[Admission to Davidson College is selective, and Davidson generally admits only full-time students. For information regarding admission to Davidson College, refer to the Admission web pages.]
The Faculty Committee on Admission and Financial Aid is responsible for determining the academic qualifications to be applied in the admission of students. A medical examination by a family physician is required as a part of the admissions procedure; other medical examinations may be required upon entrance or at any time thereafter.
Registration beyond eight semesters, excluding summer sessions, must be authorized by the Curriculum Requirements Committee on the advice of the Dean of Students.
Categories other than full-time student are possible from time to time. They include:
1. Special Student
Davidson College does not ordinarily admit students for single courses or other than a full course load. In rare circumstances, a student may be admitted for a single course or a single semester. Such students ordinarily will have already earned a bachelor's degree and are not candidates for a Davidson College degree. Admission requires the recommendation of the Office of Admission under policies set by the Admissions Committee and the approval of the Registrar, contingent upon the availability of space in the desired course or courses. Tuition for each course is set at one-eighth of annual tuition.
2. One-year International Student
A student from outside the United States who is admitted to a special certificate (non-degree) program. Students in this program must take at least seven courses and must earn a minimum of six course credits during the academic year.
3. Visiting Student
A student who is a candidate for a degree at another institution, as confirmed by the Registrar of that institution, but who is taking courses for credit at Davidson College or a Davidson College Study Abroad program. A visiting student on campus must be accepted by the Office of Admission under policies set by the Admission Committee; for a Davidson program abroad, by the Office of Study Abroad.
A person who attends a course without registration or credit but with the permission of the instructor. Permission to audit is a courtesy extended to an individual upon request to the Registrar and involves no grade and no academic record. The person wishing to audit a course must complete a form in the Registrar’s Office and secure the signature of the instructor. [In some instances, there may be a fee.]