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Students from underrepresented backgrounds often are eligible for college fly-in programs, where colleges fly in students for campus visits. Some colleges, however, offer an alternative and jointly travel to the students as a group.

These programs, which travel across the country and give students the opportunity to meet with campus officials from top colleges and universities, make it easier for underrepresented students to learn about selective institutions.

Here is a list of programs that give students opportunities they might not otherwise have:


Coast to Coast College Tour

College participants: Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California at Berkeley, Vanderbilt University

Program dates/locations: Program runs from May 20th to June 7th.

About the program: Each college or university practices holistic admissions, meaning they weigh the entire applicant, not just one admissions factor.


The NUWHE Tour

College participants: Emory University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Notre Dame, University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis

Program dates/locations: Program runs from April 29th to May 24th.

About the program: The universities will host a presentation and then be available to meet individually with students and parents afterward.


Exploring Educational Excellence

College participants: Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, University of Chicago

Program dates/locations: Program runs from the end of April through June.

About the program: Students and their parents can attend sessions that include an overview of each university, information on admissions and financial aid and meet with admissions representatives. Participants must register. All five schools offer need-blind admission, need-based assistance, and offer well-rounded liberal arts education in social science, humanities, mathematics, and science.


Exploring College Options

College participants: Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania

Program dates/locations: Program runs at various times and locations across the U.S throughout the month of May.

About the program: The program visits all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Each university will present a brief slide presentation and answer questions.


8 of the Best Colleges

College Participants: Claremont McKenna College, Colorado College, Connecticut College, Grinnell College, Haverford College, Kenyon College, Macalester College, and Sarah Lawrence College

Program Dates/Locations: Program runs from May 20th to the 24th with multiple stops in Texas and one in both Colorado and Arizona. In Fall 2018, there are options in the Northeast, including New York City and Boston.

About the Program: These nationally recognized liberal arts colleges are highly selective and place value on student-faculty interaction, small classes, and challenging curricula.


Quest for College

College Participants: University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, Yale University, Colorado College

Program Dates/Locations: Program runs from June 3rd through the 7th, making stops in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada

About the Program: The four colleges travel together and give presentations on their respective institutions.


Colleges That Change Lives

College Participants: This program has a massive list of colleges. They include Cornell College, Reed College, Kalamazoo College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Allegheny College, and many more besides. See the website for full details.

Program Dates/Locations: Much like this program contains too many schools to list all of them, it also visits upwards of 20 cities from May through August, so visit the site to see every location and when they visit!

About the Program:  CTCL was founded on a philosophy of building the knowledge, character and values of young people by introducing them to a personalized and transformative collegiate experience. Although the member colleges approach this challenge with varying perspectives, institutional missions, and pedagogical strategies, a student-centered mission is common to all campuses.


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