Fall 2020 Covid-19 Diversity – Fly-In Visit Programs

More than 70 colleges typically offer free summer and fall visits for under-represented and diverse students. Sadly, Covid-19 has prompted colleges to postpone or alter programs. 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 an estimated GPA and test scores for each college. Green means we have updated info for Fall 2020, if there is a red star, there are no actual fall dates yet, while purple means Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 dates. V means the program will be virtual. 

*(D) Amherst College (2020, V)
Amherst, Massachusetts

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

Program: Access to Amherst (A2A)

DATES:  Sunday, October 4 – Thursday, October 8

Deadline: The application deadline is 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Program Info: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/a2a

Program FAQs: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/a2a/a2a-faq

Application: https://admission.amherst.edu/register/?id=1c028b14-7734-41bb-a123-c38c9480dd53

*(D) Babson College (2020) (Checked July 19, 2020, will release soon)
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

Program: Multicultural Overnight Experience: A Virtual Experience for Prospective High School Seniors

Dates: Sunday,

Application Deadline: 


*(D) Barnard College (2020) (Checked July 19, 2020)

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: Virtual Version

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://barnard.edu/admissions/barnardbound

*(D) Bates College (2020)bates

Lewiston, Maine

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

Program: The Fall 2020 Prologue program will be Sunday, October 11 through Tuesday, October 13. The deadline to apply is Sunday, September 6. 

Deadline: Sunday, September 6, 2020

Prologue to Bates: Frequently Asked Questions


*(D) Bowdoin College (2020)bowdoin

Brunswick, ME

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


Explore Bowdoin I 
September 17-20, 2020

Explore Bowdoin II
October 15-18, 2020

Info and Link to Application: http://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/explore

As of May 17, 2020 The release of the Explore Bowdoin application has been postponed until further notice. We hope this will provide students with time to settle into new school circumstances. Please join our mailing list for updates and notifications for the Explore Bowdoin application process. We are also conducting virtual information sessions each Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and you may sign up to attend here.

*(D) Brandeis University (2019) (Checked TBD, July 19, 2020)

Waltham, Massachusetts


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

Program: SEED-

 Application deadline: 


Admissions office: https://www.brandeis.edu/admissions/visit/index.html

*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2020)-Travel Scholars Cancelled, Road Scholar Will Post in Early Fall

They do have a Road Scholar Program- see below

Bryn Mawr, PA (Suburban PA)brwy mawr

Small, all women’s college

Program Date:



Road Scholar Program 

Road Scholars attend one of three select Senior Stays throughout the fall. Senior Stays are overnight programs that allow students to fully explore the college experience at Bryn Mawr. To be eligible for the program, students must:

  • Reside in select U.S. states
  • Be enrolled as a high school senior in the fall of 2020
  • Complete the Road Scholar Program application
  • Submit a school transcript and a list of senior courses

Road Scholar dates and the application will be posted in early fall.


*(D) Bucknell College (2019) ( Checked TBD, July 19, 2020, Info Later This Summer)

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

Program: Journey to Bucknell, Thursday, September 19, through Saturday, September 21, 2019

Application Deadline: Rolling. The priority deadline to apply for Journey to Bucknell is July 31, 2019.


*(D) Carleton College (2019) (2020, TBD, Checked June 2020)

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Northfield, Minnesota

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

Program: 2019 Taste of Carleton: October 10 – October 12, 2019

Deadlines: Submit your application and all supporting materials by August 11th.


*(D) Carnegie Mellon University (2019) (Will Be Virtual, Checked, July 19, 2020)

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 Weekends: November 2-4, 2019 

November 2 – 4, 2019 – Open to all prospective high school seniors interested in applying to Carnegie Mellon.

Registration is open: https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/celebration-of-diversity-weekend

January 25 – 27, 2020

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 (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Cleveland, OH

Mid-size private university, 3.3+ GPA. Middle test scores

Program: Diversity Overnight–Oct. 13-14 or Nov. 11-12, 2019

Application Deadline: The priority application deadline is Aug. 15, however, applications will be accepted through Sept. 1 for the October program and through Oct. 1 for the November program.


*(D) Claremont-McKenna College (2020)

Claremont, California

Small college, part of consortium, 3.6+ GPA, mid to high test scores

Virtual Program: 2020 Fall Preview Program, Saturday, October 3 and Saturday, October 10

Application Deadline: September 13, 2019

Application: https://www.cmc.edu/admission/visit/diversityflyin

Contact Preview Program at preview@cmc.edu or 909.621.8088.

*(D) Colgate University (2019) (Virtual Sessions All Summer, Will Release Fall Virtual Version Soon)

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, Upcoming Colgate in Focus Sessions

Deadline: Each one differs, https://www.colgate.edu/admission-aid/visit/colgate-focus

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

Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn about the different organizations and micro-communities available at Colgate. Current Colgate students will talk about what they do outside of the classroom, in their downtime and the extracurriculars they are involved in.

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Registration coming soon.

What is the liberal arts? It is a question that is asked by many students and families. Hear how Colgate students, faculty, and staff members define the liberal arts and learn about the different ways a liberal arts education takes shape on and off campus.

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Registration coming soon.

Colgate provides students with different support systems to ensure success and wellbeing. Learn about campus resources such as the Counseling Center/Wellness Center, Center for Learning and Teaching, and Office of LGBTQ+ Initiatives.

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Registration coming soon.

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Registration coming soon.

Do you have questions about what comes after a liberal arts education? Colgate alumni will share how their liberal arts education contributed to their career success. Also, hear from a Career Services representative about the support they provide to Colgate students.

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Registration coming soon.

(*D) College of Charleston (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

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:

  • October 18-19
  • November 8-9
  • March 27-28*
  • April 17-18*

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

*(D) College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (2020)

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


  • Apply for Admission: You must be in the process of  applying for admission or accepted to attend a fly-in weekend.
  • Register for your date: These are three-day, two-night events. Please check your personal calendar carefully before registering for a fly-in weekend.
  • Questions: For more information, please contact your admission representative.


Travel Assistance Program (Covers 50 percent)


*College of the Atlantic (2020)

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Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores

Program: Fall Fly-In: Program dates: Cancelled for 2020

Application deadline:

Application decision:


Application: https://apply.coa.edu/register/?id=845597b1-4f69-46f9-82a1-71c6de2964cc

*(D) College of the Holy Cross (2020, Checked July 19, 2020)

Worcester, MAholy cross

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

Program: Perspectives Weekend 2020 will be held from Saturday, Nov. 7 to Monday, Nov. 9. 

Application Deadline: Summer 2020


*(D) Colorado College (2020)

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: Experience Colorado College: Fall Visit Scholarship Program: October 24-26, 2020

Application due: September 13, 2020. 

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


*(D) Columbia University (2019)(Checked July 19, 2020)ce2

New York, NY

Ivy League, top scores, top grades

Program: Columbia Engineering Experience: October 13 – 15, 2019. 

2019 Deadline:  The application deadline is Thursday, September 5, 2019. 


 *(D) Connecticut College (2019) (Will Have Virtual Weekend, Checked July 19, 2020)

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:  Explore Weekend- November 2002

Deadline: October 1, 2019

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

Undocumented students may apply.

*(D) Dartmouth (2020) 

Hanover, NH

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


Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program,  July 20-22, 2020, Application closed

Dartmouth Bound: Indigenous Community, October 11-14, 2020, Applications due Monday, July 6, 2020.

*(D) Davidson College (2019) (Checked July 19 2020)

Davidson, NC

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

Program: Multicultural Visitation Program. November 3-5, 2019

Application Deadline: The priority deadline for application submission is August 26; the final deadline is September 16.


*(D) Denison College (2020)

Granville, Ohio

Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.3+ grades.

Program: Dialogue With Denision https://denison.edu/campus/admission/dialogue-with-denison

Multiple Week Program

DWD Opening Session – Starting the Conversation
Sunday, October 11 – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This opening session will kick off the DWD experience. Facilitated by Denison’s Director of Multicultural Student Affairs and Denison student leaders, this session will give DWD students an opportunity to truly “dialogue” and go deep as they talk about current issues and topics as they relate to diversity in a small group discussion format.

DWD Session 2 – Academic Life at Denison
Sunday, October 18 – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This interactive academic session will give DWD students an opportunity to participate in a symposium with a Denison faculty member. It will give students a sense of what a typical Denison classroom experience might look like and to be able to lend their voice to the conversation.

DWD Session 3 – Virtually Exploring Denison Spaces
Sunday, October 25 – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This session will take DWD students on a journey into various spaces around Denison. They will hear from students located in the multipurpose space in the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, spend time in the BSU Lounge with members, catch up with members of La Fuerza Latina in their space in Mo-Hutch, hear from the Multicultural Greek Council and National PanHellenic Council members in their space in Chamberlin, and on to the Moonies multipurpose space to learn from students about additional extracurricular activities and things to do at Denison outside of the classroom.

DWD Session 4 – Life After Denison – Multicultural Alumni Panel
Sunday, November 1 – 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

This session will include a distinguished panel of Denison Multicultural Alumni who will talk about their experiences as multicultural students at Denison. They will also discuss how Denison prepared them for the workforce, provide tips on the things that students should take advantage of during college, and challenges that they were able to overcome to be successful.

DWD Session 5 – It’s A Wrap – The Final Discussion
Sunday, November 8 – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

DWD participants will come together for a final dialogue to discuss new topics as they relate to diversity and multicultural student life on a predominantly white campus. Once again the Director of Multicultural Student Life and Denison students will facilitate the discussion. DWD students will also get reminders about the application process and a chance to ask any final questions of the admission staff.

Deadline: Applications are due Monday, September 14, and decisions will be released early-October

*(D) Dickinson College (2019) (Checked July 19 2020)dickinson

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Discover Diversity at Dickinson, November 7-9, 2019

Application Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019.


Limited travel assistance available.

*(D) Emory University (2020)

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

Virtual Program(s): Emory’s Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE) Fall Visit Program,

The CORE Virtual Series will run from August through April, supporting students all the way through the application, admission, and enrollment process. Topics will include monthly webinars, drop-in office hours with admission staff, and faculty-led TedX Talks.

Exact dates of sessions will be provided on a monthly basis. When available, sessions will be recorded in case the time does not fit with your personal schedule.

  • August – December 2020: Phase I of CORE Virtual
    Open to any senior, regardless of if they choose to apply to Emory University or not
  • January – March 2021:Phase II of CORE Virtual
    Open to seniors who chose to apply to Emory University
  • April 2021: Phase III of CORE Virtual
    Open to students admitted to Emory University

Application Deadline: Rolling through October 1, 2020. After October 1st, registration for CORE will close for the 2020 year, allowing participants to continue building a close-knit community.

Website: https://apply.emory.edu/core/core.html

Participation form sign-up: https://apply.emory.edu/core/core_interest.html

If you have any questions, please contact us at admission@emory.edu.

*(D) Franklin and Marshall College (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Lancaster, PA

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

Program: The Collegiate Leadership Summit Building Tomorrow’s Leaders: Sunday, October 27, 2019 to Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The nomination deadline is Monday, September 9.

The application deadline is Friday, September 13.

Students will be notified by Monday, September 23.


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 (2019) (Will Hold Virtual Program, Checked July 19, 2020)

Washington, DC

Mid-sized urban campus, 3.4+ GPA, test-optional

Program: Your GW: An Overnight Program Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion: September 21-23, 2019

*Accepted students are expected to participate in the full program. Students will be matched with a student host from the Dean’s Council for Multicultural Recruitment.

Application Timeline

Your GW Application Opens: July 1

All Your GW Application Materials Due: August 16

Selected Students Notified By: August 30

Selected Students Travel Plans Finalized: September 6

Final Program Information and Reminder Released: September 13

Your GW Program: September 21-23


(*D) Grinnell College (2020)

Grinnell, Iowa

Small liberal arts; 3.0+ GPA; middle test scoregrinnell

Program: Diversity Travel Opportunity: October 4-5, 2020

Deadline: Applicants must submit the following by 5:00 PM (central), September 7, 2020


*(D) Hamilton College (2019) (Checked June 2020)

Clinton, New York

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

Diversity Overnight Program:  Diversity Overnight Program: Sunday, September 15 – Tuesday, September 17
OR Sunday, October 27 – Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Application Deadlines: Priority deadline August 2

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

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

*(D) Harvey Mudd College (2020)

Claremont, CA

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

harveymuddVirtual Program: Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology Program (FAST): 2020 Dates: August 22, September 26 and October 10

Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

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



(*D) Haverford College (2020) 

Haverford, PA (Suburban Philadelphia

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

Program: Have A Look: October 25-27, 2020

Application Deadline: September 28, 2020


Contact admission@haverford.edu

*(D) Johns Hopkins University (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Baltimore, MD

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

Program: H.O.M.E. (Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience), October 10-12, 2019

Application deadline: September 6, 2019

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

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

*(D) Kenyon College (2019) (Checked June 2020)

Gambier, Ohio

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

Dead site May 2020

Look up Cultural Connections in the Summer.


*(D) Lafayette College (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Rural small to medium campus, near Philadelphia, 3.0+ GPA,

8th Annual Our Beloved Community (OBC) Symposium: November 9, 2018

Application Due: October 1 , 2019


 *(D) Lehigh University (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Diversity Achievers Program, October 27-28, 2019

Application due: 12:00 p.m. EST on Friday, September 6, 2019


*(D) Lewis & Clark College (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Portland, Oregon

Small liberal arts; 3.0+ GPA; optional test scoreslewis

Program: COMPASS. program: November 3rd – 5th, 2019

Application Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019



*(D) Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (2020, V)

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

Virutal Program: WISE: Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering: October 10-11, 2020

Application Deadlines: Friday, August 7, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


*(D) Miami University (Ohio) (2020) (Application Will Be Posted Summer 2020, Checked July 20, 2020)

Oxford, OH

Small Midwest college; 2.9+ GPA; medium test scores

Virtual Program: Bridges at Miami University, Session I: October 18-19, 2020 (Cincinnati and Dayton); Session II: October 25-26, 2020 (Chillicothe, Columbus, Portsmouth); Session III: November 8-9, 2020 (Akron, Cleveland, Toledo); Session IV: November 15-16, 2020. (Out of State (via Cincinnati and Dayton airports and Cincinnati bus stations)

Application Deadline: Application Will Be Posted Summer 2020


*(D) Middlebury College (2020)

disco_middMiddlebury, Vermont

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

Virtual Program: Discover Middlebury, Week of October 11th, 2020

Application Deadline:  September 14th, 2020.



*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Oberlin, Ohio

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

Program: Multicultural Visit Program:

  • 2019 Program Dates and Deadlines

    Program Date Application Deadline
    *October 10-12, 2019 September 16
    November 14-16, 2019 October 21


*(D) Occidental College (2020)

Los Angeles, CA

Small, liberal art

s, 3.3+ GPA, mid range test scores

Virtual Program: Tiger Access Program, September 20September 27 or October 11, 2020

Deadline: September 1, 2020


*(D) Ohio University (2019) (Checked June 2020)

Athens, Ohio

Large public university. 3.0+ GPA and higher, middle test scores

Virtual Programs: MVP: First Generation Experience, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 4 p.m. Eastern |  Zoom, Many Other Sessions.


Deadline: Rolling

*(D) Pitzer College (2020)

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 Sunday, October 11 to Tuesday, October 13pitzer

Deadline: August 31, 2020

Application: https://connect.pitzer.edu/register/FA20DiversityProgram

Diversity Program

If you have any questions, please contact the Diversity Program Staff at AdmDiversity@pitzer.edu or at (909) 621-8129. We look forward to receiving your students’ applications!

* (D) Pomona College (2020, V)

Claremont, CA pomona

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

Program: Perspectives on Pomona (POP!) Dates: Dates: Saturday, September 19 and Saturday, September 26, 2020

Application deadline for both programs: Open Now

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 (2019) (Checked July 20, 2020)

Portland, Oregon


Program: Discover Reed Fly-In Program, October 13-15, 2019

Deadline: September 7, 2018

  • Eligibility requirements: Citizen or permanent resident, HS minority student, 2 short essays, SAT/ACT/PSAT scores, HS transcript.
  • Application: Friday, September 13.

More information: http://www.reed.edu/apply/rome.html

*(D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (2019) (Checked July 20, 2020)

Troy, NY

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

Program: STAR (Science, Technology, Arts @ Rensselaer): October 25-26, 2019

Application Deadline: September 20, 2019

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


*(D) Rice University (2019) (Checked June 20, 2020)

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

Program: SOAR Travel Grant, September 21-23, 2019

Deadline: Aug. 5, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. CT.

Application Deadline: https://www.rice.edu/soar.shtml

*(D) Scripps College (2019) (Checked May 2020)

Claremont, California, All Women’s College


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

Program: Discover Scripps:

  • Sunday, October 6 to Monday, October 7
  • Sunday, October 13 to Monday, October 14

Application Deadline to submit online application is Wednesday, August 14 2019

Website: http://www.scrippscollege.edu/admission/discoverscripps deadlink

*(D) Smith College (2020)

Northampton, Massachusetts

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

smithProgram: Women of Distinction: October 16-18, 2020

Application: Application is due Friday, July 19, 2020.


*St. Olaf College (2020) Application comes out summer 2020, Check July 19, 2020)

Northfield, Minnesota

Small, co-ed, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Travel Grants Available For Diverse Students for St. Olaf Visits

Program: Explore St. Olaf: Sunday, November 3th through Monday, November 4th, 2020


*(D) Swarthmore College (2020) 

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, September 21

External Nominations are due by June 15, 2020.

Students can apply themselves by July 7, 2020.

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

Two-minute video about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juzTlO2bzhQ&feature=youtu.be

*(D) Trinity College (2019) (Checked June 2020)

Hartford, Connecticut

Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: Preview Weekend: November 3-4, 2019

Application deadline: Application will be available in August 2019 and due in October 2019


*(D) Tufts University (2020)

Medford, Massachusetts

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



Application: Friday, September 18, 2020, 5 PM Eastern


*(D) Tulane University (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

New Orleans, Louisiana

Mid-sized, city campus, 3.2+ GPA, mid test scores

Program: PreviewTU Multicultural Fly-in: Saturday, October 19 – Monday, October 21, 2019

Deadline: The application for the 2019 PreviewTU program will open on July 1. Please explore other ways to visit campus through our daily tours and Campus Preview Days.

BienvenueTU Multicultural Fly-in

The spring visit is an invite-only program designed for high-achieving, admitted, high school seniors from first generation and/or underrepresented cultural or socioeconomic backgrounds. Visiting students will stay on campus with a current student, have the opportunity to sit in on classes, meet with faculty and staff, attend a student organization fair, and explore New Orleans! This program is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission in partnership with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Center for Academic Equity. Students will be reimbursed for their travel expenses.

Many other diversity outreach programs.



*(D) Union College (2019) (Checked July, 19 2020)

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

Small private college, 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores

Virtual Program: Getting to Know Union:  

Application Deadline: Completed application form submitted by September 22, 2019. The application will be available here on August 1, 2019


*(D) University of Denver (2020)

Denver, Colorado

Mid-sized, 3.3+ GPA, mid-SATs 


Latinx Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute

Canceled Summer 2020

Black & African American Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute

The Black & African American Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute will take place in Nelson Hall on the University of Denver campus. The program is Cancelled Summer 2020


*(D) University of Pennsylvania (2019, V)

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): October 13-15, 2019

Application deadline: Application deadline: Friday, August 23 at 11:59 p.m. ET


(D) University of Richmond (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)


Richmond, VA

Small private college, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Virtual Program: MOVE, (Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience) Virtual, the week of October 12, 2020.

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


*(D) University of Rochester (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Rochester, NY

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

Program: Multicultural Visitation Program, MVP 2019: Sunday, November 10–Tuesday, November 12

Application: Sunday, October 6, 2019


*(D) University of Vermont (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Burlington, Vermont

Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

uvmProgram: Fall 2019 Discovering UVM dates:

    • October 20–22, 2019 — Apply by September 23
    • November 3–5, 2019 — Apply by October 7

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

*(D) University of Virginia (2020)

Charlottesville, Virginia

Large public university, 3.8+ GPA, high test scores

Program: Hoos First Look: October 23-25, 2020

Priority Application Deadline: June 2020
Priority Notification of Decision: July 2020
Regular Application Deadline:  September 2020

Regular Notification of Decision: Mid-September 2020


*(D) Vassar College (2020)

Poughkeepsie, NY

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

Virtual Vassar View Program: Virtual Vassar View, Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, November 1

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT. Decisions will be posted by Monday, September 14th.


*(D) Washington & Lee University (2020)

Lexington, Virginia

Small, rural college, 3.2+ GPA, mid-test scores

Program: The DIVE Program: The Diversity and Inclusion Visit Experience:

This year the DIVE program will feature a series of three virtual events taking place on the following dates:

  • September 12
  • September 20
  • September 26

Deadline: September 4

Website: https://www.wlu.edu/admissions/fly-ins-and-special-programs/dive

*(D) Washington University in St. Louis (2020)

St. Louis, Missouri

Mid-sized, competitive admissions campus, 3.7+ GPA, mid to high test scores

Virtual Program: WashU Preview

The virtual program will be offered on 3 dates:

  • Saturday, September 26
  • Sunday, October 11
  • Sunday, October 25

All programs will be 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Central Time

Deadline: September 1, 2020

Application: https://pathway.wustl.edu/register/getting-to-know-you-fall21


Preview Days


*(D) Wesleyan College (2019) (Will Hold It As of Now, Checked July 19, 2020)

Middletown, Connecticutwesleyan

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

Columbus Day Open House October 13-14, 2019
    Priority Deadline – June 28
Regular Deadline – September 6

Veterans Day Open House November 10-11, 2019
    Priority Deadline – June 28
Regular Deadline – October 8


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

*(D) Wellesley College (2019) (Postponed for Now) (Checked July 19, 2020)

 Wellesley, MA

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

Program: Discover Wellesley for FREE-October, 2019, October 6-7, 2019

Priority Deadline: June 30, 2019

Final Deadline: August 15, 2019

Read more at http://www.wellesley.edu/admission/falltravelgrant/#g8YQi6aLYcLSMiKl.99


Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.54.29 PM*(D) Whitman College (2019) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Walla Walla, Washington

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

Program: Fall Visit Scholarship Program, November 3-5, 2019

Deadline: September 30, 2019


Note: Students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. to qualify for these programs.

*(D) Whitworth College (Spring 2021) (Checked July 19, 2020)

Spokane, Washington

Small liberal arts college, 3.2 GPA+, mid-level test scores

Program: Multicultural Visit Program: March 2021

Application: Feb. 25, 2020. Application opens in December, 2019


*(D) Williams College (2020)

Williamstown, Massachusetts

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

Program:  Windows on Williams (WOW)-

Discover: The Diversity Experience Overnight, Thursday, September 24 – Saturday, September 26 and Thursday, October 15 – Saturday, October 17 

Application Deadline:

  • Deadline 1: July 1 (decision by July 17)
  • Deadline 2: August 15 (decision by September 1)