What are Fly-In Programs?
Given that campus visits are crucial to helping students make college decisions, many colleges and universities throughout the United States organize opportunities for prospective students to visit campus. Fly-in programs are overnight, weekend programs so prospective students can experience student life and engage with members of faculty and staff that make up the college. Almost all of the opportunities listed are expense-paid, while travel assistance can be requested for all others.
Small private university; part of consortium, 3.7+ GPA ; mid to high test scores
Program: Fall 2016 Diversity Open House weekends (DIVOH):
- Saturday, September 23 – Monday, September 25
- Saturday, October 14 – Monday, October 16
The application deadline for both DIVOH weekends is 5:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, August 14, 2017.
Program URL: Prologue to Bates
Eligibility Requirements: Open to first-generation college students and/or students from diverse backgrounds
- If you are a junior, the application and dates for Prologue 2017 will be available this spring.
Rural college, private, liberal arts. 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.Explore
Bowdoin I: September 21-24, 2017 Application Deadline: August 18, 2017 5 PM EST
Explore Bowdoin II: November 29-31, 2017 October 29-31, 2017
Application Deadline: September 22, 2017 5 PM EST
Bryn Mawr College
Program URL: Travel Scholars
Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors who reside in the United States
- June 30, 2016
- Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Monday, October 3, 2016
Small, all women’s college
Program Date: Fall Travel Scholars: October 1-3, 2016 (for both juniors and seniors)
Application Opens: May 1, 2017
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 15, 2017
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, Maine
Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores
Program: Fall Fly-In: September 12-October 15, 2017
Application Deadline: July 21, 2017
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Small private college; one class at a time. 3.0+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: Tigers on a Quest: September 30 – October 2, 2017
Application Due: August 15, 2017
Fly-in and travel grant* for QuestBridge applicants (high school seniors only) to attend the Fall Open House at Colorado College
Application due: September 21, 2017
Application only fly-in program and travel grant* for high school seniors
Clinton, New York
Small liberal arts, upper state NY, 3.2+ GPA; middle test scores
Diversity Overnight Program: Diversity Overnight Program: SEPTEMBER 17-19 OR OCTOBER 29-31, 2017
Application Deadlines: Priority Deadline is August 4, 2017
Application Opens July 3: http://www.hamilton.edu/admission/diversityovernight
Small elite liberal arts college, 3.8+ GPA, SAT 2100, ACT 31
Program: Perspectives on Diversity September 30 – October 3, 2017 and October 7 – 10, 2017
Application deadline for both programs:: August 20, 2017
The Perspectives on Pomona (POP!) fall fly-in program welcomes students from diverse backgrounds who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education to experience the Pomona College campus.
During POP prospective students will have the opportunity to meet current students, speak with faculty and explore the Pomona College community. Although space is limited due to the small size of our engaged community, we are dedicated to providing this opportunity to those
Small, all women’s, 3.3+ GPA, test optional
Application: Applications are available May 1 and due Friday, June 16, 2017.
Program: Discover Swarthmore 2016: September 15-17, 2016 and October 20-21, 2016 (2017 dates not yet up)
External Nominations are due by June 24, 2017.
Students can apply themselves
Application for Students: Available in April
Small liberal arts, east coast. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Columbus Day Open House October 8-9, 2017
Priority deadline – June 29
Regular deadline – September 4
Veterans Day Open House November 9-10, 2017
Regular deadline – October 13
Application opens May 2017
Discover Wellesley for FREE-October 15-16, 2017
Application Available: late May 2017
Priority Deadline: June 30
Final Deadline: August 15
Read more at http://www.wellesley.edu/admission/falltravelgrant/#g8YQi6aLYcLSMiKl.99