2017 Fall Diversity – Fly In Visit Programs

More than 65 colleges offer free summer and fall visits for under-represented and diverse students. We list all that we can find by providing the program and application dates and links to applications. If we provide a * before the college name, the trip is free. If we provide a (D), trip is for first gen students. We also give you estimated GPA and test scores for each college. 

*(D) Amherst College (2017)Screen Shot 2014-06-11 at 5.08.24 AM
Amherst, Massachusetts

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

Program: Fall 2016 Diversity Open House weekends (DIVOH):

  • Saturday, September 23 – Monday, September 25
  • Saturday, October 14 – Monday, October 16

The application deadline for both DIVOH weekends is 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, August 14, 2017.


*(D) Babson College (2016)
Babson Park, Massachusetts (suburban Boston)

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 7.39.45 PMSmall private business oriented college, 3.5+ GPA, mid test scores


Deadline: September 15, 2016 (noon EST) noon EST. Application will be released in July.



*(D) Barnard College (2017)

barnard bound

New York, New York

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

Program Dates:

Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, October 8, 2017 (BARNARD BOUND – for students admitted to the Barnard Bound program)
Monday, October 9, 2017 (OPEN HOUSE – All Barnard Bound participants will be automatically registered for our Open House.)

Application Materials Available May 1, 2017

Application Deadline and All Supporting Material: June 1, 2017 at 5 PM EST

For more info, visit- https://admissions.barnard.edu/barnard-bound

*(D) Bates College (2016) bates

Lewiston, Maine

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

Prologue I runs October 9-11, 2016 and Prologue II runs November 13-15, 2016.

Application deadline for Prologue I: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Application deadline for Prologue II: Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Beloit College (2016)

St. Beloit, Wisconsin

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

Program: 2016 Summer Days: July 15, 2016; August 5, 2016. Admitted Student Open House in the Spring that offers fly-ins

2017 Summer Visit Days
Take 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.


https://www.beloit.edu/prospective/visit/visitdays/Click on a date below to register:

If our visit program dates are not convenient for you and you would rather schedule an individual visit on a different date, please contact us directly by calling the Admissions Office at 800-9BELOIT (923-5648) at least one week prior to your planned visit. Or, if you prefer, you may complete an online visit request form.

We welcome all guests to take part in all that Beloit has to offer: have lunch in the dining hall, attend an athletic event, see an acclaimed performance in Neese Theater, or take advantage of the various events occurring across campus.

*(D) Bowdoin College (2017)bowdoin

Brunswick, ME

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

Explore Bowdoin I: September 21-24, 2017   Application Deadline: August 18, 2017 5 PM EST

Explore Bowdoin II: November 29-31, 2017  October 29-31, 2017   Application Deadline: September 22, 2017 5 PM EST

*(D) Brandeis University (2016)

Waltham, Massachusetts


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

Program: SEED-Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity, October 6-8, 2016

 Application deadlines: Application opens August 1. Applications due September 9, 2016


*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2017) (Need fall dates)

Bryn Mawr, PA (Suburban PA)brwy mawr

Small, all women’s college

Program Date: Fall Travel Scholars: October 1-3, 2016 (for both juniors and seniors)

Application Opens: May 1, 2017

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017


*(D) Bucknell College (2016)

Lewisburg, PennsylvaniaScreen Shot 2015-05-17 at 8.38.59 AM

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

Program: Journey to Bucknell, November 6-8, 2016

Application Deadline: Apply as soon as possible. Both students can apply on their own and counselors can nominate.


*(D) Carleton College (2016)

explore carleton

Northfield, Minnesota

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

Program: 2015 Taste of Carleton, October 27-October 29, 2016

Deadlines: September 30, 2016


*(D) Carnegie Mellon University (2016, Application Opens September)

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)

cmutepperbw4Program: Celebration of Diversity Weekend- November 12-14, 2016 and January 21-23, 2017

Deadlines: November Program: Open to all prospective high school seniors
Registration will open in September.
January Program: Open to students who have applied for admission to Carnegie Mellon


Deadlines: Registration still open

January program. Open to students who have applied for admission to Carnegie Mellon. 
Registration will be available in September.

(*D) Colby College (2016)colby

Waterville, ME

Small rural college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle test scores.

Program: 2016 Colby Commitment Experience –September 16-18, 2016

Application Deadline: August 1, 2016, 5 p.m.

The Colby Commitment Experience

*(D) Colgate University (2016)

colgateHamilton, New York

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

Program: Colgate in Focus: A Diversity Open House, Sunday, October 23–Monday, October 24, 2016

Deadline: September 16, 2016

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

(*D) College of Charleston (2016)

Charleston, SC

Medium public, medium city. 3.0+ GPA. Mid test scores.charleston

Program: M.O.V.E.,Many backgrounds – One CougarNation–the Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience DATES:

    • September 23, 2016
    • October 14, 2016
    • November 11, 2016 (all male)
    • February 3, 2017
    • March 24, 2017
    • April 28,2017

http://admissions.cofc.edu/explorethecollege/events/moveovernight.php for more info and MOVE application.

*(D) College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (2016)

St. Joseph and  Collegeville, Minnesota

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

Program: National Fly-in Weekend Program:

Register for a 2016-2017 fly-in weekend:

    • November 12-14sjuairview
    • February 4-6*
    • February 25-27
    • March 18-20
    • April 8-10

Deadline: Two weeks before weekend.

Applications will be released September 1


*College of the Atlantic (2017)

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.40.32 PMBar Harbor, Maine

Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores

Program: Fall Fly-In: September 12-October 15, 2017

Application Deadline: July 21, 2017


*(D) College of the Holy Cross (2016)

Worcester, MAholy cross

Mid-sized, Catholic college, 3.0+, Middle test scores

Program: Perspectives Weekend is November 5-7, 2016.

Application Deadline:October 3, 2016


*(D) Colorado College (2016)

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Screen Shot 2014-06-11 at 6.40.52 AMSmall private college; one class at a time. 3.0+ GPA. Middle test scores.

Program: Tigers on a Quest: September 30 – October 2, 2017

Application Due: August 15, 2017

Fly-in and travel grant* for QuestBridge applicants (high school seniors only) to attend the Fall Open House at Colorado College

Apply for Tigers on a Quest!

View the student version of last year’s schedule.

View the parent version of last year’s schedule.

Program: Flyin’ Tigers: October 28-30, 2017

Application due: September 21, 2017

Application only fly-in program and travel grant* for high school seniors

Apply for Flyin’ Tigers!


*(D) Columbia University (2016)ce2

New York, NY

Ivy League, top scores, top grades

Program: Columbia Engineering Experience: October 9 – 11, 2016. 

Deadline:  September 7, 2016


 *(D) Connecticut College (2016)

New London, Connecticut

Screen Shot 2014-06-11 at 6.40.52 AMSmall liberal arts. East coast. Near NY and Boston. 3.0+ GPA; middle test scores.

Program:  Explorer Weekend- November 12-14, 2016

Deadline: October 3, 2016

Website: http://www.conncoll.edu/explore-weekend/

Undocumented students may apply.

*(D) Dartmouth (2017)

Hanover, NH

Rural IVY League. 3.7+ GPA. High test scores.

Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program, Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Applications due May 1, 2017


Dartmouth Bound: Native American Community. Oct.8-11, 2017 (Deadline, Not Yet Available for 2017)



*(D) Davidson College (2016)

Davidson, NC

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

Program: Multicultural Visitation Program. October 30-November 1, 2016

Application Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2016


*(D) Dickinson College (2016)dickinson

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.0+ grades. 

Program: Discover Diversity at Dickinson, November 10-12, 2016

Application Deadline: October 3, 2016


Limited travel assistance available.

*(D) Emory University (2016)

Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 5.44.21 PMMedium college, mid to high test scores, 3.5+ grades

Program: Emory’s Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE) Fall Visit Program, October 13, 2016 – October 15, 2016

Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 5:00 p.m. ET.



*(D) Franklin and Marshall College (2016)

Lancaster, PA

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

Program: Collegiate Leadership Summit 
*Fall Session 1: Sunday, September 25th to Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Counselor Nomination Deadline: Fall Session 1 program is Monday, September 5th, 2016.

* Fall Session 2: Sunday, November 6th to Tuesday, November 8th.
The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 2 program is Monday, October 16th, 2016.

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

Requires: 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.


(*D) Grinnell College (2016)

Grinnell, Iowa

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

Program: 2016 Diversity Preview Program, October 2-3, 2016.

Deadline for application: September 12, 2016


*(D) Hamilton College (2017)

Clinton, New York

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

Diversity Overnight Program:  Diversity Overnight Program: SEPTEMBER 17-19 OR OCTOBER 29-31, 2017


Application Deadlines: Priority Deadline is August 4, 2017

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

Application Opens July 3: http://www.hamilton.edu/admission/diversityovernight

*(D) Harvey Mudd College (2016)

Claremont, CA

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

harveymuddProgram: Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology Program (FAST): September 29-October 1, 201 and November 10-12, 2016

Application Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:59pm PDT

Website: https://www.hmc.edu/admission/fast/


haverford(*D) Haverford College (2016) (June 15 2017 info will be up)

Haverford, PA (Suburban Philadelphia

Small liberal arts, 3.6+ GPA, middle to high test scores

Multicultural Scholars Experience Program: October 23-25 2016

Application Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2016


Contact admission@haverford.edu

*(D) Johns Hopkins University (2016)

Baltimore, MD

homewoodAMedium, urban campus. 3.3+GPA and middle to high test scores

Program: H.O.M.E. (Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience), September 29-October 1, 2016

Application deadline: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Materials must be received by August 15, 2016

Information: https://apply.jhu.edu/homewood/

Application: https://apply.jhu.edu/homewood/application/


*(D) Kenyon College (2016)

Gambier, Ohio

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

kenyonPrograms:  Cultural Connections: November 5-7, 2016

Deadlines: October 31, 2016. Qualified students may apply for a Travel Grant by October 12 to help cover transportation costs for this event.


 *(D) Lehigh University (2016)

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Diversity Achievers Program, October 9-10, 2016

Application opens September 16, 2016 at noon EST


*(D) Lewis & Clark College (2016)

Portland, Oregon

Small liberal arts; 3.0+ GPA; optional test scoreslewis

Program: L.E.A.D. program, November 6-8, 2016

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016



*(D) Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (2016)

Cambridge, MA
mitdiversityMid-sized urban college, 3.8+ GPA, high test scores

Program: WISE: Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering: September 18-20, 2016 and again October 2-4, 2016

Application Deadlines: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.


*(D) Miami University (Ohio) (2017) (2017 App deadlines Not yet available)

Oxford, OH

Small Midwest college; 2.9+ GPA; medium test scores

Program: Bridges at Miami University, Session I: October 22-23, 2017 (Chillicothe, Columbus); Session II: November 29-30, 2017 (Cincinnati, Dayton; Session III: November 5-6 2017 (Out of State); Session IV: November 12-13, 2017 (Akron, Cleveland, Toledo)


Application Deadline: September 19, 2016 (2017 Dates Not Yet Available)


*(D) Middlebury College (2016)

disco_middMiddlebury, Vermont

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

Program: Discover Middlebury, October 9-11, 2016

Application Deadline: Friday August 12, 2016.


*(D) Missouri University of Science and Technology (2016)

Rollo, Missourimst

Public university, large, medium grades and scores

Program: ¡Sí Se Puede!: Date:  November 11-13, 2016

Deadline to Apply:  October 28, 2016: Capacity 25

Hispanic & Latino students. Bus service from St. Louis.


*(D) Mt. Holyoke College (2016)

South Hadley, Massachusetts, All Women’s College

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

Program: Focus on Diversity. November 6-7, 2016middle

Nomination Form For Counselors: Friday, May 20, 2016




*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory (2016)

Oberlin, Ohio

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

Program: Multicultural Visit Program

2016 Program Dates and Application Deadlines

Applications will come out mid-summer. Questbridge and Posse applicants must attend first session.

Program Date Application Deadline
October 27-29 October 6
November 17-19 October 27
December 1-3 November 10

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(*D) Occidental College (2016)

Los Angeles

Small suburban LA college; 3.2+ GPA, medium test scoresoccidental mv

Program:  Multicultural Visit Program:  Fall MVP: October 10-12, 2016

Application Deadline: September 26, 2016

http://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid/connect-us/guidance-college-counselors/fall-mvp#When will the program take place?

*(D) Pitzer College (2016)

Claremont, CA

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

Program: Diversity Program.October 27 – 29, 2016.pitzer

Application Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2016.




* (D) Pomona College (2016)

Claremont, CA pomona

Small elite liberal arts college, 3.8+ GPA, SAT 2100, ACT 31

Program: Perspectives on Diversity September 30 – October 3, 2017 and October 7 – 10, 2017

Application deadline for both programs:: August 20, 2017 

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


*(D) Reed College (2016)

Portland, Oregon


Program: Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME), October 9-11, 2016

Deadline: September 6, at 11:59PM PDT

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

http://www.reed.edu/apply/mrec/details.html or contact them at 1-800-547-4750 or email them at applyrome@reed.edu

*(D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (2016)

Troy, NY

Mid-size science oriented. 3.3 Average GPA, medium test scoresrpi class

Program: STAR (Science, Technology, Arts @ Rensselaer):October 27-29, 2016 

Application Deadline: September 23rd.

Program is for under-represented students and minorities. Picks up from NYC. Limited other travel assistance available.


*(D) Rice University (2016)

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.35.59 PMHouston, Texas

Mid-sized private college, 3.6+ GPA, high test scores

Program:Seeking Opportunities at Rice (SOAR): September 24-26, 2016

Application Deadline: Monday, September 5, by 11:59 p.m. CT.


*(D) Scripps College (2016)

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 8-10, 2016 and Sunday, November 13 to Monday, November 14, 2016

Application Deadline to submit online application is September 7, 2016

Website: http://www.scrippscollege.edu/admission/visit/discoverscripps (site is dead)

*(D) Smith College (2017)

Northampton, Massachusetts

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

smithProgram: Women of Distinction: October 20-22, 2017

Application: Applications are available May 1 and due Friday, June 16, 2017.




*(D) Swarthmore College (2017) (Dates not yet available)

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Discover Swarthmore 2016: September 15-17, 2016 and October 20-21, 2016 (2017 dates not yet up)

External Nominations are due by June 24, 2017.

Students can apply themselves

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

Application for Students: Available in April

*(D) Trinity College (2016, App Opens in September)

Hartford, Connecticut

Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: Preview Weekend: November 13-14, 2016

Application deadline: Friday, October 14, 2016


*(D) Tufts University (2016)

Medford, Massachusetts

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

Program: Voices of Tufts:


OCTOBER 20-21, 2016


OCTOBER 27-28, 2016

Application Deadlines:

  • Engineering Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 6, 2016 to be considered.
  • Arts & Sciences Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 12, 2016 to be considered.


*(D) Union College (2016)

Schenectady, NYScreen Shot 2016-07-20 at 10.03.17 PM

Small private college, 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: Getting to Know Union: October 9-10,2016

Application Deadline:

Students from the Northeast: September 22, 2016
Students outside of the Northeast: September 16, 2016


*(D) University of Pennsylvania (2016 info not yet posted)

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.46.37 PMPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Mid-sized Ivy League college, 3.7+ GPA, high test scores

Program: Penn Early Exploration Program (PEEP): Sunday, October 9 through Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Application deadline: 11:59PM ET on Friday, September 9, 2016


(D) University of Richmond (2016) 


Richmond, VA

Small private college, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience) Date: Sunday, November 16, 2016 (Also include Preview Day, November 14, 2016)

Deadline: To register, please call the Office of Admission at (800) 700-1662 or (804) 289-8640.


*(D) University of Rochester (2016)

Rochester, NY

Medium college, medium city, upper state NY, 3.3+ test scores, medium test scores

Program: Multicultural Visitation Program, November 14-16, 2016

Application: October 9, 2016


*(D) University of Vermont (2016)

Burlington, Vermont

Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

uvmProgram: Discovering UVM 2016: October 23-25 and November 6-8, 2016

Application deadline:

  • October 7 for October 23-25
  • October 21 for November 6-8

Program: https://www.uvm.edu/admissions/undergraduate/discovering_uvm

 (D) Virginia Commonwealth University (2016 info not yet available)

Richmond, VA

Medium, public college. 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Program:  Primeros Pasos, November 21, 2015

Deadline: November 13, 2015


*(D) Union College (2016)

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 1.08.57 AMSchenectady, NY 12308

Small-medium private college, 3.0+. test optional

Program: Getting to Know Union, Program Dates: October 8-9 and November 10-11


October 8-9 Program November 10-11 Program
Students from the northeast September 2016 October 2016
Students outside of the northeast September 2016 October 2016


*(D) Vassar College (2016)

Poughkeepsie, NYScreen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.51.19 PM

Small liberal arts college, 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores

Program: Vassar View:Sunday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Application Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016

Limited travel grants outside of NY.


*(D) Wesleyan College (2017)

Middletown, Connecticutwesleyan

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

Columbus Day Open House October 8-9, 2017
Priority deadline – June 29
Regular deadline – September 4

Veterans Day Open House November 9-10, 2017
Regular deadline – October 13

Application opens May 2017


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

*(D) Wellesley College (2017)

 Wellesley, MA

welleAll women’s, near Boston, 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores

Discover Wellesley for FREE-October 15-16, 2017

Application Available: late May 2017

Priority Deadline: June 30

Final Deadline: August 15
Read more at http://www.wellesley.edu/admission/falltravelgrant/#g8YQi6aLYcLSMiKl.99


Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.54.29 PM*(D) Whitman College (2016)

Walla Walla, Washington

Small liberal
arts college, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: Fall Visit Scholarship Program I (October 13-15) and Fall Visit Scholarship Program II (November 6-8)

Deadline: Program I: September 16, 2016. and Program II: September 30, 2016


*(D) Williams College (2017)

Williamstown, Massachusetts

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

Program:  Windows on Williams (WOW)- September 21-23, 2017 and October 12-14, 2017.

Application Deadlines:  Application Is Available. SUBMIT ASAP



*(D) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) (2016

Screen Shot 2015-05-17 at 8.54.13 AMWorcester, Massachusetts

Mid-sized private technical 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: Discover: The Diversity Experience Overnight. November 10-11, 2016

Application Deadline: October 21 at 5 pm (EDT).