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How to Apply

The 2023-2024 application is now open until February 28, 2023.

Start an Application

Please follow the step-by-step instructions below before you start an application in our new application system. If you have any questions regarding the application. Please email us an

Go to the Application System

The Davidson Institute has partnered with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) to offer two different eligibility assessment opportunities—an official PSAT 8/9 for 3rd-8th grade students and an official practice SAT for 6th-10th grade students.

*** At this time, Davidson Academy Online is accepting the official practice SAT and PSAT 8/9 administered through the Davidson Institute's partnership with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development on a trial basis the 2023-24 application cycle only. ***

More information and register >


Step 1: Review Essential Pages and Material

Step 2: Full-time or Single-course Enrollment

Step 3: Reach out to Recommenders

Step 4: Login to the Application System

Step 5: Verify Email Correspondence

Step 6: Complete the Application

Step 7: Next Steps