Join the Davidson admission team for a workshop series designed to help you navigate your college search and application journey. 

All sessions are free and held virtually. Sessions are not recorded.

Our goal is to provide information in a broad scope that will serve participants regardless of where they apply. Sessions are held live with Davidson Admission staff - bring your questions!

Program FAQs

Summer Admission Intensives Schedule

These sessions will all be held at 3 p.m. EDT.

College Application Basics

Tuesday, July 9
Intended Audience: High School Juniors & Seniors, Parents & Mentors

In this session we cover the fundamentals of applying to college. Discussion topics include: types of applications, application timelines, common application materials, and additional resources.


Finding Fit & Crafting a College List

Thursday, July 11
Intended Audience: High School Juniors & Seniors, Parents & Mentors

Join for a discussion on how you can get to know colleges and begin the process of selecting the ones to which you'll apply. We'll provide tangible tips on how to identify important factors and characteristics of your ideal college, so you can ultimately find the places that best suit you to embark on your college journey.


College Essay Writing 101

Tuesday, July 16
Intended Audience: High School Juniors & Seniors, Parents & Mentors

Learn the who, what, and why of college admission essays along with tips for putting your best foot forward in writing. This session is a prerequisite for the Essay Writing 201 session.


College Essay Writing 201

Thursday, July 18
Intended Audience: High School Seniors, Parents & Mentors

This session is intended for seniors and continues the conversation from Essay Writing 101. However, this session will welcome you to participate in guided brainstorming and writing exercises that give you a chance to dig deeper into the writing process.


Leveraging Your Activities and Supplemental Materials

Tuesday, July 23
Intended Audience: High School Seniors, Parents & Mentors

Colleges want to learn about the meaningful ways you spend time. This session will help you learn how to be your own best advocate, and share details about your extracurricular involvements and formative experiences. Conversation topics will include the Activities List, Letters of Recommendation, and other supplemental application materials.


Financial Aid Basics

Thursday, July 25
Intended Audience: High School Juniors & Seniors, Parents & Mentors

This session will cover the process of how to apply for financial aid with topics including: eligibility, necessary documents, cost-determination, common terms, and more.


Pursuing Athletics in College

Tuesday, July 30
Intended Audience: High School Juniors & Seniors, Parents & Mentors

Playing a sport in college can be a more complicated process than many people think. Bring your questions, and come learn from college staff members and coaches about the process of NCAA/NAIA recruitment.


It Takes a Village: Finding Your Support Network in College

Thursday, August 1
Intended Audience: High School Juniors & Seniors, Parents & Mentors

Finding the right college is a task that is difficult enough. However, it's also important to consider how a college will support you once you enroll. Join this session to learn more about the counseling and resources that can be found on college campuses to help students find success.


Attending High School Outside of the United States?

Join us for these additional sessions crafted specifically for you.

These sessions will all be held at 9 a.m. EDT.

College Application & Financial Aid Basics for Non-U.S. 黑社区

Tuesday, July 16
Intended Audience: High School Juniors & Seniors Outside of the United States, Parents & Mentors

Join this session to learn about the basics of college admissions, including: types of applications, application timelines, common required documents, and an overview of how to apply to college. This session will feature topics such as English Proficiency Exams, leveraging cultural capital in the application process, and applying for financial aid as a non-U.S. citizen. 


College Essay Writing for Non-U.S. 黑社区

Tuesday, July 23
Intended Audience: High School Juniors & Seniors Outside of the United States, Parents & Mentors

Learn the who, what, and why of college admission essays along with tips for putting your best foot forward in writing.


Demonstrating Interest & Making the Most of Virtual Visits

Thursday, July 25
Intended Audience: High School Juniors & Seniors Outside of the United States, Parents & Mentors

There are so many ways to demonstrate interest beyond visiting campus in-person. Learn what "demonstrated interest" is, how to show colleges you're interested and what sorts of questions you should be asking admission officers when engaging with virtual visits and programming.


Info Circle

Missed a workshop you are interested in? Many of these workshops and more will be offered during our next Admission Intensives workshop series.

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In the News Expanding Access

When the pandemic canceled 黑社区鈥檚 July Experience, the Office of Admission and Financial Aid turned the loss into an opportunity to help prospective students.