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.
Small private university; part of consortium, 3.7+ GPA ; mid to high test scores
Program: Access to Amherst (A2A)
No 2020 Fall Dates Yet. May adapt to an online platform
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
*(D) Babson College (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Babson Park, Massachusetts (suburban Boston)
Program: Multicultural Overnight Experience
Dates: Sunday, October 27-28, 2019
Application Deadline: July 15, 2019
*(D) Barnard College (2019) (Checked May 2020)
New York, New York
Small private all women’s college. Big city. Connected to Columbia. 3.7+GPA; mid to high test scores
Saturday, October 12 – Sunday, October 13, 2019 (BARNARD BOUND – for students admitted to the Barnard Bound program)
Monday, October 14, 2019 (OPEN HOUSE – All Barnard Bound participants will be automatically registered for our Open House.
The 2019 Barnard Bound application will open on Friday, May 10th.
Application Deadline (including all supporting materials):
Monday, June 17th at 5PM
For more info, visit- https://admissions.barnard.edu/barnard-bound
Small rural campus; liberal arts, 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.
Program: The Fall 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
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
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 May 2020)
Medium private college, 25 minutes from Boston. 3.4+ GPA and higher. Mid test scores
Program: SEED-Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity, October 24-26, 2019
Application deadline: Applicants to the SEED program will be notified on a rolling basis, but no later than September 24.
Admissions office: https://www.brandeis.edu/admissions/visit/index.html
*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2020)-Travel Scholars Cancelled, Road Scholar Not Yet*
They do have a Road Scholar Program- see below
Small, all women’s college
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) ( 2020 TBD)
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)
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) (Checked May 2020)
Medium college, great sciences & arts, medium city, 3.3+ GPA, mid to high test scores (3.3 GPA and combined 1800 on SAT or 27 on ACT to qualify for travel aid)
November 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 May 2020)
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 (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Small college, part of consortium, 3.6+ GPA, mid to high test scores
Program: CMC PREVIEW Fly-In: Saturday, October 12 and depart campus on Tuesday, October 15.
Application Deadline: August 15, 2019
*(D) Colgate University (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Small liberal arts college. Upper state New York. 3.2+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: Colgate in Focus: A Diversity Open House, October 6–8, 2019
Deadline: The priority application deadline is June 3. Applications are accepted through September 5, 2019, and decisions are provided on a rolling basis beginning in late July.
(*D) College of Charleston (2019) (Checked May 2020)
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 (2019) (Checked May 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
- November 16-18
- February 1-3
- February 22-24
- March 21-23
- April 4-6
NOTE: You must be in the process of applying for admission or accepted to CSB/SJU in order to register for one of our Fly-in Weekends. If you apply using the Common Application, please refer to the message you received from us regarding setting up your portal username and password. If you apply using the CSB/SJU application, you will create a username and password. You will need the username and password to complete the Fly-In Weekend registration form.
Travel Assistance Program
*College of the Atlantic (2020)
Bar Harbor, Maine
Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores
Program: Fall Fly-In: Program dates: Cancelled for 2020
*(D) College of the Holy Cross (2020*)
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
Small 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
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) (Checked May 2020)
New London, Connecticut
Program: Explore Weekend- November 14-16, 2019
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Undocumented students may apply.
*(D) Dartmouth (2020) (No info on Indigenous Community)
Rural IVY League. 3.7+ GPA. High test scores.
Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program, July 20-22, 2020, Application closed
Dartmouth Bound: Indigenous Community. Oct.13-16, 2019. Applications due July 1, 2019
*(D) Davidson College (2019) (Checked May 2020)
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 (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.3+ grades.
Program: Dialogue With Denision https://denison.edu/campus/admission/dialogue-with-denison
Fall Visits: Prospective Student Visit Programs: November 2-4, 2019
Pay $500 towards airfare to attend fall visit program
Deadline: Not Yet Available
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 (2019) (Will Post 2020 Info In Summer 2020)
Program: Emory’s Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE) Fall Visit Program, October 10-12, 2019.
Application Deadline: Friday, August 16th at 5:00pm ET
*(D) Franklin and Marshall College (2019) (Checked May 2020)
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 Update 2020 info in June)
Mid-sized urban campus, 3.4+ GPA, test-optional
(*D) Grinnell College (2019) (Checked May 2020, Site Says Will Update Spring 2020)
Program: Diversity Travel Opportunity: Sunday and Monday, September 29 – 30
Deadline: Applicants must submit the following by Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.:
*(D) Hamilton College (2019) (Checked May 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
*(D) Harvey Mudd College (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Small science and engineering, 3.5+ GPA, high test scores
Application Deadline: August 12, 2019
(*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
*(D) Johns Hopkins University (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Program: H.O.M.E. (Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience), October 10-12, 2019
Application deadline: September 6, 2019
*(D) Kenyon College (2019) (Checked May 2020)
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)
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 May 2020)
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 May 2020)
Program: COMPASS. program: November 3rd – 5th, 2019
Application Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019
*(D) Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Program: WISE: Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering: September 15–17 and September 29–October 1
Application Deadlines: July 13
Small Midwest college; 2.9+ GPA; medium test scores
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 (2019) (Application Will Be Posted Summer 2020)
Small liberal arts, rural. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Discover Middlebury, October 6-8, 2019
Application Deadline: August 12, 2019
TRAVEL AID OFFERED BUT MUST APPLY FOR IT SEPARATE FROM EVENT.
*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory (2019) (Checked May 2020)
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 (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Los Angeles, CA
Small, liberal art
s, 3.3+ GPA, mid range test scores
Program: Multicultural Visit Program is now by invitation only. They had too many applicants, so you must contact them directly.
*(D) Ohio University (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Large public university. 3.0+ GPA and higher, middle test scores
Program: MVP: Monday, November 4, 2019
*(D) Pitzer College (2020)
Small liberal arts, progressive. 3.2+ GPA; test optional for GPA higher than 3.6 and top 5% of class
Deadline: August 31, 2020
* (D) Pomona College (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Small elite liberal arts college, 3.8+ GPA, SAT 2100, ACT 31
Program: Perspectives on Pomona (POP!) Dates: Dates: September 21-24 and October 5-8, 2019
Information Session: June 6.
Application deadline for both programs: Sunday, August 4, 2019.
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 May 2020)
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 May 2020)
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 May 2020)
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
*(D) Smith College (2020)
Small, all women’s, 3.3+ GPA, test optional
Application: Application is due Friday, July 19, 2020.
*St. Olaf College (2020) Application comes out summer 2020
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)
Small, suburban, near Philadelphia. Intensive. 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Thursday, September 19 to Saturday, September 21
Deadlines: Will Update Summer 2020
External Nominations are due by June 15, 2020.
Students can apply themselves by July 7, 2020.
Two-minute video about the program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juzTlO2bzhQ&feature=youtu.be
*(D) Trinity College (2019) (Checked May 2020)
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) (Will Put Up Application Summer 2020)
Program: Voices of Tufts:
OCTOBER 15-16, 2020
ARTS & SCIENCES EXPERIENCE
INCLUDING STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS AT TUFTS
OCTOBER 22-23, 2020
Application: Will open in August.
*(D) Tulane University (2019) (Checked May 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 May 2020)
Small private college, 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Getting to Know Union: October 13-14, 2019.
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)
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)
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 May 2020)
Small private college, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019
Deadline: To register, please call the Office of Admission at (800) 700-1662 or (804) 289-8640.
*(D) University of Rochester (2019) (Checked May 2020)
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 May 2020)
Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
- October 20–22, 2019 — Apply by September 23
- November 3–5, 2019 — Apply by October 7
*(D) University of Virginia (2020)
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 (2019)(Checked May 2020)
Small liberal arts college, 3.5+ GPA, mid to high test scores
Vassar View Program: October 13-15 2019
Application Deadline: The Vassar View application is available from June 3 until August 7, 2019.
*(D) Washington & Lee University (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Small, rural college, 3.2+ GPA, mid-test scores
Program: The DIVE Program: The Diversity and Inclusion Visit Experience:
DIVE I: September 22-24, 2019 (Application Deadline: August 8)
DIVE II: October 20-22, 2019 (Application Deadline: September 6)
*(D) Washington University in St. Louis (2019)
St. Louis, Missouri
Mid-sized, competitive admissions campus, 3.7+ GPA, mid to high test scores
Program: WashU Preview
- Monday, October 7 – Tuesday, October 8
- Thursday, November 7 – Friday, November 8
Deadline: August 17th
*(D) Wesleyan College (2019) (Will Hold It As of Now, Checked May 2020)
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
*(D) Wellesley College (2019) (Postponed for Now) (Checked May 2020)
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
*(D) Whitman College (2019) (Checked May 2020)
Walla Walla, Washington
arts college, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Fall Visit Scholarship Program
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 2020)
Small liberal arts college, 3.2 GPA+, mid-level test scores
Program: Multicultural Visit Program: March 12-14, 2020
Application: Feb. 25, 2020. Application opens in December, 2019
*(D) Williams College (2020)
Program: Windows on Williams (WOW)-
Discover: The Diversity Experience Overnight, Thursday, September 24 – Saturday, September 26 and Thursday, October 15 – Saturday, October 17
- Deadline 1: July 1 (decision by July 17)
- Deadline 2: August 15 (decision by September 1)
*(D) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) (2018) (Checked May 2020)
Mid-sized private technical 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores