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COLLEGE FLY-IN PROGRAMS
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, traveling to these campuses can be extremely expensive. Here's a list of colleges that offer travel assistance for students who demonstrate financial need.  Also included are a few programs that might not offer travel assistance, but are fantastic opportunities for multi-cultural students. Please see the notes below each program for details on what they offer.  Many of these programs will start accepting applications soon, so make sure to bookmark your favorites. 

If (*) the trip is free. If (D), trip is for first generation students. 

Please reach out to Ms. Console (rconsole@cps.edu) if any program requires a nomination. 

Updated June 30, 2017



*Albion College

Albion Advantage Day

Location: Albion, MI

ProgramIf you are a high school senior who has been accepted to Albion College, you are eligible for a one-time reimbursement of up to $300 toward the cost of a plane ticket.

Program Dates:
  • February 20, 2017
  • April 7, 2017
  • April 21, 2017
Additional details can be found at: albion.edu/fly-in

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*(D) Amherst College

Fall Diversity Open House Weekends (DIVOH)

Location: Amherst, MA

ProgramAs part of Amherst College's commitment to diversity, the Office of Admission hosts two weekend Diversity Open Houses (DIVOH) in the fall to introduce prospective applicants to Amherst's campus, student body, faculty, classes, and residence halls. Up to 100 students are selected to attend each weekend. The Diversity Open Houses are available to all prospective students, but the DIVOH selection committee prioritizes the invitation of students from traditionally under-represented groups, such as African-American, Hispanic/Latino American, Native American, and Asian-American backgrounds, as well as first-generation students. To support socio-economic diversity, the selection committee will also prioritize students from families with limited financial resources, regardless of cultural or racial background. The above-mentioned are priorities, but are not meant to imply any exclusivity regarding the program or selection process. Should you have an interest in attending, we encourage you to apply no matter your demographic or economic background.

Application Deadline: August 14, 2017

Program Dates:
  • Saturday, September 23 - Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Saturday, October 14 - Monday, October 16, 2017
Application: Click Here 


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*(D) Babson College

Multicultural Overnight Experience

Location: Babson Park, MA

ProgramBabson is committed to creating a “diverse, multicultural and inclusive community of highly talented students, faculty, and staff characterized by respect, understanding, and appreciation of the uniqueness and value of all people.” In the spirit of continually working towards this incredible mission, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will be hosting the 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.

Application Deadline
: TBA

Program Dates:
TBA

ApplicationClick Here 


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*(D) Barnard College

Barnard Bound

Location: New York, NY

ProgramBarnard Bound provides a taste of both Barnard College and New York City for promising young women who will be high school seniors in Fall and self-identify as students of color (which we define as individuals from Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latina, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, bi- and multi-racial backgrounds), especially those students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit. Due to limited funding, Barnard Bound is only open to students currently residing within the continential U.S.

During this two day overnight program, students will have the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity of New York City and Morningside Heights, while getting a full perspective of life as a potential Barnard student. Participants will stay overnight on campus with a current student host within the residence halls. They will also participate in workshops, panels and classes while getting a feel for student life and meeting current Barnard students, faculty and administrators. Finally, students will learn important details about our admissions and financial aid processes.

Application Deadline
: June 1, 2017

Program Dates: 
October 7-8, 2017

ApplicationClick Here 

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*Bates College


Location: Lewiston, ME

Program: Bates is offering students a trip to Bates this spring, to attend Preface to Bates — a three day fly-in program for some of the nation's best and brightest students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  This fly-in program for high school juniors is an amazing opportunity for students who might enjoy the chance to:
    • Attend a class of your choosing
    • Stay with current Bates students
    • Meet Bates faculty and staff
    • Tour Bates’ beautiful, 109-acre campus
    • Catch an information session
    • Participate in an admission interview
    • Attend academic, athletic, cultural and co-curricular events
Application Deadline: 
  • Prologue I: Wednesday, September 8, 2017
  • Prologue II: Wednesday, September 29, 2017
Program Date: 
  • Prologue I runs October 8-10, 2017
  • Prologue II runs November 12-14, 2017
Application: Click here

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Beloit College

Summer Visit Days/Spring Open House

Location: Beloit, WI

ProgramTake a campus tour with a student guide. Meet our faculty. Learn about the college’s academic programs, financial aid, and scholarships. Enjoy lunch in our dining hall.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: 
TBA

ApplicationClick Here 

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*(D) Bentley College

Falcon Preview Program

Location: Waltham, MA

ProgramTake a campus tour with a student guide. Meet our faculty. Learn about the college’s academic programs, financial aid, and scholarships. Enjoy lunch in our dining hall.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: 
TBA

ApplicationClick Here 

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*(D) Bowdoin College

Explore Bowdoin Program

Location: Brunswick, ME

ProgramThe Explore Bowdoin program offers the opportunity to spend three days on Bowdoin’s campus to high-achieving high school seniors from diverse backgrounds who might otherwise be unable to visit. 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, you 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. You will see that academic excellence, leadership, creativity, and character are hallmarks of a Bowdoin education.

Interested high school seniors (U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and undocumented/DACA students living in the United States) are welcome to apply. Please note that preference is given to applicants from lower income backgrounds and students who will be the first in their family to attend college.

Application Deadline: August 18, 2017/September 22, 2017

Program Dates: 
  • Explore Bowdoin I: September 21-24, 2017 
  • Explore Bowdoin II: November 29-31, 2017 
ApplicationClick Here
 
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*(D) Brandeis University

Location: Waltham, MA

Program: 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.

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:  Access the SEED application here. Before starting the application, please make sure that you have a copy of your high school transcript available for upload.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

Program Date: October 19-21, 2017

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Bryn Mawr College

Travel Scholars Program

Location: Bryn Mawr, PA

Program:  The Office of Admissions at Bryn Mawr College understands 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.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

Program Dates
: Oc
tober 7-9, 2017

Application
Click Here

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*(D) Bucknell College

Journey to Bucknell 

Location:  Lewisburg, PA

Program: Journey to Bucknell is an overnight diversity program for high school seniors considering Bucknell. The program provides prospective students with an opportunity to explore our beautiful campus, interact with faculty and staff, and engage with current Bucknell students. Our hope is that the visit will help seniors understand the value of attending Bucknell and persuade them to apply. Free bus transportation will be provided from Philadelphia and New York City. The overnight program is competitive, and not all students who apply will be admitted as space is limited. You must purchase your airfare and you will be reimbursed after the trip.

Eligibility: Seeking seniors pursuing an academically rigorous curriculum with strong test scores and minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.3 or higher and must have taken the ACT, PSAT, or SAT.   

Application Requirements: Online application and brief essay questions

Application deadline: October 1, 2017

Program Date: October 29-31, 2017

Application: Click here 

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*(D) Carleton College

Taste of Carleton

Location:  Northfield, MN

Program:  
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.

Application deadline: September 1, 2017

Program Date: October 26-28, 2017

Application: Click Here 


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*(D) Carleton College

Taste of Carleton

Location:  Northfield, MN

Program:  
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.

Application deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click here 

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* Carnegie Mellon University 

Celebration of Diversity Weekend

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

ProgramCelebration of Diversity Weekends are an opportunity to experience the diverse community, academic, extracurricular and cultural facets of both the campus and Pittsburgh. On Saturday evening, you’ll be matched with a current student who will be your Overnight Ambassador throughout the weekend. As part of the Celebration of Diversity Weekend, you’ll have the chance to:
  • Attend a networking reception with faculty and staff
  • Meet current students
  • Attend classes
  • Stay overnight in a residence hall
  • Tour campus
  • Eat in the dining facilities
Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application: Click Here

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* (D) Colby College

Experience Colby

Location: Waterville, ME

Program: 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.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application:  Click here


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* (D) Colgate University

Colgate in Focus- A Diversity Open House

LocationHamilton, NY

Program
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Colgate in Focus is our annual diversity open house, which allows a select group of students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to gain insight into the Colgate experience.  We encourage current high school seniors who come from low-income, first-generation, or traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to apply. For many prospective students, the diversity fly-in program provides a greater understanding of the Colgate experience. You will meet current students, faculty, and staff, attend a class, tour the campus, and stay overnight in a residence hall, all while participating in activities sponsored by Colgate’s many diverse student organizations.

Application Deadline:
 September 8, 2017

Program Dates:
 
October 15 - October 17, 2017

Application
 Click here

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*(D) College of Charleston

Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience (MOVE)

LocationCharleston, SC

Program
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M.O.V.E. to test-drive the College of Charleston by way of a personalized two-day event.  Stay in the residence halls. Visit classrooms. Interact with faculty. Explore campus. Discover a whole new Charleston. Meet Cougars much like yourself. Space is limited. M.O.V.E. is free of charge; however, participants are expected to pay for their transportation to and from campus.

Application Deadline:
 TBA

Program Dates:
 
TBA

Application
 Click Here


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*(D) College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

National Fly-in Weekend

LocationCollegeville, MN

Program
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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. While we will assist you in visiting us anytime, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to see our campuses and get to know future classmates from across the country!

Application Deadline:
 TBA

Program Dates:
 
TBA

Application
 Click Here

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*(D) College of the Atlantic

Fall Fly-In

LocationBar Harbor, ME

Program
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The Fall Fly-In is a competitive program for prospective COA Presidential Scholars. If we select you for the program, we will cover the cost of your trip to the college and provide meals and housing while you’re here!

Application Deadline:
 
July 21, 2017

Program Dates: October 12–15, 2017

Application
 Click Here

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*(D) 
College of the Holy Cross

Perspectives 

Location: Worcester, MA

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 Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Colorado College


Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Program: If you share our values of diversity and inclusion and would like to embark upon this unique intellectual adventure, we invite you to apply for our Multicultural Open House. The program is open to high school Seniors only. In particular we encourage members of American Ethnic Minority groups, students who are the first in their families to attend college and students from low income families to apply.

Eligibility: High school seniors from diverse backgrounds

Application Deadline: September 21, 2017

Program Date: October 28-30, 2017

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Columbia University

Columbia Engineering Experience

Location: New York, NY

Program
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Columbia University, one of the oldest and most culturally and socio-economically diverse schools in the country, is known for its distinctive approach to an engineering education. Columbia Engineers receive not only a first-class foundation in math, science and engineering, but are also educated in Columbia’s renowned liberal arts Core Curriculum. They learn from innovative and accomplished faculty in every field, surrounded by the brightest minds in the world. By combining technical expertise, socially responsible leadership and innovative entrepreneurship, Columbia Engineers go on to improve the world locally, nationally and globally.

Application Deadline
: TBA

Program Date:
 TBA

Application:
 Click here

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*(D) Connecticut College

Explore Weekend 

Location: New London, CT

Program: 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 Deadline: October 6, 2017

Program Date: November 11-13, 2017

Application: Click here


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*(D) Dartmouth College

Dartmouth Bound Summer Program/Native American Community

LocationHanover, NH

ProgramEach year, we select a dynamic group of rising high school seniors from historically underrepresented backgrounds and communities around the country for an extended campus visit. Students are chosen based on their academic achievement, personal character, and potential for future leadership. The programs, including transportation to and from Dartmouth, are free.

Application Deadline: 
  • Summer Program - May 1, 2017
  • Native American Community - TBA
Program Date
  • Summer Program - July 16-19, 2017
  • Native American Community - October 8-11, 2017
Application: Click Here


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*(D) Davidson College

Multicultural Visitation Program

Location: Davidson, NC

Program
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Davidson's MVP is a program for high school seniors, designed to provide students from traditionally under-represented groups, including College Access affiliated students, the opportunity to visit campus. Due to the brevity of the visit, students living outside of the United States are not eligible for consideration. Only students who have not been on an official visit may be selected for the program.

If selected, you will arrive Sunday afternoon and stay on campus with a current Davidson student for two nights. You will attend classes and should plan to return home Tuesday afternoon. Davidson will cover the direct expenses associated with your visit to campus. This includes airfare to/from your home airport, ground transportation in Charlotte to/from campus, meals during the visit, and overnight accommodations.

Application Deadline
: September 11, 2017





Program Date: October 15-17, 2017

ApplicationClick Here

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*(D) Dickinson College


Location: Carlisle, PA

Program: Discover Diversity at Dickinson is a visit designed for promising high-school seniors who self-identify as students of color and/or will be first-generation college students. 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.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Emory University

Culturual Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE)

Location: Atlanta, GA

ProgramEmory University's CORE fall visit program is designed to support talented, high-achieving high school seniors who are from first generation and/or underrepresented cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The program is held in October and includes a 2 night, 3 day visit. For this fly-in program, the Office of Undergraduate Admission will purchase plane tickets for students selected to attend the program who live outside a 275 mile radius of Atlanta, Georgia. Students who are selected to attend who live within this radius will be expected to drive to campus. Due to the brevity of the visit, only students living in the United States or Puerto Rico are eligible for consideration. Priority will also be given to those students who have not yet visited campus.

Application Deadline:
 TBA

Program Date: 
TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Franklin & Marshall

Collegiate Leadership Summit

Location: Lancaster, PA

Program: 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.  Please see or email Ms. Console (rconsole@cps.edu) to be nominated by Oct 10th. 

Application Deadlines:  
  • 2017 Fall Session 1: September 3
  • 2017 Fall Session 2: October 20
Program Date: 
  • 2017 Fall Session 1: September 24-26
  • 2017 Fall Session 2: November 12-14
Application: CLICK HERE

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George Washington University

Your GW Open House Program

Location: Washington, DC

Program: Open Houses Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion. At the "Your GW" Open House Program in the fall, students and their parents have the opportunity to meet professors, administrators and current students; learn about admission, financial aid and merit-based scholarship processes and tour campus. Students will spend the night with a current student and attend classes. Travel grant scholarships are available.

Application Deadlines: August 11, 2017

Program Dates: September 28-29, 2017 or November 9-10, 2017

Application: CLICK HERE

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*(D) Grinnell College


Location: Grinnell, IA

Program: The best way to understand Grinnell is to experience Grinnell. For students of color and first-generation college students, Grinnell’s Diversity Preview Program offers the opportunity to attend classes, meet professors, participate in cultural and social events, and spend the night on campus with a host student. There is no obligation . . . just opportunity!

Application Deadline: September 4th, 2017

Program Date: September 24-25, 2017
 
Application Requirements: Applicants must be high school seniors, students of color (African American, Latino, 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). Applicants must submit:
  • Diversity Travel Opportunity application
  • Completed Common Application or, if applicable, QuestBridge application 
  • Submit an unofficial (or official) SAT or ACT score
  • Submit an unofficial (or official) high school transcript
Learn more about the Diversity Preview Program or, if you have any questions, please contact Patty Amador-Lacson, Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, at 800-247-0113 or by email.

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Hamilton College

Location: Clinton, NY

Program: The Hamilton College Diversity Overnight Program is an opportunity for diverse seniors to visit campus and experience life on the Hill. We offer this visit program to introduce Hamilton’s campus, students, faculty, classes, and residence halls to students who represent the many dimensions of diversity. While all are welcome to apply, our selection process will prioritize the applications of students from ethnically diverse backgrounds and those from families with limited financial resources, regardless of racial background.

Eligibility: Students must be current high school seniors maintaining a cumulative B average in a college preparatory curriculum.

Application Requirements: To apply, please submit the Diversity Overnight application and a copy of your cumulative high school transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable). Transcripts can be faxed, emailed or mailed to the admission office.

Application Deadline:  August 4, 2017

Program Date: September 17-19, 2017 or October 29-31, 2017

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Harvey Mudd College


Location: Claremont, CA

Program: The Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST) Program is an opportunity for high school seniors from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in math and science—including women, students of color and those who will be among the first in their families to attend a four-year college—to experience Harvey Mudd.

Participants of Fall FAST will stay overnight in one of our residence halls, take a campus tour, sit in on classes, complete an interview with the Office of Admission, participate in a hands-on computer science workshop and much more. There will also be discussions on admission policies, financial aid opportunities, campus resources and the benefits of pursuing a technical degree at a liberal arts college. Participants will be doing all of this while interacting with current Mudders, faculty and staff, and other college-bound students from around the country who share a passion for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

The Fall FAST Program is free to all participants and includes lodging, meals and travel accommodations (if applicable). Participants will also receive a fee waiver for a Harvey Mudd College freshman application.

Application Deadline: August 22, 2017

Program Date: September 28-30, 2017 or November 9-11, 2017

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Haverford College

Location: Haverford, PA 

Program: 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, audit classes, learn about multiculturalism on campus, hear current Haverfordians’ perspectives, and to immerse themselves in the Haverford experience.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Deadline: September 16, 2017

Program Date: October 29-31, 2017

Application: Click Here

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Holy Cross College


Location: Notre Dame, IN

Program: We invite you to "try us on" for a day during one of our unique Shadow Day visits. See for yourself if Holy Cross College is the right fit for you! During your visit, you will attend class with a current student, tour campus, meet faculty and staff, enjoy lunch in our dining room, and much more! There are also information sessions regarding financial aid and application processes for your parents.

Program Dates:  Various

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Hope College

Location: Holland, MI

Program: 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 Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Indiana University: Kelly School of Business

Location: Bloomington, IN 

Program: 
MEET Kelley seeks to bring highly capable students from underrepresented minority groups to Indiana University’s Bloomington campus for one week in June.

Eligibility: Be a high school student finishing junior year and have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Application Deadline: April 21, 2017

Program Date:
  • Summer 2017 Session Dates
    • Women’s Session: June 18-23
    • Men’s Session: June 25-30
Website: Click Here 

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*(D) John Hopkins University

Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience (HOME)

Location: Baltimore, MD

Program: The Office of Undergraduate Admissions is proud to present HOME—an on-campus, overnight program connecting African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and multiracial high school seniors to the clubs, organizations, and resources that bring together our multicultural community.

Application Deadline: September 2, 2017

Program Date: September 25-27, 2017

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Kalamazoo College

Location: Kalamazoo, MI

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. 

Eligibility: Students who have applied and have been admitted into the college are eligible for Fly in program. 

Program Date: February and April 2018

Application Deadline: Nov. 1 for early decisions Jan. 1 for regular decision

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Kenyon College

Cultural Connections 

Location: Gambier, OH

Program: Cultural Connections is a fun and informative way for both multicultural students, and students with a strong interest in multiculturalism, to learn more about how the Kenyon community embraces diversity. 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.

Eligibility: High School Seniors

Program Dates:  TBA

Application Deadline: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Lafayette College

Location: Easton, PA

Program:  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: Prospective Students

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Please contact Taaha Mohamedali at mohamedt@lafayette.edu

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*(D) Lehigh University

Diversity Achievers Program 

Location: Bethlehem, PA

Program: Prospective students from different ethnic backgrounds and from all parts of the nation are selected to experience a weekend on campus. Diversity Achiever's Program (Fall) and Diversity Life Weekend (Spring) allows the student to be fully emerged in a campus setting and learn about the multitude of resources that Lehigh has to offer while taking advantage of an overnight experience on campus.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Lewis and Clark

L.E.A.D. Program 

Location: Portland, OR

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

Eligibility: Students who are leaders in their schools and communities and those who have a demonstrated interest in learning more about Lewis & Clark College. Preference will be given to underrepresented students of color and first generation college students.

Application Deadlines: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Macalester College

Extended Sampler Program

Location: St. Paul, MN

Program:  Macalester provides funding to help academically talented students of color participate in our Fall Sampler Extended Program. The program provides prospective students with the opportunity to attend classes, stay in a residence hall, try Café Mac, interact with current students, learn about multicultural life at Macalester, and explore Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Eligibility:  African American, Native American, Latino or Asian American students who are currently high school juniors and would be well-suited to our rigorous liberal arts program. To qualify for the travel stipend, students must be: U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents, Unable to visit Macalester for financial reasons

Nomination Deadline: June 26th, 2017 (Email Ms. Console to be nominated rconsole@cps.edu)

Application Deadline: July 10, 2017

Program Date: September 28 to 30, 2017

Website: Click Here 


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*(D) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Location: Cambridge, MA

Program:  WISE sessions take place twice during the fall semester.  We have provided two opportunities to attend WISE to accommodate students' schedules; you will be able to indicate which program you are available to attend on the application. The application for the programs will open in June.

Over the course of WISE, you will have the chance to attend classes, tour the campus, meet 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.

Application Deadline: July 17, 2017

Program Dates: September 17-19, 2017 and October 1-3, 2017

WebsiteClick Here 

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*(D) Miami University Ohio

Bridges Program

Location: Oxford, OH

Program:  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.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: November 5-6, 2017

WebsiteClick Here 


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*(D) Middlebury College

Discover Middlebury

Location: Middlebury, VT

Program:  We are looking for students who are intellectually motivated and would like to pursue higher education at a small liberal arts and sciences college.  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. However, students in the U.S. with DACA status are welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: August 11, 2017

Program Dates: October 8-10, 2017

WebsiteClick Here
 
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*(D) Missouri University of Science and Technology

Location: Rolla, MO

Program: Sí Se Puede! is an overnight visit program for Hispanic and Latino students to explore a future career in math and science. The program allows students to explore careers and get an inside look at college life.

Application Deadlines: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Mt. Holyoke College 

Location:  South Hadley, MA

Program: 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

Application Deadline: 

Program Date: Shadow days occur on Oct. 2, Oct. 23, and Nov. 13. 

ApplicationClick Here

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*(D) Oberlin College


Multicultural Visit Program 

Location: Oberlin, OH

Program: The Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) is an all-expenses-paid campus visit program for students of color. To qualify, a student must be of color (African American, Asian/Pacific American, Latino/a, Native American) and interested in a liberal arts education. It is highly selective, seeking students serious about Oberlin and their education.

Eligibility: High school seniors

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application:  Click Here

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*(D) Occidental College


Fall MVP

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Program: Fall MVP is one of our most valuable programs for some of our most valuable players. 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.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application:  Click Here

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*(D) Ohio University

Multicultural Visit Program

Location: Athens, OH

Program: The Multicultural Visit Program is an overnight visit to Ohio University's Athens Campus for selected college-bound students who are juniors and seniors in high school. You will get a chance to meet faculty, administrators and students, discuss your academic goals, meet potential future classmates, and acquaint yourself with Ohio University and campus life.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application:  Click Here

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*(D) Pitzer College

Location: Claremont, CA

Program: 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

Program Date: TBA

Application Deadline: TBA

Application: Click Here 

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*(D) Pomona College

Perspectives on Pomona (POP!)

Location: Pomona, CA 

Program:  The Perspectives on Pomona (POP!) fall fly-in program welcomes students from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education to experience the Pomona College campus.

During POP prospective students will have the opportunity to meet current students, speak with faculty and explore the Pomona College community. Although space is limited due to the small size of our engaged community, we are dedicated to providing this opportunity to those whom the program will most benefit.

All POP participants are provided with on-campus housing, meals and shuttle transportation between local airports and Pomona College. Limited travel grants are available to cover airfare expenses.

Application Deadline: August 20, 2017

Program Dates: September 30-October 3, 2017 and October 7-10, 2017

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Reed College


Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME)
 
Location: Portland, OR

Program: 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 will take 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: Must be a domestic high school senior from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background who is a United States citizen or permanent resident. Priority is given to students who have not yet visited Reed. The online application requires two short essays as well as SAT/ACT/PSAT scores. In addition to the completed online application, we also require a high school transcript.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application:  Click here

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*(D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

STAR (Science, Technology, Arts @ Rensselaer)

Location: Troy, NY 

Program:  Academically talented, underrepresented minorities and young women are invited to apply for the STAR (Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer) Program at Rensselaer.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Rice University

Seeking Opportunities at Rice (SOAR)

Location: Houston, TX 

Program:  Academically talented, underrepresented minorities and young women are invited to apply for the STAR (Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer) Program at Rensselaer.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Scripps College

Discover Scripps 

Program: Discover Scripps is an opportunity for students from underrepresented backgrounds to explore the Scripps College Campus over two days. Prospective students will tour our beautiful campus, spend the night in a residence hall, sit in on intensive and intimate classroom discussions, explore our co-curricular activities, get to know professors, staff, and current students, and discover all of the resources available for underrepresented students 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). 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.

Eligibility: Female high school seniors

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

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Smith College

Women of Distinction 

Location: Northhampton, MA

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 Deadline: June 16, 2017

Program Date: October 20-22, 2017

Application: Click Here 

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*(D) Swarthmore College

Location: Swarthmore, PA

Program: Discover Swarthmore is Swarthmore College's all-expenses-paid overnight program for high-achieving high school seniors. Swarthmore Admissions pays for all transportation, meal, and on-campus housing expenses for students invited to attend the program. Discover Swarthmore will occur in Fall 2017 (dates to be announced). Attendees will experience Swarthmore first-hand as they attend classes, stay with current students in our residence halls, eat in the dining hall, and go to campus events. Prospective students will also hear from faculty, staff, alumni, and current students through a series of panel discussions and informal conversations.

Eligibility: 
  • Traditionally underrepresented groups (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Asian-American)
  • First generation in their family to attend college
  • Low-income students, and students who might not otherwise be able to afford a trip to campus
  • Rural students
  • Undocumented and DACA-eligible students
Application Deadline: July 14, 2017

Program Date: Fall 2017 (dates to be announced)

Application: See Ms. Console for nomination

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*(D) Trinity College

Preview Weekend

Location: Hartford, CT

Program: 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.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click Here 

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*(D) Tufts University


        Location: Medford, MA 

        Program: The Voices of Tufts Diversity Experiences, sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, are overnight             programs designed to expose high school seniors to the vast diversity that exists in our community.  Participants have the                 opportunity to experience academic and social life by staying in a residential dorm with an undergraduate student, attending             lectures from professors, eating in the dining halls, and watching a student-led showcase by several on-campus performance             groups. Travel assistance is available for students for whom the trip would present a financial hardship.

        Eligibility: High school seniors 

        Application Deadline: 
Engineering Experience: Materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 3, 2017 
Arts and Sciences Experience: Materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 11, 2017

        Program Date: 
Engineering Experience October 19-20, 2017
Arts and Sciences Experience - October 26-27, 2017
        
                                    Voices of Diversity Experience in Arts and Sciences


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*(D) Union College

Getting to know Union Weekend

Location: Schenectady, NY

ProgramUnion College will be hosting an overnight college preview program for high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds. This program is 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 will cover the entire cost of the trip, including transportation and meals, for students who qualify.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click Here
 

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*(D) University of Pennsylvania 


Penn Early Exploration Program (PEEP)

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Program:  Penn is proud to host an annual fall fly-in program with a focus on serving students who are a part of our partner community based organizations in addition to historically underrepresented students attending school in the United States. Penn Admissions will fully sponsor students accepted to this program, which includes all costs associated with food, housing, and transportation.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application: Click Here


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*(D) University of Richmond 

Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience (MOVE)

Location: Richmond, VA

Program:  MOVE is a program for students of color and others in their senior year in high school who are especially interested in diversity and multicultural experiences. MOVE is designed to introduce you and your family to Richmond through a variety of perspectives on student life. Faculty, staff, and student panelists, along with multicultural affairs professionals and Richmond alumni, will share their experiences.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) University of Rochester 

Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP)

Location: Rochester, NY

Program:  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. Travel assistance is available; be sure to apply on time in order to qualify.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) University of Vermont

Discovering UVM

Location: Burlington, VT

Program:  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. Click here for travel grant application. 

Application Deadline: October 11 for October 22 program; October 24 for November 5 program

Program Dates:    
  • October 22-24, 2017
  • November 5-7, 2017
Application: Click Here

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*(D) Vassar College 

The Vassar View Program

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Program:  The Vassar View program is designed to provide prospective students from diverse backgrounds an introduction into the academic and social experiences at Vassar College. During the three-day program, participants have opportunities to interact with faculty, take a tour, hear current student perspectives, attend presentations about Vassar admissions and financial aid, as well as dine with professors and students.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

Program Dates: October 22-24, 2017

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Virginia Commonwealth University

Primeros Pasos

Location: Richmond, VA

Program:  Primeros Pasos, or First Steps, is a one-day program designed to provide Latino high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education. Virginia Commonwealth University students, parents, administrators, faculty and alumni will be available throughout the day to welcome you and share their experiences.

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Dates: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Washington & Lee University

Diversity and Inclusion Visit Experience (DIVE)

Location: Lexington, VA

Program: At W&L we are committed to introducing our distinctive liberal arts university opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds. DIVE will afford curious, committed, high achieving students an immersive campus visit where our focus is not only on the transformative opportunities at W&L, but on the ways they as conscious, civic-minded scholars can make an impact as a community.

Occurring twice this fall, DIVE is a selective, two-day all-expense paid program for rising high school seniors with a focus on personal engagement with faculty members and current students, life in a residential campus community (including staying in first year residence halls), and a primer on W&L’s admissions and financial aid process.

Nomination Deadline: June 15, 2017 - Email/See Ms. Console to be nominated (rconsole@cps.edu)

Program Dates: Fall 2017

Nomination Link: Click Here

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*(D) Wesleyan University
                    
               
Location: Middletown, CT

Program: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.

Application Deadline: Forms due September 4th for the Columbus Day Open House Program. Forms due October 13th for the Veterans Day Open House Program

Program Date(s): Columbus Day Open House: October 8-9, 2017. Veterans Day Open House November 9-10, 2017

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Wellesley College


Location: Wellesley, MA

Program: Wellesley will provide travel grants to cover the cost of transportation, meals, and housing for a limited group of rising high school senior girls, who wish to visit campus on.  Who is the program for?  Engaging, bright, and fun women like you who are interested in discovering Wellesley’s diverse and inclusive community! Wellesley encourages applicants who are from underrepresented cultural backgrounds such as African American, Asian American, Latina American, and Native American; first-generation students; and/or students from other underrepresented communities and regions.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2017

Programs Date: October 15-16, 2017

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Whitman College

Location: Walla Walla, Washington

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: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Williams College

Windows on Williams (WOW)

Location: Williamstown, MA

Program:  WOW is a selective program open to high school students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit Williams.

Eligibility: High school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds

Application Requirements: Submit an online application

Application Deadline: August 1, 2017

Program Date: September 21-23 and October 12-14, 2017.

Application: Click Here

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*(D) Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Discover: The Diversity Experience Overnight 

Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Program: 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.

Eligibility: High School Senior

Application Deadline: TBA

Program Date: TBA

Application: Click Here
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