2016 College Fly-In Programs
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Name of SchoolProgram NameProgram DatesDueApplication RequirementsEligibility ContactNotesLink
Colorado CollegeFlyin’ TigersProgram Date:
September 30-October 2, 2017
Program 1 Application due by
August 15, 2017 || Program 2 Application Due By September 21, 2017 || Program 1 Decision release date: September 1, 2017 || Program 2 Decision release date September 30, 2017 || Program 1 Registration/Flight Booking Deadline: September 9, 2017 || Program 2 Registration/Flight Booking Deadline: October 7, 2017
-An official transcript; -official test scores SAT/ACT/AP/IB;- School profile (if available); -Letter of Recommendation (Counselor or Teacher)The program is open to high school Seniors only who self-identify as a student of color, are Pell eligible, or First generation college studentPlease contact
Admission Counselor, at
admission@coloradocollege.edu with
ATTN: Funded Campus Visits in
the subject line.
**NOTE: Travel grant is conditional: "If accepted to the program, Colorado College will pay your transportation expenses (airfare or auto mileage) up to $500. We offer an additional subsidy of up to a total of $500 for your parents' travel expenses and provide complimentary accommodations at a nearby hotel."; **Colorado College is on a unique 'Block Plan' where students take one course at a time!https://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/introduceyourself/

Oberlin CollegeMulticultural Visit Program (MVP)Program date 1: October 26-28, 2017 || Program date 2: November 9-11, 2016 || Program date 3: November 30-December 2, 2017Program 1 application due by October 5, 2017 || Program 2 application due by October 19 || Program 3 application due by November 19, 2017-Application form with 500 word short answer question; -Completed and signed counselor form; -SAT or ACT scores; -Statement of financial responsibility; -High School Transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable) "To apply, you must be a high school senior of color (African American, Asian/Pacific American, Latino/a, Native American). You must also be interested in a liberal arts education (Arts & Humanities, Math & Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences). Lastly, the program is only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents, or students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. access@oberlin.edu**Posse Chicago School http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/admissions/campus-visits/applying.dot
Wesleyan UniversityFall Open House Programs: Transportation Assistance Program (TAP)Program date 1: October 8-9, 2017 || Program date 2: November 9-10, 2017Program date 1 forms due by September 4, 2017 || Program date 2 forms due by October 13, 2017-Online Application; -TAP supporting materials (including: High school transcript)"While the Open House Program is open to all, the number of students awarded travel grants is limited, so a timely response will be taken into consideration along with background and interest in Wesleyan."tap@wesleyan.edu**NOTE: Wesleyan is test optional- you do not need to send in your test scoreshttp://wesleyan.edu/admission/visiting_campus/transportation_assistance.html
Tufts University Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience Program date 1 (Engineering): October 19-20, 2017 || Program date 2 (Arts & Sciences): October 26-27, 2017Program date 1 application due by 5pm EST on October 3, 2017 || Program date 2 application due by 5pm EST on October 11, 2017-Online Application; -High School transcript; -100 word Essay; -Test scores (if available); -Recommendation from guidance counselorHigh school seniors
voices@ase.tufts.edu; FAQ page: http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices/voices-faq/
**NOTE: Travel assistance is available for students for whom the trip would present a financial hardship.http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices
Colgate UniversityColgate: In Focus program (diversity open house)October 15-17, 2017Application materials due by September 8, 2017-Online Application; -High School transcript (submitted by counselor, including grades 9-11); -Short answer essay (300 words); -Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT scores, sent from test agency or from counselor)"We encourage current high school seniors who come from low-income, first-generation, or traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply to the program. For many prospective students, the open house provides a greater understanding of the Colgate experience. "For more information, please contact the Office of Admission at 315-228-7401 or via e-mail at admission@colgate.edu.**NOTE: travel assistance is available for a limited number of students who demonstrate a need. To request travel assistance, please contact the Office of Admission at 315-228-7401.http://www.colgate.edu/admission-financial-aid/visit-colgate/multicultural-open-house
Grinnell CollegeDiscover Grinnell - Chicago Bus ProgramSeptember 20 - 21, 2015Applications are due on September 4, 2015, and selected participants will be notified on September 7, 2015-Online Application; -Unofficial transcript copies; -Unofficial test scoreThe online application, which should take no more than 15 minutes to complete, can be accessed via the link to the right. Transcripts & test scores can be uploaded online, mailed or faxed to their office, or sent via email directly to Corey McClain, Assistant Director of Admission & bus chaperone, at MCCLAINC@grinnell.edu.https://admission.grinnell.edu/register/chicagobus
Connecticut College Explore WeekendNovember 11-13, 2017The 2017 application will open on August 1, 2017 Please check back! -Online Application; -Personal statement (500 words or less); -Counselor/teacher recommendation; -High School transcript "Explore Weekend is a program for high school seniors from underrepresented groups and those committed to issues of diversity."If you have questions, please contact Mily Muñiz, Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, mily.muniz@conncoll.edu, or by phone at 860-439-5472.**NOTE: "In order to receive financial assistance with travel, your school or CBO counselor must submit a supporting statement that attests to your financial need)" - You may check off this box on their application!; **Posse School; **Opportunity to interview for admissionhttp://www.conncoll.edu/explore-weekend/
Bucknell UniversityJourney to BucknellOctober 29-31, 2017Friday September 29th, 2017Online Application, Essay, Transcript, Enrolled in "Academically rigorous program of study"; Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.3; Must have taken the ACT/PSAT/SAT journey@bucknell.eduhttp://www.bucknell.edu/journeytobucknell
Trinity CollegePreview WeekendNovember 5-6, 2017Due: Monday, October 6, 2017-Application; -Copy of high school transcript; -Essay -Counselor recommendation 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.Please call the Admissions Office at (860) 297-2180 if you have any questions.**Posse Chicago School; **"If selected to attend Preview Weekend, financial assistance for transportation, housing, and meals will be available."http://www.trincoll.edu/Admissions/campusvisit/Pages/Preview.aspx
Amherst CollegeDiversity Open Houses (DIVOH)September 23-25, 2017; October 14-16, 2017Due: August 14, 2017, 5:00 PM (EST)-Online Application (includes 350 word maximum essay); -Scanned copy of HS transcript (through junior year)High school senior fall 2015; reside in the United Statesdivtravel@amherst.edu; FAQ page: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/divoh-faq**Possibility of getting an application fee waiver by just applying (though not guaranteed) https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/divoh
Williams CollegeWindows on Williams ('WOW')September 21-23, 2017; October 12-14, 2017Deadline: August 1, 2017 -High School transcript (can be self reported); -Essay (300 words); -Online ApplicationHigh school seniors who are low income, first-generation, traditionally underrepresented groups WOW@williams.eduhttps://myadmission.williams.edu/register/WOWApplication2017
Middlebury CollegeDiscover Middlebury October 8-10, 2017Application due: August 11, 2017-Online application; -High School transcript (grades 9-11, can be unofficial); -Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, SAT II, AP); -One page statement of why you want to attend and what you hope to get out of your future college experienceThe 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.If you have any questions, please e-mail Santana Snyder (802.443.5163) or Meg Anderson (802.443.5274) slsnyder@middlebury.edu
Swarthmore CollegeDiscover Swarthmore September 21-23, 2017 || November 2 - 4, 2017Application due: July 31, 2017-Online application; -500 word (maximum) essay"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."discover@swarthmore.eduhttp://www.swarthmore.edu/admissions-aid/discover-swarthmore
Colby CollegeThe Colby Commitment ExperienceOctober 1 - 2, 2017Application due by August 31, 2017-Online Application; -High School transcript (grades 9-11, can be unofficial); -Test scores required (SAT, PSAT, ACT, or PLAN) (Copy of personal score report or scores printed on transcript accepted); -Short answer questions on application (150-250 words) Colby values diversity of all kinds and seeks to enroll students who also value diversity. However, you must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident to be considered.eireland@colby.edu; subject: Experience Colby https://www.colby.edu/admission/visit/experience/
Harvey Mudd CollegeFall FAST Program (Future Achievers in Science and Technology)September 28 - 30, 2017 and November 9 - 11, 2017Application due: August 25, 2017 11:59 PM PDT-Unofficial High School transcript (9th grade to 11th grade); -Résumé; -Self reported test scores; -500 word Essay "Traditionally underrepresented students in science and math" (Includes women, students of color, first generation college students [first to attend four year college]) FAQ page: https://www.hmc.edu/admission/fast/fast-faqs/; Contact the Office of Admission at 909.621.8011 or admission@hmc.edu.**Opportunity to interview for admission; **Includes cammpus tours of Harvey Mudd and "Through their sister schools in the Claremont University Consortium" https://www.hmc.edu/admission/fast/
Dartmouth CollegeDartmouth Bound: STEM ExplorationOctober 15-18, 2016Application Due: August 24, 2016-Electronic application; -Recommendation form; -High school transcriptHigh school seniors"If you have further questions, please call us at 1-800-860-1294 and press 6 to speak with a member of our staff, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time" email: Bound@Dartmouth.eduhttps://admissions.dartmouth.edu/visits-programs/dartmouth-bound/stem-exploration-program
Bowdoin College Explore BowdoinProgram date 1: September 21-24, 2017 || Program date 2: October 29-31, 2017Program 1 Application due by August 18, 2017 || Program 2 Application due by September 22, 2017-Online application; -Short personal statement (minimum 250 words); -Copy of High School transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable)"The Explore Bowdoin program offers high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to visit the Bowdoin campus."If you have any questions or concerns, please call Claudia Marroquin (207) 725-3066 or Pat Folger (207-725-3878) as soon as possible during regular office hours of 8:30am-5pm EST.http://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/explore/index.shtml
Grinnell CollegeDiversity Preview Weekend September 24 - 25, 2017Application due: September 4, 2017-High school transcript with SAT/ACT; -Activities RésuméHigh school seniors; students of color (African American, Latino, Asian, Native American) or first generation college students; interested in liberal arts collegesCall Office of Admission (800) 247-0113
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (CDT)
Davidson CollegeMulticultural Visitation Program (MVP)October 15 - 17 2017Application deadline: September 11, 2017 DECISION MADE BY: September 25, 2017-Multicultural Visitation Program Application; -Complete high school transcript with full senior schedule (can be unofficial); -Copy of standarized test scores (ACT or SAT) Traditionally underrepresented groups: African American, Asian American, Hispanic, Native American, and College Access Affiliated Groups. Only students who have not been on an official visit may be selected for the program.Tammy Forthofer taforthofer@davidson.edu**Special scholarship for students from Chicago; **Receive an application fee waiver to Davidson when you apply because they automatically start an application for you http://www.davidson.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/plan-a-visit/open-house-programs/multicultural-visitation-program
Johns Hopkins UniversityH.O.M.E.: Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience October 12 - 14, 2017Online application due by September, 15 2017 5:00 p.m. (EST)

-Online Application; -Essay (Maximum 300 words); -Standardized test scores (unofficial copies accepted on a case by case basis); -High school transcriptAfrican American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and multiracial high school seniorshome.program@jhu.edu**NOTE: "Limited monetary travel assistance is available for qualified students. More information on how to request monetary travel assistance for H.O.M.E. will be provided to students who are accepted for the program." ;**Note: No guarantee space will remain by due date http://apply.jhu.edu/homewood/
Brandeis University Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED)October 19-21 2017Apply by: August 15, 2017-Online application; -2 short answer questions (maximum 250 words and maximum 500 words respectively); -Copy of high school transcript to uplaod"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."http://www.brandeis.edu/admissions/about/contact.html**Travel scholarships to and from Brandeis
Meals at university dining facilities
Overnight accommodations in residence halls
Experiencing multiculturalism through the Intercultural Center and student clubs
Developing a clearer understanding of the college admissions proces
Smith CollegeWomen of Distinction Program October 14-16, 2016Application Available August 1, 2016
Application due: September 14, 2016
-Application available August 1; -High school transcript -Only U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanents residents are eligible to applyThe Women of Distinction program for high school seniors highlights the opportunities at Smith College for African American, Asian American, Latina and Native American students.http://www.smith.edu/admission/contactoffice.php**All female schoolhttp://www.smith.edu/admission/wod/
Lehigh UniversityDiversity Achievers Program October 25-26, 2015All Application materials due by September 17, 2015-Application; -Unofficial or official transcript; -SAT/ACT scores;
-Short Essay Prompt
Not specifiedIf you have any questions, please contact Beth Guzzo, Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment at ecg211@lehigh.edu: or Jackie Cichonski at LUDiversity@lehigh.edu. If you need to speak with someone, please call Jacqueline Cichonski, Events Coordinator, at 610-758-3214.Offers selected students interested in a culturally based overnight program the opportunity to immerse themselves in life at Lehigh for two days and one nighthttps://lehigh.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Th3sl2KWSJ5Vg9
Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteScience, Technology, and Arts at Renselaer (STAR)October 27-29, 2016Application materials due by September 23, 2016-Online Application; -Official high school transcriptAcademically talented, underrepresented minorities and young women are invited to apply for the STAR (Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer) Program at Rensselaer.
chaszk@rpi.edu AND moorem5@rpi.edu (program lead)\
**NOTE: "Limited travel assistance is available for students for whom the trip to Rensselaer would present a financial hardship. Requests for assistance need to be made in the comment box of the STAR Program application."http://admissions.rpi.edu/STAR/
Pomona CollegePerspectives on Pomona (POP!)Program date 1: September 30-October 3, 2017 || Program date 2: October 7-10, 2017August 20, 2017-High school transcript; -Self reported test scores (SAT, ACT, PSAT, or PLAN); -application essay; -**PLEASE NOTE** You will need to fill out the travel voucher request portion on their application form for it to be paid for!!Students from diverse backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented on college campusesOffice of Admissions: admissions@pomona.edu (909) 621-8134**Posse Chicago School; **One of the Claremont schools, very close to Claremont Mckenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, and Scripps College http://www.pomona.edu/admissions/diversity/the-fall-weekend.aspx
Franklin & Marshall CollegeCollegiate Leadership SummitProgram date 1: September 24-26, 2017 || Program date 2: November 12-14, 2017Nominations required and will go live May 12
Program 1 due by September 5th || Program 2 due by October 16th
-a minimum 3.3 GPA in "Rigorous classes"; -Background underrepresented in higher education; -Must have demonstrated leadership in school or community High school seniors "of diverse backgrounds with strong history of leadership"Matt Latessa (Assistant Dean of Admission and Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment) mlatessa@fandm.edu 717-291-4190**Opportunity to develop leadership skillshttp://www.fandm.edu/summit
Pitzer CollegeFall Diversity ProgramOctober 26 to October 28, 2017Application due by September 11, 2017-Application includes an essay -High School Transcript through Junior year
High school seniors from underrepresented racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the continental United States
Email: admdiversity@pritzer.eduThe Diversity Program is an all-inclusive, all-expense-paid program for which round-trip transportation (air, train, bus, gas/mileage reimbursement) will be covered. Attendees will be hosted by current students in the residence halls and will dine on campus throughout the three-day weekend.https://www.pitzer.edu/admission/diversity-program/
Vassar CollegeVassar View ProgramOctober 22-October 24th, 2017Application due by September 15, 2017-An application -Upload a copy of your high school transcript with the application or fax a copy of your transcripts including your courses and grades from freshman year through your current year.This program is open to seniors from traditionally under-represented groups: Asian, Black, Latino/a, and/or Native American (ALANA); and students who are the first in their family to pursue a four-year college education.Email: vassarview@Vassar.eduFor students participating in Vassar View from outside of the New York City metropolitan area: There are a limited number of travel grants available for students. Students who are interested are urged to submit a completed application with required documents as soon as possible.Transportation, meals and accommodations during the program will be provided for all Vassar View participants.http://admissions.vassar.edu/vassarview/
Denison UniversityAir DenisonSeptember 29th - December 9th, 2015Recommendation forms due by September 14, 2015-Recommendation Form -Unofficial Transcript -Application by student
Nominees should have a cumulative GPA of a 3.3 or higher and interesting life experiences or personal talents. Also encouraged to nominate students from underrepresented populations (i.e. first generation, multicultural students, or students from low socioeconomic backgrounds).
Jessica Yeager Email: yeagerj@denison.edu Phone: (740) 587-6278 or Nancy Gibson Email: gibsonn@denison.edu Phone: (740) 587-6791Pay for round-trip airfare expenses (up to $500) and free airport shuttle service for academically qualified candidates to visit Denisonhttps://connect.denison.edu/register/adurecommendation
University of PennsylvaniaPenn Early Exploration ProgramOctober 8-10, 2017Application due by September 10, 2015 - Recommendation Forms due by 5PM on September 14, 2015-Application with a short essay and a long essay -Standardized test scores -Unofficial Transcript -Recommendatin FormSpecifically seeking seniors who are from low-socioeconomic backgrounds and/or historically underrepresented groups, including African-American, Latino, Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian. Interested students from other backgrounds are welcome to apply. The ideal candidates would be those who are academically high achieving, have demonstrated leadership, and are interested in either studying the liberal arts, business, engineering, and/or nursing.Email: admpeep@admissions.upenn.eduPenn Admissions will fully sponsor students accepted to this program, which includes all costs associated with food, housing, and transportation.https://key.admissions.upenn.edu/register/peep15-app
Earlham CollegeFall Preview EventsOctober 11 - October 12, 2015: November 8 - November 9, 2015Application due by Sunday, September 27, 2015Contact Julia Logan at loganju@earlham.edu or 765-983-1592Email: loganju@earlham.edu or 765-983-1592
Reed CollegeDiscover Reed Fly-in ProgramOctober 8-10, 2017Application due by 11:59 PM on September 5, 2017The application includes

online application;
two short essays;
SAT, ACT, PSAT scores;
high school transcript;
if accepted to the program, Coalition Application or Common Application submission (applying as a Regular Decision, Early Decision I, or Early Decision II applicant) will be required by mid-October.
Applicants must be a high school senior; live in the United States; be from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background (African-American, Asian-American, Latino-American, Middle-Eastern American, and Pacific Islander backgrounds); be a United States citizen or permanent resident.Wayne Kim, Assistant Dean of Admissions at waynek@reed.eduhttp://www.reed.edu/apply/rome.html
Bucknell UniversityBASE (Bucknell Academy Summer Experience)June 25-29, 2017Application due: Monday, May 1bucknell.edu/BASEHigh school students who will be rising juniors or seniors are welcome to apply. We are looking for applicants with a strong academic record, who enjoy collaborating and leading, and have a genuine interest in the liberal arts and creative problem solving.Office of Admissions at BASE@bucknell.edu or 570.577.3000.bucknell.edu/base
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