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Davidson Institute Eligibility Assessment Partnership

The Davidson Institute has partnered with Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (CTD) to offer the opportunity to take an official practice SAT powered by Khan Academy.

Scores from this administration can be used to apply to any Davidson program, including Davidson Institute’s Young Scholars program, Davidson AcademyDavidson Academy Online, and Davidson Institute’s THINK Summer Institute. These test administrations are for potential Davidson program applicants only.

Test Administration Dates:

  • January 7, 2023 (Saturday) 8:00 AM Pacific
  • February 4, 2023 (Saturday) 8:00 AM Pacific

Learn more about the CTD Khan SAT program >

*** To register for a Davidson testing session please follow the directions in the Registration Guide below. Be sure to follow these directions closely to ensure that your child is properly registered for the correct, Davidson-specific testing session. ***

Registration Guide:  SAT Khan Registration for Davidson Affiliates (PDF)

For questions about this assessment opportunity:

*note that this test administration is not an official SAT and is not hosted by the College Board.  These scores can be used for eligibility for Davidson Affiliated organizations or CTD programs, but are not guaranteed to be a substitute for SAT scores required by other programs requiring eligibility.


Who can register for this testing opportunity?

Due to the eligibility testing accepted by Davidson programs, this opportunity is open to students in 6th-10th grades. Any student in grades 6-10 who is planning to apply to a Davidson program—Davidson Young Scholars Program, Davidson Academy, Reno, Davidson Academy Online, and/or Davidson Institute’s THINK Summer Institute—can register for this testing opportunity.

What dates can I register for?

This Davidson-specific testing opportunity is limited to the dates listed at the top of this page. We have worked with CTD to establish a remote, online testing environment that is in line with the testing and eligibility requirements of Davidson programs. As a result, we will only be accepting CTD Khan SAT program results from Davidson-specific testing dates.

How much does test registration cost?

Test registration is $50. You can learn more about the CTD Khan SAT program here.

My student is not in 6th grade yet. Can they register for the test?

Due to the eligibility testing accepted by Davidson programs, this opportunity is open to students currently in 6th-10th grades. Currently, we do not have a specific Davidson-hosted testing opportunity for younger students. Should that change, information will be posted on the website. In the meantime, you can learn more about the other accepted testing options by checking the admissions page of the Davidson program(s) you’re interested in.