2013 Free Fall Visits for Rising Seniors 1

 2013 Diversity College Weekends: Free Fall Visits for Rising Seniors

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

*(D) Amherst College

 Amherst, Massachusetts

Small private university; part of consortium, 3.7+ GPA ; mid to high test scores

Program: Fall 2013 Diversity Open House weekends (DIVOH): September 21-23, October 26-28

 Application is due Friday, August 16


* (D) Barnard College

New York, New York

Small private all women’s college. Big city. Connected to Columbia. 3.7+GPA; mid to high test scores

Program: Barnard Bound: October 12-14, 2014

Application deadline: Friday, September 6, 2013

Notification Date: Friday, September 27, 2013

For more info, visit- http://barnard.edu/node/6934

Application: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJwZVdBaU9HQXc0RGNyWVV0VEpwQlE6MA#gid=0

*(D) Bates College

Lewiston, Maine

Small rural campus; liberal arts, 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores

Program: Prologue to Bates: Prologue I runs October 13-15, 2013 and Prologue II runs November 10-12, 2013.

Application deadline for Prologue I: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Application deadline for Prologue II: Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Beloit College

 St. Beloit, Wisconsin

Small suburban college; 3.0 and higher GPA. Middle test scores.

  • Program: Summer Days:  June 28, July 12, July 26,and August 19. Admitted Student Open House in the Spring that offers fly-ins

Deadlines:  Online registration will be available six weeks in advance of each event. Make sure to register. https://admissions.beloit.edu/visit/

*(D ) Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Rural college, private, liberal arts. 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores

Program: Explore Bowdoin; September 26-29, 2013 and November 7-10 2013

Application Deadline: August 30 and September 27, respectively.

*(D) Brandeis University

 Waltham, Massachusetts

Medium private college, 25 minutes from Boston. 3.4+ GPA and higher. Mid test scores

Program: SEED-Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity, Nov 16-17, 2013

Full and partial travel scholarships. All on-campus expenses are free,

Application deadlines: Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

Students notified on rolling basis but no later than November 1, 2013

US Citizens and residents only.

Program info: http://www.brandeis.edu/seed

Application: https://admissions.brandeis.edu/register/?id=340b9fd0-1865-4e44-bbab-b941e4cb421a

*(D) Carleton College

 Northfield, Minnesota

Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores

Program: 2013 Taste of Carleton, October 31 – November 2, 2013


For Out-of-State Applicants: September 11, 2013
For Minnesotan Applicants: October 1, 2013

Nomination and invitation process necessary for attending

Follow this link to nominate a student(s)-  http://www.go.carleton.edu/TOC/

Application: https://apps.carleton.edu/admissions/visit/TOC/

*(D) Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Medium college, great sciences & arts, medium city, 3.3+ GPA, mid to high test scores (3.3 GPA and combined 1800 on SAT or 27 on ACT to qualify for travel aid)

Program: Celebration of Diversity Weekend- November 9-11, 2013; January 18-20, 2014


 Registration is now open. Rolling. $50.00 fee to attend.


Applicants to the Schools of Architecture, Art, Design, Drama or Music, who plan to audition or attend a portfolio review during a Sleeping Bag Weekend, should register for your artistic evaluation as soon as possible after October 1st.

(*D) Colby College

Waterville, ME

Small rural college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle test scores

Program: Experience Colby–September 29-October 1, 2013 and November 3-5, 2013

Application Deadline: August 23 (for September program), September 27 (for November program)


*(D)Colgate University

Hamilton, New York

Small liberal arts college. Upper state New York. 3.2+ GPA. Middle test scores.

Program: 2013 Multicultural Open house, November 3-4, 2013

Deadline: September 30, 2013

Website: http://www.colgate.edu/admission-financial-aid/visit-colgate/multicultural-open-house

Application: http://www.colgate.edu/admission-financial-aid/visit-colgate/multicultural-open-house/application

(*D) College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

Medium public, medium city. 3.0+ GPA low to mid test scores

 Program: M.O.V.E., the Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience:

2013-2014 M.O.V.E. Schedule 

  • September 13-14, 2013 (Reserved for prospective male students only. Apply by August 30. Download printable version here.)
  • October 18-19, 2013
  • November 8-9, 2013
  • February 14-15, 2014
  • March 21-22, 2014
  • April 11-12, 2014

Deadline: August 30 for September dates,

Program info: http://admissions.cofc.edu/explorethecollege/events/moveovernight.php

Application info for September dates: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K8gKr7qSjCztoZhEdX0oJMPzceOceqH6GsKvk3GhZCI/viewform

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

St. Joseph and  Collegeville, Minnesota

Small, cold Catholic college. Recruits heavily from So Cal. 2.6+ GPA. Low to middle tests cores

Program: National Fly-in Weekend Program, November 16-18 and several spring weekends for accepted students. February 8-10, 2014; March 15-17, 2014, March 29-31, 2014, and April 12-14, 2014.

 Deadline: Two weeks before weekend.

 Applications will be released in early September.


 *(D) Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Small private college; one class at a time. 3.0+ GPA. Middle test scores

Program: 2013 Multicultural Open House, September 14-16, November 2-4, and November 9-11, 2013

Application opens July 1, 2013.

Deadlines: September 14-16 is due August 26, 2013

November 2-4 is due October 14, 2013

November 9-11 is due October 14, 2013

 Website: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/introduceyourself/visit/multiculturalopenhouse/

Apply: https://coloradocol.askadmissions.net/Vip/Default.aspx

*(D) Connecticut College

New London, Connecticut

Small liberal arts. East coast. Near NY and Boston. 3.0+ GPA; middle test scores.

Program:  Explorer Weekend- October 18-21, 2013 or November 8-11, 2013

Deadlines:For October weekend (September 30) and for November weekend (October 21)


Undocumented students may apply.

 *(D) Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

Medium private, Ivy League. 3.3+ GPA, middle to high test scores

Cornell Women In Engineering Program (WIE)- Thursday, September 26 – Saturday, September 28, 2013

Application is due Monday, July 15

  1. http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/diversity/
  2. http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/why_cornell/areas.cfm
  3. http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/why_cornell/opportunities-for-Undergrads.cfm
  4. http://ezramagazine.cornell.edu/archive.html

*(D) Dartmouth

Hanover, NH

Rural IVY League. 3.3+ GPA. High test scores

Programs: Dartmouth Bound-Summer Program, July 28th – July 31, 2013       

Dartmouth Bound: Native American Community, TBA

Dartmouth Bound-STEM Exploration, TBA

Program Deadlines: June 3, 2013. Check next May for next year’s program

* Davidson College

Davidson, NC

Suburban, private college. 3.5+GPA; medium to high test scores

Program: Discover Davidson I, Sept 28, 2013 and Discover Davidson II, Oct 20, 2013

Deadlines: Registration Now Open


 *(D) Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

Suburban small liberal arts, great business. 3.0+ GPA; test optional

 Program: Collegiate Leadership Summit- Fall Session 1: October 21-22, 2013

Fall Session 2: November 18-19, 2013

Deadlines:       The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 1 program is Sunday, September 22, 2013.

The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 2 program is Sunday, October 20, 2012.

 Students must be nominated to apply and participate: https://apply.fandm.edu/register/cls-summit

 (*D) Grinnell College

Grinnell, Iowa

Small liberal arts; 3.0+ GPA; middle test scores.

Program: 2013 Diversity Preview Program, Oct 6-8, 2013

Deadline for application: September 6th, 2013


*(D) Gustavus Adolpus

St. Peter, MN

Small private college. 2.7+GPA; low to middle test scores

Program: Fly-in Program- October through April

Application Deadline: Three weeks prior to desired weekend


*(D) Hamilton College

Clinton, New York

Small liberal arts, upper state NY, 3.2+ GPA; middle test scores

Diversity Overnight Program:  September 22-24 or October 27-29, 2013

Application Deadlines: Priority Deadline- August 1, 2013; Final Deadline- September 1, 2013 (September Program); Final Deadline – October 1, 2013

Website: https://my.hamilton.edu/admission/diversityovernight/do-program-page

Application: http://www.hamilton.edu/admission/diversityovernight

*(D) Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

Small science and engineering, 3.5+ GPA, high test scores

Program: Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology Program (FAST): SEPTEMBER 12-14, 2013

Application Deadline: August 9h

Website: http://www.hmc.edu/admission1/fastprogram/fast1/fallfast.html

Application: http://www.formstack.com/forms/hmc-harvey_mudd_college_fall_fast_application

*(D) College of Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

Small Catholic college; 2.7+ GPA, low to middle test scorers

(D) Program: Perspectives Overnight Program, November 9-11, 2013.

Application Deadline: October 11, 2013

Program: http://admissions.holycross.edu/visiting/additionalopportunities

Application: http://admissions.holycross.edu/visiting/additional-opportunities/perspectives

 *(D) Illinois Wesleyan University

Bloomington, Illinois

Small private suburban; 3.0+ GPA and low to middle test scores

Program: Summer Preview Days- Friday, August 26, 2013 and Friday, August 9, 2013

Application Deadlines: Please register for this event no later than one week prior to the event

http://www.iwu.edu/admissions/visit/summerpreview.html or call the Admissions Office at 1-800-332-2498

*(D) Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Small liberal arts. 2.7+ GPA, low to middle test scores

Program: Multicultural Fly-In Program

2013, November 8-9, 2013

Application Deadline to submit application: Friday October 11, 2013 

You can find more info and the application here: http://www.kzoo.edu/admission/visiting/multicultural-program/

*(D) Kenyon College

Gambier, Ohio

Small liberal arts; Midwest, suburban. 3.2+ GPA; medium test scores

Programs:  Cultural Connections: Cultural Connections I: Overnight Visit Program – November 9-11, 2013

Please contact Kim Totman at 740-427-5778 to make reservations.

http://www.kenyon.edu/visitdays.xml – x4148

 (*D) Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Small to medium campus, suburban, near Philadelphia, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scorers

Program: Diversity Achievers Program, October 20-21, 2013

Application and all Materials Deadline: September 20, 2013

Program info: www.lehigh.edu/dap

Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R8SFSHS

*(D) Lewis & Clark College

Portland, Oregon

Small liberal arts; 3.0+ GPA; optional test scores

Program: L.E.A.D. program, November 10-12, 2013

Application Deadline:  Wednesday, October 4, 2013


*(D) Miami University (Ohio)

Oxford, OH

Small Midwest college; 2.9+ GPA; medium test scores

Program: Bridges at Miami University, Oct 27-28, Nov 3-4 , Nov 10-11, and Nov 17-18, 2013

Deadline for Application: September 16


*(D) Middlebury College

Middlebury, Vermont

Small liberal arts, rural. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores

Program: Discover Middlebury, October 13-15, 2013

Application is due: September 13, 2013

Program info: http://www.middlebury.edu/admissions/visit/programs

Application: https://middlebury-uga.edu.185r.net/Event/landing.php?e=10

 (D) Mt. Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts, All Women’s College

Small all women’s; consortium, 3.0+ GPA; test optional

Program: Focus on Diversity. November 3-4, 2013

Application Deadline: October 28, 2013

https://www.mtholyoke.edu/admission/visit/diversity/diversity_registration https://www.mtholyoke.edu/admission/visit/diversity


*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory

Oberlin, Ohio

Small liberal arts and conservatory. 3.3+ GPA; medium to high test scores

Program: Multicultural Visit Program: October 10-12, November 7-9, and December 5-7, 2013

Application Deadlines:

  • October 10-12 is due September 16, 2013
  • November 7-9 is due October 14, 2013
  • December 5-7 is due November 11, 2013


(*D) Occidental College

Program:  Multicultural Visit Program:  October 20-22, 2013.

Application Deadline: September 13, 2013

Small suburban LA college; 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores

Program info: http://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid/connect-us/guidance-college-counselors/fall-mvp

Application: https://oxyadmission.wufoo.com/forms/fall-2013-mvp-student-application/

*(D) Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

Small liberal arts, progressive. 3.2+ GPA; test optional for GPA higher than 3.6 and top 5% of class

Program: The Diversity Program at Pitzer, October 31-November, 2013 and November 7-November 9, 2013

Application Deadline: October 1, 2013

Program Info: http://www.pitzer.edu/admission/diversity/


October 31- https://pitzer-uga.edu.185r.net/survey/index.php?time=2013-10-31%2012:00:00&id=110&timeID=37&filter=63

November 7 https://pitzer-uga.edu.185r.net/survey/index.php?time=2013-11-07%2012:00:00&id=110&timeID=38&filter=63

*(D) Reed College

Portland, Oregon

Small intense college. Medium city, 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores

Program: Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME), November 7-9, 2013

Deadline: September 20, 2013

  • Eligibility requirements: Citizen or permanent resident, HS minority student, 2 short essays, SAT/ACT/PSAT scores, HS transcript.
  • Supplemental info can be sent via:

Program info: http://www.reed.edu/apply/mrec/details.html or contact them at 1800-547-4750 or email them at applyrome@reed.edu

*(D) Scripps College

Claremont, California, All Women’s College

All women’s small, consortium, 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores

Program: Multicultural Outreach: Discover Scripps October 13-14, 2013

Application Deadline to submit online application is September 6, 2013

Application: https://scrippscollege.edu.185r.net/survey/index.php?time=2009-09-21%2009:00:00&filter=&id=124&timeID=151

*(D) Smith College

Northampton, Massachusetts

Small, all women’s, 3.3+ GPA, test optional

Program: Women of Distinction: November 8-10th, 2013

Applications are due September 20, 2013.


*(D) Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Small, suburban, near Philadelphia. Intensive. 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores

Program: Discover Swarthmore! Saturday, September 28 through Monday September 30, 2013.

Applications Deadline: Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 16.

Website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/admissions-and-aid/discover-swarthmore/ds-application-instructions.xml

Application: http://www.swarthmore.edu/admissions/discovery_app.php

Texas A&M

 College Station, TX

 Large Public, 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores

 Program: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: MEDALS 21ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE , November 15 – 16, 2013, Maximizing Educational Development through Academic and Leadership Skills

Application Deadline:  Sept. 5th – October 25th 2013

http://medals.tamu.edu/node/4 and click on the registration tab.

*(D) Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: Preview Weekend: November 10-11, 2013

Application deadline: October 14, 2013


*(D) Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

Medium, private college, 5 minutes from Boston. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores

Program: Voices of Tufts: The Diversity Experience: October 24-25, 2013

Application Deadlines: Applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 15 to be considered. Priority will be given to applications completed by October 7, 5:00 PM EST.

Application will be released in early September, 2013.

Program info: http://admissions.tufts.edu/voices

*(D) Union College (Correct program is listed)

Schenectady, NY

Small private upper state NY, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

 Program: Getting to Know You,  October 13th-14th (October 12th-14th for students flying in) or November 10th-11th (November 9th-11th for students flying in)


  • For Columbus Day Weekend: September 25th, 2013 (For students from Northeast)
  • For Columbus Day Weekend: September 20th, 2013 (For students flying-in)
  • For Veteran’s Day Weekend: October 23rd, 2013 (For students from the Northeast)
  • For Veteran’s Day Weekend: October 9th, 2013 (For students flying-in).

Website: http://www.union.edu/admissions/_prv/getting-to-know-u/

 (D) University of Richmond

 Richmond, VA

 Small private college, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

 Program: November 10-11, 2013

 Register now:


 Diverse students and family visits. Overnight for students.

 *(D)University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: Discovering UVM October 20–22, 2013; October 27–29, 2013; November 3–5, 2013

Application Deadline: October 9 for October 21; October 14 for October 28; October 21 for November 4


 *Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

Small liberal arts, east coast. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scoers

Program: Fall Open House Columbus Day Open House October 13-14 (Forms due September 27th) and Veterans Day Open House November 10-11 (Forms due October 25th) 

Transportation assistance:

Program Info: http://wesleyan.edu/admission/visiting_campus/open_house_info/index.html for more info.



 Wellesley, MA

 All women’s, near Boston, 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores

Discover Wellesley for FREE-October 20-21, 2013

 Application is due June 27

*(D) Williams College

 Williamstown, Massachusetts

Small liberal arts, rural, 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores

Program:  Windows on Williams (WOW)- September 26-28, 2013 and October 10-12, 2013

Application Deadline:  

Priority Deadline: Sunday, July 14th
Final Deadline: Sunday, August 25th



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