Fall 2021 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 prompted colleges to postpone or alter Fall 2021programs. Fall 2021 is more fluid, and we will update the live, hybrid, or virtual programs, colleges are offering.

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.

Orange means we have updated for Fall 2021. Green means we have updated info for Fall 2020, while purple means Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 dates. V means the program will be virtual. 

*(D) Amherst College (2020, V)
(Fall 2021 will be available in May)

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, V)
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 Introductory Experience for High School Seniors

Dates: Sunday, October 18, 2–4:30 p.m. ET and Monday, October 19, 2–4:30 p.m. ET
Please plan to attend both sessions.

Application Deadline: Rolling


*(D) Barnard College (2020, V)

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: Barnard Bound 2020: A virtual experience from October 16-18, 2020. Four pathway choices of sessions.

Application Deadline (including all supporting materials): Rolling

For more info, visit- https://barnard.edu/admissions/barnardbound

*(D) Bates College (2020, V)bates

Lewiston, Maine

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

Program: Virtual

  • Session One: September 23rd through September 26th
  • Session Two: October 21st through October 24th (dates subject to change)

To apply, please click the button below. The deadline to apply is September 11, and you will be notified of our decision after September 18. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Though the everything will be completely online, Prologue promises to be a unique and engaging few days of conversation and community. We are excited to connect with you! You can find a schedule below.


*(D) Bowdoin College (2020, V)bowdoin

Brunswick, ME

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


Explore Bowdoin I 
September 13-19, 2020


Explore Bowdoin II
October 18-24, 2020

Deadline September 18, 2020

Explore 2: October 18-24, 2020
Starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time
Deadline to apply: September 18

APPLY for Explore Bowdoin


*(D) Brandeis University (2020, V)

Waltham, Massachusetts


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

Program: SEED- October 17-18 from 1-4 p.m. EDT.

 Application deadline: September 18, 2020


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

*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2020, V)

They do have a Road Scholar Program- see below

Bryn Mawr, PA (Suburban PA)brwy mawr

Small, all women’s college

Program: Road Scholar Program
DATES: Three choices (only pick one), September 24: Social Justice, October 16: Black @ Bryn Mawr, November 12: Intersectionality

Website: https://www.brynmawr.edu/admissions/travel-scholars

Applications: Only allowed to attend one. 

Social Justice: https://admissions.brynmawr.edu/register/?id=a07f0f65-63e3-4d1b-b9b9-c455bd97d4d8

Black @ Bryn Mawr: https://admissions.brynmawr.edu/register/?id=1472ab1f-95fa-4129-ad5d-079c8d8bb2ba

Intersectionality: https://admissions.brynmawr.edu/register/?id=6fa9f8b5-e6c4-4cd3-b5ad-df5b986944b5

*(D) Bucknell College (2020)

Lewisburg, PennsylvaniaScreen Shot 2015-05-17 at 8.38.59 AM

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

Program: Journey to Bucknell, Virtual, Passed for 2020

Application Deadline:  Passed


*(D) Carleton College (2020, V)

explore carleton

Northfield, Minnesota

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

Program: 2020 Taste of Carleton: Three Programs

Wednesday, September 30th

Friday, October 2nd

Monday, October 5th

Deadlines: Submit your application and all supporting materials by We are accepting applications on a rolling basis, and encourage applicants to apply early. The final application deadline is Monday, September 21st.


*(D) Carnegie Mellon University (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: Our Celebration of Diversity Series will run from October 12-29, 2020

All sessions are scheduled for weeknights between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m. ET.

If you’re not able to attend a live session, select sessions will be recorded. Check out the recordings section below!

Sign up: https://admission.cmu.edu/register/?id=44a5f753-33d2-434b-9861-a51138943da0

Website: https://admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/celebration-of-diversity-series

(*) Case Western Reserve University (2019) (Checked October 2, 2020)

Cleveland, OH

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

Program: Diversity Overnight

Application Deadline:


*(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 (2020, V)

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. ETRegistration 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. ETRegistration 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. ETRegistration coming soon.

Time: 7:00 p.m. ETRegistration 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. ETRegistration coming soon.

(*D) College of Charleston (2019) (Checked October 2, 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:

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, V)

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.40.32 PMBar Harbor, Maine

Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores

Program: Fall Fly-In: October 23-24, 2020

Program dates: October 23-24, 2020

Eligibility: For high school seniors attending school in the U.S.

Application deadline: September 30, 2020

Application decision: October 7, 2020

Website: https://www.coa.edu/admissions/admission-events/fall-fly-in/#:~:text=The%20Fall%20Fly%2DIn%20is,objects%20to%20facilitate%20your%20participation

*(D) College of the Holy Cross (2020, V) (Check October 2, 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: Check back in mid-September for more info


*(D) Colorado College (2020, V)

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: Fall Visit Scholarship Program: Our virtual program is scheduled for October 4th, 2020

Application due: September 13, 2020. 

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


*(D) Columbia University (2020,V)ce2

New York, NY

Ivy League, top scores, top grades

Program: Columbia Engineering Experience:

  • Session A: Saturday, September 19 – Saturday, October 3
  • Session B: Saturday, October 3 – Saturday, October 17

2020 Deadline:  August 31, 2020 


 *(D) Connecticut College (2020, V)

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- October 5-6, 2020

Monday, Oct. 5

Explore the Student of Color Experience, 6-7 p.m. | Meet the staff and student leaders from Conn’s Division of Institutional Equity and Inclusion (DIEI) for a discussion about empowerment, wellbeing and finding community.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Explore Allyship, 6-7 p.m. | Conversations around what it means to be an ally, exploring privilege, discussing resources and other topics and how they relate to the student experience.

You are an intellectually driven student looking to fulfill your lifelong passion, and we know the importance of finding a college that supports and challenges you. That’s where Explore can help in your search. Join us to learn more about what Conn can offer you.

Deadline: Sign up not available yet

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 (2020, V)

Davidson, NC

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

Program: Access Davidson Virtual Program. October 18-19, 2020

Application Deadline: Monday, September 28


*(D) Denison College (2020, V)

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 (2020, V)dickinson

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Discover Diversity at Dickinson, October 18-19 and October 25-26

Application Deadline: October 5


Limited travel assistance available.

*(D) Emory University (2020, V)

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 (2020, V)

Lancaster, PA

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

Program: The Collegiate Leadership Summit Building Tomorrow’s Leaders: Sunday, September 27th, 2020 and Sunday, October 25th, 2020

The nomination deadline for both sessions is Monday, September 7th. The application deadline for both sessions is Saturday, September 12th.

Students will be notified by Monday, September 21.


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 (2020, V)

Washington, DC

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

Program: Your GW: Your GW 2020 will be held as an online mentorship program offered to high school seniors that will run from October through December. Deadline: Students who are interested in participating will need to submit an application by September 7.https://undergraduate.admissions.gwu.edu/yourgw

(*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 (2020, V)

Clinton, New York

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

Program: Perspectives for Prospectives, 6 weekly Tuesday webinars

Navigating the First Generation College Experience
Tuesday, September 15 – 7 p.m. (EDT)Hear the perspectives of our Vice President for Enrollment Management Monica Inzer, who was the first in her family to attend college, and Yenesis Alvarez ’22, former QuestBridge Scholars Network President. Learn that you are far from alone on Hamilton’s campus, as well as how to successfully navigate your college experience.

Our Collective Community


Tuesday, September 22 – 7 p.m. (EDT)

From the perspectives of Maria Genao-Homs, Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion, Paola Lopez, Director of the Days-Massolo Center, and Jeff McArn, College Chaplain, learn about our cultural and identity-based organizations, religious life opportunities, support services, and all the ways that Hamilton students engage in and are supported in our diverse community.

The Academic Experience at Hamilton


Tuesday, September 29 – 7 p.m. (EDT)

From the perspectives of mathematics Professor Courtney Gibbons and Joe Largo ’23, a student majoring in Government with a minor in Africana Studies, learn more about our open curriculum, dynamic classrooms, academic advising, student-faculty relationships, and academic support services.

Applying for Admission to Hamilton College


Tuesday, October 6 – 7 p.m. (EDT)

Hamilton’s Dean of Admission Peaches Valdes and Will Whalen ’23, a current sophomore who recently went through his college search, will offer their perspectives on the selective college admission process.

Your Investment in Hamilton and our Investment in You


Tuesday, October 13 – 7 p.m. (EDT)

Our Director of Financial Aid, Cameron Feist ’04, and Associate Director of Career Development Janine Oliver will share their perspectives and discuss financial aid, financial literacy, and career center opportunities for students at Hamilton.


On the Hill with Mr. Hill


Recorded Tuesday, September 8

From the perspectives of Hamilton’s Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement, Travis Hill, and Hamilton student Lynn Kim ’21 (a former PROMISE Program attendee), learn about the many ways our students are engaged within the Hamilton campus community.


*(D) Harvey Mudd College (2020, V)

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, V) 

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 (2020, V)

Baltimore, MD

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


HOME: Our conference-style HOME Program on Saturday, October 17 introduces students to the diverse community at Hopkins. Sessions will be hosted in a virtual webinar format to allow many students to participate at the same time.

HOME + Impact: Students will join the Saturday, October 17 event plus an additional event on Saturday, October 24 that will promote small group conversations around identity, finding your voice, and making an impact in your community. To best accommodate these conversations and ensure all attendees can connect with current students and their peers, space will be limited for this portion of the program.

Application deadline: Rolling until September 21, 2020

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

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


*(D) Lafayette College (2020, V)

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

Program:  Lafayette College’s 9th Annual Our Beloved Community Symposium will be held virtually on November 7, 2020.

Application Due: Join us! Apply by October 27, 2020.


 *(D) Lehigh University (2020, V) 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Diversity Achievers Program:

  • West Coast: Saturday, October 3 – Monday, October 5, 2020
  • East Coast: Saturday, October 17 – Monday, October 19, 2020

Application due: 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 18, 2020.


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

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

Virtual 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, V)

Oxford, OH

Small Midwest college; 2.9+ GPA; medium test scores

Virtual Program: Bridges at Miami University, The 2020 Bridges Program will be hosted as a virtual program this year due to COVID-19. Dates to access and complete the virtual program will be within the timeframe of Oct. 1-31, and students will receive a schedule of activities upon admission to the program.

Application Deadline: September 28, 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 (2020, V)

Oberlin, Ohio

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

Program: Virtual Multicultural Visit Program:

  • September 21-22, 2020 (application deadline: September 16)
  • October 7-8, 2020 (application deadline: October 2)


*(D) Occidental College (2020, V)

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 (2020, V)

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, V)

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 at Pitzer

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 October 2, 2020)

Portland, Oregon





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

*(D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (2020, V)

Troy, NY

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

Program: The Fall 2020 STAR Program is going to be hosted virtually on Sunday, October 18, 2020 beginning at 4 p.m. EDT.

Register: https://apply-undergrad.rpi.edu/register/STAR2020

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


*(D) Rice University (2019) (2020 Cancelled)

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.35.59 PMHouston, Texas

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



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

*(D) Smith College (2020, V)

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 (2019) (2020 Cancelled)

Northfield, Minnesota

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

Travel Grants Available For Diverse Students for St. Olaf Visits



*(D) Swarthmore College (2020, V) 

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, V)

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 (2020, V) 

New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Program: PreviewTU Virtual Fly-in , Thursday, October 8 at 05:00 PM – PreviewTU Multicultural Virtual Fly-In

Deadline: Rolling, Application Opened September 2

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 (2020, V)

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: 

  • Monday, October 12 at 12:50 p.m.*
  • Wednesday, November 11 at 12:50 pm.

*The program on October 12 follows Union’s Virtual Open House
(10:00 am – Noon).

Application Deadlines:

  • Monday, October 5, 5:00 pm Eastern Time, for October 12 program
  • Wednesday, November 4, 5:00 pm Eastern Time, for November 11 program


*(D) University of Denver (2020, V)

Denver, Colorado

Mid-sized, 3.3+ GPA, mid-SATs 


Our 2020 virtual Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute will be hosted on Tuesday, August 4th and Wednesday, August 5th from 10 AM – 1:30 PM MDT. On Thursday, August 6th, there are additional workshops for students who want to dive deeper into one or more academic area.

Registration Deadline is July 29th.  Please click here to sign up!!

*(D) University of Pennsylvania (2020, V)

Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.46.37 PMPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

Mid-sized Ivy League college, 3.7+ GPA, high test scores


The PIF (Penn in Focus) live sessions will be held on Thursday, September 17th and Saturday, September 19th, with additional optional programs throughout the month of September and October. PIF offers academically high-achieving high school seniors who wish to explore and celebrate cultural communities that have been historically underrepresented at highly selective universities to explore Penn’s Ivy League, world-class academic resources and vibrant extracurricular life. They’ll be exposed to the extensive cultural engagement opportunities infused throughout the intellectual and social experience at Penn.

The PEEP (Penn Early Exploration Program) The PEEP live sessions will be held on Saturday, October 10th and Monday, October12th, with additional optional programs throughout the month of September and October. PEEP offers academically high-achieving high school seniors from low-income or first-generation college backgrounds the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with the academic and social life at the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, PA. PEEP will include significant content that may be of particular interest to students from historically underrepresented groups, including African-American, Latino, Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian. In this selective program, we are specifically seeking academically high achieving high school seniors from low-income or first generation college backgrounds.

Application deadline: The deadline to apply for Virtual PEEP is 11:59 PM EDT on Sunday, August 16th, 2020.

Deadline: Priority deadline for student materials is Friday, August 14th at 5:00 PM EDT. All student materials must be submitted by Sunday, August 16th 2020 11:59PM EDT.


(D) University of Richmond (2020, V)


Richmond, VA

Small private college, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Virtual Program: MOVE, (Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience), THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020

Deadline: Self-nomination form. https://connect.richmond.edu/register/MOVE-2020-Interest-Form


*(D) University of Rochester (2020, V)

Rochester, NY

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

Program: Multicultural Visitation Program, Series of Virtual Events, MVP 2020’s virtual events will take place every Tuesday and Thursday, starting Tuesday, November 3 from 5:00 – 6:15 pm EST, and ending Thursday, November 19, from 6:30-7:45 pm EST.

Process: All sessions will be recorded and made available for later viewing.

Website: https://enrollment.rochester.edu/multicultural-visitation-program/

*(D) University of Vermont (2020, V)

Burlington, Vermont

Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

uvmProgram: Fall 2020 Discovering UVM date: October 12th to October 14th, 2020

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

Deadline: Apply for Discovering UVM by September 30th, 2020.

*(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, V )

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, V)

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, V)

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 (2020, V)

Middletown, Connecticutwesleyan

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

Program: Virtual weekends: September 26 – 27 and October 10 – 11.
Regular Deadline – Rolling


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

*(D) Wellesley College (2020, V)

 Wellesley, MA

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

Program: AMPLIFY: Wellesley’s Leadership Series, October 4-11, 2020

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


Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.54.29 PM*(D) Whitman College (2020, V)

Walla Walla, Washington

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

Program: Fall Visit Scholarship Program:  October, Oct. 17-18 and Oct. 24-25. These weekend events are identical and students will only participate in one.

Deadline: Rolling until Sept. 30, 2020


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

*(D) Whitworth College (Spring 2021)

Spokane, Washington

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

Program: Multicultural Visit Program: March 11-13, 2021

Application: Feb. 2021. Application opens in December, 2020


*(D) Williams College (2020)

Williamstown, Massachusetts

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

Program:  Windows on Williams (WOW)- Finished for 2020