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.
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)
Program: MULTICULTURAL OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE: November 6-7, 2016
Deadline: September 15, 2016 (noon EST) noon EST. Application will be released in July.
*(D) Barnard College (2017)
New York, New York
Small private all women’s college. Big city. Connected to Columbia. 3.7+GPA; mid to high test scores
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
Small rural campus; liberal arts, 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.
Prologue I runs October 8-10, 2017 and Prologue II runs November 12-14, 2017.
Application deadline for Prologue I: TBD
Application deadline for Prologue II: TBD
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) Bentley College (2016)
Suburban private business college. 3.0 GPA and higher.
Falcon Preview Program: Friday, November 11 at 12:00 p.m. to Saturday, November 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Application due: October 14, 2016
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 (2017)
Medium private college, 25 minutes from Boston. 3.4+ GPA and higher. Mid test scores
Program: SEED-Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity, October 19-21, 2017
Application deadlines: Applications due August 15, 2017
*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2017)
Small, all women’s college
Program Date: Fall Travel Scholars: October 7-9, 2017 (for both juniors and seniors)
Application Opens: May 1, 2017
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017
*(D) Bucknell College (2017)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: Journey to Bucknell, Oct. 29-31, 2017
Application Deadline: Rolling. Ideally by June. Apply as soon as possible. Both students can apply on their own and counselors can nominate.
*(D) Carleton College (2017)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: 2015 Taste of Carleton, October 26-October 28, 2017
Deadlines: September 1, 2017
*(D) Carnegie Mellon University (2017)
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)
Deadlines: November Program: Open to all prospective high school seniors
Registration will open in mid-August.
January Program: Open to students who have applied for admission to Carnegie Mellon. Fine arts auditions/portfolio reviews may be offered, please review the Fine Arts Applicants section below.
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.
*(D) Colgate University (2017)
Small liberal arts college. Upper state New York. 3.2+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: Colgate in Focus: A Diversity Open House, October 15–17, 2017
Deadline: The application for Colgate in Focus will be available June 15. All applications must be submitted by Friday, September 8,
(*D) College of Charleston (2016)
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: Will post 2017-2018 dates in September.
|Register for a 2016-2017 fly-in weekend:|
Deadline: Two weeks before weekend.
Applications will be released September 1
*College of the Atlantic (2017)
Bar 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)
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 (2017)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Small 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
Application due: September 21, 2017
Application only fly-in program and travel grant* for high school seniors
New York, NY
Ivy League, top scores, top grades
Program: Columbia Engineering Experience: October 9 – 11, 2016.
Deadline: September 7, 2016
*(D) Connecticut College (2017, need application deadline)
New London, Connecticut
Program: Explorer Weekend- November 11-13, 2017
Deadline: Application available in August. No deadline yet on website October 3, 2016
Undocumented students may apply.
*(D) Dartmouth (2017)
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 (2017)
Program: Multicultural Visitation Program. October 15-17, 2017
Application Deadline: The priority deadline for application submission is Monday, August 28; the final deadline is Monday, September 11
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)
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)
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.
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 (2017)
Program: 2017 Diversity Preview Program, September 22-24, 2017
Deadline for application: September 4, 2017
*(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
Application Opens July 3: http://www.hamilton.edu/admission/diversityovernight
*(D) Harvey Mudd College (2016)
Small science and engineering, 3.5+ GPA, high test scores
Application Deadline: TBD
Haverford, PA (Suburban Philadelphia
Small liberal arts, 3.6+ GPA, middle to high test scores
Multicultural Scholars Experience Program: October 29-31, 2017
Application Deadline: Application will open June 15, 2017
*(D) Johns Hopkins University (2017)
Program: H.O.M.E. (Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience), September 25-27, 2017
Application deadline: Monday, August 2, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
*(D) Kenyon College (2016)
Small liberal arts; Midwest, suburban. 3.2+ GPA; medium test scores
Deadlines: October 31, 2016. Qualified students may apply for a Travel Grant by October 12 to help cover transportation costs for this event.
*(D) Lafayette College (2016)
Rural small to medium campus, near Philadelphia, 3.0+ GPA,
6th Annual Our Beloved Community (OBC) Symposium: November 12, 2016
Application Due: October, 14, 2016
TBA for 2017
TBA for 2017
*(D) Lehigh University (2016)
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 (2017)
Program: L.E.A.D. program, November 5-7, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, September 18th, 2017
*(D) Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (2017)
Program: WISE: Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering:September 17-19, 2017 and October 1-3, 2017
Application Deadlines: Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.
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 (2017)
Small liberal arts, rural. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Discover Middlebury, October 8-10, 2017
Application Deadline: August 11, 2017.
*(D) Missouri University of Science and Technology (2016)
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 (2017)
South Hadley, Massachusetts, All Women’s College
Small all women’s; consortium, 3.0+ GPA; test optional
Deadlines: Counselors and teachers, please submit your nomination by Monday, June 12, 2017; students and nominators will be notified by early July.
CBO counselors, please submit your nomination by Thursday, August 24, 2017; students and nominators will be notified by early September.
TRAVEL AID OFFERED BUT MUST APPLY FOR IT SEPARATE FROM EVENT.
*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory (2016)
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|
(*D) Occidental College (2016)
Program: Multicultural Visit Program: Fall MVP: October 10-12, 2016
Application Deadline: September 26, 2016
*(D) Ohio University (2016)
Large public university. 3.0+ GPA and higher, middle test scores
Program: Multicultural Visit Program:
*(D) Pitzer College (2016)
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.
Application Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2016.
* (D) Pomona College (2017)
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)
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:
*(D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (2016)
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)
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)
Small, all women’s, 3.3+ GPA, test optional
Application: Applications are available May 1 and due Friday, June 16, 2017.
*(D) Swarthmore College (2017)
Program: Discover Swarthmore 2017: Discover Swarthmore 2017: September 21-23 and November 2-4, 2017
External Nominations are due by June 24, 2017.
Students can apply themselves by July 14, 2017
*(D) Trinity College (2016, App Opens in September)
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 (2017)
Program: Voices of Tufts:
OCTOBER 19-20, 2017
ARTS & SCIENCES EXPERIENCE
OCTOBER 26-27, 2017
- Engineering Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 3, 2017 to be considered.
- Arts & Sciences Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 11, 2017 to be considered. Priority for travel assistance will be given to applications completed by October 4, 2017 5:00 PM EST.
*(D) Union College (2017)
Small private college, 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Getting to Know Union: October 8-9, 2017 and October 22-23, 2017)
- Application Form for October 8-9, 2017 (Deadline: September 15. Decisions will be released on September 25)
- Application Form for October 22-23, 2017 (Deadline: September 22. Decisions will be released on October 6)
*(D) University of Pennsylvania (2016 info not yet posted)
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 (2017)
Small private college, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
Deadline: To register, please call the Office of Admission at (800) 700-1662 or (804) 289-8640.
*(D) University of Rochester (2016)
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 (2017)
Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
- October 22–24, 2017
- November 5–7, 2017
- October 11 for October 22-24
- October 24 for November 5-7
*(D) Vassar College (2017)
Small liberal arts college, 3.5+ GPA, mid to high test sores
Vassar View Program: October 22-24, 2017
Application Deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017 (Application will open August 1)
(D) Virginia Commonwealth University (2016 info not yet available)
Medium, public college. 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Primeros Pasos, November 21, 2015
Deadline: November 13, 2015
*(D) Wesleyan College (2017)
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
*(D) Wellesley College (2017)
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
*(D) Whitman College (2016, check back mid-July for 2017 dates and deadlines)
Walla Walla, Washington
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)
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)
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).