Fall 2022 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 and Fall 2021 programs. Fall 2022 will most likely be back to the new normal –with live, hybrid, and virtual options. 

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/orange means we have updated info for Fall 2021, while yellow means Fall 2022. V means the program will be virtual. H means hybrid. L means the program will in person.

*(D) Amherst College (2021, V) 

Amherst, Massachusetts

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

Program: Access to Amherst (A2A)

DATES:  Monday, October 4 – Thursday, October 7 (6-8pm EDT)

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 (2021, 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, September 26, 2021, 3:00-6:00pm EDT.
Please plan to attend both sessions.

Application Deadline: Rolling


*(D) Barnard College (2021, V)

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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 2021: A virtual experience from October 8-10, 2021. 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, V)bates

Lewiston, Maine

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

Program: Virtual Prologue to Bates

Prologue to Bates I: September 22-23
Prologue to Bates II: October 20-21

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)

Waltham, Massachusetts


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

Program: SEED- This year, SEED will be offered as a virtual program on October 22-23

 Application deadline: October 10, 2021


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

*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2021, 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 for the 2021-2022 Road Scholars Program are now available!

The Road Scholar Programs are designed to support high school seniors who come from historically underrepresented backgrounds, including African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, and First-Generation students. Please join us to learn more about Bryn Mawr through attendance at one of the following special-interest sessions:

  • Oct. 27th – Social Justice: The Bryn Mawr community is committed to advocacy work on our campus and beyond. Join us as leaders share how social justice work has been integral in their Bryn Mawr experience.
  • Nov. 4th – Black @ Bryn Mawr: Black @ Bryn Mawr highlights the past and present experiences of African American students.
  • Nov. 12th – Mix and Mingle: Come mingle with some of the leaders of our Alliance of Multicultural Organizations and department major representatives.

All sessions take place from 7-8 p.m, eastern time.

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

*(D) Bucknell College (2021, V)

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, Nov. 7–10, 2021 (Virtual)

Application Deadline: The application deadline is Oct. 11, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by Oct. 18, 2021.


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

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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 (2021, V)

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 and Turn Tartan Experience events will take place from October 10 – 27, 2021.

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

Register: https://admission.cmu.edu/portal/tte-fall-events

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

(*) Case Western Reserve University (2021,V)

Cleveland, OH

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

Program: Getting to Know Us: Diversity and Inclusion Resources)

Dates: Sunday October 17, 7-8:30 p.m. (EST)

Saturday, November 6 3:00-4:30 p.m. (EST)

Register: https://go.case.edu/portal/diversity

Website: https://case.edu/admission/fall-diversity-inclusion-program

*(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 (2021, 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, 

Date: Oct. 16, 20211 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET


(*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)

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 (2021, V)

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

Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores

Travel: The Virtual Fall Fly-In will be held online in 2021 [Due to complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unfortunately unable to host our Virtual Fall Fly-In this fall.]

Program dates: October 29-30, 2021

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

Application deadline: August 23, 2021

Application decision: September 13, 2021

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 (2021, V)

Worcester, MA

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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, 2021.

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 (2021,V)ce2

New York, NY

Ivy League, top scores, top grades

Program: Columbia Engineering Experience:

  • This year, CE2 will be held virtually on Saturday, October 9, and Sunday, October 10, 2021. Highlights of CE2 will include

2020 Deadline:  September 9, 2021


 *(D) Connecticut College (2021, 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:  Virtual Explore is Nov. 10, 2021

Deadline: https://admission.conncoll.edu/register/vexplore2021?_ga=2.181347503.908258948.1634595603-1368194511.1634595603

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 (2021, V)dickinson

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Discover Diversity at Dickinson, November 6-7

Application Deadline: October 22, 2021.


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 (2021, V)

Lancaster, PA

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

Program: The Collegiate Leadership Summit Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Monday, September 27th, 2021

The nomination deadline for both sessions is Monday, September 6th. The application deadline for both sessions is Saturday, September 10th.

Students will be notified by Monday, September 20.


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 (2021, V)

Washington, DC

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

Program: Your GW 2021. In a continued effort to support the health and wellbeing of our students, staff, and program participants, Your GW 2021 will be held virtually. Building off last year’s success, Your GW will again operate as an online mentorship program offered to high school seniors that will run from October through November. Students who are interested in participating will need to submit an application (the application is open August 13 through September 19).

(*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 (2021, V)

Claremont, CA

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

harveymuddVirtual Program: 2021 Dates: October 30 and November 13. Each date constitutes a separate program.

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 17th 2021 at 5:00 PM PDT

Application: https://connect.hmc.edu/register/virtualFAST

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


(*D) Haverford College (2021, V)

Haverford, PA (Suburban Philadelphia

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

Virtual Dates: October 3-5, 2021

Have-A-Look will be held virtually this fall. Even in a virtual space, we know that sustained engagement with one another will help build community and give you the richest sense of what it would be like to be a member of the Haverford community.

Additionally, you will have the option to be considered for an in-person campus overnight visit that would take place several weeks after the virtual Have-A-Look program. Participating students will travel to Haverford on Sunday, October 24, and depart on Tuesday, October 26.


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 (2021, IP)

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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

Program: Diversity Achievers Program: October 24, 2021 to Monday, October 25, 2021.

Application due:  11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 24, 2021.


*(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) 

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 (2021, V)

Los Angeles, CA

Small, liberal arts

3.3+ GPA, mid range test scores

Virtual Program: Tiger Access Program, Interested students may choose to participate on either Sunday, September 26, 2021, or Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PDT.


*(D) Ohio University (2021, V)

Athens, Ohio

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

Program: Ohio Discovery Days

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021


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: 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 (2021)reed

Portland, Oregon

Small liberal arts college; no test scores required to apply

Program: Senior Scholars

Program Description: Senior Scholars is an in-depth virtual introduction to our community designed to answer the unique questions posed by underrepresented students and students of color. High-achieving high school seniors will learn about life at Reed and create lasting connections with current students and faculty.

Program Dates: Accepted students will be invited to one of the following Senior Scholars sessions:

  • Friday, November 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. PT

  • Tuesday, November 23, from 4 to 7 p.m. PT

  • Wednesday, December 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. PT

  • Thursday, December 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. PT

Application Deadline: Apply to Reed and submit a short form indicating your interest in Senior Scholars by November 15, 2021.Learn More and Apply: https://www.reed.edu/apply/rome.html

*(D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (2021, V)

Troy, NY

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

Program: Science, Technology, & Arts @ Rensselaer Program (STAR)

Date: Virtually on Sunday, November 7, 2021

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) 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 (2022)

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:

Thank you for your interest in our Fly-In Program! Attracting and enrolling students from a broad range of backgrounds and life experiences is central to the mission of St. Olaf College.

Who qualifies for the program?  We are looking for high-achieving rising seniors who haven’t visited St. Olaf and identify as students of color, receive free/reduced lunch, or will be first-generation college students.*

*At St. Olaf, a student is defined as first-generation if neither parent graduated from a four-year postsecondary educational institution.

What will you do during your campus visit? Here are a few highlights (subject to change):

  • Learn about our fantastic need-based financial aid program and the ins and outs of the application process
  • Interact with faculty and meet current St. Olaf students involved with student organizations
  • Experience our vibrant residential community
  • Explore Northfield (our college town)
  • Taste a delicious St. Olaf cookie (yeah, our food is really good as well!)

More information to come in December. If you have any questions about the program, please email Dr. Reginald Miles at miles3@stolaf.edu.  We’d love to meet you soon!

Application Due:

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)

Hartford, Connecticut

Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

Program: Bantam Bound: Saturday, October 23 and Sunday, October 24

Application deadline: Our application is live! The application deadline has been extended to Friday, September 17.

Bantam Bound 2021

*(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, IP and V)

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, 

  • Our in-person event will take place on Saturday, October 2nd in conjunction with a Campus Preview Day.
  • Our virtual event will take place on the evening of Friday, October 22nd and the morning of Saturday, October 23rd.


*(D) Union College (2021, 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 (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 (2022)

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, 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 xxx 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:


*(D) University of Rochester (2022, Spring TBD)

Rochester, NY

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

Program: Multicultural Visitation Program, 

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

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

*(D) University of Vermont (2021, V)

Burlington, Vermont

Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores

uvmProgram: October 24th – 26th and November 7th – 9th, 2021

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

Deadline: Apply for Discovering UVM

  • October 24th-26th (application deadline September 20th)
  • November 7th-9th (application deadline October 4th)

*(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 (2021, V)

Poughkeepsie, NY

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

Virtual Vassar View Program: Virtual Vassar View, September 30

Application Deadline: The application to the Vassar View Program is now live. Students will be notified of the status of their application, no later than October 18. The deadline to apply is October 1 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Note: The deadline has been extended to October 8. Students are encouraged to apply early as space is limited. If you have any questions regarding the program, please email vassarview@vassar.edu.


*(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

WashU Preview is an invitation-based program. There is no application. Students who would like to learn more about opportunities at WashU, like WashU Preview, should fill out a Getting to Know You form. Filling out this form will allow you to tell us more about yourself and will ensure that you are considered for special opportunities that enable you to learn more about WashU’s diverse, supportive, and dynamic community. We encourage students to fill out this form by September 1, 2021, or as soon as they have their junior year grades available. Students who are invited to WashU Preview will hear from us by mid-September. All invitations have been sent for Washu Preview 2021.

Deadline: September 1, 2021

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 (2021, V)

 Wellesley, MA

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

Program: AMPLIFY: Wellesley’s Leadership Series, Wellesley’s Leadership Series, October 3, 2021


Screen Shot 2016-07-20 at 9.54.29 PM*(D) Whitman College (2021, V)

Walla Walla, Washington

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

Program: Fall Visit Scholarship Program:  November 4 and 6.


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!