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 2020 programs. Fall 2021 is more fluid, and we will update the live, hybrid, or virtual programs that colleges are offering as they release their info. Some schools are even offering both options: live and hybrid.

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. L means the program will in person.

*(D) Amherst College (2021, V) (need 2021 dates)

Amherst, Massachusetts

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

Program: Access to Amherst (A2A)

DATES:   (Need Fall 2021 dates)

Deadline: The application deadline is 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, September 1, 2021.

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

Short Essay:

Please respond to the following essay prompt in no more than 350 words. Write your response in another document and upload it below.

“I came here for many of the same reasons you did… I came because of [Amherst’s] commitment to a student body that reflects the rich diversity of the country, indeed the world. I came, as you did, to contribute in some way to making Amherst even better, and to figuring out what it might mean, here as elsewhere, to take full advantage of the diversity you represent.” —President Biddy MartinCommencement Speech

Q: In what ways would your background, experiences, and values contribute to Amherst?

[Please note that, should you eventually decide to apply for admission to Amherst College, you will have the option of using this A2A application essay in satisfaction of Amherst’s Writing Supplement requirement for your admission application to Amherst.]

*(D) Babson College (2020, V) (Fall 2021 not yet, July 6)
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) (Fall 2021 not yet, July 6)

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 (2021, L or V will be released in August)bates

Lewiston, Maine

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

Program: Live or Virtual Prologue to Bates

This fall we will be hosting sessions in September and October. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to determine whether or not our Prologue to Bates program will be held in-person or virtually for the fall of 2021 – details and dates will be available on our website and communicated to applicants by August 1, 2021.

Application Deadline to Prologue to Bates is Friday, September 10. Applicants will be notified of decisions by mid-September.


*(D) Bowdoin College (2021, Live and Virtual Options)bowdoin

Brunswick, ME

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

Learn more at an Explore Bowdoin information session.

A 15-minute overview of the program will be followed by an opportunity to ask your questions. Parents and families can join, too.

Applications for both open June 1

Explore Bowdoin I (virtual program)

Thursday–Saturday, September 30–October 2, 2021
Application deadline: September 8
Not ready to travel? We’re bringing Bowdoin to you! Choose your path through a weekend of online events where you’ll meet potential future classmates and learn about academic and student life at the College. Receive mentoring from an admissions officer and a personal interview. (Did we mention college swag?)

Explore Bowdoin II (on-campus program)

Thursday–Sunday, October 14–17, 2021
Application deadline: September 8
Spend the weekend at Bowdoin—the trip is on us! Stay with students and attend classes. Eat in the dining halls, check out student clubs and organizations, and experience academic and student life. Bowdoin handles all of the logistics and covers the cost of the trip.


*(D) Brandeis University (2021, V, need fall 2021 info, July 6)

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, V, Fall release of Fall 2021 info not yet, July 6)

They do have a Road Scholar Program- see below

Bryn Mawr, PA (Suburban PA)brwy mawr

Small, all women’s college

Program: Travel Scholar Program:

Program: Travel Scholar Program, April 23 and April 24, 2021

Application Deadline: Click here to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through April 15.

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, V, no fall 2021 July 1)

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

Program: Journey to Bucknell, Virtual,  Oct. 26–29, 2020.

Application Deadline:  Passed


*(D) Carleton College (2021, In Person)

explore carleton

Northfield, Minnesota

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

Program: 2020 Taste of Carleton:

  • September 30–October 2: Taste of Carleton in Northfield, MN!


  • July 18: Applications due
  • August 8: Applicants notifie


*(D) Carnegie Mellon University (January 2021, Not yet Fall 2021, July 6)

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, Turn Tartan, January 25 – 28, 2021

Our Celebration of Diversity Series will run January 25 – 28, 2021.  Register now!

Most sessions will take place between 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET.

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

(*) Case Western Reserve University (2019) (Checked October 2, 2020, Not Yet 2021, July 1)

Cleveland, OH

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

Program: Diversity Overnight

Application Deadline:


*(D) Claremont-McKenna College (2021, V)

Claremont, California

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

Virtual Program: 2021 Fall Preview Program, Saturday, October 2 and Saturday, October 9

Application Deadline: September 6, 2021

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

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

*(D) Colgate University (2020, V, Not yet 2021, July 6)

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 (Spring 2021, V)

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: April 17, 2021

Application Info: www.GO.COFC.EDU/MOVEONLINE

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

*(D) College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (2021, Will release new info in fall, July 6)

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, Not updated for fall 2021, July 6)

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) (Not yet fall 2021 July 1)

Worcester, MAholy cross

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

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

Registration is now open through October 30, 2020.

If you have additional questions or would like to be added to our contact list to be notified when more information is released, please email Rachel Chenette, Coordinator for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion or call the Admission Office at 508-793-2443.


*(D) Colorado College (2021, In person)

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

Program Date(s): September 11-13 | October 9-11

Application open: June 14, 2021

Application due: Rolling, decision start coming out in July 

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


*(D) Columbia University (2020,V) 

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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) (Fall 2021 not yet July 1)

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 (2021, In person) 

Hanover, NH

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


Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program,  July 19-21, 2021, Application closed

Dartmouth Bound: Indigenous Community, Indigenous Fly-In Program • October 10-13, 2021

Applications due Monday, July 19, 2021

*(D) Davidson College (2021, V)

Davidson, NC

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

Program: Access Davidson Virtual Program. October 24-25, 2021

Application Deadline:

Priority deadline: Monday, August 30
Final deadline: Monday, September 27

Students who apply by the priority deadline will receive access to special pre-program opportunities.

Decisions will be communicated no later than Monday, October 11.


*(D) Denison College (2021, In person)

Granville, Ohio

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

Program: Dialogue With Denison


Program Dates: November 6-8, 2021
Application Deadline: September 17, 2021

*(D) Dickinson College (2020, V, not yet 2021 July 6)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 (2021, 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 December 2021, supporting students in the summer and through the fall as they begin the application process. Programming will include tailored webinars, drop-in office hours with admission staff, panels with current students, and faculty-led discussions.You will receive access to the CORE Virtual Series Program Calendar for the fall semester after completing the Participation Form. When available, sessions will be recorded in case the time does not fit with your personal schedule.
    • August – December 2021
      Open to seniors, regardless of if they choose to apply to Emory University or not

Application Deadline: Any high school senior. Interest form: https://apply.emory.edu/core/core_interest.html

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) (fall 2021, not yet July 6)

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) (fall 2021 not yet July 6)

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 (2021, V)

Grinnell, Iowa

Small liberal arts; 3.0+ GPA; middle test scoregrinnell

Program: Grinnell Diversity Preview Program (Virtual)

Fall 2021: Can participate in either one or both

This preview program is a great way to discover your place at one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. The program will take place over the course of two sessions on two different dates. Students can participate in one, or both of these sessions.

  • Sunday, Oct. 3, 4–5:30 p.m. CT — “What is Grinnell College and why should I want to go there?” Learn about Grinnell College from an admission counselor and current students, then take a live, student-led virtual tour.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7–8:15 p.m. CT — “Will I fit in? What’s it really like for a diverse student at Grinnell College?” Join us for a student life panel and Q&A with currently enrolled students.

Registrants must be entering their senior year of high school. They must be either students of color (African American/Black, Asian, Latinx, or Native American) or the first in their family to attend college, and interested in a liberal arts education (arts and humanities, mathematics and sciences, and social sciences). While this program is primarily for domestic students, international students are welcome to participate.


*(D) Hamilton College (2021, V) 

Clinton, New York

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


Program: Promise Program: Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to host our on-campus PROMISE program this fall. However, we have developed a series of virtual events that replace it that we think you’ll love! Registration for these events will open during the summer – if you’d like to receive a notification once registration is available, please let us know.

Inquiry Form: https://admission.hamilton.edu/register/?id=3a1f7e9f-1e38-408a-97b1-f10f07b0fc0c

*(D) Harvey Mudd College (2020, V) (Fall 2021 date TBD, July 6)

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)  (Fall 2021 Date TBD, July 6)

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 (2021, In person)

Baltimore, MD

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


HOME: Our conference-style HOME Program on Saturday, October 16 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 23 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: September 15, Rolling admissions)

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

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


*(D) Lafayette College (2020, V) (not yet fall 2021, July 1)

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) (Fall 2021 Not Yet July 6)

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 (2021, V)

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

Virtual Program: WISE: Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering: October 8-10, 2021

Application Deadlines:The application for the 2021 program is now available. Completed applications are due by Friday, August 6, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. We will notify all applicants in mid-September.


*(D) Miami University (Ohio) (2021, In person) (Application not yet, June 9)

Oxford, OH

Small Midwest college; 2.9+ GPA; medium test scores

Program: Bridges at Miami University

Program Dates:

Bridges Program Dates and Pick-Up Locations
Session I:
October 17-18
Session II:
October 24-25
Session III:
November 7-8
Session IV:
November 14-15







Out of State (via Cincinnati and Dayton airports and Cincinnati bus stations)

Application Deadline: Coming soon.


*(D) Middlebury College (2021, In person)

disco_middMiddlebury, Vermont

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

Virtual Program: Discover Middlebury, October 7th-10th, 2021

Application Deadline:  September 10th, 2021.



*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory (2021, In person) (Registration opens in August)

Oberlin, Ohio

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

Program: Multicultural Visit Program:

  • Fall 2021 program dates are October 28 – 30 and November 4 – 6. Registration will open in August.


*(D) Occidental College (2020, V) (Fall 2021, not yet, July 6)

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) (Fall 2021 Not yet, July 6)

Athens, Ohio

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



Deadline: Rolling

*(D) Pitzer College (2021, In Person for now)

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, The Fall 2021 Diversity Program will be hosted Sunday, October 10 through Tuesday, October 12, 2021.pitzer

Deadline: Opens Friday, May 14th, 2021 and is due Monday, August 30, 2021.

Application: https://www.pitzer.edu/admission/diversity-at-pitzer/

Diversity at Pitzer

If you have any questions, please contact the Diversity Program Staff at AdmDiversity@pitzer.edu
* (D) Pomona College (2021, V)

Claremont, CA pomona

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

Program: Perspectives on Pomona (POP!) Fall POP 2021 will be held virtually and will take place over two half-day programs on Saturday, September 25, and Saturday, October 2, 2021.

Application deadline for both programs: Fall POP are due Monday, August 1, 2021


*(D) Reed College (2020) (Fall 2021 will be release in the fall, June 9)

Portland, Oregon


Program: Senior Scholars



More information: https://www.reed.edu/apply/visit/multicultural-programs.html


*(D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (2020, V) (need fall 2021 info July 6)

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.

Info: https://admissions.rpi.edu/STAR

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) (no fall 2021 data yet, July 6)

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 (2021, V)

Northampton, Massachusetts

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

smithProgram: Women of Distinction: October 16-17, 2021

Application: Application with the additional information noted below must be submitted to the Office of Admission by Friday, June 18.


*St. Olaf College (2021 not yet, June 9)

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: 

Application Due:

Explore St. Olaf: Fall Fly-In Program

*(D) Swarthmore College (2021, Live or Virtual) 

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

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

Discover Swarthmore Program: 

External Nominations are due by June 15, 2021. https://apply.swarthmore.edu/register/2021-discover-swarthmore-nom

Students can apply themselves by July 7, 2021 and high school transcript by July 14, 2021. Application https://apply.swarthmore.edu/register/?id=947249d5-37a9-4e6d-847a-f120c5468396

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



*(D) Trinity College (2021) (Info not yet release, July 6)

Hartford, Connecticut

Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: Bantam Bound:

Application deadline: 

Bantam Bound

*(D) Tufts University (2021, V)

Medford, Massachusetts

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



Application: Wednesday, September 1, 2021


For questions regarding the Voices program, please email voices@tufts.edu or call (617) 627-3170.

*(D) Tulane University (2021, V) (Fall 2021 Info coming fall 2021)  (July 6)

New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Programs: PreviewTU Virtual Fly-in ,

PreviewTU Multicultural Virtual Fly-In

Deadline: Rolling, 

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) (Fall 2021 Not yet, July 6)

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 (2021, V)

Denver, Colorado

Mid-sized, 3.3+ GPA, mid-SATs 


Our 2021 virtual Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute Tuesday, July 20, 2021 until Thursday, July 22, 2021

Registration: Join waitlist


*(D) University of Pennsylvania (2020, V) (Fall 2021 will go live in August with two week turnaround)

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) (Fall 2021 Not Available, July 6)


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) (Fall 2021 Not Yet, July 6)

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) (Fall 2021 Not yet, July 6)

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 (2021,Live or Virtual, DBT)

Charlottesville, Virginia

Large public university, 3.8+ GPA, high test scores

Hoos First Look PROGRAM DATES:  Friday, November 5- Sunday, November 7, 2021

It has not yet been decided whether or not the 2021 program will be in person or virtual

REQUIREMENTS:  Must be a high-achieving, low-income and/or first-generation Junior in High School for the 2021-2022 academic year






*(D) Vassar College (2020, V, Fall 2021 Not Yet, July 6)

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 (2021, V)

Lexington, Virginia

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

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

  • Saturday, August 28 from 11am-3pm ET. DIVE welcomes high school juniors (Class of 2023) and seniors (Class of 2022) to attend.

Deadline: Registration opens in July,

Request More info: https://access.wlu.edu/register/?id=7154a8ef-ce64-4410-8b50-5b32a8766f88

Website: https://www.wlu.edu/admissions/visit/dive/

*(D) Washington University in St. Louis (2020, 2021, Date TBD, July 6)

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, Not Yet 2021, July 6)

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, Fall 2021 not yet July 6)

 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, 2021 Not yet July 6)

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 (Fall 2021, In Person)

Spokane, Washington

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

Program: Multicultural Visit Program: Nov. 6, 2021

Application:Registration is free and includes lunch the day of the MVP program for students and their guests. Registration for MVP in November 2021 will open late September 2021.


*(D) Williams College (2021, Live and Virtual Options)

Williamstown, Massachusetts

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

Program:  Windows on Williams (WOW)

We are excited to offer two all-expenses-paid fly-in programs

Live: September 23 to 25 and October 14 to 16

Virtual: October 7 to 9.

Application Deadlines: There are two application deadlines. Regardless of when students apply, they’ll have the opportunity to select which WOW program they want to attend. Students admitted to WOW will be required to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination to attend the in-person programs.

To apply: https://myadmission.williams.edu/register/WOW2021

Deadline 1: Apply by July 10 and hear your decision by July 31.

Deadline 2: Apply by August 10 and hear your decision by August 31.

Please email WOW?@williams?.edu with any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to Williams this fall either virtually or on campus!