2014 Diversity College Weekends: Free Fall Visits for Rising Seniors 1

Diversity College Weekends: Free Fall Visits for Rising Seniors

If * the trip is free. If (D), trip is for first gen students. We give you estimated GPA and test scores for each college.

*(D) Amherst CollegeScreen 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 2014 Diversity Open House weekends (DIVOH): September 20-22, October 18-20

Application is due Friday, August 11 at 4:30 p.m. EST.


* (D) Barnard Collegebarnard 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: Barnard Bound: Saturday, October 11 – Sunday, October 12, 2014 (BARNARD BOUND – for students admitted to the Barnard Bound program) AND Monday, October 13, 2014 (OPEN HOUSE – All Barnard Bound participants will be automatically registered to attend our Open House.) If your student is not selected to attend Barnard Bound, she may register for the Open House only on our Open House RSVP page, available at the end of August. 

Application Deadline and All Supporting Material: Friday, June 13th, 2014

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

*(D) Bates College bates

Lewiston, Maine

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

Program: Prologue to Bates: Prologue I runs October 12-14, 2014 and Prologue II runs November 9-11, 2014.

Application deadline for Prologue I: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Application deadline for Prologue II: Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Beloit College

 St. Beloit, Wisconsin

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

Program: Summer Days:  June 27, July 11, July 25,and August 8. Admitted Student Open House in the Spring that offers fly-ins

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

*(D ) Bowdoin Collegebowdoin

Brunswick, ME

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

Program: Explore Bowdoin; September 18-21, 2014 and October 23-26 2014

 Application Deadline: August 25 and September 22, respectively.

*(D) Brandeis University


Waltham, Massachusetts

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

Program: SEED-Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity, November 7- 9, 2014

 Application deadlines: Application opens August 1. Applications due September 15, 2014


 *(D) Carleton Collegeexplore carleton

Northfield, Minnesota

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

Program: 2014 Taste of Carleton, October 30-November 1, 2014


For Out-of-State Applicants: September 10, 2014
For Minnesotan Applicants: September 30, 2014


*(D) Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

cmutepperbw4Program: Celebration of Diversity Weekend- November 8-10, 2014 and January 18-19, 2015


 Deadlines: November 2014 deadline has  passed.

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


(*D) Colby Collegecolby

Waterville, ME

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

Program: Experience Colby–September 29-30, 2014 and October 26-28, 2014

Application Deadline: August 22 (for September program), September 19 (for October program)


*(D) Colgate University

colgateHamilton, New York

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

Program: 2014 Multicultural Open house, November 9-10, 2014

Deadline: October 10, 2014

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

(*D) College of Charleston

Charleston, SC

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

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

Deadline: Spring 2015 dates not yet available.

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

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

St. Joseph and  Collegeville, Minnesota

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

sjuairviewProgram: National Fly-in Weekend Program, November 8 – 10, 2014, February 7 – 9, 2015* (Trustees’ Fly-in), March 14 – 16, 2015, April 11 – 13, 2015

Deadline: Two weeks before weekend.

Applications will be released September 1, 2014



*(D) Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colorado

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

Program: 2014 Multicultural Open House, August 14-15, 2014, September 13-15, and November 1-3, 2014

Deadlines: August 14-15 is due July 11, 2014Screen Shot 2014-06-11 at 6.40.52 AM

September 13-15 is due August 15, 2014

November 1-3 is due October 10, 2014

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

Apply: https://coloradocol.askadmissions.net/emtinterestpage.aspx?ip=inquiry

*(D) Columbia University

New York, NYcolumbia

Ivy League, top GPA and test scores, large urban campus

Program: Columbia Engineering Experience (CE2): October 12-14-2014

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 10, 2014


*(D) Connecticut College

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 8-10, 2014

Deadlines: October 15, 2014


Undocumented students may apply.

*(D) Cornell University

Ithaca, NY

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

Program: College of Engineering Fall Diversity Weekend and College of Engineering Weekend for Women, September 18-20, 2014

Application deadline: Rolling through July, 2014.


*(D) Dartmouth

 Hanover, NH

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

Need to check later this summer for application deadlines for upcoming fall programs.

Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program, July 27-30, 2014. Applications were already due.

Dartmouth Bound: STEM Exploration, SEPTEMBER 27-30, 2014 (Deadline August 25)


Dartmouth Bound: Native American Community. Oct.12-14, 2014 (Deadline, September 3)


If you have further questions, please call us at 1-800-860-1294 and press 6 to speak with a member of our staff, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time or via email.


*(D) Davidson College

Davidson, NC

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

Program: Multicultural Visitation Day. Saturday, Oct. 18-Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Application Required: Priority deadline for application submission is Tuesday, Sept. 2. The final deadline is Monday, Sept. 15. (Pays for student and teacher/counselor)


Other Programs: Discover Davidson I on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 and Discover Davidson II on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. The two programs are almost identical and are offered separately to best accommodate students during a busy fall term.

*(D) Dickinson Collegedickinson

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Discover Diversity at Dickinson, November 7-8, 2014

Application Deadline: October 1, 2014


Limited travel assistance available.

*(D) Franklin and Marshall College

Lancaster, PA

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

Program: Collegiate Leadership Summit- Fall Session 1: September 28-30, 2014  Fall Session 2: November 2-4, 2014images-departments-math-coffeeshop-jpg.480.321.s

Deadlines: The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 1 program is Friday, September 5, 2014.

The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 2 program is Friday, October 3, 2014

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

Grinnell, Iowa

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

Program: 2014 Diversity Preview Program, September 28 – 29, 2014

Deadline for application: September 1, 2014



*(D) Hamilton College

Clinton, New York

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

Diversity Overnight Program:  September 21-23, 2014 and October 26-28, 2014hamilton

Application Deadlines: Priority Deadline is August 4, 2014

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

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

*(D) Harvey Mudd College

Claremont, CA

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

harveymuddProgram: Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology Program (FAST): OCTOBER 2-4, 2014

Application Deadline: Friday, August 22nd

Website: http://newwww.hmc.edu/admission/fast/fall-fast-program-seniors/

Application: https://connect.hmc.edu/register/fastapp2014


(*D) Haverford College

Haverford, PA (Suburban Philadelphiahaverford

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

Multicultural Scholars Experience Program: October 26-28, 2014

Application Deadline: October 10, 2014


Contact admission@haverford.edu

*(D) College of Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

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

holycross(D) Program: Perspectives Overnight Program, TBD, 2014

Application Deadline: More information and application forms will be available in September.

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

*(D) Illinois Wesleyan UniversityEckley Quad with Stevenson Hall. Classes meeting outdoors.

Bloomington, Illinois

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

Program: Summer Preview Days- Friday, July 18, 2014 and Friday, August 8, 2014

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


*(D) Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, MDhomewoodA

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

Program: H.O.M.E. (Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience), September 25-27, 2014

Application deadline: September 5, 2014

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

*(D) Kalamazoo College

Kalamazoo, Michigankalamazoo

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

Program: 2014 Multicultural Fly-In Program, November 7-8, 2014

ApplicationDeadline: October 10, 2014


*(D) Kenyon College

Gambier, Ohio

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

kenyonPrograms:  Cultural Connections: Cultural Connections I: Overnight Program -November 1-3, 2014 (for seniors) and Cultural Connections II: Overnight Program- December 7-8, 2014

Please call Barb Cannon at 800-848-2468 if you have questions about the program.


 (*D) Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Diversity Achievers Program, October 26,-27, 2014

Application and all Materials Deadline: Late August, 2014. Application due Application materials are due by noon EST on Thursday, September 18, 2014.


*(D) Lewis & Clark College

Portland, Oregon

Small liberal arts; 3.0+ GPA; optional test scoreslewis

Program: L.E.A.D. program, November 9-11, 2014

Application Deadline: October 3, 2014



*(D) Miami University (Ohio)miamiohio

Oxford, OH

Small Midwest college; 2.9+ GPA; medium test scores

Program: Bridges at Miami University, Session I: October 26-27, 2014; Session II: November 2-3, 2014; Session III: November 9-10, 2014; Session IV: November 16-27, 2014

Application Deadline: September 29, 2014


*(D) Middlebury College

disco_middMiddlebury, Vermont

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

Program: Discover Middlebury, October 19-21, 2014

Application Deadline: Friday, August 15, 2014


*(D) Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rollo, Missourimst

Public university, large, medium grades and scores

Program: ¡Sí Se Puede!: Date:  October 30 – November 2, 2014

Deadline to Apply:  October 3, 2014

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


(D) Mt. Holyoke College

South Hadley, Massachusetts, All Women’s College

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

Program: Focus on Diversity. November 2-3, 2014middle

Application Deadline-October 27, 2014




*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory

Oberlin, Ohio

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

Program: Access Oberlin

Program DateApplication Deadline
November 13-15, 2014Monday, October 20
November 20-22, 2014Monday, October 27
December 4-6, 2014Monday, November 10

access oberlin





(*D) Occidental College

Los Angeles

occidental mvSmall suburban LA college; 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores

Program:  Multicultural Visit Program:  Fall MVP: October 19-21, 2014

Application Deadline: September 8, 2014

http://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid/connect-us/guidance-college-counselors/fall-mvp#How do I submit an application?


*(D) Pitzer College

Claremont, CA

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

Program: Diversity Program. October 23-24, 2o14pitzer

Application Deadline: Monday, September 29, 2014




*(D) Pomona College

Claremont, CA pomona

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

Program:  Fall Diversity Weekend, October 11-14, 2014 and November 8-11. 2014

Deadlines: September 3, 2014 and September 29, 2014 (respectively)


*(D) Reed College

Portland, Oregon

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

reedProgram: Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME), October 4-6, 2014

Deadline: September 25, 2014

  • 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)

Troy, NY

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

Program: STAR (Science, Technology, Arts @ Rensselaer): October 16-18, 2014

Application Deadline: September 27th.

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


*(D) Scripps College

Claremont, California, All Women’s Collegescripps

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

Program: Multicultural Outreach: Discover Scripps October 13-14, 2014

Application Deadline to submit online application is September 5, 2014

Application: https://admission.scrippscollege.edu/discoverscripps

Application available in mid-June

*(D) Sewanee: The University of the South

Sewanee, TNsewanee

Small liberal arts college, 3.3 GPA, moderate test scores

Program: Discover Sewanee Nov. 16-17, 2014

Application Deadline: October 5, 2014


*(D) Smith College

Northampton, Massachusetts

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

smithProgram: Women of Distinction: October 17-19, 2014

Applications are due September 17, 2014.




*(D) Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Discover Swarthmore! 2014: September 18-20, 2014

Applications Deadline: August 22, 2014.

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

Application: https://apex.swarthmore.edu/prod/apex/f?p=194:2:14800845992688

Texas A&M

 College Station, TX

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

Program: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: MEDALS 22nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE , TBD, Maximizing Educational Development through Academic and Leadership Skills

Application Deadline:  TBA


*(D) Trinity College

Hartford, Connecticut

Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: Preview Weekend: November 9-10, 2014

Application deadline: Monday, October 13, 2014


*(D) Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

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

Program: Voices of Tufts: The Diversity Experience: October 23-24, 2014

Application Deadline: 

5:00 PM EST on October 14, 2014 to be considered. Priority for travel assistance will be given to applications completed by October 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST.


(D) University of Richmondrichhmong

 Richmond, VA

Small private college, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience) Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014 (Also include Preview Day, November 10, 2014)

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


*(D) University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

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

Program: Multicultural Visitation Program, November 9-10, 2014

Application Deadline: All application materials must be received by Friday, October 3.


*(D) University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

uvmProgram: Discovering UVM 2014: October 19-21, October 26-28, and November 2-4, 2014

Application deadline;

  • October 3 for October 19
  • October 10 for October 26
  • October 17 for November 2


(D) Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

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

Program:  Primeros Pasos, September 27, 2014

Deadline: September 19, 2014


*(D) Wake Forest

Winston-Salem, NCwakeforest

Mid-size private college, test optional, 3.3+GPA

Diversity Overnight Program: October 12-13, 2014 and November 9-10, 2014

Deadlines: October 3 and November 3, respectively


*Wesleyan University

Middletown, Connecticut

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

Columbus Day Open House October 12-13, 2014 (Forms due September 26th)

Veterans Day Open House November 10-11, 2014 (Forms due October 24th) 


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


 Wellesley, MA

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

Discover Wellesley for FREE-October 19-20, 2014

 Application is due Monday, June 30, 2014



*(D) Whitman College

Walla Walla, WAwhitman

Small liberal arts college, 3.6-3.8 average GPA, SAT average 610-730 CR, 600-690 M, 600-700 Writing; Middle 50% ACT score: 27-32

Program: The Visit Scholarship Program, November 9-11, 2014

Application Deadline: September 30, 2014


*(D) Williams College

 Williamstown, Massachusetts

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

Program:  Windows on Williams (WOW)- September 25-27, 2014 and October 16-18, 2014

Application Deadlines:  

Priority Deadline #1: Monday, June 16th, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Priority Deadline #2
: Tuesday, July 15th, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Priority Deadline #3: Friday, August 15th, 2014, 11:59 p.m. EST.



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