admission staff is available to help refine your understanding of the Davidson experience. You'll get better acquainted with admission policies, the college application process, and the Davidson Trust.
Our focus on talents and capacities—writing and speaking clearly, analyzing complex problems from multiple perspectives, working collaboratively to formulate approaches to unsolvable problems, compassion, resilience, self-discipline, and moral courage—is one of our greatest strengths. At the same time, the specific subjects, programs, and methods through which we develop these talents change over time—in light of the changing economy and world.