To apply to Davidson as a first-year or international student, please choose one of the following application methods (transfer applicants who are US citizens should use the Common Application):
Option 1 - Common Application
To assist with the supplemental written responses, please refer to information on the Davidson College Honor Code. Both Teacher Recommendation 1 and Teacher Recommendation 2 are required, as well as Davidson's own Peer Recommendation also available online.
*There is no application fee for non-US citizens.
Option 2 - Davidson Application Online
- Complete and submit Part I of the Davidson Application
- Mail your $50 application fee and the Signature Page to the address at bottom left
- Download, complete and mail Part II of the Davidson Application to the address at bottom left.
Option 3 - Davidson Paper Application
- Download, complete, and mail Davidson's Part I and Part II, along with your $50 application fee, to the address at bottom left.
No matter the option you choose, use the Application Checklist to ensure that you have completed all required forms for either the Davidson Application or the Common Application. The Online Application Checklist also has links to all pertinent online forms.
For information about Davidson's Merit Scholarship Program and for a printable version of the Special Application Scholarship Form, please refer to Merit-Based Scholarships.
Be aware of these Important Dates as you prepare your application materials.
The Early Decision Agreement is required of all students applying under either of Davidson's Early Decision Plans.