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2015 College Fly-In Programs

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Visiting campus is one of the most important steps in deciding if a particular college is right for you. Because of this, most colleges offer weekend programs where students can spend a couple nights on campus, and get to know the students and faculty who bring the college to life. However, travelling to these campuses can be extremely expensive. That’s why we are compiling a list of colleges that offer travel assistance for students who demonstrate financial need. We’ve also included a few programs that might not offer travel assistance, but are fantastic opportunities for multi-cultural students who live in the area. Please see our notes below each program for details on what they offer.

Some of the programs have announced their dates and application deadlines, but for some, it’s still early.   This list will provide descriptions for a number of different programs, and will offer dates for those that are available.  The date for a program you are interested in not yet listed? We’ll be sure to update the list as more become available.

 

Amherst College

Diversity Open House (DIVOH)

Students selected to visit Amherst for a DIVOH weekend will receive 100% of round-trip transportation costs (airline, bus, or train) for DIVOH attendance and will be hosted on campus by current students. Typically, seventy-five percent of the students who attend one of our DIVOH programs choose to apply to Amherst, although they are under no obligation to do so. A fee waiver of the $60 application fee is provided to all students invited to attend a DIVOH weekend. Some students who apply to the Open House will also receive a waiver for the Amherst College $60 application fee in order to encourage their applications to Amherst, regardless of whether they are invited to attend the Open House.

Eligibility: High school students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents

Application requirements: Online application, high school transcripts, and a copy of your standardized test results

Application Deadline: August 17, 2015, at 5:00 p.m

Program Date:

  • Saturday, September 26 – Monday, September 28
  • Saturday, October 17 – Monday, October 19

Babson College

Multicultural Overnight Experience

This program will provide students with the opportunity to experience life on campus including engaging with current students, faculty, and staff and learning more about residence halls, classes, and many other resources.

Eligibility: Prospective high school seniors

Program Dates:  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Application Requirements: 

  • Multicultural Overnight Experience Application
  • Cumulative High School Transcript (An unofficial transcript will be acceptable)
  • SAT/ACT results
  • Resume or Activities List

Application Deadline: October 15th, 2015

Barnard College

Barnard Bound

The Barnard Bound program allows interested students a weekend on campus at Barnard, as well as a tour of NYC. Students must fill out an application, and receive a nomination from their guidance counselor or college access mentor. Applicants who live outside of the NYC metropolitan region and demonstrate financial need may be eligible to have their transportation costs covered.

Eligibility: High school seniors who identify as students of color or students who cannot afford to visit the campus themselves

Application Requirements: Online application, counselor nomination, and high school transcripts

Application Deadline: Friday, June 12th, 2015

Program Date: 

Saturday, October 10 – Sunday, October 11, 2015 (BARNARD BOUND – for students admitted to the Barnard Bound program)
AND
Monday, October 12, 2015 (OPEN HOUSE – All Barnard Bound participants will be automatically registered for our Open House.)

 

Bates College

Prologue to Bates

The Prologue to Bates program allows students to enjoy three days funded by Bates to take part in a 3-day, overnight visit.  Selected students will attend a class, meet faculty and staff, tour campus, interact with and stay with current Bates students, participate in an admission interview, and attend other events on campus.

Eligibility: First generation to college students and/or students from diverse backgrounds

Application Requirements: an official transcript, a brief guidance counselor recommendation, and a high school profile for consideration. Please submit all documents by noon of due date.

Application Deadline: Application deadline for Prologue I: Friday, September 11, 2015
Application deadline for Prologue II: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Program Dates: Prologue I runs October 11-13, 2015 and Prologue II runs November 8-10, 2015

Brandeis University 

SEED: Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity 

Founded on the principles of pluralism, tolerance and inclusion, Brandeis is a place where exceptional young minds from diverse backgrounds come together to form a unique and vibrant campus community. Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED) will shed light on multiculturalism and social justice at our dynamic university.

SEED attendees will stay on campus for a weekend of specialized academic programming and community building. Participants will also attend Fall Preview Day on Sunday, which is open to all prospective students and their families. SEED aims to expose students from diverse backgrounds to the overall Brandeis experience by highlighting on-campus resources that focus on multiculturalism and social justice.

Students who attend SEED will have a chance to:

Eligibility: Students must be rising high school seniors and currently reside in the United States to be eligible to attend SEED. Preference will be given to students who are underrepresented in higher education, including first-generation, low-income, and minority students.

Application Requirements: Submit an online application and high school transcripts

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

 

Bowdoin College

Explore Bowdoin

The Explore Bowdoin program offers high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds, who might otherwise be unable to visit, the opportunity to spend three days on Bowdoin’s campus. Because we understand that traveling may pose a significant financial burden for many families, the College covers the entire cost of the trip, including all transportation (by plane, Amtrak, or bus) and meals. The program provides an excellent opportunity to visit the College, meet our students and faculty, sample our wonderful food, and learn more about life at Bowdoin. While on campus, attendees will experience many of the academic opportunities and social activities that Bowdoin students enjoy. Participants stay with current students in campus housing, attend classes, receive personal admissions interviews, and attend information sessions on admissions and financial aid.

Eligibility: High school students who will graduate in 2016 (priority given to those who demonstrate financial need)

Application requirements: Online application, high school transcripts with grades through the conclusion of Junior year

Application DeadlinesAugust 21, 2015 for the September program and September 25, 2015 for the October program

Program Date: September 17-20, 2015 and October 22-25, 2015

 

 

Bryn Mawr College

Fall Travel Scholars

At Bryn Mawr we understand that the campus visit is a key part of the college search. Our prospective students tell us that their visit experience here is transformative—they leave Bryn Mawr with a new perspective of themselves and what they want from college.

We realize that cost can be a prohibitive factor when it comes to visiting colleges. Bryn Mawr is committed to making the visit experience a possibility for students with academic potential and a desire to be a part of a community of passionate learners. We offer a limited number of travel scholarships in the fall of each year for students who are unable to afford the expense of traveling to campus. The travel scholarship covers individual round-trip transportation to/from the student’s sending city to Bryn Mawr College, as well as all meals and accommodations while they are a guest on campus.

Compelling candidates have demonstrated interest in women’s education and will exhibit the core characteristics of a Bryn Mawr student: a driven and passionate learner; one who is inspired by and celebrates differences; and who seeks to transform themselves, their community, and the world.

Eligibility:

  • Reside in the U.S. or its associate territories
  • Students enrolled as high school juniors and seniors in fall of 2015

Application Requirements: 

  • Travel Scholarship Application
  • Official high school transcript from secondary school counselor (including a list of senior classes if applicable and high school profile) via fax or email (PDF format only)

Application Deadlines: September 30, 2015

Program Date: October 24- October 26, 2015

Bucknell University

Journey to Bucknell

Experience life as a Bucknell student by visiting us and staying overnight in one of our residence halls.

  • explore our beautiful campus
  • attend fall Open House to learn more about your academic and social opportunities
  • meet faculty, staff, and current Bucknell students

Find out about our academic programs and campus life. Hear about the ways our students learn, grow and become prepared to succeed throughout their lives. Visit campus, and find out whether you and Bucknell are right for each other.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the program, you must be enrolled in an academically rigorous program of study with a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.3 and must have taken the ACT, PSAT or SAT. Counselors can nominate students through our online form now through October 31. Counselors, we appreciate your assistance in identifying students you think will benefit from the program and look forward to welcoming them to campus in the fall.

Application Requirements: Online application, counselor nomination, and high school transcripts

Application Deadline: Students should be nominated by Sept. 25, 2015

Program Date: Nov. 8-10, 2015

 

Carleton College 

Taste of Carleton

We are pleased to invite high school senior students to sample one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges! Nestled in historic Northfield, MN, Carleton College is home to some of the most exceptional professors and extraordinary students in the country. Our students represent all 50 states, as well as nearly three dozen foreign countries. In addition, 25% of our students identify as people of color, and an additional 10% of our student body comes to us from outside the U.S. We value diversity of all types on campus, and as an institution we strive to ensure that we have a student body representative of as many different backgrounds as possible.

As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity, Carleton hosts a number of programs for traditionally underrepresented students. The Taste of Carleton (TOC) program offers students a chance to get just that—a taste of Carleton College! This all expenses paid program brings roughly 60 students to campus for three days and two nights. TOC is open to all prospective high school seniors, but the selection committee will prioritize students from traditionally under-represented backgrounds. Students of color, first-generation college students, and low-income students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Fill out an online application and upload your transcripts

Application Deadline: September 3, 2015

Program Date: Thursday, October 29-Saturday, October 31

 

Colby College

Experience Colby

Colby values diversity of all kinds and seeks to enroll students who also value diversity. If this describes you, we want you to consider a visit to campus—for FREE. Through our overnight campus visit program, Experience Colby, we do our best to make it possible for interested high school seniors to come for a visit regardless of financial circumstances. However, you must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to be considered.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Online application with supplemental transcripts and test scores

Application Deadline: 

5 p.m., Sept. 11

Program Date: 

Experience Colby October: Sunday, Oct. 18 – Tuesday, Oct. 20

 

Colorado College

Tigers on a Quest & Flyin’ Tigers Weekend

Colorado College offers two different funded opportunities for students to visit their campus in the fall: the Tigers on a Quest weekend and the Flyin’ Tigers weekend.  The programs allow students to take a tour, stay overnight, participate in an interview, and other activities that give them a sense of campus life and Colorado College academics.

Eligibility: High school seniors that either self-identify as a student of color, are Pell eligible, and/or are first-gen students.

Application Deadlines: Tigers on a Quest: June 1 – August 15, 2015 and Flyin’ Tigers : August 1 – September 23, 2015

Program Dates: Tigers on a Quest: October 3 – 5, 2015 & Flyin’ Tigers: October 31 – November 2, 2015

 

Columbia University

Columbia Engineering Experience

The Columbia Engineering Experience (CE2) is a three-day overnight program designed for current high-achieving high school seniors who are interested in a Columbia Engineering education. Participants will stay with an undergraduate student host, meet members of Columbia’s renowned faculty, visit world-class research centers and explore New York City. Due to the selectivity and limited size of the program, seniors should have exemplary academic records, particularly in math and science, a sincere interest in pursuing an engineering education, and a genuine appreciation for the educational value of diversity in all its forms. All meals, housing and transportation, including travel to and from New York City, will be funded by Columbia.

 

Eligibility: High school seniors from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in engineering and applied science fields

Application Requirements: Online application with a school report and transcript

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Program Date: Sunday, October 11 through Tuesday, October 13, 2015

 

Connecticut College

Explore Weekend

Explore Weekend is a program for high school seniors from underrepresented groups and those committed to issues of diversity. Over three days, you will get a sneak peak at a challenging liberal arts environment and learn about campus resources for students of color.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Online application with supplemental counselor/teacher recommendation and transcripts

Application Deadline: TBA 

Program Date: TBA

 

Dartmouth College

Summer Bound Program

The Dartmouth Bound STEM Program provides participants with insight into what life is like at Dartmouth, as well as information about the admissions and financial aid process. Program highlights include seminars, tours, and financial aid workshops. All students accepted into the program have their transportation costs covered.

Eligibility: Participants must have a teacher or mentor recommend them for the program.

Application Requirements: Online application and mentor recommendation

Application Deadline:: TBA 

Program Date: TBA

 

Davidson College

Selected students will arrive Sunday afternoon and stay on campus with a current Davidson student for two nights. Visiting students will attend classes and should plan to return home Tuesday afternoon. Davidson will cover the direct expenses associated with a visit to campus for each participant. This includes airfare to/from the student’s home airport, ground transportation in Charlotte to/from campus, meals during the visit, and overnight accommodations.

Application Deadline: September 18, 2015

Program Date: November 1-3, 2015

 

Dickinson College

Discover Diversity at Dickinson

This distinctive opportunity will allow you to experience Dickinson’s vibrant campus community during an overnight stay as well as during our traditional open house. This combined opportunity will allow you to see the college community as it is and celebrate its true diversity. Participants will spend the first day sitting in on classes and getting a feel for life on campus in the evening. The next day, participants will join other visiting families during our fall open house prior to our first application deadline (Nov. 15). The program will introduce students to important information about our admissions and financial-aid processes.

Eligibility: High school students who identify as students of color and/or are first generation college students

Program Dates: November 13-14

Application Requirements: Short application with a recent transcript or progress report and complete a brief summary about your interest in Dickinson

Application Deadline: October 2nd

 

Emory University

Emory’s Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE)

Talented, high achieving high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds are  invited to participate in the program are traditionally either first generation college students, or they are from an underrepresented cultural or socioeconomic background.

Eligibility: talented, high achieving high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds

Application Deadline: Friday, September 11, 5:00 p.m. EST

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application form
  • Upload High School transcript
  • Submit self-reported senior year schedule
  • Submit self-reported SAT/ACT scores

Program Date: October 15, 2015 – October 17, 2015

 

Franklin and Marshall

Collegiate Leadership Summit

The Collegiate Leadership Summit is a two day program that provides selected delegates an opportunity to develop their leadership skills while interacting with F&M community members and experiencing college life in a highly selective liberal arts environment. Delegates will also demonstrate their leadership skills through an admission interview and group activities. The cost of travel and attendance is covered by the college.

Eligibility: Applicants must have a 3.3 GPA, come from a background underrepresented in higher education, and demonstrate leadership in their school or community

Application Requirements:  Must be nominated by a counselor, teacher, or after-school program staff member, and fill out an online application

Application Deadline: The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 1 program is Monday, September 7th, 2015.

The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 2 program is Monday, October 12th, 2015.

Program Date: 

  • Fall Session 1: Sunday, Sept. 27, to Tuesday, Sept. 29
    • The application deadline for Fall Session 1 is Sept. 7th.
  • Fall Session 2: Sunday, Nov. 8, to Tuesday, Nov. 10
    • The application deadline for Fall Session 2 is Oct. 12th.

 

 

George Washington University

“Your GW” Open House Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion

The “Your GW” Open House program includes spending the night on campus with a current student host, engaging with a faculty member during a college class, learning firsthand about the GW student experience, hearing from recent alumni about benefits of a GW education, and having an opportunity to interview with an admissions representative. Each event will include campus tours, an information session, as well as opportunities to meet with admissions staff members, administrators, faculty, and students.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements:  Online application form and Program Agreement and Response forms

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

 

Grinnell College

Grinnell College Diversity Preview Program

The Grinnell College Diversity Preview program allows students to apply to a free campus trip.  Students will stay overnight with a current student, attend classes and an information session on admission and financial aid as well as receiving a tour of the campus.

Eligibility: High school seniors that are students of color, interested in a liberal arts educations, and that have submitted all of their application materials

Application Requirements: Online application, high school transcript with ACT/SAT scores, and activities

Application Deadline: September 16, 2015

Program Date: October 11-12

 

Gustavus Adolphus

Fly-in Program

The fly-in program is intended to help students when the travel costs would be prohibitive.

Eligibility:  High school seniors

Application Requirements: Complete an online application to the school as well as a fly-in program application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: Varies

 

Hamilton College

Diversity Overnight Program

The Hamilton College Diversity Overnight Program is an opportunity for diverse seniors to experience Hamilton College’s campus as well as interact with faculty, staff and see what college life is like.

Eligibility: All high school seniors are welcome to apply, with preference given to diverse students and those with limited financial resources.

Application Requirements: Fill out an online application and submit your high school transcripts

Application Deadline: Priority deadline: August 5th

Program Date:  September 20-22 or October 25-27, 2015

 

Harvey Mudd College

Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST) Program

The FAST program is intended to allow underrepresented students a chance to experience Harvey Mudd College. Participants of Fall FAST will stay overnight in one of our residence halls, take campus tours (both at HMC and through our sister schools at the Claremont Consortium), sit in on classes, complete an interview with the Office of Admission, participate in a hands-on engineering workshop, and much more. There will also be discussions on admission policies, financial aid opportunities, campus resources, and the benefits of pursuing a tech degree at a liberal arts college.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Fill out an online application

Application Deadline: 

Program Date: October 8-10 2015

 

Haverford College

Multicultural Scholars Experience 

The Multicultural Scholars Experience is a program designed to help prospective students from diverse backgrounds become acquainted with the academic and social opportunities at Haverford. The program gives students the opportunity to interact with professors, sit in classes, learn about multiculturalism on campus, hear current Haverfordians’ perspectives, and immerse themselves in the Haverford experience.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Fill out an online application

Application Deadline: September 14th, 2015

Program Date: October 25-27, 2015

 

Holy Cross College

Perspectives Overnight Program

Perspectives is an overnight program for high school seniors who are interested in learning about diversity and multiculturalism at Holy Cross. Students will be introduced to the multiplicity of people, faiths, viewpoints and ideas that exist at Holy Cross and have the opportunity to discuss their views during classes and panel discussions alongside current students and faculty. They will also have a chance to tour our campus, spend the night in one of our residence halls and eat in Kimball Dining Hall. Ultimately, we hope students will gain a deeper understanding of the College’s diverse community and the many opportunities it has to offer.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Fill out an online application

Application Deadline: TBA 

Program Date: TBA

 

Hope College

Fly-In Weekend

The Fly-in Weekend is from Thursday evening through Saturday morning, and is an outstanding mixture of academic life and the social scene at Hope College, with a combination of weekday and weekend opportunities.

Visiting students are paired with a Hope student host for the trip, and they will stay overnight with their host in one of Hope’s residential facilities both Thursday & Friday night. During the day on Friday, participants attend a Visit Day program including a tour, class visit, academic departmental sessions and may request a personal interview (optional) or other individual appointments.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date:  TBA

 

Illinois Wesleyan

Titan Weekend

This weekend event is an opportunity for prospective students to experience life as an Illinois Wesleyan student! Attendees will have the opportunity to visit classes, meet with professors, sample campus food options, attend an on-campus student activity and stay overnight with a current student host.

Eligibility: Prospective students

Application Requirements: Application and transcript for admission to the university

Application Deadline: Varies depending on program date

Program Date: Program Date Has Passed

 

Johns Hopkins University

H.O.M.E. Program

The HOME Program is intended to allow students of color an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the campus life available at Johns Hopkins University. Check the link in the next few weeks for access to their 2013 application.

Eligibility: High school senior

Application Requirements: Fill out an online application

Application Deadline: This deadline has passed 

Program Date: TBA

 

Kalamazoo College

Multicultural Fly-In Program

If you are a high school senior of multicultural background, Kalamazoo invites you to spend a few days on our campus learning more about our dynamic campus community. Kalamazoo College is an increasingly diverse liberal arts college with a focus on challenging academics and experiential education. Our first-year class is our most diverse to date, comprised of 28% domestic students of color, 8% international students and 41% students from outside of Michigan.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Fill out an online application and submit your high school transcripts

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

 

Kenyon College

Cultural Connections Programs

During the Cultural Connections program you will spend a weekend interacting with current Kenyon students and faculty who may share similar cultural backgrounds with you, and will certainly share your interests. You will also explore the Kenyon community inside and outside of the classroom in interactive ways that will allow you to clearly decipher the role of diversity at Kenyon. Spaces are limited. Please contact Kim Totman at 740-427-5778 to make reservations.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Contact the college for additional information

Application Deadline: TBA 

Program Date: TBA

 

Lafayette College

Our Beloved Community (OBC) Symposium

Our Beloved Community is named for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a society that embraces each of its members, not merely putting aside but rather understanding and celebrating their differences. Lafayette College will engage both prospective and current Lafayette students in powerful, enlightening, and, at times, challenging discussions on many forms of diversity and citizenship. The college seeks a limited number of students nationwide to join them in this celebratory event that will also provide firsthand exposure to the dynamism and collaborative quest for intellectual growth that characterizes the Lafayette experience.

Eligibility: Current and prospective students

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

 

Lehigh University

Diversity Achievement Program

Lehigh University believes in creating a vibrant campus community. Remaining steadfast in our commitment to promote and sustain a diverse student body, DAP provides select high school seniors interested in a culturally based program the opportunity to immerse themselves in life at Lehigh for two days and one night. Program details will become available in August; each year DAP is held in October in conjunction with Senior Open House.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: October

 

Lewis and Clark College

LEAD Program

Visit campus at the College’s expense, meet current students and faculty, participate in leadership development activities, sit in on classes, spend the night in a residence hall, taste the food, have an admissions interview, and experience life at Lewis & Clark College firsthand.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: September 2015 (TBA)

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering (WISE)

MIT has provided two opportunities to attend WISE to accommodate students’ schedules. You will indicate which program you would like to be considered for on the WISE application. Over the course of WISE, you will have the chance to attend classes, tour the campus, meet with professors, visit labs, stay with a current MIT student, and attend workshops to give you a glimpse of what life at MIT is really like.

If you are interested in visiting MIT, but cannot participate in either program, you can participate in the Shadow-A-Student Program. Registration for a shadow visit is done online via your MyMIT account; please note, you must register for this program at least two weeks in advance of your visit.  For more information about Shadow-A-Student, go to the Visiting Campus section of our website.

If you have any questions about the weekend, please feel free to contact the program coordinators at wiseatmit@mit.edu or (617) 258-5526.

Eligibility: Rising high school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application and medical release form, located at the WISE program website (listed above).

Application Deadline: Monday, July 27

Program Date: September 20-22, October 18-20

 

Miami U. at Oxford

Bridges at Miami University

Students who successfully complete the program, are accepted for Fall 2015 admission, and enroll at Miami University’s Oxford campus will receive a $10,000 scholarship awarded only to Bridges students

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: This deadline has passed

Program Date: 

Session I: October 25-26, 2015

Session II: November 1-2, 2015

Session III: November 8-9, 2015

Session IV: November 15-16, 2015

 

Middlebury College

Discover Middlebury

The visit is open to seniors from traditionally under-represented groups: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and American Indian students; students (regardless of ethnicity) with demonstrated financial hardship; and students who are first in their families to pursue a four-year college education.  Unfortunately, international students or those living outside of the country cannot participate in this program.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: August 14 2015

Program Date: October 18-20, 2015

 

Missouri University of Science and Technology

¡Sí Se Puede!

¡Sí Se Puede! is held once annually on the Missouri S&T campus and is sponsored by the Missouri S&T student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and the office of Student Diversity Programs.  This weekend retreat is for Hispanic and Latino high school students who would like to learn more about studying science, engineering, or math at Missouri S&T.  Through information sessions and hands on workshops students will have the opportunity to explore career options and gain a better understanding of what college life is really like.

Eligibility: Hispanic and Latino high school students

Program Date: October 30 – November 1, 2015

Application Deadline: October 3, 2015

Application Requirements: Online or mailed application

Mt. Holyoke College

Focus on Diversity

During this overnight program high school juniors and seniors will be able to participate in activities designed to explore many aspects of pluralism. Program events include a panel discussion, identity workshop, and an evening cultural performance. You will also take a campus tour and have the opportunity to stay overnight in a residence hall with a current Mount Holyoke student who you will shadow on Monday.

Eligibility: High school juniors and seniors

Nomination Form For Counselors: Friday, May 22, 2015

Program Date: November 8-9, 2015

 

Norwich University

At Norwich, you’ll develop traits common among leaders in every profession—discipline, integrity, confidence, loyalty and honor—through a wide range of opportunities that will empower you in ways you never imagined.

Norwich offers roundtrip airfare to a select group of students, it could be you! Norwich understands the college visit is one of the most important components of the admissions process. Spend some time with the people who live and breathe Norwich every day. An overnight visit is a great way to get a feel for what it’s really like to be a student at Norwich.

  • Stay in a dorm overnight and then spend a day with us learning more about Norwich.
  • Tour the campus, have an in-depth information session with admissions, and meet with some of our cadet and civilian staff.
  • See first-hand what the optional military lifestyle is like as a “Rook” (first year cadet).
  • Attend a Norwich class and experience the academic excellence Norwich is known for.
  • Learn more about the admissions process and meet with our admissions staff

Eligibility: Students must be high school seniors and currently reside in the United States to be eligible. Students must be accepted to Norwich prior to flight offers being made.

Application Requirements: Submit an online application, SAT or ACT test scores, and high school transcripts.

Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions; Priority Deadline February 1st.

Program Date: To be announced

 

Occidental College

Fall MVP

Each year Occidental College welcomes traditionally underrepresented students to campus to discover firsthand what makes Oxy distinct. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the campus, attend classes, meet with faculty, staff and current students, spend the night in a residence hall, and explore our surrounding communities.

Eligibility: Traditionally underrepresented students who have not already had the opportunity to visit campus. All applicants must be high school seniors. Typically, students are nominated for the program by their high school counselor or a community partnership program.

Program Dates:  Sunday, October 18 – Tuesday, October 20

Application Requirements: Student application, parent/guardian authorization form, counselor recommendation form, high school transcript, standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT, or ACT)

Application Due Date: September 8th

 

Oberlin College

Access Oberlin

Access Oberlin is a new program that allows high-achieving students who have not yet visited campus to participate in an all-expenses paid trip to Oberlin. The program encourages students of color to apply. Access Oberlin additionally considers both financial need as well as first-generation status when selecting students for the program.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: TBA

Deadlines: TBA

 

Pitzer College

The Diversity Program at Pitzer

The Diversity Program at Pitzer is an all-expense-paid program designed specifically for students from underrepresented racial and cultural backgrounds. The program provides an opportunity to experience the distinct atmosphere that sets Pitzer apart from other colleges. Students will attend a class, spend two nights in a residence hall, dine on campus, and interact with current students, faculty and staff. To inquire about the program, please contact the Office of Admission and ask for the Diversity Program Coordinator.

Eligibility: Underrepresented high school seniors

Application Requirements: Application, transcripts

Application Deadline: Registration begins in August

Program Date: Oct. 29 – Oct. 31, 2015

 

Pomona College

Fall Diversity Weekend

Pomona College hosts The Fall Weekend [pdf] program which allows for students from diverse backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented on college campuses to experience the Pomona College campus over the span of a weekend.

Over The Fall Weekend, prospective students will have the opportunity to meet current students, speak with faculty, and explore the Pomona College community.  Space is limited due to the size of our small, engaged community, however we are dedicated to providing this opportunity to those whom the program will most benefit.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Complete an online interest form

Application Deadline: For the September dates: August 14th  For the October dates: September 4th

Program Date: 

  • September 26-29, 2015

  • October 10-13, 2015

 

Puget Sound

Fall Campus Day

Fall Campus Day is a great way to get acquainted with Puget Sound! You and your family will learn about our outstanding faculty, students, and academic programs. You’ll also get a chance to see our lovely campus and meet our current students. Please use the 2012 schedule as guide for what is offered during Fall Campus Day. Registration will open soon!

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

 

Reed College

Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME)

Each year, the Reed Admission Office offers domestic high school seniors from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds (African-American, Latino/a, Asian-American, Native American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander) an opportunity to apply for a fly-in program called Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience. In 2014, the program took place in late October, and the application will be posted in August. To be notified when the application is posted online, please join our mailing list.

Eligibility: High school seniors from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA, but it will take place in late October

 

Rensselaer Polytechnic

 The Fall Program

An opportunity to get to know the flavor of Rensselaer among other like minded students. Participants will get a chance to see what life on campus is like while engaging in class discussions, faculty interviews, and overnight visits in our dormitories.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: This deadline has passed 

Program Date: TBA

 

Scripps College

Multicultural Outreach

Travel grants are available on a case-by-case basis for students who live more than 150 miles from campus and who need financial assistance to get to campus. Discover Scripps applicants must submit an unofficial high school transcript and some form of standardized testing (PSAT, SAT Reasoning, ACT, and/or SAT Subject Tests)

Eligibility: Female high school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an unofficial high school transcript, test scores, and an online application

Application Deadline: Case by Case

Program Date: Case by Case

 

Smith College

Women of Distinction Program

The Women of Distinction program for high school seniors highlights the opportunities at Smith College for African American, Asian American, Latina and Native American students. Participants in this three-day program will explore Smith College and determine whether it might be an appropriate college choice for them. Students will live in campus houses, experience the academic and social life at Smith and attend panels and workshops on student life and the college admission process.

Eligibility: Female high school seniors from a traditionally underrepresented ethnic or racial background

Application Requirements: Submit an online application and supplemental materials listed on Smith’s website

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

 

Swarthmore College

Discover Swarthmore 

Discover Swarthmore! is Swarthmore College’s all-expenses paid* overnight weekend program for top high school students. This year, DS is scheduled for September 18th-20th . Prospective students will get a first-hand look at Swarthmore as they attend classes, stay with current students in the dorms, eat in the dining hall, and enjoy a candid view of campus life. Prospective students will also hear from faculty, staff, alumni, and current Swarthmore students through a series of panel discussions.

We invite anyone interested in Swathmore to apply to Discover Swarthmore, though preference will be given to students from traditionally underrepresented groups, and to students who are the first-generation in their family to attend college.

*The Admissions Office will cover all transportation, meal, and on-campus housing expenses for students invited to attend the program.

Eligibility: High school seniors from traditionally underrepresented ethnic or racial backgrounds

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

 

Trinity College

Preview Weekend

On Sunday, November 10, through Monday, November 11, Trinity College is sponsoring PREVIEW WEEKEND, an overnight program designed to give seniors in high school an opportunity to explore both the academic and social aspects of the Trinity community, with a focus on the experiences of our students of color. Visiting students enjoy observing classes, meeting faculty and students, attending campus events, and interviewing with a member of our staff at one of the nation’s most prestigious liberal arts colleges.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

 

Tufts University

Voices of Tufts: The University Experience 

The Tufts University fly-in program requires that students click on the above link and create an account online to view their admissions and eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Voices Application, which includes the 100-word essay addressing your interest in the program
  • High school transcript (including your senior year courses)
  • Test scores (if available)
  • Recommendation from your guidance counselor

Application Deadline: Applications will open in August

Program Date: 

 

Union College

Getting to Know Union (GTKU)

Union College will be hosting two overnight college preview programs for high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds, who might otherwise be unable to visit Union’s campus. These programs are designed to allow students to learn more about our academic offerings; give them an authentic view of what life can be like at Union; and provide opportunities to engage with current students, faculty and administrators. Because we understand that traveling may pose a significant financial burden for many families, the College covers the entire cost of the trip, including all transportation (by plane, train or bus) and meals. Please note that preference is given to applicants who demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility: Must be a high school senior, meet the academic criteria and complete an application (including submission of high school transcript)

Application Requirements: Application, transcript

Application Deadline: September 16th for students who are flying in from outside of the Northeast.  September 23 for students from the Northeast.

Program Date: October 11-12 and November 8-9

University of St. Thomas

University of St. Thomas Fly-In Program

Students can receive reimbursement for up to half the cost of round-trip airfare up to a maximum of $200. If selected as a recipient of our fly-in voucher, students must present a receipt for the ticket purchased after visiting campus.

Eligibility: High school seniors admitted to the St. Thomas class of 2020 that live in a non-contiguous state to Minnesota

Application Requirements:TB A

Application Deadline: Applications will open October 2015

Program Date: TBA

University of Rochester

Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP)

MVP brings together high school seniors from diverse backgrounds and allows them to experience Rochester on a more personal level. Admission to MVP is a competitive process that will consider your academic and personal qualities. Experience living and dining on campus; stay overnight in a residence hall with a student host; learn about various opportunities for research, student services, our advising program, athletics, etc.; participate in discussions with current students about the college experience and learn about the many opportunities available for undergraduates; and interact with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

Eligibility: High school seniors from diverse backgrounds

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date:TBA

 

University of Vermont

Discovering UVM

This program, geared toward high school seniors from underrepresented groups, welcomes students from as close as Vermont to as far away as the Dominican Republic. Let us assist you with your college search — explore academic and extracurricular offerings at UVM. Spend two days in our residence halls with a UVM student host, attend a class, and learn about the college application process. Discovering UVM participants will receive free room and board for the program. Applicants may apply for a travel grant to help with the cost of traveling to UVM. Join us!

Eligibility: High school seniors from traditionally underrepresented groups

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Program Date: TBA

Fall 2015 Discovering UVM dates:TBA

 

Wellesley College

Discover Wellesley

Because we’re sort of mysterious. And because we attract people who think for themselves and do a lot of research before they make gigantic, life-altering decisions.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: June 30

Final Deadline: August 31

Program Date:October 18-19, 2015

 

Wesleyan University

Fall Open House Programs

The Office of Admission funds a Transportation Assistance Program (TAP), which provides an all-expenses-paid visit to campus (including transportation, accommodations and meals) for a select number of high school seniors interested in participating in one of our annual Open House Programs.  During the visit, students will have the opportunity to visit classes, meet current students, speak with faculty, and explore the campus community.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Must submit a variety of transcripts and resources, and an online application

Program Date(s): Columbus Day Open House October 11-12, 2015 or Veterans Day Open House November 10-11, 2015

 Application Deadline: September 18th for Columbus Day visit, October 21st for Veterans’ Day visit

Whitman College

Visit Scholarship Program 

Whitman College seeks to bring students whose backgrounds and experiences offer varying perspectives on living and learning in a multicultural world to our campus.

Eligibility: High school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: September 30th

Program Date: November 10-12

 

Williams College

Windows on Williams

Every fall, through Windows on Williams, the College offers roughly 150 low-income, first-generation and underrepresented high school seniors a three-day, all-expenses paid trip to the college. Participants are able to attend classes, meet professors and current students, and experience life as a Williams student first-hand. To inquire about the program, please contact the Admission Office and ask for the Diversity Recruitment Director.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date:September 24-26 and October 15-17. 

 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

 Discover: The Diversity Experience at WPI

The WPI Undergraduate Admissions Office invites African American, Latino, Native American, as well as students interested in diversity to attend WPI for a special overnight visit. Discover: The Diversity Experience is designed to allow prospective students to discover the vast opportunities WPI has to offer in the form of academics, social life and most of all the unique multicultural experience at WPI. Click on the link above for more information and to create an account and application.

Eligibility: High School Senior

Application Requirements: Online application and high school transcript

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

 

Yale University

Multicultural Open House/Fly-in Program

The Multicultural Open House is a one-day fall program that introduces prospective students to Yale’s academic programs, campus life, admissions process and financial aid resources. The Fly-in Program is for admitted students who demonstrate significant financial need. Students who qualify for the Fly-in Program are provided a travel stipend to attend the admitted student weekend in the spring.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: TBA

Image by Flickr user David Becker

 

Many thanks to Dr. Rebecca Joseph for her invaluable resource.

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  1. Norwich University also offers overnight events for prospective students. How would we go about getting added to your list?

    Thank you for your help!

    http://www.norwich.edu/undergraduate-admissions/

  2. Sandy says:

    The GWU link appears to be bad.


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