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. Bright blue means updated for Fall 2023
*(D) Amherst College (2023, IP) Amherst, Massachusetts
Small private university; part of consortium, 3.7+ GPA ; mid to high test scores
Program: Fall 2023 Access to Amherst Program (A2A)
DATES: Saturday, September 30 – Monday, October 2
Deadline: Monday, August 14, 2023, 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Program Info: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/a2a
Program FAQs: https://www.amherst.edu/admission/diversity/a2a/a2a-faq
“We seek an Amherst made stronger because it includes those whose experiences can enhance our understanding of our nation and our world. We do so in the faith that our humanity is an identity forged from diversity, and that our different perspectives enrich our inquiry, deepen our knowledge, strengthen our community, and prepare students to engage with an ever-changing world.”
-Trustee Statement on Diversity and Community
Q: In what ways could your experiences enhance our understanding of our nation and our world?
*(D) Babson College (2023, IP)
Babson Park, Massachusetts (suburban Boston)
Program: Access Babson: A Virtual Introductory Experience for High School Seniors
Dates: Sunday, October 1 – Monday, October 2, 2023
Please plan to attend both sessions.
Application Deadline: Friday, August 4th, 2023.
Small rural campus; liberal arts, 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.
Program: Prologue to Bates
Dates: Sunday, October 8 – Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Application Deadline: Friday, August 11, 2023. 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
- Explore 1: September 7-9
- Explore 2: October 19-21
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply is August 9.
Sign up for an information session to learn more
Our 15-minute presentations are followed by a question and answer session with previous Explore Bowdoin students. Families and counselors are welcome to attend.
*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2023, IP)
They do have a Road Scholar Program- see below
Small, all women’s college
Program: Lantern Program
Dates: Saturday, September 30 – Monday, October 2, 2023
Application Deadline: July 15, 2023
*(D) Bucknell College (2023, IP)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: Journey to Bucknell, November 2-4, 2023
Application Deadline: Oct. 4, 2023: Deadline for Journey to Bucknell priority applications. Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis.
Live in or near the following areas:
- New York City
- Washington, D.C.
*(D) Carleton College (2023, IP)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: 2023 Taste of Carleton:
Dates: Program Dates: October 8-10
Application Deadlines: June 1 – July 21!
Application Link: https://www.admissions.carleton.edu/register/TOC23
- 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)
(*D) Caltech (2023, IP)
Los Angeles, CA
Small private university, test optional, 3.9 average GPA
Program: Caltech Up Close 2023 (for kids interested in STEM fields)
Program Dates: October 14-17
Application Deadline: August 6, 2023
Program: Women in Stem
Program Dates: August 2-4, 2023
Application Deadline: June 25, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.
Apply to Caltech’s Women in STEM program taking place August 2-4, 2023
(*) Case Western Reserve University (2023, IP)
Mid-size private university, 3.3+ GPA. Middle test scores
Program: Diversity Overnight
Dates: November 12-13
Deadline: October 3
*(D) Claremont-McKenna College (2023, IP)
Small college, part of consortium, 3.6+ GPA, mid to high test scores
In Person Program: Sunday, October 8th – Tuesday, October 10th.
Applications are due August 21,2023
Contact Preview Program at email@example.com or 909.621.8088.
*(D) Colgate University (2023, 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
RSVP at each link below. Recordings of the sessions will be uploaded and linked following the webinar.
Oct. 1-2, 2023
Deadline: August 1, 2023
* College of the Atlantic (2023, IP)
Bar Harbor, Maine
Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores
Program dates: September 28-October 1, 2023
Eligibility: For high school seniors attending school in the U.S.
Application deadline: July 15, 2023
Application decision: July 25, 2023
- 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 (2023, IP)
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
Program Date: October 7-9, 2023
Application deadline: September 1, 2023
Begin to release decisions: mid-August 2023 (on a rolling basis)
Application only fly-in program and travel grant* for high school seniors
*(D) Connecticut College (2023, IP)
New London, Connecticut
Program: Explore Weekend: Nov. 5-7, 2023
Deadline: September 15
Personal Statement: Please share with us your thoughts on diversity, how your experiences and background have impacted your views on this topic, and how you see your perspective on diversity shaping your future (500 words or less). *
Undocumented students may apply.
*(D) Dartmouth (2023, IP)
Rural IVY League. 3.7+ GPA. High test scores.
All material (application, transcript, and resume) must be submitted by Tuesday, May 23, 2023.
All material (application, transcript, resume, and letter of recommendation) must be submitted by Friday, July 21, 2023. This deadline may be during your summer break. Please have your transcript and counselor recommendation ready to submit before your school goes on holiday.
*(D) Davidson College (2023, IP)
Program: Access Davidson
Dates: September 10-12, 2023
Essay: Please respond to the following in no more than 300 words: “There are just under 4,000 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. Being as specific as possible, what interests you most about Davidson College?”*
*(D) Denison College (2023, IP)
Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.3+ grades.
Program: DIALOGUE WITH DENISON: OCTOBER 22-23, 2023
Application Deadline: September 1, 2023
*(D) Dickinson College (2022, IP) (Fall 2023 Need Dates, September 17)
Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.0+ grades.
Program: You Belong: Creating Community at Dickinson, November 3-5, Need 2023 dates
Application Deadline: All forms before September 20
What aspect of the Dickinson community are you most hoping to learn about through this experience?
Limited travel assistance available.
*(D) Emory University (2023, IP and V)
Program: Emory LEADs Experience
Virtual: Monthly Programs, Starts in September
IP: Campus Visit: October 12th – 14th, 2023
Deadline for Fly-in: September 8th, While students need to complete an application by September 8th to be considered for the fly-in, in-person Leadership Retreat in October, our monthly virtual webinars and other LEADs Experience resources will be open to all applicants – including those who apply after September 8th.
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.
If you are interested in participating, complete the LEADs Application.
Participation in LEADs, 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 believe this helps us to admit students based on who they really are.
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(*D) Grinnell College (2023, V)
Program: Grinnell Diversity Preview Program (Virtual)
Saturday, Oct. 8@ 2 p.m. CT
*(D) Hamilton College (2023, IP and V)
Clinton, New York
Small liberal arts, upper state NY, 3.2+ GPA; middle test scores
Program: Home at Hamilton
Sunday, October 22 – Monday, October 23 (On-Campus)
Sunday, November 5 (Virtual)
In Person Application: https://admission.hamilton.edu/register/?id=b849f3be-acad-43fc-a017-cacb7ed3565c
Virtual Application: https://admission.hamilton.edu/register/VirHomeatHamilton23
*(D) Harvey Mudd College (2023, IP)
Small science and engineering, 3.5+ GPA, high test scores
September 17-19th and October 26th-27th, 2023.
Application Deadline: August 14, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. PT
(*D) Haverford College (2023, IP)
Haverford, PA (Suburban Philadelphia
Small liberal arts, 3.6+ GPA, middle to high test scores
Program: Have a Look
Dates: October 29-31, 2023
Deadline: Monday, August 14, 2023
*(D) Lafayette College (2022, V) (Fall 2023, September 17)
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 (2023, IP)
Small to medium campus, suburban, near Philadelphia, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Diversity Achievers Program: Saturday, October 21, 2023 to Sunday, October 22, 2023.
Application due: 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 15, 2023. (Opens July 10, 2023)
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 1: Oct. 22-23 (Chillicothe, Columbus)
- Session 2: Nov. 5-6 (Cincinnati, Dayton)
- Session 3: Nov. 12-13 (Akron, Cleveland, Toledo)
- Session 4: Nov. 19-20 (Out-of-state via Cincinnati and Dayton airports and Cincinnati bus stations)
Application Deadline: Rolling until Monday, September 25, 2023: Priority consideration for Session I will be given to students who live in Columbus or Chillicothe/Portsmouth areas AND who complete their entire Bridges application by Monday, Sept. 18
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 (2023, IP)
Small liberal arts, rural. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Discover Middlebury
Dates: October 8th-10th, 2023
Application Deadline: September 3, 2023
TRAVEL AID OFFERED BUT MUST APPLY FOR IT SEPARATE FROM EVENT.
*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory (2023, IP)
Small liberal arts and conservatory. 3.3+ GPA; medium to high test scores
Program: Multicultural Visit Program:
Program Dates: October 26 — 28 and November 9 — 11
|Program Dates||For Students Interested in||Application Deadline|
|October 26 – 28||College of Arts & Sciences||September 24|
|November 9 – 11||College of Arts & Sciences||September 24|
*(D) Occidental College (2023, IP)
Los Angeles, CA
Small, liberal arts
3.3+ GPA, mid range test scores
Program: Tiger Access Program, November 9-11, 2023
Application Due: September 23, 2023
*(D) Ohio University (2023, IP)
Large public university. 3.0+ GPA and higher, middle test scores
OHIO Discovery Day
OHIO Discovery Day is an in-person visit program designed for prospective first-year students and their families. At OHIO Discovery Day, visitors will hear from current students, meet with admissions representatives, learn more about their academic interest area, tour the OHIO campus and more. Prospective students can also get help completing their Ohio University application.
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Friday, October 27, 2023
Friday, November 3, 2023
More information: https://www.ohio.edu/admissions/visit/ohio-discovery-day
Register for the Day
(*D) Olin College of Engineering
Small engineering college, mid to high test scores, 3.9 avg. GPA.
Program: Olin 2023 Mix & Mingle Fly-in
Program Dates: November 5-6, 2023.
Application Deadline: Counselors must nominate a student by Friday, September 15, 2023. They do not accept self nominations from students.
Website for more Info:
*(D) Pitzer College (2023, 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: Sunday, October 8th through Tuesday, October 10th
Deadline: Sunday, August 27, 2023.
You will also be asked to write one essay, and we recommend writing this essay before starting the application. This essay prompts are the same ones you will find on the Common Application, and you can use the same essays for both applications. You’ll find the essay prompts below:
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.
- Reflecting on your involvement throughout high school or within the community, how have you engaged with one or more of Pitzer’s core values?
Additionally, all applicants are REQUIRED to answer the following prompt in 250 words or less:
- As a mission driven institution, we value and celebrate the synergy created by our differences and similarities. We welcome you to write about distinctive aspects of your background, identity, or personal interests that you would bring to Pitzer, and how you plan to engage in our diverse community here. (250 words)
If you have any questions, please contact the Diversity Program Staff at AdmDiversity@pitzer.edu
Small elite liberal arts college, 3.8+ GPA, SAT 2100, ACT 31
Program: Perspectives on Pomona (POP!)
On Campus:Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
Virtual: Two half-day sessions after school on Thursday, October 19 and the morning of Saturday, October 21, 2023.
Monday, August 14, 2023 for those who wish to be considered for both programs
Friday, September 29, 2023 for those who wish to be considered for the virtual program only.
*(D) Reed College (2023, Virtual first and then second part IP)
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.
The Senior Scholars Program takes place over the course of the 2023–24 academic year. The first portion of Senior Scholars is in November and December
To participate in the travel portion in March or April, students must have been admitted to Reed College through Early Action or Early Decision.
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) (Fall 2023 Not Yet, September 17 2023)
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 (2023, IP)
Small, all women’s, 3.3+ GPA, test optional
Smith offers two identical rounds of the WOD Program. You may choose which round(s) you would like to apply for below. Application decisions will be released via email.
|Round||Program Dates||Application Deadline||Material Deadline||Decision Release|
|WOD I||October 13-14, 2023||June 30, 2023||July 7, 2023||Late July – Early August|
|WOD II||November 10-11, 2023||September 15, 2023||September 22, 2023||Mid October|
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 (2023, IP)
Small, suburban, near Philadelphia. Intensive. 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Discover Swarthmore Program: Thursday, September 28, 2023 – Saturday, September 30, 2023
Thursday, October 26, 2023 – Saturday, October 28, 2023
Application Deadlines: Student applications for the Fall 2023 programs are now being accepted. To be considered for this fall’s programs, rising high school seniors must submit a Discover Swarthmore application by Friday, July 7th and high school transcript by Friday, July 14th. ??
*(D) Trinity College (2023, IP)
Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Bantam Bound: In-Person Program: Sunday, November 12 and Monday, November 13
Application deadline: September 25, 2023
*(D) Tufts University (2023, V and IP)
Medium, private college, 5 minutes from Boston. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
In-person program: Sunday, October 1 – Monday, October 2, 2023
Virtual program: Saturday, October 14 – Sunday, October 15, 2023
Application deadline: Monday, July 17, 2023 by 7 P.M. Eastern Time.
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 email@example.com or call (617) 627-3170.
*(D) Tulane University (2023, IP and V)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Mid-sized, city campus, 3.2+ GPA, mid test scores
Programs: PreviewTU (PUT) Visit Day
Dates: October 14, 2023
Deadline: Registration closes on September 5th, 2023.
Virtual PreviewTU, Tuesday, October 10th—Thursday, October 12th
*(D) Union College (2023, IP)
Small private college, 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores
Getting to Know You: Sunday, October 8 – Monday, October 9, 2023
- Completed GTKU applications are due by Wednesday, September 27, 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
- Decisions will be emailed to all applicants by September 30.
*(D) University of Denver (2023, IP)
Mid-sized, 3.3+ GPA, mid-SATs
The 2023 Pioneer Prep Leadership Institute
Program Dates: July 16 – July 21.
Application Deadline: May 3
Registration: Join waitlist
*(D) University of Pennsylvania (2023, IP and V)
Mid-sized Ivy League college, 3.7+ GPA, high test scores
Program 1: Penn Early Exploration Program (PEEP)
Aug 9-Sept 6
|Learn about applying to|
on Penn’s Campus
|Learn more about|
all Penn has to offer!
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: *APPLICATIONS FOR PIF WILL BE LIVE IN LATE JULY*
*(D) University of Rochester (2023, IP) (Need application deadline, June 22)
Medium college, medium city, upper state NY, 3.3+ test scores, medium test scores
Dates: October 10 and 11, 2023
Prospective students who are accepted to MVP receive free travel to and from Rochester, specialized programming the evening of November 9, and a one-night stay with a current student host in a residence hall. The fall 2023 MVP Experience will be held in conjunction with our November 10 Research Rochester Open House.
Deadline: Application will be released in late summer 2023)
Process: All sessions will be recorded and made available for later viewing.
*(D) University of Vermont (2023, IP)
Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Session 1: Sunday, October 22nd through Tuesday, October 24th
Session 2: Sunday, November 5th through Tuesday, November 7th
*(D) University of Virginia (2022, IP) (Fall 2023, September 2)
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 (2023, 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:
- Session One: Sep. 24 – 26
- Session Two: Oct. 1 – 3
Application Is Open: https://access.wlu.edu/register/DIVE-23
- Explain an identity that is particularly meaningful to you and why.
- Describe an organization, extracurricular, job, or home/family responsibility that is an important part of your daily life.
- Identity is often tied to region— such as state, county, city, or neighborhood. Share what makes your part of the world special to you.
*(D) Washington University in St. Louis (2023, 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, by Friday, June 2, 2023, at 11:59 pm CT.
Deadline: June 2, 2023
Getting to Know You Form: https://pathway.wustl.edu/register/getting-to-know-you
*(D) Wellesley College (2023, V)
AMPLIFY: Wellesley’s Leadership Series
October 15, 2023
VOICE: Wellesley’s College Access Program
Saturday, September 30 – Sunday, October 1, 2023
*Wesleyan College (2023, IP)
Small-medium liberal arts college, 3.5+ GPA, test optional
The WesExplore funded travel program gives high school seniors from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education* the opportunity to visit campus for free. Please note that the October date is reserved for a select group of QuestBridge College Prep Scholars by invitation only, while the November date is for all eligible students chosen through an application process.
The QuestBridge WesExplore funded travel program will take place October 8-9, 2023.
- Attendance is by invitation only
The November WesExplore funded travel program will take place November 9-10, 2023.
*(D) Whitman College (2023, IP)
Walla Walla, Washington
arts college, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Fall Visit Scholarship Program: Fall For Whitman Day (by application): October 28, 2023
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023
Counselors can recommend a student for the Fall 2023 Visit Scholarship Program, and students are encouraged to apply by September 30, 2023. Application link will be available by mid-August.
For any questions about the Visit Scholarship Program, please email Makaya Kekoa Resner, Assistant Director of Admissions (DEIA-focus), at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*(D) Whitworth College (Fall 2023, IP)
Small liberal arts college, 3.2 GPA+, mid-level test scores
Program: Mentorship Visit Program (MVP); March 17-18, 2024
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 (2023, IP)
Program: Windows on Williams (WOW)
We are excited to offer two all-expenses-paid fly-in programs
Dates: Thursday, September 28 – Saturday, September 30.
Application Deadlines: Rolling
The fall 2023 WOW dates are Thursday, September 28 – Saturday, September 30. We recognize these dates may not work for any number of reasons, including observance of religious holidays, school commitments or other conflicts. If you’re interested in learning more about Williams outside of WOW, you can do so on our website and through some of our virtual programming.
There are two application deadlines:
Deadline 1: July 1 Decision by: July 31
Deadline 2: August 1 Decision by: August 31
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.