Test-Optional Three-Year Pilot at Davidson College

Beginning March 30, Davidson College’s admission process will be test-optional, giving students the option of including your scores from the SAT or ACT, if you choose. This is a three-year pilot program that will begin with students who apply for the Class of 2025.

Test-Optional Policy


Important COVID-19 Messages

In response the COVID-19 pandemic, all campus events and programs have been suspended through the summer. As a result, we will not offer on-campus tours or information sessions until further notice. Although the Admission & Financial Aid team is working remotely, we are eager to assist you in your college search.

Until we are able to welcome you to campus, we hope you will explore opportunities to learn more about Davidson through student-hosted campus tours, Q&A sessions with our staff and students, panels with faculty and campus partners, and by visiting Davidson 360.

Read More About Davidson’s Fall 2020 Semester

Davidson's liberal arts curriculum challenges and informs.

Small classes enable our renowned faculty to collaborate with students, engaging them directly in original research and creative work across the arts, sciences, social sciences and humanities. In the classroom and beyond, Davidson cultivates students' compassion, creativity, resilience and moral courage. 

Interested in learning what it’s like to be a Davidson student? Ask a Wildcat.

Admission & Financial Aid

Mailing Address

Box 7156 - Admission
Box 7157 - Financial Aid
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road Davidson, NC 28035