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 is back–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.
Hot pink means Fall 2022. Green/orange means it’s still Fall 2021 info, while hot V means the program will be virtual. H means hybrid. IP means the program will in person.
Small private university; part of consortium, 3.7+ GPA ; mid to high test scores
Program: Fall 2022 Access to Amherst Program (A2A)
DATES: Saturday, October 1 – Monday, October 3
Deadline: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Program Info: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/a2a
Program FAQs: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/a2a/a2a-faq
“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.” —Biddy Martin, Amherst College President (2011-2022)
Q: In what ways would your background, experiences, and values “contribute in some way to making Amherst even better”?
[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 (2022, IP)
Babson Park, Massachusetts (suburban Boston)
Program: Access Babson: A Virtual Introductory Experience for High School Seniors
Dates: Sunday, October 16, 2022—Monday, October 17, 2022
Please plan to attend both sessions.
Application Deadline: Rolling
*(D) Barnard College (2021, V) (Fall 2022 Not Yet, August 9)
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
Small rural campus; liberal arts, 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.
Program: Virtual Prologue to Bates
Virtual Session I: September 20-21
On-Campus Session II: October 9-11
All application materials are due by Monday, September 5. Applicants will be notified of decisions by mid-September.
Rural college, private, liberal arts. 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.
Program: Explore Bowdoin
- Thurs–Sat, September 15-17, 2022
- Thurs–Sat, October 13-15, 2022
Application Deadline: The priority deadline to apply is August 17.
Learn more at an information session.
*(D) Brandeis University (2022, IP)
Medium private college, 25 minutes from Boston. 3.4+ GPA and higher. Mid test scores
Program: SEED- October 20-22, 2022
Application deadline: September 12, 2022
Admissions office: https://www.brandeis.edu/admissions/visit/index.html
*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2021, V) (2022 Not Yet Available as of August 9)
They do have a Road Scholar Program- see below
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.
*(D) Bucknell College (2022, IP and V)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: Journey to Bucknell
|Program Dates||Event||Location||Application Deadline|
|Oct. 2–3||Virtual Journey to Bucknell program||Virtual||Sept. 19|
|Oct. 15||Open House and regional bus-in program||
|Nov. 11–12||Open House and regional overnight program||
*(D) Carleton College (2022, IP)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: 2022 Taste of Carleton:
Dates: October 2-4, 2022
- July 18: Applications due
- August 15: Applicants notified
- Why would you like to participate in the Taste of Carleton program? (250 words max)
- Tell us a bit more about yourself! You can write about anything! (250 words max)
- Is there anything else you’d like us to know? (250 words max)
(*) Case Western Reserve University (2022,IP)
Mid-size private university, 3.3+ GPA. Middle test scores
Program: Diversity Overnight
Dates: November 13-14
Deadline: October 3
*(D) Claremont-McKenna College (2022, IP and V)
Small college, part of consortium, 3.6+ GPA, mid to high test scores
In Person Program: Sunday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 11
Application Opens: June 1
Contact Preview Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909.621.8088.
*(D) Colgate University (2022, V and IP)
Small liberal arts college. Upper state New York. 3.2+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Online and On Campus
Program: Colgate in Focus: A Diversity Open House,
Summer Webinar Series
Select dates; July 2022
Registration links below
Oct. 2–3 and Oct. 23–24, 2022
Deadline: August 12, 2022
Application link: https://connect.colgate.edu/apply/?sr=4a2dc8cd-a719-4ba9-8f74-74fcb71639bc
*College of the Atlantic (2022, IP)
Bar Harbor, Maine
Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores
Program dates: October 13-16, 2022
Eligibility: For high school seniors attending school in the U.S.
Application deadline: July 15, 2022
Application decision: July 25, 2022
- Responses to two short essay questions (part of online application form)*
- The Fall Fly-In is designed for students who are seriously considering attending College of the Atlantic. Please briefly describe why you think COA could be a good fit for you. (Recommended length: 250-500 words)
COA students have a wide range of passions, perspectives, and backgrounds, but they typically share a spirit of intellectual curiosity, self-motivation, and sincere desire to make a positive difference in the world. Tell us about a recent experience that inspired or intellectually challenged you, or one that motivated you to take action. You may want to reflect on what sparked your curiosity, how your perspective shifted, or what questions this experience raised for you. (Recommended length: 300-650 words)
*(D) Colorado College (2022, IP)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Small private college; one class at a time. 3.0+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: Program Date(s): Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend
Program Date: October 8-10, 2022
Application due: Rolling, decision start coming out in July
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 8 and October 9, 2022
2022 Deadline: September 9, 2022
*(D) Connecticut College (2022, IP)
New London, Connecticut
Program: Explore Weekend: Nov. 6-8, 2022
Undocumented students may apply.
*(D) Dartmouth (2022, IP)
Rural IVY League. 3.7+ GPA. High test scores.
Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program, July 18-20, 2022, Application closed
Dartmouth Bound: Indigenous Community, Indigenous Fly-In, October 9-12, 2022
Applications due Monday, July 22, 2022
*(D) Davidson College (2022, IP)
Program: Access Davidson
Dates: October 16-18, 2022
Priority deadline: Monday, August 21
Final deadline: Monday, September 21
Essay: Please respond to the following in no more than 300 words: “Being as specific as possible, what interests you most about Davidson College?”*
*(D) Denison College (2022, IP)
Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.3+ grades.
Program: Dialogue With Denison
Program Dates: November 6-7, 2022
Application Deadline: September 15, 2022
Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.0+ grades.
Program: Discover Diversity at Dickinson, November 3-5
Application Deadline: The application and transcript are due by Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Limited travel assistance available.
*(D) Emory University (2022, V)
Virtual Program(s): Emory’s Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE)
Any high school senior interested in learning more about Emory University and the college application process can participate. However, sessions will focus on tailored programming designed to support first-generation and underrepresented students as they navigate the process. Topics include selective admission, holistic review, Questbridge, financial aid, and scholarships.
If you are interested in participating, fill out the Participation Form.
Participation in CORE, or lack there-of, has no impact on your admission decision or scholarship opportunities at Emory University. Emory University does not track demonstrated interest or factor it into an applicant’s decision. We belive this helps us to admit students based on who they really are.
If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
(*D) Grinnell College (2022, V)
Program: Grinnell Diversity Preview Program (Virtual)
Saturday, Oct. 1 @ 2 p.m. CT
*(D) Hamilton College (2022, IP and V)
Clinton, New York
Small liberal arts, upper state NY, 3.2+ GPA; middle test scores
Program 1: Promise Program: Sunday, October 2 – Monday, October 3
Application Deadline: Friday, August 26, 2022 at 11:59 PM (EDT).
Program 2: Home at Hamilton, For those who cannot make it to campus, we are also providing a one-day virtual Home at Hamilton experience on: Sunday, October 23, 2022.
*(D) Harvey Mudd College (2022, IP)
Small science and engineering, 3.5+ GPA, high test scores
September 18th – 20th, 2022 (National program) and October 27th -28th, 2022 (Local program)
Application Deadline: August 15, 2022 at 9:00am PT
(*D) Haverford College (2022, L)
Haverford, PA (Suburban Philadelphia
Small liberal arts, 3.6+ GPA, middle to high test scores
Program: Have a Look
Dates: October 30-November 1, 2022
Deadline: Monday, August 29, 2022
*(D) Lafayette College (2022, V)
Rural small to medium campus, near Philadelphia, 3.0+ GPA,
Program: Lafayette College’s 9th Annual Our Beloved Community Symposium. Monday, November 7, 2022 at 7:00 PM until 8:30 PMEastern Standard Time
*(D) Lehigh University (2022, IP)
Small to medium campus, suburban, near Philadelphia, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Diversity Achievers Program: Sunday, October 23, 2022 to Monday, October 24, 2022.
Application due: 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 16, 2022.
*(D) Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (2022, IP)
Program: WISE: Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering: September 25-27, 2022
Application Deadlines: Completed applications are due by Friday, August 5, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. Applicants can start applying now.
Short Answer Questions
We want to learn a bit more about you, and why you are interested in WISE. Be yourself, there is no right or wrong answer!
- Why are you interested in attending WISE? (250 words or fewer)
- Which MIT major or department is most interesting to you right now? (250 words or fewer)
- Based on your previous answer, why does it interest you most? How does it contribute to your interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)? (250 words or fewer)
- Optional: If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why? (100 words or fewer)
- Optional: What is your favorite song that is out right now and why? (100 words or fewer)
Small Midwest college; 2.9+ GPA; medium test scores
Program: Bridges at Miami University
Students should choose one session to attend (to be declared on the application). Round-trip transportation will be provided from select cities, and airports for the sessions below:
Session I: October 16-17 (Chillicothe, Columbus)
Session II: October 23-24 (Cincinnati, Dayton)
Session III: November 6-7 (Akron, Cleveland, Toledo)
Session IV: November 13-14 (Out-of-state via Cincinnati and Dayton airports and Cincinnati bus stations)
Application Deadline: Coming soon.
As part of your Bridges Program application, you will be asked to include a personal statement. Personal statements help us become acquainted with you in ways different from courses, grades, test scores, and other objective data. They demonstrate your ability to organize thoughts and express yourself. In 250-300 words each, please respond to both prompts below:
- Tell us how you define diversity, equity, and inclusion; what those words mean to you; and how you will contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive college community.
- Recently, college campuses have been central to events and causes such as Black Lives Matter, gender identity and expression, and women’s rights that have put diversity in the spotlight. How do you foresee these types of movements impacting the climate on college campuses?
*(D) Middlebury College (2022, IP or V)
Small liberal arts, rural. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Discover Middlebury
Discover Middlebury is our annual “fly-in” program for students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. We have not determined if the program will be in-person or virtual. If the program is virtual it will be October 6th-8th and if it is in-person it will be October 9th-11th. We will offer a window into student and academic life on campus by including opportunities to engage with other participants, current students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The deadline to apply is September 9th, 2022.
Application Deadline: September 9, 2022.
TRAVEL AID OFFERED BUT MUST APPLY FOR IT SEPARATE FROM EVENT.
*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory (2022, IP)
Small liberal arts and conservatory. 3.3+ GPA; medium to high test scores
Program: Multicultural Visit Program:
- We are excited to offer two all-expenses-paid fly-in programs to visit Oberlin’s campus this fall! In-person MVP will happen from October 27 — 29 and November 10 — 12.The program application will open in early August.
Program Dates For Students Interested in Application Deadline October 27 – 29 College of Arts & Sciences
Conservatory of Music
September 25 November 10 – 12 College of Arts & Sciences September 25
**NOTE: We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to determine whether or not our in-person MVP will take place — any change in details and dates will be available on our website and communicated to applicants at least 2-3 weeks prior to the program.**
*(D) Occidental College (2022, V)
Los Angeles, CA
Small, liberal arts
3.3+ GPA, mid range test scores
Virtual Program: Tiger Access Program, Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT.
Deadline to sign up: Tuesday, September 6, 2022.
*(D) Ohio University (2022, IP)
Large public university. 3.0+ GPA and higher, middle test scores
Program: Ohio Discovery Days
*(D) Pitzer College (2022, IP)
Small liberal arts, progressive. 3.2+ GPA; test optional for GPA higher than 3.6 and top 5% of class
Program: Diversity Program
Dates: September 9-11, 2022
Deadline: Monday, August 28, 2022.
At Pitzer, five core values distinguish our approach to education: social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement and environmental sustainability. As agents of change, our students utilize these values to create solutions to our world’s challenges. Please answer only ONE of the following prompts in 650 words or less.
- Describe what you are looking for from your college experience and why Pitzer would be a good fit for you.
- Pitzer is known for our students’ intellectual and creative activism. If you could work on a cause that is meaningful to you through a project, artistic, academic, or otherwise, what would you do?
- Reflecting on your involvement throughout high school or within the community, how have you engaged with one or more of Pitzer’s core values?
Small elite liberal arts college, 3.8+ GPA, SAT 2100, ACT 31
Program: Perspectives on Pomona (POP!) Fall POP 2022
Dates: October 2-4, 2022
Application deadline: Monday, August 15, 2022
*(D) Reed College (2022, IP and V components)
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.
Application Deadline: To be considered for the full program, a student must apply Early Action or Early Decision to Reed and submit a Senior Scholars interest form by October 15.
*(D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (2022, V)
Program: Science, Technology, & Arts @ Rensselaer Program (STAR)
Date: Virtually Sunday, November 6, 2022 beginning at 4 p.m. EDT.
Program is for under-represented students and minorities. Picks up from NYC. Limited other travel assistance available.
*(D) Smith College (2022, V)
Small, all women’s, 3.3+ GPA, test optional
Application: Application with the additional information noted below must be submitted to the Office of Admission by Friday, June 24.
Essay: Please write an essay on one of the following topics. Do not substitute another topic and please limit your essay to approximately 250 words. Be sure to include your full name on any and all attachments.
Essay Prompt: Intersectionality, a term coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, is a term used to describe the complex ways in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (racism, sexism, classism, etc) combine or overlap. How has your own intersectional lens impacted your worldview?
*(D) Swarthmore College (2022, IP)
Small, suburban, near Philadelphia. Intensive. 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Discover Swarthmore Program: Thursday, September 29 – Saturday, October 1, 2022 or Thursday, October 27 – Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Counselor nominations for the Fall 2022 programs are now being accepted. High school counselors, community-based organization advisors, mentors, teachers, and other educators are welcome to nominate current high school juniors.
Students do not have to be nominated in order to apply. Nominations for the Fall 2022 programs close Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
Application Deadlines: Student applications for the Fall 2022 programs are now being accepted. To be considered for this fall’s programs, rising high school seniors must submit a Discover Swarthmore application by July 7th and high school transcript by July 14th.
*(D) Trinity College (2022, IP and V)
Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Bantam Bound: In-Person Program: Sunday, November 6 and Monday, November 7
Virtual Program: Saturday, December 3
Application deadline: IP: Monday, September 26 and Virtual: Monday, October 17
*(D) Tufts University (2022, V and IP)
A virtual Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience: October 8 – October 9
An in-person Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience: October 22 – October 23
Application: Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience is Monday, July 18, 2022 at 7:00pm ET.
The application also includes two short answer questions:
In 200 words or less, why are you interested in Tufts University?
In 200 words or less, please tell us: how have the environments or experiences of your upbringing – your family, home, neighborhood, or community – shaped the person you are today?
For questions regarding the Voices program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 627-3170.
*(D) Tulane University (2022, IP)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mid-sized, city campus, 3.2+ GPA, mid test scores
Programs: PreviewTU Multicultural Fly-in
Dates: October 15-17, 2022
Deadline: Registration for the 2022 program opens July 18, 2022 and closes on September 15th, 2022.
*(D) Union College (2022, IP, No fly-ins)
Small private college, 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores
Getting to Know You: Monday, October 10, 2022
Our 2022 GTKU event will be offered in conjunction with a campus Open House on Monday, October 10.
- Completed GTKU applications are due by Wednesday, September 21, 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
- Decisions will be emailed to all applicants by September 30.
*(D) University of Denver (2022, IP)
Mid-sized, 3.3+ GPA, mid-SATs
The 2022 Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute will take place at the University of Denver on the following dates:Latinx Pioneer Prep (LPP): July 19 – 21
Black/African American Pioneer Prep (BPP): August 2 – 4
There is an opportunity to attend an additional two days of programming hosted by the Daniels College of Business for students interested in learning about the cultures and careers in business on July 21-22 for LPP and August 4-5 for BPP participants.
Apply today! May 31 is the application deadline.
Registration: Join waitlist
*(D) University of Pennsylvania (2022, Virtual Series)
Mid-sized Ivy League college, 3.7+ GPA, high test scores
Program 1: Penn Early Exploration Program (PEEP)
This program will include weekly 2-hour live virtual sessions with admissions staff, faculty, and current students across six weeks from August 24th to September 28th, 2022. All live program sessions will be held from 7pm-9pm ET on Wednesdays, and asynchronous programming will be hosted on the PEEP 2022 online community.
Program 2: Penn In Focus (PIF): This program will be held in-person on Penn’s campus in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, September 17th, 2022 from 9am-4pm ET.
Due to limited on-campus capacity, PIF is only open to students whose home address falls within a 150-mile radius of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.
We offer a limited number of travel scholarships for students who are unable to afford a trip to our campus.
Application deadline: Monday, July 25th at 11:59 PM ET
*(D) University of Rochester (2022, IP)
Medium college, medium city, upper state NY, 3.3+ test scores, medium test scores
Dates: November, 11, 2022
Deadline: Acceptance to MVP is selective as space is limited. The deadline to apply was Monday, October 10 at 5 p.m. ET. We will inform accepted students by mid-October of our decision and instructions for booking travel. If you have any questions about the program, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. We are eager to meet you!
Process: All sessions will be recorded and made available for later viewing.
*(D) University of Vermont (2022, IP)
Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Sunday, October 23 to Tuesday, October 25 (application is due 9/19/22)
Sunday, November 6 to Tuesday, November 8 (application is due 9/26/22)
*(D) University of Virginia (2022, IP)
Large public university, 3.8+ GPA, high test scores
Hoosiers First Look PROGRAM DATES: Friday, November 4- Sunday, November 6, 2022
PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 24, 2022, 11:59PM EST
Priority Notification of Decision: July 2022
REGULAR APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 2, 2021, 11:59PM EST
Regular Notification of Decision: Early October 2022
*(D) Washington & Lee University (2022, IP and V)
Small, rural college, 3.2+ GPA, mid-test scores
There will be two on-campus DIVE events this fall, with synchronous virtual sessions available for those unable to attend in-person:
Sunday – Tuesday, September 25 – 27, 2022
Application Deadline: August 19
Sunday – Tuesday, October 9 – 11, 2022
Application Deadline: September 6
Before applying, students are encouraged to attend an information session. Parents, school/college counselors, and CBO partners are welcome to attend, as well.
*(D) Washington University in St. Louis (2022, IP)
St. Louis, Missouri
Mid-sized, competitive admissions campus, 3.7+ GPA, mid to high test scores
Program: WashU Preview
WashU Preview is an invitation-based program. To be considered, students should fill out a Getting to Know You form, which will be available beginning Monday, May 2, until Thursday September 1, 2022.
Deadline: September 1, 2022
Getting to Know You Form: https://pathway.wustl.edu/register/getting-to-know-you
*(D) Wellesley College (2022, V)
AMPLIFY: Wellesley’s Leadership Series
October 16, 2022
VOICE: Wellesley’s virtual college access program
October 1-2, 2022 (participants will get free trips to campus in spring 2023 if admitted)
*(D) Whitman College (2021, V) (Fall 2022 Not Yet Available as of September 4)
Walla Walla, Washington
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 2022, IP)
Small liberal arts college, 3.2 GPA+, mid-level test scores
Program: Mentorship Visit Program (MVP); February 24-25, 2023
Application: Registration using the “Register Now” button above. Students will be notified whether they have been selected for the program as applications are received. Students seeking a campus-visit travel grant to attend MVP are encouraged to submit the campus-visit travel grant application within the same time frame.
*(D) Williams College (2022, IP)
Program: Windows on Williams (WOW)
We are excited to offer two all-expenses-paid fly-in programs
Dates: Thursday, September 22 – Saturday, September 24 and Thursday, October 20 – Saturday, October 22.
Application Deadlines: Rolling
You can access the WOW application here. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, but please apply by one of the following deadlines:
Deadline 1: July 1 (decision by July 31)
Deadline 2: August 1 (decision by August 31)
*Please submit an essay or paper written for an English or social science class during the 2021-2022 school year. If you have the essay prompt, please include it at the top of your submission. Papers should be at least 500 words.
The topic does not matter—this is an opportunity for you to showcase your academic writing.
If you do not have a paper that meets these requirements, please respond to this prompt with a 500-word essay: Describe your neighborhood and how it impacts who you are.