Welcome back from spring break. I know how busy you are, but we have so much to do before the school year ends.April is a busy month for seniors as they decide where to attend and for other students as they get ready for testing and other core college readiness efforts. In this newsletter, we provide April college readiness tips for freshmen through juniors and general tips for current seniors.
Remember, we are here to help you anytime.
1. Attend College Readiness Conferences. There are organizations in every state that have spring and summer workshops and conferences. In California, WACAC is May 20-22. It also has the IDEA conference, which addresses college access and success for under-represented students, is May 20. http://wacac.org/Resources/Documents/Conference/12-133%20WACAC%202013_FPP.pdf There are always scholarships available.
2. Summer Plans. Your students need to be busy this summer.
- There are many summer programs that recruit at-risk students. Most deadlines have passed but there are still many accepting applications. Please start collecting programs for next year. Some programs are due the end of April.
- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is holding free workshops around the country. The spring and summer schedule is here. http://www.hsf.net/workshops.aspx. Many workshops are in April. They also have Hispanic Youth Institutes that run several days. Their apps are also up. http://symposiums.hispanicyouth.org/. The LA workshop is June 18-20.
- Seniors-who got into top colleges should consider applying to USC’s amazing free college bridge program for all kids (Not USC only—all kids going to top four year colleges. The application is due April 26, 2013. http://www.uscrossier.org/pullias/research/projects/summertime/
- Push your students to consider going away to a program.
- If not, encourage them to volunteer, get an internship, or do something else significant this summer. Colleges want under-represented students to be active during their summers.
- There is no one comprehensive list. But here is a site that lists some programs.i. https://www.teenlife.com/ ii. http://www.usummer.com/
3. Standardized Test Readiness.
These tests make or break your students’ access to top colleges. With the tough competition for at-risk students, our students need to take the tests as prepared as possible. We need to push kids to see the importance of these tests.
- Many schools help connect kids with free or reduced test prep programs. Some bring providers in. Others link kids to programs in their communities. Programs exist. But help is not available for all.
- College Spring is a new service that provides links to free online services and free in –person programs. http://collegespring.org
- Varsity Tutors, a private tutoring company, just released free practice tests for the SAT, ACT, and AP tests along with questions of the day and free flashcards. http://www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests
4. Standardized Testing Schedule Planning.
- Please encourage your students to take the SAT twice, the ACT twice, and SAT Subject Tests twice.
- Low-income students receive fee waivers to do so. Your counselor or administrator needs to order fee waivers. Make sure your counselor calls early to arrange for these waivers as they do not arrive quickly. Privileged kids take the tests several times.
- We recommend students take the ACT in April or June and then September or October
- We recommend students take the SAT in May or June and October or December.
- We recommend students take SAT Subject Tests in May or June and November as foreign languages offer their listening tests only in November.
- i. SAT FEE WAIVERS-http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/waivers/guidelines/sat
- ii. ACT FEE WAIVERS-http://www.act.org/aap/pdf/feewaiver.pdf
5. Standardized Testing Sign-Ups. The registration deadlines coming up are
- Standby only for April 13 ACT
- April 5 for May 4 SAT/Subject Tests
- May 3 for June 8 ACT
- May 7 for June 1 SAT/Subject Tests
6. College fairs and visits. Try to get a bus to take your kids to the free NACAC College Fairs.
- April 25 the date for the Greater Los Angeles fair. 9am-12 noon and 6pm -9 p.m.
- Check the dates for fairs in your area. http://www.nacacnet.org/college-fairs/SpringNCF/Pages/default.aspx
- Have kids register so they can bring the bar code so colleges can immediately place them on their mailing lists.
- Give them a treasure hunt sheet to help them find colleges within their academic and interests range
- Take them to see colleges before they close in May or June. Contact the admissions office and arrange a special tour. Colleges used to provide busses. They rarely do anymore.
7. Seniors. No…we have not forgotten them.
- We are providing our tips for seniors who were admitted to four year universities, especially Cal States and UCs about what to do.
- For your top seniors, please help them find a summer bridge program. USC has Summertime for LAUSD seniors accepted to top four year colleges. http://www.usc.edu/dept/chepa/SummerTIME/student.php
- Please, please encourage them to fight financial packages that are top heavy in loans.
- Your students can still apply for scholarships. Help them find ones from their state representatives, city council people, school districts, and more.
- We are also providing a list of the UCS and their summer bridge programs.
i. Berkeley. http://summerbridge.berkeley.edu/index.php Deadline to apply: May 1.
ii. Merced. http://summerbridge.ucmerced.edu/program-overview/2013-brochure-and-application Deadline to apply: May 3.
iii. Santa Barbara. http://eop.sa.ucsb.edu/Home/STEP.aspx. Deadline to apply: June 1.
iv. Irvine. http://www.due.uci.edu/sss/bridge.html. Deadline to apply: June 3.
vi. Riverside. Not yet available. http://summerbridge.ucr.edu/
viii. UCLA. Summer program not yet available. Engineering & Diversity summer program. http://www.ceed.ucla.edu/programs/undergrad/bridge
This is a prime time to help connect your under-represented students, schools, and community with free college access programs. Some are for individual students while others serve school sites. Several deadlines are coming up (Sadly, one just passed). Several organizations are looking for volunteers and paid staff (CSULA Upward Bound and College Spring).
While this list is focused primarily on LA, it does list programs that have counterparts around the country. Please look for similar programs in your region. We also include some new nationwide programs, including College Green Light, a new free program to help students manage the college access and application process.
Please let us know if you would like to add any programs to this springtime list.
LA Public Libraries
Student Smart is a free program offered by the Los Angeles Public Library that provides free SAT and ACT test prep along with many college readiness workshops. Free diagnostic tests SAT and ACT tests are offered as well. These programs are offered all spring, summer, and fall at library branches all around Los Angeles. Princeton Review is a sponsor. We are giving a free college application essay writing workshop at the Little Tokyo Branch on May 4 at 2:30. http://www.lapl.org/whats-on/events/powerful-college-application-essays
Scholarship and College Readiness Scholarships and Programs For Individual Students
With its College Prep Scholarship, Questbridge links top under-represented juniors with summer college access program across the country.
The deadline for NACME’s Pre-Engineering Student Scholarships is March 30. Students must have attended a college prep program and attend one of the many partnership colleges. Follow the link for more information. ?http://bit.ly/103eKw2
South Central Scholars Program provides high achieving under-represented juniors in LA with an intensive summer wide program at USC
USC’s SummerTIME is the deadline for USC’s summer program for four-year college bound under-represented seniors in LAUSD. This program helps with academic writing readiness and other college readiness topics.
April 2013 (application opens)
Increasing Access Via Mentoring (I AM) at USC for top LAUSD college bound juniors.
Summertime program. http://www.uscrossier.org/pullias/research/projects/i-am-mentoring/#!prettyPhoto
First consideration will be given to students from our partner high schools, including: Belmont, Crenshaw, Downtown Magnets, Foshay Learning Center, Bravo Medical Magnet, Locke, Manual Arts, John Marshall, Roosevelt, and Roybal Learning Center.
Motivating Our Students Through Experience (M.O.S.T.E.) mentors under-presented Latinas beginning in 7th and 8th grade. This program follows young ladies from middle school through college.
CSULA’s Upward Bound programs are looking for eighth graders interested in four years of college access mentorship and academic readiness programs.
Here is link to CSULA’s four programs that serve Garfield and Wilson High Schools in LAUSD and Blair IB, Marshall Fundamental, Muir High School, and Pasadena High Schools in Pasadena Unified School District.
CSULA’s program is looking for summer instructors, tutors, and more.
Posse is a nationwide scholarship and college access program in several key cities across the country. Teachers and counselors can nominate juniors for Posse Scholarships. It’s a competitive process that starts in the spring and ends in the fall. Please become a nominating school if you are not currently.
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Institute is held in conjunction with annual WACAC conference. This year’s daylong institute for college access professions and volunteers is focused on “The Educational Experience of Young Men of Color”
Late Spring-Summer 2013
The Hispanic College Fund runs Hispanic Youth Institutes, summer institutes for low-income Latino college bound high school students in five areas—Silicon Valley, CA, Greater LA, New Mexico, Greater DC, and Southern VA.
Late Spring-Fall 2013
College Match provides help to top under-represented juniors and seniors at 12 schools in LA area.
These 12 schools are Ouchi H.S., The King Drew Medical Magnet, The International Studies Center and Animo Inglewood H.S. in South Los Angeles, Bell H.S., Franklin H.S., Oscar De La Hoya H.S., the Environmental, Science and Technology Academy, and Garfield H.S. in East Los Angeles, the Downtown Magnets H.S. and Camino Nuevo H.S. in Downtown Los Angeles and the Environmental High School in South Bay
Step-Up Women’s Network serves low-income teenage girls in New York, LA, and Chicago. They only work with specific public schools in those cities. Principals interested in connecting their school can contact, the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plan ahead for next year
March 21, 2013 was this year’s deadline for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholar Program. This tremendous program takes top 7th graders from around the country and provides ongoing mentoring and college readiness programming. The foundation also provides scholarships for top transfer students, masters students, and next fall a scholarship for top college bound seniors.
Free College Access Programs-Services Provided At School Sites
College Spring prepares under-represented students for the SAT and college applications. They work at school-sites in the in Bay and LA areas. Contact them to come to your school. They provide summer workshops and year-round programs at school sites across the areas they serve.
Currently hiring summer instructors and program coordinators for summer training and leadership of workshops.
LA Fulfillment Fund provides mentoring and scholarships at specific schools in the LA area.
Online Free Programs
College Green Light helps under-represented kids and programs manage the college access and application process through a unique online management process.
I’m First links under-represented students with colleges that welcome them and provide ongoing support.
- Help students with their state university applications. In California, the Cal State and UC applications came online October 1. Both must be submitted by November 30. The Cal States can be submitted October 1-November 30, while the UCs can be submitted November 1-30. Both applications have students self-report their course and grades, so they need access to their transcripts. Please help them with their application completion. Other public university systems are all online. Help students!!!
- Encourage seniors to apply for EOP and other support programs. These programs provided amazing support for low-income students throughout the admissions, college readiness, and college survival process. The Cal States have a separate EOP application with several short responses and two required recommendations. As space is limited, have students apply as early as possible. http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/eop/. On the UC application, students just have to check that they want to be considered for EOP.
- Inform students about college application fee waivers. Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch qualify for fee waivers for most college applications. The Cal States and UCs allow students to apply to four of their campuses for free. Private colleges accept NACAC or College Board fee waivers or will waive fees if counselors, teachers, or students request them for students. http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/applications/fee-waivers. Undocumented students qualify for fee waivers for most colleges, including the CAL STATES for the first time. Sadly public colleges in Arizona and some southern states ban undocumented students from applying or getting aid.
- Hold college application and college essay workshops before, during, and after school. Your students need help with their essays. These essays make them pop for college admissions officers who are desperate for your students. Make the essays requirements for English or hold workshops after school. Help them read great samples and see ways to use their essays more than once. They need to tell unique stories that grab reads from the first sentence. See our ten tips that we have attached with this email. Read the article about our approach in the New York Times. http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/nacac-essa/
- Remind seniors of upcoming standardized tests. Yes, students can still take the SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests. They must now upload a picture to qualify and there are no more day of admission possibilities. They can qualify for two fee waivers per test. Encourage them to keep trying as their scores usually go up. See below for test registration dates and deadlines.
- Help students learn more about colleges by attending college and non-profit events in your area. Colleges are in your area in October. Find out where they are or take your students to a college fair. If your high school doesn’t have a college night, perhaps you can crash one at a local high school in your area. Many colleges are still hosting fly-in programs for under-represented students. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is holding free Steps for Success on Saturdays this fall in key states. http://www.hsf.net/workshops.aspx.
- Continue to encourage students to research colleges online. Colleges want your students. But students need to apply to match colleges. The Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) has a great guide that features colleges that welcome diverse students and free resources. http://www.csopportunity.org. You University offers great video tours of colleges. http://www.youniversitytv.com/ Take advantage of College Week Live. This free website offers amazing webinars and workshops for students applying to college. http://www.collegeweeklive.com/
- Write great letters of recommendation. Please write recommendations that make your students pop. Follow our Into-Through-Beyond approach so that you can help colleges see why these students belong on their campuses. Give details about their academic performance if you’re a teacher. Highlight their leadership and initiative if you’re a counselor. If you can’t remember or just don’t know them, have them submit detailed brag sheets. These letters can make or break an admissions or scholarship decisions. Please, write and submit your letters online.
- Connect with current college students. Keep ongoing contact with your graduates. Ask these students to write tips for your students and post them around the classroom and college center.
- A PLEA…Help homesick college freshmen. We send out students away, and in October they begin to get very homesick. Their parents often can’t visit them, and they are beginning to struggle, at times, with their workload. So please keep in touch with freshmen. Send them care packages. Or just FB message or text them. They need your ongoing support.
- Test Deadlines
SAT/SAT Subject Tests (http://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-reasoning/register/test-dates)
- Oct 6 (standby registration)
- Nov 3 (Oct 4 registration). Listening part of foreign language tests offered.
- Dec 1 (Nov 1 registration)
- Jan 26 (Dec 28 registration)
- Oct 27 (Sept 21 registration)
- Dec 8 (Nov 2 registration)
We have updated the list with the majority of dates and deadlines. Please consider applying to one or two of these schools to visit a college. Seeing is believing.
Fall 2012 Diversity College Visits.
Many colleges are hosting diversity college visits this fall. Some deadlines have passed, but if you’re interested still APPLY.
- *(D)= The college has a diversity weekend that covers all costs. These programs are competitive and require applications.
- * The college can cover expenses for traditional weekend programs.
- (D) = diversity weekend with no transportation costs.
Gray highlighting is current for 2012-2013
Turquoise- no new info or anything verified
Diversity College Weekends
*(D) Amherst College
Program: Diversity Open-house Weekends: September 22-24, October 20-22
Application deadlines: The application deadline for both DIVOH weekends is August 15, 2012, at 4:30 p.m. (EST).
- Only high school students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and who will be seniors in the fall of 2012 are eligible to apply.
- To be considered, you must submit a completed online application which includes standardized test results, a high school transcript (through the end of junior year), and a short essay response.
- Students selected to visit Amherst for a DIVOH weekend will receive 100% of round-trip transportation costs (airline, bus, or train) for DIVOH attendance and will be hosted on campus by current students. Typically, seventy-five percent of the students who attend one of our DIVOH programs choose to apply to Amherst, although they are under no obligation to do so. A fee waiver of the $60 application fee is provided to all students invited to attend a DIVOH weekend. Some students who apply to the Open House will also receive a waiver for the Amherst College $60 application fee in order to encourage their applications to Amherst, regardless of whether they are invited to attend the Open House.
- To get application, go to https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/divoh
- Amherst College
Office of Admission
220 South Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 542-2328 Phone
(413) 542-2040 Fax
* (D) Barnard College
New York, New York
Program: Sunday, October 21, 2012 (BARNARD BOUND – by invitation only)
- Requirements: Student application, Advisor Nomination Form, and transcript
- Monday, October 22, 2012 (OPEN HOUSE – open to all interested students)
Application deadline: September 14, 2012.
- Student Application is available. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGRMNzd1aXlZa1dneHNHNUhWcFRwNUE6MQ#gid=0
- Mandatory Advisor/mentor nomination form. https://barnard.edu/sites/default/files/inline/adviserform_0.pdf
- Transcript must also be sent. Can be unofficial.
*(D) Bates College
Program: Prologue to Bates: Prologue I: October 7-9 or Prologue II: November 11-
Application deadline: September 7, 2012 for October 7-9 Visit.
Application deadline: October 1, 2012 for November 11-13 Visit.
- You can find the application at: http://www.bates.edu/admission/prologue/
- Scholarships are offered to students who apply for a travel scholarship on the application. Parents can also apply to come.
- Bates Office of Admission
Phone: 1-855-BATES55 (1-855-228-3755)
*(D) Beloit College
St. Beloit, Wisconsin
- Program: Summer Days: July 27, and August 17. Autumn Visit Days: September 22, October 8, and October 27, and Admitted Student Open House in the Spring that offers fly-ins
Deadlines: Summer application went online May 9. Online registration will be available six weeks in advance of each event. Make sure to register. http://www.beloit.edu/prospective/visit/visitdayprograms
*(D ) Bowdoin College
Program: Explore Bowdoin; September 20-23, 2012 and November 1-4 2012 (Note: November 3 is SAT date)
Application Deadline: August 24 and September 28, respectively.
- Application: https://bowdoincollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bEqKB9crs6bgGTa
- For any questions about the program call or email Claudia Marroquin at (207) 725-3066
*(D) Brandeis University
Program: SEED-Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity, Nov 10, 2012
Application deadlines: TBD. Students notified on rolling basis
- There is an application to fill up but it will not be available until the 2nd week of August. Visit www.brandeis.edu/seed to see if the site for SEED has been launched, along with the application.
- Fax: 781-736-3536
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454
- Students go to special program on 11/10 and then spend the night and attend Fall Preview Day the next day.
- All expense paid trip to campus and back.
If you have any questions, please contact Jared Rivers at-
*(D) Bryn Mawr
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Program: Bryn Mawr by Day, Oct 8 and Nov 12, 2012 (9:30am-2pm)
- Please register early at http://brynmawr.edu/admissions/by-day/index.html
Deadlines: Bryn Mawr by Night (overnight program), three dates with three different foci
- · IMAGINE (Humanities Focus)- Sept 27-28
- Register by Sept 18th at:
- · INVESTIGATE (Women in math and science)- Oct 23-24
- Register by Oct 17th at:
- · ELECTION 2012 (Politics, History, and Public Service), Nov 6-7
- Register by Oct 30th at:
For more information please visit http://brynmawr.edu/admissions/visit/index.html
Bryn Mawr College
101 North Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-526-5151 – phone
610-526-7471 – fax
*(D) Carleton College
Program: Taste of Carleton, Thursday, October 25-Saturday, October 27, 2012
Deadlines: For Out-of-State Applicants: September 14, 2012
For Minnesotan Applicants: October 1, 2012
- Nomination and invitation process necessary for attending
- Nominations can still be done regardless of the deadline listed online. Follow this link to nominate a student(s)- www.go.carleton.edu/TOC
- Mail applications to:
Carleton College?Office of Admissions?100 South College Street?Northfield, MN 55057
- Questions? Concerns?
- For more information and to check for the updated application, visit:https://apps.carleton.edu/admissions/visit/TOC/
*(D) Carnegie Mellon University
Program: Celebration of Diversity Weekend- November 10-12, January 19-21
Deadlines: October 27, 2012. Registration will be available in Septemberl
- Requirements: have at least a 3.3 GPA on an unweighted 4.0 scale and at least a combined SAT score of 1700 or ACT score of 25.
- For more information http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/admission/cod/
Program: Sleeping Bag Weekend-
- October 14-15
- October 28-19
- November 11-12
- January 20-21
Deadlines: Registration will be available in August
- Students with financial need: You may qualify for travel assistance, if you meet the requirements. Please indicate your need for travel assistance when registering.
- Visit http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/admission/cod/travel.html
for further conditions for receiving travel assistance.
- Contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions
(*D) College of Charleston
Program: M.O.V.E., the Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience, Sept 21-22, Oct 19-20, Nov 2-3, Nov 16-17
Deadline: Not known, but ASAP since space is limited
- Visit http://admissions.cofc.edu/explorethecollege/events/moveovernight.phpfor more info and MOVE application.
- Take part in a class visit.
- Be hosted by an outstanding currently enrolled minority student.
- Meet other currently enrolled students and interested students like yourself.
- Stay overnight in one of our eight residence halls.
- Learn about our pre-professional programs and proximity to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Charleston School of Law.
- Experience our active college community.
- Have the opportunity to ask lots of questions, including questions about being a minority student on campus.
- Requires student application, parental application, and medical consent
- Submit your completed application to Debbie Counts, Office of Admissions, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29424 or FAX to 843.953.7461
- For more information, contact Debbie Counts at email@example.com or 843.953.4954.
- (D) AALANA – October 20, 2012
- You can register here http://admissions.cofc.edu/forms/form-aalanapreviewdayregistration.php
- This is a one-day event, but you can stay overnight if you register for MOVE, which takes place at the same time in Oct.
- Visit http://admissions.cofc.edu/explorethecollege/events/aalanapreviewday.php for more info, or contact Debbie Counts (same as for MOVE)
Fall Open House – November 3, 2012
Junior Preview (for high school juniors) – April 20, 2013
- For general info on events, visit http://admissions.cofc.edu/explorethecollege/events/index.php
*(D) Colgate University
Hamilton, New York
Program: Multicultural Open house, October 21-22, 2012
Deadlines: Application must be received no later than October 5, 2012
- You can find the application here: http://offices.colgate.edu/admission/Open%20House/Open%20House%20Application%202012.htm and you will be notified of your admission to the event via email.
- Space is limited and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply ASAP.
- If you have any questions, visit http://www.colgate.edu/admission/diversityandadmission/openhouse or contact the Office of Admission at (315) 228-7401 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Travel assistance available for a limited number of students who demonstrate need. Indicate need on application. If you have any further questions regarding travel assistance, contact the Office of Admission at (315) 228-7401.
*(D) College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University
St. Joseph and Collegeville, Minnesota
Program: National Fly-in Weekend Program, November 10-12 and several spring weekends for accepted students.
Deadline: Two weeks before weekend.
|The National Fly-in Weekend program is designed specifically for accepted students from outside of Minnesota. In order to be eligible for this program a student needs to apply and be offered admission. We arrange a customized campus experience for the students. While we will assist students visiting us anytime, we encourage students to take advantage of the fly-in weekends to see our campuses and get to know their future classmates from across the country!
At a minimum, CSB/SJU will pay for at least half of flight costs through our National Travel Assistance Program. We will pay for full flight costs for students where there is significant financial need – contact admission staff members for additional details on paying for full flight costs. The admission office will provide all transportation to/from the Minneapolis airport and cover all meals.
For more information, contact Jacqueline Corral (email@example.com) or Matt Beirne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Saturday, November 10, 2012 until Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, February 9, 2013 until Monday, February 11, 2013***
Saturday, March 9, 2013 until Monday, March 11, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013 until Monday, April 8, 2013
For best flight and cost options, a two-week advance notice is requested. Requests made within two weeks will be accommodated on a case-by-case basis, depending on flight cost and availability.
***In order to be eligible to visit the weekend of February 9-11, students must be a Trustees’ Scholarship candidate. Trustees’ scholarship candidacy is determined based on the following.
v Minimum GPA of 3.60
v Minimum ACT composite score of 30* or minimum SAT combined score of 1980.
*(D) Colorado College
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Program: Multicultural Open House, November 10-12
Application opens August 1st, 2012. Deadline: October 10th.
- For more info, visit: http://www.coloradocollege.edu/admission/introduceyourself/visit/multiculturalopenhouse/
- If you are accepted to attend the event, Colorado College will pay your transportation expenses (airfare or mileage or gas) up to $500. If you travel with one or both of your parents, we offer an additional subsidy, of up to $500, for their transportation expenses and provide complimentary accommodations at a nearby hotel.
- If you have questions, please contact Amy Lareau, Admission Counselor at: (719) 389-6062 or Amy.Lareau@ColoradoCollege.edu or Anna Jaquez, Associate Director of Admission & Financial Aid at: (719) 389-6944 or Anna.Jaquez@ColoradoCollege.edu or Blake Hammond, Admission Counselor at: (719) 389-6054 or Blake.Hammond@ColoradoCollege.edu.
*(D) Connecticut College
New London, Connecticut
Program: Explorer Weekend- Oct. 6-8, 2012, and Nov. 3-5, 2012.
Deadlines: For priority consideration, please submit this online application and your high school transcript by September 14, 2012.
- You may fax your transcript to (860)439-4301 or mail it to Connecticut College, Office of Admission, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320.
- For more info and the application- http://www.conncoll.edu/admission/explore-weekend.htm
- You can request travel assistance on the application.
- For questions, please contact Will Tran, assistant director of admission
Program: Fall Open House will take place on Monday, October 8, 2012
*(D) Cornell University
Programs: Fall Diversity Hosting Weekend (Fall DHW) and Women in Engineering Program: (WIE Program)-both through the College of Engineering at Cornell- September 27-29, 2012
Application Deadline WIE: August 1, 2012 (closed)
Application Deadline DHW: extended to August 15th
- Fall DHW is a co-ed program that focuses on students that identify with backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in engineering (African American/Black, Latino/a, and Native American), while the focus of the WIE Program is the experience of all women engineers at Cornell. Students selected for either program will have the opportunity to stay in a residence hall with a current student; learn details about the admission process; participate in interactive lab demonstrations; interact with faculty, staff, and students; and engage with members of several of our award-winning engineering student organizations. Participation in one of these programs is a great way for students to learn more about what Cornell has to offer aspiring engineers!
- Required application, high school transcript and high school profile.
- If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Engineering Admissions
office via email at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
and include “Fall Hosting” in the subject heading or call their office at (607) 255-5008.
Programs: Dartmouth Bound-Summer Program, July 29th – August 1st, 2012.
Native American Community, SAME
Program Deadlines: May 21, 2012. Check next May for next year’s program
- BOTH DEADLINES HAVE PASSED.
- There are daily activities such as tours, info sessions, and student forums. Visit http://www.dartmouth.edu/admissions/visit/plan/ to sign up for any.
* Davidson College
Program: Discover Davidson I, Sept 22 and Discover Davidson II, Oct 21
Deadlines: Registration Now Open
- Please visit http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x7258.xml
- Other events can be found here http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x6436.xml
Program: Fall Overnight visits, September 13th, September 27th, October 4th, November 1st, November 8th
- Register 5 days in advance here: http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x6437.xml
*(D) Franklin and Marshall College
Program: Collegiate Leadership Summit- Fall Session 1: Monday, October 22nd to Tuesday, October 23rd; Fall Session 2: Monday, November 12th to Tuesday, November 13
Deadlines: The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 1 program is Sunday, September 23, 2012.
The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 2 program is Sunday, October 14, 2012.
- The cost of travel and attendance is covered by the College, and each year (6) participants are offered full-tuition scholarships to attend F&M.
- Students must be nominated to apply and participate.
The nominees should meet the following requirements:
* A minimum GPA of 3.3 in rigorous classes
* Must be of a background underrepresented in higher education
* Must have demonstrated leadership in his or her school or community
* Must be seniors in the fall
- Counselors, teachers, or staff members of community organizations
- For more information, visit http://www.fandm.edu/summit or contact Chiquita Geldorp at email@example.com or 717-291-4190
*(D)George Washington University
CALLED. NO INFO YET ON DATES. 8/3
Program: Multicultural Open Houses: Fall and Spring (Dates not available yet)
April 14, 2012
Deadlines: April 7, 2012 (Check next year in spring)
- To register, visit: https://gwapplication.gwu.edu/login/login.cfm and create an account, then RSVP to this event.
- If you require travel assistance, please indicate the need when registering. There is a limited number of travel assistance scholarships. GW will provide a limited number of travel assistance scholarships. You can access the Travel Grant Application here.
- For more information, visit: http://www.gwu.edu/apply/undergraduateadmissions/visitgw/openhousesevents/multiculturalopenhouses
- Please register by April 7, 2012 through the GW Admissions Activity Center.
(*D) Grinnell College
Program: 2012 Diversity Preview Program, Oct 4-6, 2012
Deadline for application: September 5th, 2012
- You can find the app online here: https://admission.grinnell.edu/register/GDPP or you can submit it via fax or mail.
- In addition to app, please submit the following by the above postmark deadline
- A high school transcript
- An official SAT or ACT score
- An activities resume.
- Materials can be faxed: (641) 269-4800 or sent by US Mail to Grinnell College, Office of Admission – GDPP, 1103 Park St., Grinnell, IA 50112
- For more info, visit http://www.grinnell.edu/admission/visit/gdpp or contact Patty Amador-Lacson, Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment, at 800-247-0113 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*(D) Gustavus Adolpus
St. Peter, MN
Program: Fly-in Program- December 2-4 and March 17-19
Application Deadline: Last year deadline was November 1 for December visit.
- APPLICATION WILL BE DUE AT LATEST A MONTH IN ADVANCE. YOU MUST ALSO APPLY FOR ADMISSIONS BY THE GIVEN DEADLINE.
- What to expect:
- For those who live more than 400 miles from St. Peter, Minnesota, the fly-in program would include:
- The cost of the flight
- Transportation to and from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport
- Overnight accommodations with current Gustavus students
- Meals in the Gustavus Market Place
- Sitting in on classes
- Meeting with professors, coaches or conductors.
Students interested in our fly-in program should:
- Be high school seniors,
- Complete an ApplicationforAdmission by the deadline listed next to the fly-in dates (TBD)
- Complete the fly-inprogramapplication and be approved by the office for the program.
*(D) Hamilton College
Clinton, New York
Program: Diversity Overnight, September 30th-October 1st
Application Deadline: 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12th.
- Prospective seniors can apply in the beginning of their fall semester by completing the application at: http://www.hamilton.edu/admission/diversityovernight
- Please fax a copy of your high school transcript with senior year courses and standardized test scores to the attention of Brianna McRae at 315-859-4457.
- Hamilton College offers travel reimbursement to a limited number of students who are unable to visit campus without financial assistance. Interested students should contact our office at email@example.com
*(D) Harvey Mudd College
Program: Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology Program (FAST): September 14-15 2012
Application Deadline: August 13th
- For more information about the program and for the application, visit- http://www.hmc.edu/admission1/fastprogram/fast1/fallfast.html
- Travel accommodations (if applicable) are available. Participants will also receive a Fee Waiver for an HMC Freshman application
- There is also a Junior Fast program in the spring http://www.hmc.edu/admission1/fastprogram/fast1/about.html
College of Holy Cross
Program: Fall Open House, Sunday, September 30th and Sunday, November 11th.?
Application Deadlines: Online registration will be available beginning September 1st.
- Please call the main office (508-793-2443) with any questions. For more information, visit http://admissions.holycross.edu/visiting/fall-open-houses
(D) Program: Perspectives Overnight Program, November 10-12.
Application Deadline: More information and application forms will be available in September.
- Visit http://admissions.holycross.edu/visiting/additional-opportunities for Perspectives and any other visit opportunities such as full-day visits, overnight visits (spring 2013), and Saturday visits
*(D) Illinois Wesleyan University
Program: Summer Preview Days- Friday, August 3, 2012 and Friday, August 10, 2012
Application Deadlines: Please register for this event no later than one week prior to the event
- Application is available online http://www.iwu.edu/admissions/visit/summerpreview.html or call the Admissions Office at 1-800-332-2498
(D) Program: Multicultural Weekend,
2 EVERY YEAR. DATES NOT SET. VERIFIED EVENT. UPDATED BY END OF AUGUST.
NOV AND FEB LAST YEAR.
TRAVEL AID OFFERED. CASE BY CASE.
WEBSITE MULTICULTURAL STUDENT AFFAIRS. EVENTS.
CHECK EVENTS CALENDAR AND MULTICULTURAL STUDENT AFFAIRS.
*(D) Johns Hopkins
Program: H.O.M.E. (Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience), Thursday, October 18- Saturday, October 20, 2012.
Application deadline: September 21, 5 p.m. E.S.T.
Students spend weekend at JHU. Stay in dorm and go to all Open House events.
Students applying to attend the H.O.M.E. program must submit a transcript, SAT/ACT scores (if available) and a recommendation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The recommendation form can be found here. Transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, and recommendations can be faxed to the attention of: HOME Coordinator at (410) 516-6025 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details about the program can be found at: http://apply.jhu.edu/homewood/
*(D) Kalamazoo College
Program: Crash the Campus, Nov 4-5 2012
Application Deadline to submit application is Oct 12
- You can find more info and the application here: http://kzoo.edu/admission/?p=crash
- Travel for this program will be subsidized. If you would like to be considered for a full travel subsidy, please have your counselor give you a copy of a college application fee waiver (from NACAC, College Board or similar source), which will then be applied to your Kalamazoo College application
- For more information, contact the office of admission at phone 269-337-7166 or email@example.com
*(D) Kenyon College
Fall Visit Days and Overnight Visit Program, September 1 and 30 and September 30-October 1, 2012
- Fall Visit Day 1 – Saturday, September 1, 2012
- Fall Visit Day 2 – Sunday, September 30, 2012
- Fall Overnight Visit Program – Sunday, September 30, 2012- Monday, October 1, 2012
- You can register online at https://goto.kenyon.edu/visit.phtml?visitday=FO1
- Please contact Kim Totman at 740-427-5778 to make reservations.
- Please visit this page for more information on any of these events and registration to attend- http://www.kenyon.edu/visitdays.xml#x4148
- IMPORTANT: If you need help funding your travel to any event, complete the online Travel Grant application. Can cover up to 90% of the lowest advertised airfares or up to $50 to offset driving costs. Find more info on this grant here http://www.kenyon.edu/x1697.xml or call Kim Totman at 800-848-2468.
(*D) Lehigh University
Program: Diversity Achievers Program, Sunday, October 21st followed by and including Senior Open House Monday, October 22nd.
Application and all Materials Deadline: Tuesday, September 11.
- Diversity Achievers Program Application
- (Unofficial) transcript
- SAT/ACT results
- Personal Essay (online application or Word document emailed to Adrienne Yurack at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Résumé (please fax or email a Word document to Adrienne Yurack at email@example.com)
- Overnight Agreement
Required elements not available for online/electronic submission should be faxed to (610) 758-4361, Attn: Diversity Achievers Program.
Those unable or not selected to attend DAP are still encouraged to attend Senior Open House on Monday, October 22. For more info on open houses, visit http://www4.lehigh.edu/admissions/undergrad/visit/openhouses.aspx for any updates.
V.I.E.W: Experience a Day at Lehigh, September, October, and November dates are still being finalized. Please check http://www4.lehigh.edu/admissions/undergrad/visit/specialvisit.aspx#day for updates, which should be up sometime in August.
*(D) Lewis & Clark College
Program: L.E.A.D. program, November 11-13, 2012
Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2012
- Who: 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.
- What: Visit campus at the College’s expense, meet current students and faculty, participate in leadership development activities, sit in on classes, spend the night in a residence hall, taste the food, have an admissions interview, and experience life at Lewis & Clark College firsthand.
Please e-mail Rasheid Light in the Admissions Office or call him at 800-444-4111.
To apply, mail or fax (503-768-7055) the following items by October 3, 2012:
(Note: no late or incomplete applications will be considered)
- L.E.A.D. Application Form (please print and fill out)
- Official High School Transcript, including grades 9 through 11
- Teacher Recommendation (or download at www.commonapp.org)
- Resume of Leadership Activities
- 250-500 Word Essay describing a time you demonstrated leadership
*(D) Miami University (Ohio)
Program: Bridges at Miami University, Oct 28-29, Nov 4-5, or 18-19, 2012
Deadline for Applications are due September 10
- Application criteria includes the following:
- Students from underrepresented populations
- High school students graduating in 2013
- Minimum of 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or top 25% of graduating class
- College prep curriculum
- Demonstrated leadership/co-curricular involvement
- You can find the application and further information here, http://www.miami.muohio.edu/admission/admission/high-school/bridges/
- All application materials must be submitted to Office of Admission by postal mail, email, or fax by the deadline.
Office of Admission
Attn: Bridges Program
301 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056
Include a fax cover sheet with your full name and the subject line, “Bridges Program.”
· Note: Bridges Scholarship
Students who successfully complete the program, apply and are accepted for Fall 2013 admission, and enroll at Miami University, Oxford campus, will receive a scholarship awarded only to Bridges students.
- If you have any questions, contact Raegan Butler (admission counselor)- 513-529-1507
firstname.lastname@example.org OR Diana Porter (assistant director)- 513-529-7576
*(D) Middlebury College
Program: Discover Middlebury, Oct 21-23, 2012
Application Deadline is Sept 14th by 5pm (est)
- The application can be found at http://www.middlebury.edu/admissions/visit/programs/discoverymiddlebury2012 and includes the following:
- Personal Statement
- Unofficial copy of standardized test scores
- Unofficial copy of your HS transcript or grade report from 9th-11th grade
- This program targets under-represented groups such as- 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.
- Space is highly limited; approximately 75 spaces available. Transportation will be provided for students who will be financial aid applicants.
- If you have any questions, please e-mail Jean Lin (email@example.com) or Shantá Lindo (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Middlebury College Admissions Office or give us a call at 802.443.3000.
(D) Missouri University of Science and Technology
Program: Open House
- Saturday, Oct 6
- Monday, Nov 12
- Monday, Feb 18
- Saturday, April 20
Visit http://futurestudents.mst.edu/visit/index.html to RSVP to any of these Open Houses.
For Diversity Events, specifically Si Se Puede! , visit http://sdp.mst.edu/pre-collegesummer/sisepuede/ for updates. There will be a fall event, but date is TBD.
Please call 573-341-4212 for more information.
SI SE PUEDE- OCT 18-21, APPà ONLINE NOW. WWW.MST.EDU SOCIETY OF HISPANICS OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS. LINK TO PRINT APP. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BETWEEN AUG 1-SEP 21.
TRAVEL AID- ONLY BUS. UNSURE ABOUT FLY-INS. NEVER PROVIDED. SHOULD ASK for it ON APP.
PCI- SPRING 2013, SET DATES ARE TBD. (Pre college initiative for African American High school students that may be considering a future career in math, science, computing or engineering). Visit http://sdp.mst.edu/pre-collegesummer/pci/ for updates.
(D) Mt. Holyoke College
South Hadley, Massachusetts, All Women’s College
Program: Focus on Diversity. Nov 11-12, 2012
Application Deadline-November 5
- To register: https://www.mtholyoke.edu/admission/visit/diversity/diversity_registration
- For more info, visit https://www.mtholyoke.edu/admission/visit/diversity
- Or contact the Office of Admission for questions or concerns
TRAVEL AID OFFERED BUT MUST APPLY FOR IT SEPARATE FROM EVENT. PLEASE CONTACT DIANA ALVAREZ AT
*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory
Program: Multicultural Visit Program: September 13, October 12, and November 9
- Oct 11-13, app due Sept 13
- Nov 8-10, app due Oct 12
- Dec 6-8, app due Nov 9
- Must be a student of color, interested in a liberal arts Education, US citizen or permanent resident
- To apply you must submit all of this by the noted deadline:
- Application Form with short answer question. This section may be completed using the online application*, or you may mail or fax us the paper application. *There is a short answer required for the application. Be prepared to answer the following in 500 words or less: Since 1835 Oberlin has been a leader in diversity, becoming the first school in the nation to admit African Americans and adopting a policy to admit students regardless of race or gender. Knowing this, what do you feel you can contribute to Oberlin’s community and commitment to diversity
- Completed and signed Counselor Form
- High School Transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
- SAT or ACT Scores
- Statement of Financial Responsibility
- For more information and application, visit http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/admissions/mvp/index.dot
- If you have any questions, contact them via email or phone.
8:30am – 5pm EST
To fax or mail your application form:
Multicultural Visit Program
Office of Admissions
101 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074
(*D) Occidental College
Program: Multicultural Visit Program: October 21-23, 2012
Application Deadline: September 14, 2012
- The program is competitive, with a maximum of 40 spots.
- Applying to MVP requires the student’s application and a nomination form from a college counselor at a high school or community-based organization.
- There is also a $60 program fee; however, we will then waive the application fee for Early or Regular Decision.
- For further details, view the Fall MVP Counselor Letter. http://www.oxy.edu/sites/default/files/assets/Admission_Aid/2012FallMVPCounselorLetter.pdf
*(D) Pitzer College
Program: Diversity Weekend. Thursday, Nov 1st – Saturday, Nov 3 andThursday, Nov 8th – Saturday, Nov 10
Application Deadlines: The application deadline for the Fall Diversity Programs is Wednesday, October 3, 2012. Applicants will be notified with a decision by Friday, October 12, 2012. Space is limited, so please submit your application by the deadline for full consideration. Application goes online September 1.
- Selected students will have the opportunity to meet with admission and financial aid staff, interview, speak with current students and faculty members, sit in on classes, learn more about athletics and student organizations, explore all 5 Claremont College campuses through a strategically designed Scavenger Hunt, and engage in a fun activity around the Metro LA area. Past activities have included attending SCAM Fest (the Southern California A Cappella Music Festival), enjoying Santa Monica Pier/Beach, having a bonfire at Huntington Beach, going to Universal Studios City Walk, and many other amusements unique to Southern California.
In order to be considered for the Fall Diversity Program, applicants must:
Be high school seniors by fall 2012
Be living in the US
Submit a Diversity Program Application (available here starting September 1)
Submit a copy of your high school transcript with grades through junior year
- Thank you for your interest in Pitzer College and the Diversity Program. For more information, please contact Jee Won Lee at email@example.com or 909-621-8129 .
*(D) Pomona College
Program: Overnight stays, September 29th, December 7
Fall Weekend at Pomona College, OCT 12-15 AND NOV 9-12
Application Deadline FOR BOTH DATES WILL BE PRESENT ON THE INTEREST FORM THAT IS EMAILED TO THE INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED.
- Visit http://pomona.edu/admissions/visiting/overnight-stays.aspx for more info and to schedule your visit
- Fall dates: Sept 29th- Dec 7th
- Spring dates: Feb 4th- March 14th
- April dates are only available to admitted students
- WILL ASK FOR FAMILY INCOME ON APP TO DETERMINE IF STUDENT IS ELIGIBLE FOR TRAVEL AID.
- To get Interest Form: email Malisha Richardson, Assistant Dean of Admissions or Natalie Robinson, program coordinator
- firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 909-607-3028
- If you need a travel grant, the interest form includes a form to request that funding.
*University of Puget Sound
Program: Fall Campus Day, Sept 29, 2012
Application Deadline: Registration OPENS MID AUG.
- To register for Fall Campus Day:-http://www.pugetsound.edu/admission/fall-campus-day/
- Visit this page for other campus visits http://www.pugetsound.edu/admission/visit/
- Travel aid MAY BE offered upon request. Please call admissions office. 253.879.3211 or 800.396.7191.
*(D) Reed College
Program: Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME), November 4-6
Deadline: September 17, application will be available Aug 1st.
- Eligibility requirements: Citizen or permanent resident, HS minority student, 2 short essays, SAT/ACT/PSAT scores, HS transcript.
- Supplemental info can be sent via:
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax supplemental information to: 503.777.7553, ATTN: ROME
- Mail supplemental information postmarked by September 17 to:
Reed College Office of Admission
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
- For more info, visit- http://www.reed.edu/apply/mrec/details.html or contact them at 1800-547-4750 or email them at email@example.com
- Overnight visit (HS seniors & juniors, transfer), Individual Campus Visit
- Visit https://admission-events.reed.edu/Event/ to schedule your visit
- Discover Reed (INFORMATION ON EVENT, PENDING)
(*D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
Program: Summer Visiting Days 8/9 or 8/10, Rensselaer Medalist Open House 9/22, Fall open house 10/13,
- To RSVP or see the agendas for these events, visit http://admissions.rpi.edu/undergraduate/events/index.html
- If you have any questions, contact the admissions office by email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (518) 276-6216.
STAR- The STAR (Science, Technology, and Arts) Program At Rensselaer (RPI)/S: OCT 11-13, 2012.
Application deadline: September 17
- · Application is available here: https://apply-undergrad.rpi.edu/register/?id=d374035a-c3b6-4856-86b9-b11a1a58f861
- · Applicants must submit transcript with application
- Rensselaer will provide transportation for students from the New York metro area on a chartered bus that will depart from the Jacob Javits Center on Thursday, October 11 at 1 p.m.
- If you are traveling to the Capital District and need transportation to the Rensselaer campus, we’ll be glad to pick you up at the train station, airport, or bus terminal. Please wait for a confirmation e-mail from Rensselaer before scheduling transportation to campus
- CONTACT ADMISSIONS OFFICE AT 518 276-6216 FOR ANY QUESTIONS.
*(D) Scripps College
Claremont, California, All Women’s College
Program: Multicultural Outreach: Discover Scripps September 23 and 24, 2012.
Application Deadline to submit online application is August 13, 2012.
- 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
- 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)
- For the application, more information, and FAQ’s, visit http://admission.scrippscollege.edu/discoverscripps
*(D) Smith College
Program: Women of Distinction, Nov 9-11, 2012
Application Deadline: September 21, 2012
- Visit http://www.smith.edu/admission/wod/
- Application requires personal statement and letter of recommendation.
- Contact Deanna Dixon, Assistant Director of Admission and WOD program coordinator at email@example.com or Krystal Cummings (who is in charge of the program) at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions
*St. Ambrose University
Program: Fall 2012 Open House-Saturday, Sept. 15 (8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.)
- TRAVEL VOUCHER FOR 200 DOLLARS. PLEASE CONTACT SEAN WHEATON AT 563 333 6002 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
*(D) Swarthmore College
Program: Discover Swarthmore! Saturday, September 29 through Monday October 1, 2012.
Applications Deadline: Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 17.
- For application, visit: http://www.swarthmore.edu/admissions/discovery_app.php
- For more information about this event, visit www.discover.swarthmore.edu
- School will cover all expenses of students invited to the event.
College Station, TX
Program: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: MEDALS 21ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE , November 2 – 3, 2012, Maximizing Educational Development through Academic and Leadership Skills
Application Deadline: TBA
- The Department of Multicultural Services is offering a two-day program allows high school students from a multicultural background the unique experience of viewing college opportunities from a diverse perspective. Participation is open to 10th – 12th grade high school students and parents.
- If interested, go to: http://medals.tamu.edu and click on the registration tab.
*(D) Trinity College
Program: Preview Weekend: November 11-12, 2012
Application Deadline: Monday, October 12, 2012
- Transportation assistance provided.
- Must submit transcript, essay, test scores, counselor recommendation.
- Download applications: http://www.trincoll.edu/StudentLife/Diversity/Documents/PREVIEW%20APP.PDF
- Call 860-297-2180 with questions.
*(D) Tufts University
Program: Voices of Tufts: The Diversity Experience: October 25-26, 2012
(Rolling so apply earlier than deadline)
Application deadline is: October 15, 2012. 5 p.m. E.S.T.
- Students must register first on website, create an account, and click on Voices Program. https://webcenter.studentservices.tufts.edu/tac/register.aspx?INQ=R
- Some travel grants paid. All expenses on campus covered.
- Application requires essay and guidance counselor must provide recommendation.
- If you have questions about the program, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 617-627-3170 and ask to speak with the Voices program officer of the day or email Undergraduate.Admissions@tufts.edu
*(D) Union College
Program: GETTING TO KNOW U WEEKEND: October 6-8
Deadline: September 21
- When: October 6-8, 2012
- What to bring: Sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, spending money, toiletries and homework
- Transportation: Bus transportation will be provided from central locations in Manhattan, NY and Boston, MA. Air travel will be provided on a limited basis from other areas.
- Requirements: Must be a high school senior, complete an application and include an unofficial high school transcript.
- Deadline for application is September 21, 2012. See guidelines for further requirements.
- Applications can be Mailed or Faxed to Susan Cassella (518) 388-6986 .
(D) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Program: Hispanic/Latino Student Recruitment Day, Oct 12-13, 2012
- For more information visit http://www.unc.edu/diversity/hispanicrecruit.htm. Updates are underway.
High School Honors Day, September 15, 2012
- For more information visit http://www.unc.edu/diversity/hshd.htm. Updates are underway.
No travel aid is offered; only in the Spring for admitted students.
For other diversity events, visit http://www.unc.edu/diversity/prospectivestudents.htm
- Please contact the Multicultural Programs Coordinator Josmell Perez, B.A. Email: email@example.com; Phone: 919-843-5517
*(D) University of Rochester
Program: Multicultural Visitation Program, November 11-13
Application: Apply by October 19
- 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.
- Highlights include living and dining on campus, staying in a residence hall with a student host, participating in discussions with current students about the college experience and learning about the many opportunities available for undergraduates.
*(D)University of Vermont
Program: Discovering UVM
October 21–23, 2012, application deadline- Oct 5th
October 28–30, 2012, app deadline- Oct 12th
November 4–6, 2012- app deadline- Oct 26th
- The application can be found here- https://survey.uvm.edu/index.php?sid=11453&lang=en
- Applicants may apply for a travel grant in the application
- For more info, visit http://www.uvm.edu/admissions/undergraduate/visiting/?Page=discover.html
- Contact John Austin atJohn.Austin@uvm.edu, (802) 656-2915 or Deborah Gale at Deborah.Gale@uvm.edu, (802) 656-4646 for an application (if you cannot download above) or for further details.
(D) Virginia Commonwealth University
Program: Primeros Pasos, September 29
Deadline: RSVP by September 21
- One day program for Latino high school students and their families with an overview of the college experience and opportunities in higher education.
- VCU students, parents, administrators, faculty and alumni will be available throughout the day to welcome students and share their experiences.
- The day’s activities will begin with welcoming remarks at 11 a.m. and include bilingual workshops for parents about financial aid, panel discussions with students from VCU’s Latino community, workshops on testing, conversations with representatives from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, a campus tour and lunch on campus, and admission to “Movimientos,” a cultural show in honor of Hispanic Heritage month.
- Please RSVP online by Sept. 21, 2012, or by contacting Elmer Campos at (804) 828-6017 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If special accommodations are needed due to a disability, please contact Shirley Dettmore at (804) 828-6124 at least two weeks before the event.
(D) Villanova- no travel aid
Program: College Day: October 5 (for seniors); February 8 (for juniors)
Application Deadline: September 28 for seniors and February 1st for juniors
- Visit for groups ONLY.
Program: College Weekend: For Seniors: November 16-28 2012 and for Juniors: March 22-24, 2013
Application Deadline: November 2 for seniors and March 1 for juniors
- Applications are found here: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/multiculturalaffairs/outreach/collegeday.html
- For more information regarding the Weekend event, visit http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/multiculturalaffairs/outreach/collegeweekend.html
- If you have any questions, email email@example.com
*(D) Washington & Lee University
Program: Overnight campus visits for multicultural students on an invitation-only basis.: October 7-9, November 11-13, and January 13-15.
Application Deadlines: Contact admissions office.
- In order to be considered for this, students must send, either via fax at 540-458-8062 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
1) Unofficial transcript that includes final junior grades
2) Senior year class schedule
3) Unofficial score report from SAT and/or ACT
- There are 3-day, 2-night all-expense-paid visits (including airfare and ground transportation, if applicable)
Program: Fall Open House Monday, October 8, 2012 and Friday, November 12, 2012
Transportation Assistance program- limited, must apply by deadlines
Monday, October 8, 2012 (Columbus Day) -
TAP Form Deadline is September 21, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012 (Veterans Day) -
TAP Form Deadline is October 18, 2012
- Application for the Transportation Assistance Program
- If you have questions about the Transportation Assistance Program, please contact email@example.com
Program: Overnight Stays
Deadline: Two weeks before visit.
- Program operates mid-September through the end of November; Sun- Thurs. Overnights are also available to transfer students during the month of February. Please notify the Office of Admission at least 2 weeks in advance of your interest in an overnight visit.
- To arrange your visit, call Loreen Carta at (860) 685-2974 or Laura McQueeney at (860) 685-2972. For more info, go to http://wesleyan.edu/admission/visiting_campus/overnight_stays.html
*(D) WELLESLEY COLLEGE
Program: Discover Wellesley, October 21-22, 2012
Application Deadline: August 31, 2012
- Wellesley provides fully funded travel grants to select high school seniors (who wish to visit campus during this weekend.
- Applicants from underrepresented cultural backgrounds such as African American, Latina American, Native American, Asian American, and low-income students
*(D) Whitman College
Walla Walla, Washington
Program: Visit Scholarship Program, Fall Visitors’ Day II, November 10-12
Application Submission Period- August 1-September 30.
- To be considered for the Priority I deadline all parts of the application must be in by early September. Students may submit application materials up until the Priority II deadline, September 30, 2012. Priority II applicants will be considered after Priority I application decisions have been made..
- The application is available here: www.whitman.edu/admission/vsp/apply
- Limited event: approximately 85 students
- Other dates are available if those dates don’t work out. There are spring dates available for juniors- TBD
- Follow this link for any updates -http://www.whitman.edu/content/admission/visiting/visitorsday
- For more info, contact Esther Weathers @firstname.lastname@example.org
*(D) Williams College
Program: Windows on Williams (WOW)-two dates. Upon acceptance you will be able to choose which date you can attend
Application Deadline: Will accept applications throughout the fall, but for priority consideration, be sure to submit your application by July 1. To ensure full consideration, submit your application by August 19.
- If you have any questions, email Ahmmad Brown (email@example.com), Diversity Recruitment Director or visit http://admission.williams.edu/files/2010/01/WOW-APP-20121.pdf
- You can apply online at http://tinyurl.com/WOWApp2012 or fax a completed application to Sarah Willette’s attention at (413) 597-4052.
No response yet.
*(D) Trinity College- awaiting email reply, NO ANSWER ON 8/3
Program: Preview Weekend: November 6-7, 2011
- Application Deadline: Monday, October 17, 2011
- Download applications: http://www.trincoll.edu/StudentLife/Diversity/Documents/PreviewApplication.pdf
- Program Contact: Anthony Berry, Senior Associate Director of Admission/Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment (Anthony.firstname.lastname@example.org) 860-297-2177
- For more information please visit: http://www.trincoll.edu/StudentLife/Diversity/Pages/Preview.aspx
- Make sure your school has submitted all necessary paperwork to colleges. For example, June is the deadline for schools to submit their ELC list for the UCS. Each public university system sends out newsletters and holds conferences. To sign up for the UC listserv, send an email to email@example.com with “Subscribe CAB-L” in the body of the email. You can do this for the Cal States and for other universities in your state.
- Help your students finalize summer and fall plans to focus on leadership and initiative. Encourage them to be busy this summer. Colleges want active and engaged students. Students should spend-at least 20 to 30 hours per week taking classes, working, volunteering, doing internships, and more. They should also take leadership roles this fall in and out of school and really push the initiative factor.
- Encourage students to make a resume. It should focus on leadership and initiative. Categories: Education, Activities, Work, Service, and more. Tips–Always start with most recent and work your way to the past. Use power verbs to begin each entry.
- Remind students to do all they can to prepare for fall standardized tests. There are three ACT and three SAT dates you can take this fall. Did you know there is Score Choice—so students take the tests as many times as possible and send out only scores they want? Did you know students can take the SAT twice? The ACT twice? SAT Subject Tests-3 per day-twice? Help them find free online prep programs. https://www.number2.com/. Encourage them to find free programs in their communities. They can buy an practice book for less than $20. NOTE: Make sure your counselors have enough waivers ordered for the fall and that students can access them for September and October registration deadlines.
- Help students develop a college list that matches their talents. They should have a range of schools that match their interests and abilities. Naviance is a great online system to help students. The Fiske Guide is great as is Unigo.com to help students learn about colleges. The College Access and Opportunity Guide is great for first generation and under-represented students. http://www.csopportunity.org/whatwedo/guidebook.aspx. Reminder: Students can apply to four Cal States (not undocumented kids), four UCs, and unlimited private colleges for free if they qualify for free or reduced lunch.
- Help students see colleges in action. Help them book fall trips and arrange interviews either here or there. They can plan to meet with professors, students, and other campus representatives that interest you. See if they can stay in a dorm and eat in the cafeteria. Many colleges fly under-represented students for free. Application deadlines start now and run through mid-fall. Email Dr. Joseph for the current list. We are updating it now for the 2012-2013 year. Students can also visit colleges virtually via e-campus tours (http://www.ecampustours.com/) and YOUniversity (http://www.youniversitytv.com/).
- Encourage your students to start writing their major essays their college applications. Tufts (http://admissions.tufts.edu/apply/essay-questions/past-essays/). Connecticut College (http://www.conncoll.edu/admission/essays-that-worked.htm), and Johns Hopkins (http://apply.jhu.edu/apply/essays.html) share essays that real admitted students wrote. Students should only write stories that are unique and interesting to read. They should plan to use essays more than once. Their essays should always be as specific and powerful as possible.
- Help them begin completing applications now and during the summer. CSU mentor (http://www.csumentor.edu/Planning/) allows kids to enter their grades and courses at any time in high school and that transfers to their application this fall. They can start working on the Common Application (http://commonapp.org) on August 1 when it goes online (USC is now on it).
- Insist students save all application, standardized test, financial aid, and scholarships passwords on their computers and phones. Even be willing to store them for them as kids lose these and they need them for every part of the application, financial aid, and enrollment process.
- Research major scholarships that are due. Posse is due in late June. Questbridge and other are due in the fall. Be willing to write powerful letters of recommendation early for these scholarships.
- Encourage undocumented students. Remind them that the full Dream Act goes into effect for CA students graduating in 2013. They can qualify for Cal Grants and must submit a Dream Act financial aid application next spring. But in the meantime, they can research other colleges that are friendly to undocumented students. Email Dr. Joseph for that list.
Using your summer vacation wisely is definitely important even if you are unsure of your career goals. One thing I have noticed about my classmates is that many are applying and planning on doing internships over the summer. They did all kinds of internships before college also.
I was busy during my high school summers also. I volunteered at my church. I worked at my high school for the testing coordinator. BUT no one told me about summer internships, but NOW I KNOW!!!
Because I am interested in becoming either a vet or a doctor, I am making plans to explore both fields. Right now, I plan to volunteer at either the vet or medical hospital while still here at Penn, and over the summer, I plan to do an internship at the Los Angeles Zoo and get hands-on experience as well as decide whether or not the veterinarian field is where I want to continue.
It is, without doubt, imperative that college students, as well as incoming freshmen, start exploring fields they’re interested in and start building a resume for applying to grad school.
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So don’t sit still during the summer. Your future is just around the corner. And colleges love busy, active students.Tweet
About ten weeks ago I started my first year, and quarter, here at UCLA. I was nervous and a little scared, yet once I got started there was no looking back. I was faced with many challenges along the way, one of which was reading several scholarly level texts that I frankly had no clue what they were about. As time when on I discovered that even though it may seem impossible at times, you can actually do it. I remember reading the same paragraphs over and over, but once I understood it the feeling of self-accomplishment motivated me to go on.
I stayed up several nights reading, writing papers, and rehearsing choreography, but at the end of the day I knew that it would all be worth it. My hard work and sleepless nights paid off because I was able to succeed in all my classes. When my papers were handed back to me, looking at the A’s and B’s showed me that all my efforts were paying off. I was getting the grades that I wanted it was gratifying to see what I have accomplished.
Although college can be stressful at times, it does have a fun side. Living on campus was the best decision I ever made. My floor is really social and I have met the greatest people ever. Whenever I am feeling stressed I usually go to the lounge to relax and have funny conversations with my friends. My floor is really diverse and I have met and befriended many people of different races and ethnicities. We all share things about our own cultures with one another like different foods and even language. I am trying to teach my roommate Spanish and one of my friends is trying to teach me Mandarin. You are all probably wondering about the frat parties and to that I say, GO!!! Have fun and enjoy yourself, responsibly of course. It is always a good idea to let loose every once and a while to relieve some stress.
Now that the ten weeks are over, it is amazing to see how fast it went by. I have made so many memories with my new friends. The theme song for when my friends and I go out is “Memories” by David Guetta because we know that we will always have a blast on our random/spontaneous adventures. The quarter seems to go by in an instant, but the memories you create will last forever.Tweet
Low-income, latino males, Arthur and Jesus shares their reasons for applying to private four year colleges. Arthur shares financial reasons, while Jesus shares experiential reasons. Going away doesn’t mean they won’t come back and enrich their communities. Even students with grades that are not the top can great full scholarships to great private colleges. They are looking for diverse students.Tweet