Davis Scholar

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The Davis Degree Program at Wellesley College is a degree program serving women who are older than traditional college-age students. These students are called "Davis Scholars" and are fully integrated into the Wellesley community; they take the same classes as traditional students and can choose to live on campus. According to the Wellesley web site, Davis Scholars' "diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enrich the lives of the whole student body."[1]

Wellesley began its program for non-traditional students in 1971, when the Continuing Education Program was launched. This program was renamed in 1991 for Elisabeth Kaiser Davis, a member of the Class of 1932.