College Fly-In Programs

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.

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 7, 2016
  • Prologue II: September 28,2016

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: You must be a rising high school senior and currently reside in the United States to be eligible to attend SEED. Preference will be given to students who are underrepresented in higher education, which may include first-generation, low-income, and minority students.

Application Deadline: September 9, 2016

Program Dates: October 6, 2016-October 8, 2016

Bowdoin College

Program URL: Explore Bowdoin

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

  • September Program: August 22, 2016 at 11:59 EST
  • November Program: September 23, 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 30, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Monday, October 3, 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 6 – Tuesday, November 8, 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): October 3, 2016

Program Dates:

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

 

Davidson College

Program URL: Multicultural Visitation Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

  • September 16, 2016

Program Dates:

  • October 30, 2016 – November 1, 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): October 3, 2016

Program Dates: November 10-12, 2016

 

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 16, 2016

  • Fall Session 1: Monday, September 5, 2016
  • Fall Session 2: Monday, October 16, 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 12, 2016

Program Dates:

  • October 2 – October 3, 2016

Haverford College

Program URL: Multicultural Scholars Experience

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

  • September 16, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Sunday, October 23 – Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Kenyon College

Program URL: Cultural Connections Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

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

  • October 31, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Monday, November 7, 2016

Lehigh University

Program URL: Diversity Achievement Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): September 16, 2016

Program Dates:

  • October 9, 2016-October 10, 2016

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): September 15, 2016

Program Dates:

  • November 6, 2016-November 8, 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): September 19, 2016.

Program Dates:

  • Session I: October 30-31, 2016
  • Session II: November 6-7, 2016
  • Session III (Out of state students): November 13-14, 2016
  • Session IV: November 20-21, 2016

Oberlin College

Program URL: Multicultural Visit Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

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

Program Dates:

  • October 27- October 29, 2016
  • November 17 – November 19, 2016
  • December 1 – December 3, 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): September 12, 2016

Program Dates:

  • October 27, 2016-October 29, 2016

Tufts University

Program URL: Voices of Tufts

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): October 6, 2016 and October 12, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Engineering Weekend: October 20 – October 21, 2016
  • Arts & Sciences Weekend: October 27 – October 28, 2016

University of Pennsylvania

Program URL: Penn Early Exploration Program(PEEP)

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): September 9, 2016 at 11:59pm ET

Program Dates: October 9, 2016-October 11, 2016

University of Rochester

Program URL: Multicultural Visitation Program

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

  • October 9, 2016

Program Dates:

  • Saturday, November 14, 2016 – Monday, November 16, 2016

University of Vermont

Program URL: Discovering UVM

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

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

Program Dates:

  • October 23, 2016 – October 25, 2016
  • November 6, 2016 – November 8, 2016

Vassar College

Program URL: Vassar View

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s): September 9,2016

Program Dates:

  • Sunday, October 9-Tuesday, October 11

Wellesley College

Program URL: Discover Wellesley (Travel Grant Application)

Eligibility Requirements: Open to all high school seniors

Application Deadline(s):

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 15, 2016
  • Veterans Day Program: October 12, 2016

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

Email weatheec@whitman.edu for more information

Program Dates:

  • October 13-15, 2016 (Deadline September 16, 2016)
  • November 6-8, 2016 (Deadline September 30, 2016)