More than 70 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. Green means we have updated dates for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.
Small private university; part of consortium, 3.7+ GPA ; mid to high test scores
Program: Fall 2018 Diversity Open House weekends (DIVOH):
- Saturday, September 22 – Monday, September 24
- Saturday, October 13 – Monday, October 15
To apply for attendance at one of the Fall 2018 DIVOH weekends, you must complete and submit our online DIVOH Application, which will be available on this webpage around May 1, 2018.
Deadline: The application deadline for both DIVOH weekends is 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, August 13, 2018.
*(D) Babson College (2018) (need deadline)
Babson Park, Massachusetts (suburban Boston)
Program: Multicultural Overnight Experience
Dates: Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Monday, October 22, 2018
Application Deadline: Link opens August 1. Check actual deadline then
*(D) Barnard College (2018)
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 6 – Sunday, October 7, 2018 (BARNARD BOUND – for students admitted to the Barnard Bound program)
Monday, October 6, 2017 (OPEN HOUSE – All Barnard Bound participants will be automatically registered for our Open House.)
Application Materials Available May 1, 2018
Application Deadline and All Supporting Material: June 4, 2018 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 will be held from Sunday, October 7, 2018, through Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Prologue II will be held from Sunday, October 28, 2018, through Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
Application deadline for Prologue I and II: September 1, 2018
Beloit College (2018)
St. Beloit, Wisconsin
Small suburban college; 3.0 and higher GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: 2018 Summer Days: Friday, July 13, 2018 and Friday, August 3, 2018. Admitted Student Open House in the Spring that offers fly-ins
2018 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 (2017)
Suburban private business college. 3.0 GPA and higher.
Falcon Preview Program: Friday, November 10 to Saturday, November 11.
Application due: All materials must be submitted no later than Friday, October 20, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and all decisions will be made by Friday, November 3, 2017. Please note, invitation to this Falcon Preview event is not an offer of admission to Bentley University.
Bentley Bound Overnight is a program for admitted students who are interested in exploring diversity at Bentley University. Meet current students and staff from Bentley’s Multicultural Center and learn about their commitment to diversity through the services and programs they offer.
From the moment you step onto campus, you will be inspired by Bentley’s welcoming and passionate community. Our unique approach to academics combines business, technology and liberal arts to prepare you for success. Join us and see how our students have found a home at Bentley.
When: Saturday, April 14 to Sunday, April 15
Where: Bentley University, Waltham, MA (9 miles from Boston)
To register: Click Here
Travel Accommodations: Transportation and travel assistance are available upon request.
If you have questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission by EMAIL or call 781.891.2244.
Rural college, private, liberal arts. 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.
Explore Bowdoin I: September 20-23, 2018 Application Deadline: August 17, 2018
Explore Bowdoin II: November 1-4, 2018 Application Deadline: September 21, 2018
The 2018 Explore Bowdoin Application will be available here in early May. Applications will close at 5:00pm ET on both deadline dates.
*(D) Brandeis University (2018)
Medium private college, 25 minutes from Boston. 3.4+ GPA and higher. Mid test scores
Program: SEED-Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity, November 1-3, 2018
Application deadlines: Applications due August 1, 2018 (rolling)
*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2018)
Small, all women’s college
Program Date: Fall Travel Scholars: October 27-29, 2018 (for both juniors and seniors)
Application Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2018
*(D) Bucknell College (2018)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: Journey to Bucknell, November 4-6, 2018
Application Deadline: Rolling. The priority deadline to apply for Journey to Bucknell is Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
*(D) Carleton College (2018)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: 2018 Taste of Carleton: Fall 2018 October 18-October 20, 2018
Deadlines: August 19, 2019
*(D) Carnegie Mellon University (2018)
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)
November 3 – 5, 2018 – Open to all prospective high school seniors interested in applying to Carnegie Mellon.
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.
(*) Case Western Reserve University (2017)
Mid-size private university, 3.3+ GPA. Middle test scores
Program: Diversity Overnight–November 12-13, 2017
Application Deadline: October 2, 2017
*(D) Claremont-McKenna College
Small college, part of consortium, 3.6+ GPA, mid to high test scores
Program: CMC PREVIEW Fly In: Saturday, October 13 and depart campus on Tuesday, October 16.
Application Deadline: August 10, 2018
Small rural college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: 2017 Colby Commitment Experience –Sunday, October 1-Monday, October 2, 2017
Application Deadline: August 31, 2017, 5 p.m.
*(D) Colgate University (2018)
Small liberal arts college. Upper state New York. 3.2+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: Colgate in Focus: A Diversity Open House, October 14–16, 2018
Deadline: The application for Colgate in Focus opens May 15. Rolling. All applications must be submitted by Friday, September 8,
(*D) College of Charleston (2017)
Program: M.O.V.E.,Many backgrounds – One CougarNation–the Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience DATES:
- October 20
- November 10
- February 2
- April 6 (Juniors only)
http://admissions.cofc.edu/campusvisits/events/moveovernight.php for more info and MOVE application.
*(D) College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (2018)
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
November 17-19, 2018February 2-4, 2019*February 23-25, 2019March 23-25, 2019April 6-8, 2019*This weekend is reserved for students who are interviewing for our Trustees’ Scholarship.
Registration for our 2017-2018 Fly-in Weekends will be available by September 1. For more information on visiting campus, please contact your admission representative.
*College of the Atlantic (2018)
Bar Harbor, Maine
Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores
Program: Fall Fly-In: Program dates: September 27–30, 2018
Application deadline: July 15
Application decision: Early August
*(D) College of the Holy Cross (2017)
Mid-sized, Catholic college, 3.0+, Middle test scores
Program: Perspectives Weekend is November 11-13, 2017.
Application Deadline: Rolling through Sunday September 24, 2017
*(D) Colorado College (2018)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Small private college; one class at a time. 3.0+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: Experience Colorado College: Fall Visit Scholarship Program: October 27-29, 2018
Application due: September 28, 2018
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 7 – 9, 2018.
2018 Deadline: TO Be Released With Application In August
- CE2 Application, submitted electronically.
Deadline: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
- CE2 School Report, including a copy of your high school transcript.
School Report should be submitted electronically by your guidance or college counselor.
Deadline: Thursday, September 7, 2017
*(D) Connecticut College (2018)
New London, Connecticut
Program: Explore Weekend- Saturday, Nov. 10 – Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
Deadline: October 5, 2018
Undocumented students may apply.
*(D) Dartmouth (2018)
Rural IVY League. 3.7+ GPA. High test scores.
Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program, July 16-18, 2018. Applications due May 1, 2018
Dartmouth Bound: Native American Community. Oct.7-10, 2018. Applications due July 9, 2018
*(D) Davidson College (2018)
Program: Multicultural Visitation Program. October 14-16, 2018
Application Deadline: The priority deadline for application submission is Monday, August 27; the final deadline is Monday, September 10
Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.0+ grades.
Program: Discover Diversity at Dickinson, November 8-10, 2018
Application Deadline: September 6, 2017
Limited travel assistance available.
*(D) Emory University (2018) (Need 2018 deadline)
Program: Emory’s Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE) Fall Visit Program, October 11, 2018 – October 13, 2018
Application Deadline: 2018 Deadline not yet up
*(D) Franklin and Marshall College (2018)
Suburban small liberal arts, great business. 3.0+ GPA; test optional.
Program: Collegiate Leadership Summit: Building Tomorrow’s Leaders
*Fall Session 1: Sunday, September 23 to Tuesday, September 25.
The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 1 program is Monday, August 27, 2018.
* Fall Session 2: Sunday, November 11 to Tuesday, November 13.
The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 2 program is Monday, October 15, 2018.
Students must be nominated to apply and participate:
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) George Washington University (2018)
Mid-sized urban campus, 3.4+ GPA, test-optional
(*D) Grinnell College (2018)
Program: 2018: Discover Grinnell. Diversity Travel grants available for both weekends and they have special programming and a different application.
September 23-24 and November 4-5, 2018
Application is open for 2018. Free trip available for September 23-24 weekend.
*(D) Hamilton College (2018) (need fall deadline)
Clinton, New York
Small liberal arts, upper state NY, 3.2+ GPA; middle test scores
Diversity Overnight Program: Diversity Overnight Program: SEPTEMBER 16-18 OR OCTOBER 28-30, 2018
Application Deadlines: TBA
Application Opens July 2: http://www.hamilton.edu/admission/diversityovernight
*(D) Harvey Mudd College (2018)
Small science and engineering, 3.5+ GPA, high test scores
Application Deadline: August 23, 2018
(*D) Haverford College (2018)
Haverford, PA (Suburban Philadelphia
Small liberal arts, 3.6+ GPA, middle to high test scores
Have A Look: September 23–25, 2018 & October 28–30, 2018
Application Deadline: The priority deadline for both September and October programs is September 7, 2018. If you would travel to Haverford by plane and are requesting financial assistance, please make sure to apply by September 7.
*(D) Illinois Wesleyan (2018 January)
Small, 3.0+ GPA, low to mid test scores
Program: Diversity and Inclusion Visit Program: January 14-15, 2018
Application: TBD for 2019
Program: ¡TU UNIVERSIDAD!: Saturday, February 10, 2018 (Program is in Spanish for Latinx stuents and their families)
*(D) Johns Hopkins University (2018) (Need app deadline)
Program: H.O.M.E. (Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience), September 27-20, 2018
Application deadline: TBD. Eastern Standard Time.
*(D) Kenyon College (2018) (need deadlines)
Small liberal arts; Midwest, suburban. 3.2+ GPA; medium test scores
*(D) Lafayette College (2018)
Rural small to medium campus, near Philadelphia, 3.0+ GPA,
7th Annual Our Beloved Community (OBC) Symposium: November 10, 2018
Application Due: October 15 , 2018
*(D) Lehigh University (2017)
Small to medium campus, suburban, near Philadelphia, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Diversity Achievers Program, October 8-9, 2017
Application opens September 8, 2017 at noon EST
*(D) Lewis & Clark College (2018)
Program: COMPASS. program, November 4-6, 2018
Application Deadline: Monday, September 17th, 2018
Application goes live on Wednesday, August 15, 2018
*(D) Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (2018)
Program: WISE: Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering: Sunday, September 16 – Tuesday, September 18 and Sunday, September 30 – Tuesday, October 2
Application Deadlines: Sunday, July 9 at 11:59 PM
Small Midwest college; 2.9+ GPA; medium test scores
Program: Bridges at Miami University, Session I: October 21-22, 2018 (Chillicothe, Columbus); Session II: November 28-39, 2018 (Cincinnati, Dayton; Session III: November 4-5, 2018 (Out of State); Session IV: November 11-12, 2018 (Akron, Cleveland, Toledo)
Application Deadline: Later this summer.
*(D) Middlebury College (2018)
Small liberal arts, rural. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Discover Middlebury, October 7-9, 2018
Application Deadline: August 15, 2018.
*(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 (2018)
Small liberal arts and conservatory. 3.3+ GPA; medium to high test scores
Program: Multicultural Visit Program:
October 11-13, 2018 September 13 November 8-10, 2018 October 11
Questbridge and Posse applicants must attend first session.
*(D) Occidental College (2018)
Los Angeles, CA
Small, liberal art
s, 3.3+ GPA, mid range test scores
Program: Multicultural Visit Program is now by invitation only. They had too many applicants, so you must contact them directly.
*(D) Ohio University (2017)
Large public university. 3.0+ GPA and higher, middle test scores
Program: Cultural Connections, Friday, April 20, 2018 – Saturday, April 21, 2018
Program: Multicultural Visit Program: Sunday-Monday, October 29-30, 2017
Application Due: Deadline to apply to attend: September 30, 2017
*(D) Pitzer College (2017)
Small liberal arts, progressive. 3.2+ GPA; test optional for GPA higher than 3.6 and top 5% of class
Application Deadline: September 11, 2017
* (D) Pomona College (2018)
Small elite liberal arts college, 3.8+ GPA, SAT 2100, ACT 31
Program: Perspectives on Pomona (POP!) Dates: Sept. 22-25, 2018 and Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2018
Application deadline for both programs:: August 12, 2018
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 (2018) (Need fall program dates)
Program: Discover Reed Fly-In Program, October 8-10, 2017
Deadline: September 7, 2018
- Eligibility requirements: Citizen or permanent resident, HS minority student, 2 short essays, SAT/ACT/PSAT scores, HS transcript.
- Application will open in July.
More information: http://www.reed.edu/apply/rome.html
*(D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (2018)
Program: STAR (Science, Technology, Arts @ Rensselaer):October 25-28, 2018
Application Deadline: September 30, 2018
Program is for under-represented students and minorities. Picks up from NYC. Limited other travel assistance available.
*(D) Rice University (2018)
Mid-sized private college, 3.6+ GPA, high test scores
Program:Seeking Opportunities at Rice (SOAR): SAVE THESE DATES: SOAR events begin on Saturday, September 22 thru Monday, September 24, 2018
Application Deadline: https://www.rice.edu/soar.shtml
*(D) Scripps College (2018)
Claremont, California, All Women’s College
All women’s small, consortium, 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Discover Scripps:
- Sunday, October 7 to Monday, October 8
- Sunday, October 14 to Monday, October 15
Application Deadline to submit online application is August 15, 2018
*(D) Smith College (2018)
Small, all women’s, 3.3+ GPA, test optional
Application: Applications are available May 1 and due Friday, June 15, 2018.
*St. Olaf College (2018)
Small, co-ed, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Travel Grants Available For Diverse Students for St. Olaf Visits
Program Days: Link to visit days: Some in summer and fall. https://wp.stolaf.edu/admissions/visit-days/
*(D) Swarthmore College (2018)
Small, suburban, near Philadelphia. Intensive. 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program 1: Thursday, September 13 to Saturday, September 15
Program 2: Thursday, November 1 to Saturday, November 3
External Nominations are due by June 25, 2018.
Students can apply themselves by July 16, 2018.
*(D) Trinity College (2017)
Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Preview Weekend: November 5-6, 2017
Application deadline: Friday, October 6, 2017:
*(D) Tufts University (2018)
Program: Voices of Tufts:
OCTOBER 18-19, 2018
ARTS & SCIENCES EXPERIENCE
OCTOBER 25-26, 2018
- Engineering Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 2, 2018 to be considered.
- Arts & Sciences Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 9, 2018 to be considered. Priority for travel assistance will be given to applications completed by October 4, 2018 5:00 PM EST.
Tulane University (2018)
*(D) Tulane University (2018)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mid-sized, city campus, 3.2+ GPA, mid test scores
Program: PreviewTU Multicultural Fly-in: Sunday, October 20—Monday, October 22, 2018
Deadline: The application for the 2018 PreviewTU program will open on July 1. Please explore other ways to visit campus through our daily tours and Campus Preview Days.
Many other diversity outreach programs.
Program: Application Workshop
Save the Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Program: BienvenueTU Multicultural Fly-in Spring 2019 Invite-only program designed for high-achieving, admitted, high school seniors from first generation and/or underrepresented cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds.
Program: College 101 Workshops: Outreach to local schools and communities
Program: 8th Grade Blitz: For New Orleans middle school students
*(D) Union College (2018)
Small private college, 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Getting to Know Union: October 21-22, 2018.
Application Deadline: September 23, 2018.
*(D) University of Denver (2018)
Mid-sized, 3.3+ GPA, mid-SATs
Latinx Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute
Wednesday, July 11th – Friday, July 13th (fly in on July 10th and fly out on July 14th)
Black & African American Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute
Wednesday, July 18th – Friday, July 20th (fly in on July 17th and fly out on July 21st)
Application Deadline: May 14, 2018
*(D) University of Pennsylvania (2018) (need application deadline)
Mid-sized Ivy League college, 3.7+ GPA, high test scores
Program: Penn Early Exploration Program (PEEP): Sunday, October 7 through Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Application deadline: Will be posted in July
(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 (2017)
Medium college, medium city, upper state NY, 3.3+ test scores, medium test scores
Program: Multicultural Visitation Program, November 9-11, 2017
Application: Friday, October 6, 2017
*(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) University of Virginia (2018)
Large public university, 3.8+ GPA, high test scores
Program: Hoos First Look: October 12th-14th (for 20 current juniors)
Deadline: August 17th, 2018; Priority: June 15
*(D) Vassar College (2018)
Small liberal arts college, 3.5+ GPA, mid to high test sores
Vassar View Program: October 7-9 2018
Application Deadline: September 7, 2018, will open in mid-July.
*(D) Washington & Lee University (2018)
Small, rural college, 3.2+ GPA, mid-test scores
Program: The DIVE Program: The Diversity and Inclusion Visit Experience:
– DIVE I: Sunday, September 23-Tuesday, September 25 | Deadline to Apply: August 1
– DIVE II: Sunday, November 4-Tuesday, November 6 | Deadline to Apply: September 28
Deadline: Rolling basis until August 13 (for DIVE I applicants ) or October 4 (for DIVE II applicants).
*(D) Washington University in St. Louis (2017)
St. Louis, Missouri
Mid-sized, competitive admissions campus, 3.7+ GPA, mid to high test scores
Program: WashU Preview: 10/1-2/2017
Deadline: July 14, 2017
*(D) Wesleyan College (2018)
Small liberal arts, east coast. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Columbus Day Open House October 7-8, 2018
Priority deadline – June 29
Regular deadline – September 7
Veterans Day Open House November 11-12, 2018
Priority- June 29
Regular deadline – October 12
*(D) Wellesley College (2018)
Discover Wellesley for FREE-October 14-15, 2018
Application Available by May 15, 2018
Priority Deadline: June 30
Final Deadline: August 15
Read more at http://www.wellesley.edu/admission/falltravelgrant/#g8YQi6aLYcLSMiKl.99
*(D) Whitman College (2017)
Walla Walla, Washington
arts college, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Fall Visit Scholarship Program November 5-7, 2017
Deadline: September 30, 2017
Note: Students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. to qualify for these programs.
*(D) Whitworth College (Spring 2019)
Small liberal arts college, 3.2 GPA+, mid-level test scores
Program: Multicultural Visit Program: March 15-16, 2019
Application: Feb. 25, 2019.
*(D) Williams College (2018)
Program: Windows on Williams (WOW)- September 20-22, 2018 and September 30-October 2, 2018
Application Deadlines: The first deadline is July 1 and the second application deadline is August 1.
2018 Application Link:
*(D) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) (2018)
Mid-sized private technical 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Discover: The Diversity Experience Overnight. November 11-12, 2018
Application Deadline: September 28 at 5 pm (EDT). Limited Travel Scholarships.