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College Fly-in Programs (2016)

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College Fly-in Programs (2016)

David Shin

Choosing where to attend for college is like finding a home for four years. These colleges offer overnight, weekend programs so prospective students can get up close and personal to the students and faculty that make up the college. Almost all of the opportunities listed here are expense-paid, while travel assistance can be requested for all others. We highly recommend that you visit your dream school (if it is listed here), as well as at least one safety so you know that you’ll be happy wherever you end up!

EDIT: Here is a list of the colleges and their deadlines below, so you don't have to scroll for each one:

*Added Columbia University and Elizabethtown College

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Amherst College

Program URL: Diversity Open House(DIVOH)

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all prospective students residing and/or attending school in the United States

Application Deadline(s):

  • August 15th, 2016 at 5 PM EST

Program Dates:

  • Saturday, September 24 – Monday, September 26
  • Saturday, October 15 – Monday, October 17

Barnard College

Program URL: Barnard Bound

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors who self-identify as students of color

Application Deadline(s):

  • June 17th, 2016 at 5 PM EST

Program Dates:

  • Saturday, October 8 – Monday, October 10

Bates College

Program URL: Prologue to Bates

Eligibility Requirements: Open to first-generation college students and/or students from diverse backgrounds

Application Deadline(s): 

  •  Prologue I: September 7th, 2016
  • Prologue II: September 28th,2016

Program Dates:

  • Prologue I: October 11-13, 2015
  • Prologue II: November 8-10, 2015

Brandeis University

Program URL: Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity(SEED)

Eligibility Requirements: N/A

Application Deadline(s): TBD

Program Dates: N/A

Bowdoin College

Program URL: Explore Bowdoin

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

  • September Program: August 22th, 2016 at 11:59 EST
  • November Program: September 23th, 2016 at 11:59 EST

Program Dates:

  • September 15-18, 2016
  • November 3-6, 2016

Bryn Mawr College

Program URL: Travel Scholars

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors who reside in the United States

Application Deadline(s): 

  • June 30th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Saturday, October 1st, 2016 - Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Bucknell University

Program URL: Journey to Bucknell

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors who have at least a 3.3 unweighted GPA and have taken the SAT, ACT, or PSAT.

Application Deadline(s): Rolling (Apply ASAP)

Program Dates:

  • Sunday, November 6th – Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Carleton College

Program URL: Taste of Carleton

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): September 3rd, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Thursday, October 27 – Saturday, October 29, 2016

College of the Atlantic

Program URL: Presidential Scholars

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): July 18th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • October 29 - September 2, 2016

Colorado College

Program URL: Tigers on a Quest/Flyin’ Tigers

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors that either self-identify as students of color, are Pell Grant eligible, and/or are first generation college students

Application Deadline(s):

  • Tigers on a Quest: August 17th, 2016 *Nomination only
  • Flyin’ Tigers: September 21th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Tigers on a Quest: October 1 – 3, 2016
  • Flyin’ Tigers: October 29 – November 31, 2016

Columbia University

Program URL: Columbia Engineering Experience

Eligibility Requirements: Open to "high-achieving" seniors who have:

  • Exemplary academic records, particularly in math and science
  • Sincere interest in pursuing an engineering education
  • Genuine appreciation for the educational value of diversity in all its forms

Application Deadline(s): 

  • TBD, available in mid-August

Program Dates:

  • October 9-11, 2016

Connecticut College

Program URL: Explore Weekend

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors from underrepresented groups and those committed to issues of diversity

Application Deadline(s): TBD, opens in August

Program Dates:

  • Saturday, November 12 – Monday, November 14, 2016

Dartmouth College

Program URL: Dartmouth Bound

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): Deadline has passed

Program Dates:

  • July 17-20, 2016

Davidson College

Program URL: Multicultural Visitation Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

  • September 16th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • October 30th, 2016 - November 1st, 2016

Dickinson College

Program URL: Discover Diversity

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors who are first generation college students or are from an underrepresented cultural or socioeconomic background.

Application Deadline(s): TBD

Program Dates: TBD

Elizabethtown College

Program URL: Overnight Visit

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

  • Rolling, must apply 2 weeks in advance.

Program Dates:  N/A

Franklin and Marshall College

Program URL: Collegiate Leadership Summit

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors who have a minimum GPA of 3.3 in rigorous classs, of a background underrepresented in higher education, and demonstrated leadership in his or her school or community

Application Deadline(s): Nomination forms go live May 16th, 2016

  • Fall Session 1: Monday, September 5th, 2016
  • Fall Session 2: Monday, October 16th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Fall Session 1: Sunday, Sept. 25, to Tuesday, Sept. 27
  • Fall Session 2:  Sunday, Nov. 6 to Tuesday, Nov. 8

Grinnell College

Program URL: Grinnell Diversity Preview Program/Discover Grinnell

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors who are students of color (African American, Latino, Asian, Native American) OR the first in their family to attend college, and are interested in liberal arts education (arts and humanities, mathematics and sciences, and social sciences)

Application Deadline(s): September 12th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • October 2nd - October 3rd, 2016

Hamilton College

Program URL: Diversity Overnight Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors maintaining a cumulative B average in a college preparatory curriculum.

Application Deadline(s): 

  • August 5th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • September 18th, 2016 - September 20th, 2016
  • October 23rd, 2016 - October 25th, 2016

Harvey Mudd College

Program URL: Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology Program(FAST)

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in math and science, including women, students of color, and first-generation students.

Application Deadline(s):

  • August 22, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST

Program Dates:

  • Thursday, September 29th - Saturday, October 1st, 2016
  • Thursday, November 10th - Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Haverford College

Program URL: Multicultural Scholars Experience

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

  • September 16th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Sunday, October 23rd - Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Johns Hopkins University

Program URL: HOME Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): 

  • August 1st, 2016 at 5 PM EST

Program Dates:

  • Thursday, September 29th, 2016 - Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Kenyon College

Program URL: Cultural Connections Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): (Travel is not covered)

  • October 31st, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Saturday, November 5th, 2016 - Monday, November 7th, 2016

Lehigh University

Program URL: Diversity Achievement Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): TBD

Program Dates:

  • TBD

Lewis and Clark College

Program URL: LEAD Program

Eligibility Requirements: Seniors in high school who are leaders in their schools and communities

Application Deadline(s): TBD

Program Dates:

  • TBD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Program URL: Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): TBD (Applications not yet available)

Program Dates:

  • September 18th - September 20th, 2016
  • October 2nd - October 4th, 2016

Miami Univ. at Oxford

*Note: 10 participants will receive a 4-year full-tuition scholarship to attend Miami University

Program URL: Bridges at Miami University

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school students graduating in 2016
  • Minimum of 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale or top 25% of graduating class
  • Rigorous curriculum
  • Demonstrated leadership/co-curricular involvement
  • Test scores (PLAN, ACT, SAT, PSAT)

Application Deadline(s): TBD

Program Dates:

  • TBD

Middlebury College

Program URL: Discover Middlebury

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors from traditionally under-represented groups: African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and American Indian students; students (regardless of ethnicity) with demonstrated financial hardship; and students who are first in their families to pursue a four-year college education

Application Deadline(s): August 12th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • October 9-11, 2016

Mt. Holyoke College

Program URL: Focus on Diversity

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors, particular students of color

Application Deadline(s): May 20th, 2016

Program Dates: 

  • Sunday, November 6th - Monday, November 7th, 2016

Oberlin College

Program URL: Multicultural Visit Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): 

  • October Program: October 6th, 2016
  • November Program: October 27th, 2016
  • December Program: November 10th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • October 27th - October 29th, 2016
  • November 17th - November 19th, 2016
  • December 1st - December 3rd, 2016

Pitzer College

Program URL: The Diversity Program at Pitzer

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors from underrepresented racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds

Application Deadline(s): TBD

Program Dates:

  • TBD

Pomona College

Program URL: Fall Diversity Weekend

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): (Early Submission is encouraged!)

  • September Program: August 14th, 2016
  • October Program: September 5th, 2016

Program Dates:

  • September 17th - September 20th, 2016
  • October 8th - October 11th, 2016 

Reed College

Program URL: Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience(ROME)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • be a high school senior;
  • live in the United States;
  • be from a historically underrepresented racial or ethnic background;
  • be a United States citizen or permanent resident.

Application Deadline(s): TBD, will open mid-summer 2016

Program Dates:

  • TBD

Rice University

Program URL: Seeking Opportunities at Rice(SOAR)

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): TBD

Program Dates:

  • TBD

Smith College

Program URL: Women of Distinction

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors who are African American, Asian American, Latina and Native American

Application Deadline(s): Registration is closed

Program Dates: N/A

Swarthmore College

Program URL: Discover Swarthmore

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors who reside in the United States

Application Deadline(s): July 31st, 2016 (for both weekends)

Program Dates:

  • Thursday, September 18th - Saturday, September 20th, 2016
  • Thursday, October 20th - Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Trinity College

Program URL: Preview Weekend

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): Registration is closed

Program Dates:

  • November 8th, 2016 - November 9th, 2016

Tufts University

Program URL: Voices of Tufts

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): TBD, available in late August

Program Dates:

  • Engineering Weekend: October 20th - October 21st, 2016
  • Arts & Sciences Weekend: October 27th - October 28th, 2016

University of Notre Dame

Program URL: Hesburgh International Scholars Experience

Eligibility Requirements: For high school seniors coming from abroad(Latin America, Europe, Canada)

Application Deadline(s): Rolling

Program Dates: N/A

University of Pennsylvania

Program URL: Penn Early Exploration Program(PEEP)(2015)

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): TBD

Program Dates: TBD

University of Rochester

Program URL: Multicultural Visitation Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): 

  • October 9th. 2016

Program Dates:

  • Saturday, November 14th, 2016 - Monday, November 16th, 2016

University of Vermont

Program URL: Discovering UVM

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

  • October Program: October 7th, 2016
  • November Program: October 21st, 2016

Program Dates:

  • October 23rd, 2016 - October 25th, 2016
  • November 6th, 2016 - November 8th, 2016

Vassar College

Program URL: Vassar View

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): TBD

Program Dates:

  • TBD

Wellesley College

Program URL: Discover Wellesley (Travel Grant Application)

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): TBD

Program Dates:

  • October 16-17, 2016

Wesleyan University

Program URL: Fall Open House

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): 

  • Columbus Day Program: September 15th
  • Veterans Day Program: October 12th

Program Dates:

  • Columbus Day Open House: October 10-11, 2016
  • Veterans Day Open House: November 9-10, 2016

Whitman College

Program URL: Visit Scholarship Program

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors from underrepresented socioeconomic, racial and cultural backgrounds

Application Deadline(s): Email weatheec@whitman.edu for more information

Program Dates:

  • November 2016, TBD

Williams College

Program URL: Windows On Williams(WOW)

Eligibility Requirements: High school seniors who attend school in the United States and Puerto Rico

Application Deadline(s): August 1st, 2016

Program Dates:

  • September 22nd - September 24th, 2016
  • October 13th - October 15th, 2016