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. Purple means we have updated dates for Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020. Rust means 2019 dates are upcoming on college websites. Green means 2018 dates are still up.
Small private university; part of consortium, 3.7+ GPA ; mid to high test scores
Program: Fall 2019 Diversity Open House weekends (DIVOH):
- Saturday, September 28 – Monday, September 30
- Saturday, October 19 – Monday, October 21
To apply for attendance at one of the Fall 2019 DIVOH weekends, you must complete and submit our online DIVOH Application, which will be available on this webpage around May 1, 2019.
Deadline: The application deadline for both DIVOH weekends is 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, August 12, 2019.
Program Info: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/divoh
*(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 (2019)
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 12 – Sunday, October 13, 2019 (BARNARD BOUND – for students admitted to the Barnard Bound program)
Monday, October 14, 2019 (OPEN HOUSE – All Barnard Bound participants will be automatically registered for our Open House.
The 2019 Barnard Bound application will open on Friday, May 10th.
Application Deadline (including all supporting materials):
Monday, June 17th at 5PM
For more info, visit- https://admissions.barnard.edu/barnard-bound
Small rural campus; liberal arts, 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.
Program: The Fall 2019 Prologue program will be Sunday, October 13 through Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Deadline: Sunday, September 1st, 2019
Beloit College (2019)
St. Beloit, Wisconsin
Small suburban college; 3.0 and higher GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: 2019 Summer Days,
Planning to visit colleges over your summer vacation? Be sure to include Beloit as one of your destinations, so you can discover all that our remarkable campus has to offer.
During Summer Visit Day, you can hear from our students, faculty, and staff about learning and living at Beloit, attend breakout sessions, tour campus, and enjoy lunch in Commons, our on-campus cafeteria. This event is intended for rising high school juniors and seniors and prospective transfer students.
*(D) Bentley College (2019, spring)
Suburban private business college. 3.0 GPA and higher.
Program: Bentley Bound: Stay overnight on campus with a current student on Friday, April 12 and attend Admitted Student Day on Saturday, April 13.*
Deadline: By invitation only for admitted students only RSVP by April 1, 2019.
Rural college, private, liberal arts. 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.
Explore Bowdoin I is Sept. 19-22
(Application deadline: Aug. 16)
Explore Bowdoin II is Nov. 7-10
(Application deadline: Sept. 27)
*(D) Brandeis University (2019, need deadline)
Medium private college, 25 minutes from Boston. 3.4+ GPA and higher. Mid test scores
Program: SEED-Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity, October 24-26, 2019
Application deadline: Look for info in May
*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2018, will post 2019 in May)
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, 2019 info coming soon)
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 (2019, need app deadline)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: 2019 Taste of Carleton: October 10 – October 12, 2019
Deadlines: August 19, 2018
*(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 (2018)
Mid-size private university, 3.3+ GPA. Middle test scores
Program: Diversity Overnight–November 11-12, 2018
Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
*(D) Claremont-McKenna College (2019, will open May 15)
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
*(D) Colgate University (2019 applications will open in June)
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 (2018)
Program: M.O.V.E.,Many backgrounds – One CougarNation–the Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience DATES:
- October 19-20
- November 9-10
- March 1-2* (for accepted students only)
- April 12-13* (for accepted students 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 (2019)
Bar Harbor, Maine
Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores
Program: Fall Fly-In: Program dates: October 3-6, 2019
Application deadline: July 15
Application decision: Early August
*(D) College of the Holy Cross (2018)
Mid-sized, Catholic college, 3.0+, Middle test scores
Program: Perspectives Weekend is November 10-12, 2018.
Application Deadline: September 23, 2018
*(D) Colorado College (2019, need app deadline)
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 26-28, 2019
Please note that our main program will take place from October 26 – 28th, but we are also providing travel grants for our Fall Open House Programs from September 1st – 2nd or October 6 – 7th. If you want to be considered for those travel grants, please indicate so in the application.
Application due: Fall 2019 application is open. No due date provided.
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: Thursday, September 8, 2018
*(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 (2019)
Rural IVY League. 3.7+ GPA. High test scores.
Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program, July 15-17, 2019. Rolling, not deadline provided.
Dartmouth Bound: Indigenous Community. Oct.13-16, 2019. Applications due July 1, 2019
*(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
*(D) Denison College (2018)
Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.3+ grades.
Program: Air Denison,
Pay $500 towards airfare to attend fall visit program
Deadline: September 14 (need 3.3 GPA or higher to apply)
Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.0+ grades.
Program: Discover Diversity at Dickinson, November 8-10, 2018
Application Deadline: September 14, 2018
Limited travel assistance available.
*(D) Emory University (2018)
Program: Emory’s Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE) Fall Visit Program, October 11, 2018 – October 13, 2018
Application Deadline: August 15, 2018
*(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)
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: Priority, August 3. Rolling
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)
Program: H.O.M.E. (Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience), September 27-20, 2018
Application deadline: September 1, 2018
*(D) Kenyon College (2018) (need deadlines)
Small liberal arts; Midwest, suburban. 3.2+ GPA; medium test scores
Deadlines: Apply for Travel Grant. Oct. 5, 2018
*(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 (2018)
Small to medium campus, suburban, near Philadelphia, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Diversity Achievers Program, October 21-22, 2018
Application opens September 7, 2018 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: September 24, 2018.
*(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.
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 (2018) (need deadline)
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: October 28-29, 2018
Application Due: TBD
*(D) Pitzer College (2018)
Small liberal arts, progressive. 3.2+ GPA; test optional for GPA higher than 3.6 and top 5% of class
Application Deadline: Monday, August 28, 2018 at noon
* (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)
Program: Discover Reed Fly-In Program, October 7-9, 2018
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 (2019)
Small, suburban, near Philadelphia. Intensive. 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program 1: Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, September 21
Program 2: Tuesday, October 29 to Thursday, October 31
External Nominations are due by June 17, 2019.
Students can apply themselves by July 9, 2019.
Two-minute video about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juzTlO2bzhQ&feature=youtu.be
*(D) Trinity College (2018) (need app deadline)
Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Preview Weekend: November 4-5, 2018
Application deadline: Application coming out in late August
*(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: Applications closed for 2018
(D) University of Richmond (2018)
Small private college, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience) SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018
Deadline: To register, please call the Office of Admission at (800) 700-1662 or (804) 289-8640.
*(D) University of Rochester (2018)
Medium college, medium city, upper state NY, 3.3+ test scores, medium test scores
Program: Multicultural Visitation Program, MVP 2018: Sunday, November 11–Tuesday, November 13
Application: Monday, October 5, 2018
*(D) University of Vermont (2018)
Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
- October 21–23, 2018 — Apply by September 24
- November 4–6, 2018 — Apply by October 8
Application deadline: TBD
*(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 (2018)
St. Louis, Missouri
Mid-sized, competitive admissions campus, 3.7+ GPA, mid to high test scores
Program: WashU Preview
- Monday, October 1 – Tuesday, October 2
- Monday, November 5 – Tuesday, November 6
Deadline: Must fill out Getting to Know You Form ASAP. Applicants here by mid-September.
*(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 (2018)
Walla Walla, Washington
arts college, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Fall Visit Scholarship Program November 4-6, 2018
Deadline: September 30, 2018
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.