When it comes to the Midwest, you have a number of states to take into consideration. These include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,  Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Check out some of the great fly-in and summer programs being offered for high school students in 2018!


Albion College

State: Michigan

Program Dates: Rolling

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: There’s no deadline to visit Albion and take advantage of their fly-in program. If you’ve been accepted into Albion, they’ll reimburse up to $3,000 for you to visit and drink in the Michigan-located campus. If you want to visit prior to applying, they’ll reimburse up to half of your plane ticket, not exceeding $300.


Calvin College: Entrada Scholars Program

State: Michigan

Program Dates: July 6th to August 2nd

Application Deadline: October 1st, 2018 to March 1st, 2019

Description: The Entrada Scholars Program at Calvin College offers racial ethnic minority high school students a gateway to the future: the opportunity to experience college learning and living while earning college credit.


Calvin College: Fridays at Calvin

State: Michigan

Program Dates: Select Fridays in October, November, February, March, and April

Application Period: August 1st, 2018 to April 25th, 2019

Description: Fridays at Calvin is the premiere visit program. You can experience Calvin firsthand: stay the night, catch breakfast, attend chapel, sit in on a class, talk with professors and students, check out the rock wall, and more.


Carleton College: Taste of Carleton

State: Minnesota

Program Dates: Thursday, October 18th – Saturday, October 20th

Program Deadlines: August 19th, 2018

Description: 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.


Case Western Reserve University: Diversity Overnight

State: Ohio

Program Dates: November 11th-12th

Program Deadlines: October 1st, 2018

Description: This is a special visit opportunity that includes an overnight on Sunday and attending our fall open house program on Monday.


College of Saint Benedict/ St. John’s University

State: Minnesota

Program Dates: Throughout the Year

Application Deadline: Rolling

Description: The National Fly-in Weekend program is designed specifically for accepted students from outside of Minnesota. We will pay for, at least, half of your travel costs through our National Travel Assistance Program. We also arrange a three-day, customized campus experience for you.


Grinnell College: Diversity Travel Opportunity

State: Iowa

Program Dates: September 23–24 and November 4–5, 2018

Application Deadline: September 3rd, 2018

Description: The Grinnell Diversity Travel Opportunity offers you the chance to apply for a FREE trip to campus for our fall preview program, Discover Grinnell. The program is a great way to discover your place at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. Applicants must be high school seniors, students of color (African American, Latinx, Asian, Native American) OR the first in their family to attend college, and interested in a liberal arts education (arts and humanities, mathematics and sciences, and social sciences).


Gustavus Adolphus College: Fly-In Program

State: Minnesota

Program Dates: Rolling

Application Deadline: Four weeks before visit date

Description: Students will tour campus, dine in our nationally ranked cafeteria, stay overnight in a residence hall, and interact with current students, faculty, and staff. Most Sundays-Fridays are available during the academic year, so use our visit calendar to see what days would work best for you. You can even schedule a visit during one of our admission or college events! This way, you can truly interact with campus and experience what it’s like to be a Gustie!


Illinois Wesleyan University: Diversity and Inclusion Visit Program (DIVP)

State: Illinois

Program Dates: TBD January 2019

Application Period: TBD

Description: Diversity and inclusion are intrinsic to the mission of Illinois Wesleyan University. We are excited to announce our Diversity & Inclusion Visit Program for prospective students and hope you will consider attending. Eligible students will have the opportunity to stay overnight with a current student in a residence hall, observe a class, tour the campus, and meet with faculty/staff/students, and attend our annual Martin Luther King, Jr. teach-in. This event is free and transportation assistance is available upon request.


Kalamazoo College: Intercultural Fly-In Program

State: Michigan

Program Dates: TBD

Application Period:  TBD September 2018

Description: The Intercultural Fly-In Program is for students from an underrepresented background who are interested in learning more about diversity and inclusion at Kalamazoo College. Only students who have applied and been admitted to Kalamazoo are eligible for this fly-in program.


Kenyon College: Cultural Connections Visit Days

State: Ohio

Program Dates: TBD (November)

Application Period: TBD (October)

Description: Current high school seniors are invited to attend our Cultural Connections program to immerse themselves in the Kenyon community and learn how our hilltop campus in central Ohio embraces diversity. You will get to meet students and professors who share multiple facets of your background and who certainly share your interests and passions. Travel grant recipients are encouraged to use their awards to visit during this program.


Luther College: Fly-In Reimbursement Program

State: Iowa

Program Dates: Rolling

Application Period: Rolling

Description: For high school seniors who’ve applied to Luther College, Luther will reimburse you for half the ticket cost, up to $150, following your campus visit. If you enroll at Luther, the remaining half of the ticket cost, up to $150, will be credited to your Luther account upon enrollment. The airline ticket receipt must be presented to the Admissions Office at the time of your campus visit to receive the reimbursement.


Miami University: Bridges Program

State: Ohio

Program Dates: October 21st-22nd; October 28th-29th; November 5th-6th; November 11th-12th

Application Period: September 24th, 2018

Description: Miami University is proud to present the Bridges Program, an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Students representing different ethnic/racial, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Missouri University of Science and Technology: ¡Sí Se Puede!

State: Missouri

Program Dates: TBD 2018

Application Period: TBD October 2018

Description: ¡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.


Oberlin College & Conservatory: Multicultural Visit Program

State: Ohio

Program Dates: October 11th-13th, 2018; November 8th-10th, 2018

Application Period: September 13th; October 11th

Description:  Oberlin’s Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) is a selective, all-expenses-paid visit program for high-achieving high school seniors. We encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds such as Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Hispanic/Latino/a/x, or Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. To support socioeconomic diversity, the selection committee will also consider students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background, as well as those who are among the first in their families to attend college (first generation).


Simpson College Fly-in Program

State: Iowa

Program Dates: Rolling

Application Period: Rolling

Description: Students accepted for admission at Simpson College may take advantage of their Fly-in Program which reimburses up to $300 of the student’s flight. Students must live 250+ miles from the college and may spend up to 48 hours on campus.


St. Olaf College Fly-in Program

State: Minnesota

Program Dates: Rolling

Application Period: Rolling

Description: Attracting and enrolling students from a broad range of backgrounds and life experiences is central to the mission of St. Olaf College. St. Olaf remains especially committed to the success of first-generation students and students from low-income backgrounds, and St. Olaf supports these students in a number of ways, including a fly-in program. It provides high-achieving, first generation and/or low-income prospective students outside of Minnesota with free transportation to St. Olaf for some of our visit days.


St. Mary’s University of Minnesota Fly-in Airfare Assist Program

State: Minnesota

Program Dates: Rolling

Application Period: Rolling

Description: Our new Fly-in Airfare Assist program helps student visitors from beyond a reasonable driving distance. Non-Midwest students who have applied for fall 2018 undergraduate admission are eligible for a one-time reimbursement—up to $300—for the cost of air travel to our Winona Campus.


St. Thomas Fly-In Program

State: Minnesota

Program Dates: Rolling

Application Period: Rolling

Description: Visit St. Thomas using our fly-in program! St. Thomas can cover a portion of your travel costs when you come to campus for a personalized admissions visit or admitted student event. Students must be admitted to the University of St. Thomas.


University of Evansville Fly-in Policy

State: Indiana

Program Dates: Rolling

Application Period: Rolling

Description: The University of Evansville attracts students from all over the United States, with many flying to and from Evansville Regional Airport. Our local airport is only 13 minutes from campus and is easily accessible, with direct flights to and from the hub cities of Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Atlanta, and Charlotte, North Carolina.


To make it more feasible for prospective students to fly when visiting UE, we offer a ONE-TIME reimbursement of up to $300* for high school seniors and prospective transfer students only (see website for more details). (Parents are NOT eligible for reimbursement.) UE will reimburse you for half of your plane ticket, up to $150, following a campus visit. If you then decide to enroll, your account will be credited for the other half, up to a total of $300. Students from Alaska and Hawaii are eligible for a total of $500.


Wartburg College Fly-in Program

State: Iowa

Program Dates: September through April

Application Period: Rolling

Description: At Wartburg, we have made it a priority to do anything we can to make sure you have the opportunity to see our campus, regardless of the distance from your home. Don’t just visit Wartburg; totally immerse yourself in campus life! Meet our friendly students. Grab a cappuccino in our coffee shop. Check out a class. Go to a game or a concert. Visit with a professor. It’s WORTH IT!

Wartburg’s Fly-in Program is for students who live 400+ miles from Wartburg college. Applications must be submitted before arrival and the program reimburses up at $350 of prospective student’s flight or car travel.


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