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47 College Fly-In Programs and Deadlines for the Class of 2024

By Krystle DiCristofalo

Widener Library, Harvard University. Photographed by Krystle DiCristofalo.

Graduating high school in 2024? Whether you're already busy building your college list or you're just starting to think about your reaches, matches, and safeties, college fly-in and diversity programs are a great way to learn about a campus. Many colleges offer high school seniors, especially but not limited to students of color, the opportunity to visit for free over a few days in the fall. Fly-in programs are competitive to apply to, but not to worry - we've got your back. We've compiled a comprehensive list below.

Read on to find the perfect fly-in program for you, and don't hesitate to reach out at for help applying!

This post will be updated as more information about fly-in program dates and deadlines becomes available.

1. Amherst College - Access to Amherst (A2A)

DEADLINE: August 14, 2023

DATES: September 30-October 2, 2023

"As part of Amherst College's commitment to diversity, the Office of Admission will be hosting Access to Amherst (A2A) in the fall to introduce prospective applicants to Amherst's campus, student body, faculty, and classes. A2A is available to all prospective rising high school seniors who reside in the U.S., regardless of citizenship (non-US citizens who reside in the US, including undocumented students, are welcome to apply). The programming centers the experience of students from marginalized communities – such as African-American, Hispanic/Latinx American, Native American, and Asian-American students, first-generation students, students from families with limited financial resources, rural, urban Title I schools, and those who may not be able to visit campus on their own. A2A offers educational sessions on selective admission, affordability, liberal arts, and success in college. Should you have an interest in attending, we encourage you to apply no matter your demographic or economic background."

2. Babson College - Access Babson



"At Babson College, we believe that entrepreneurial leadership is fostered by our diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Access Babson will present these initiatives. Grab a sleeping bag and toothbrush—we hope you will join us overnight on campus for the opportunity to stay with a current student in a residence hall and participate in many other sessions.

We’re excited to provide you with a deep understanding of the Babson experience. We’ll help you develop a greater understanding of Babson’s approach to inclusion and belonging through conversations with members of our community including “real talk” sessions with current student leaders."

3. Barnard College - Barnard Bound



"Barnard Bound provides a taste of Barnard College for promising students who are current high school seniors, attending school in the U.S., and self-identify as students of color (which we define as individuals from Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latina, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, bi- and multi-racial backgrounds)."

4. Bates College - Prologue to Bates

DEADLINE: August 11, 2023

DATES: October 8-10, 2023

"At Bates, we value the diversity of persons and perspectives, and engage in the transformative power of our differences. Our commitment to equity and inclusion is the guiding principle behind Prologue to Bates, a program geared towards students entering their senior year who express interest in being a part of our inclusive and pluralistic community. All rising seniors who attend school in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are welcomed to apply, especially students who are first-generation-to-college, low-income, and historically excluded from higher education."

5. Bowdoin College - Explore Bowdoin

DEADLINE: August 9, 2023

DATES: September 7-9, 2023 OR October 19-21, 2023

"Stay with students, attend classes, meet professors, eat in the dining halls, explore downtown Brunswick, check out student clubs and organizations—and learn about the college admissions process and financial aid along the way. Interested high school seniors or other students (US citizens, permanent residents, and undocumented/DACA students living in the US) intending to enter college in Fall 2024 are welcome to apply. Please note that preference is given to applicants from lower income backgrounds, students who will be the first in their families to attend college, and/or who come from diverse backgrounds or rural areas."

6. Brandeis University - Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED)



"Founded on the principles of pluralism and inclusion, Brandeis University is a place where exceptional young minds from diverse backgrounds come together to form a unique and vibrant campus community. Our annual Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED) program celebrates multiculturalism and social justice at our dynamic university. SEED attendees will stay on campus in residence halls with student hosts as a part of the SEED program. Full travel scholarships are provided to cover the cost of transportation to and from Brandeis, and all meals are provided."

7. Bryant University - Travel Reimbursement Program


DATES: Multiple

"If you are a high school senior or a prospective transfer student and you need to travel to Rhode Island by plane, train, or bus to visit Bryant, we will reimburse you for half the cost of your ticket (up to $250). If you enroll as a full-time student at Bryant, you’ll receive the remainder of your travel fare up to a total of $500. Once you have registered for an event and visit date on the event calendar, please submit the form below and a member of the admission team will assist you in planning your visit."

8. Bryn Mawr - Road Scholars


Dates: Multiple throughout September-November

"The Road Scholar Program is 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."

9. Bucknell University - Journey to Bucknell

DEADLINE: Multiple throughout September-October

DATES: October 2-3, October 15, AND/OR November 11-12, 2023

"To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a high school senior from a traditionally underrepresented group, including but not limited to African American, Alaksa Native, Asian American, biracial/multiracial, Latinx, Native American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, first-generation, religiously diverse and/or LGBTQIA+.

  • Be enrolled in an academically rigorous program of study with a minimum unweighted grade point average of 3.5."

10. Carleton College - Taste of Carleton

DEADLINE: July 21, 2023

DATES: October 8-10, 2023

"As part of this commitment to diversity, we host several programs for traditionally underrepresented students. The Taste of Carleton (TOC) program offers students a chance to get just that — a taste of Carleton College! The selection committee will give priority to students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. We particularly encourage students of color, first-generation college students, and low-income students to apply."

11. Case Western Reserve University - Diversity Overnight



"Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds. We want to give you an in-depth look at the opportunities available to Case Western Reserve University students. CWRU will cover transportation costs and assist with arrangements.

You will arrive on Sunday and stay overnight in a local hotel with other program participants. You will have the opportunity to explore our campus located in the heart of Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood.

The program rolls into our Fall Open House, where you will learn more about how our students contribute to classroom discussions, participate in meaningful extracurricular activities and engage in hands-on learning."

12. Claremont McKenna College - Fall Preview



"In keeping with Claremont McKenna College’s Commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Office of Admission will host CMC’s Fall Preview Program for students from historically underrepresented communities - first generation Americans, first generation to college, students of color, low-income students and students from rural communities - who demonstrate academic excellence and genuine interest in exploring all that CMC has to offer."

13. Colgate University - Colgate in Focus

DEADLINE: August 1

DATES: October 1-2, 2023

"Colgate in Focus (CIF) provides prospective students the opportunity to engage with current students, faculty, and staff on a range of topics for a deeper understanding of diversity in Colgate's student experience. CIF will be held in two parts this year. The first will be a series of online summer webinars that cover topics ranging from Colgate’s surrounding area and extracurricular opportunities, to succeeding as a student of color in a liberal arts environment. The second part will be a trip to Colgate for an on-campus CIF program, paid for by the university, for you and 1 parent or guardian. See below for more details."

14. The College of Idaho - Fly-In Reimbursement


DATES: Multiple

"A campus visit is the best way to get to know The College of Idaho, and our fly-in reimbursement program makes it easy. Here's how it works:

  • The College will reimburse the cost of your plane ticket up to $250.

  • This program does not cover the cost of fuel, cars or anything with personal mileage, but the College will cover any public transportation such as commercial buses, trains or planes.

  • Recruited athletes are not eligible for this program.

  • This form must be submitted within two weeks after your visit."

15. College of the Atlantic - Fall Fly In

DEADLINE: July 15, 2023

DATES: September 28-October 1, 2023

"The Fall Fly-In is a selective, multi-day program for prospective students to experience COA firsthand. You’ll attend classes, enjoy meals in our dining hall, and get to know campus, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park. We can’t wait to meet you!

We welcome applications from all intellectually curious high school seniors attending school in the US, particularly those from minoritized backgrounds and identities, including people of color, first-generation college students, and those from low-income households."

16. College of the Holy Cross - Perspectives Overnight Program


DATES: November 5-7, 2023

"The Perspectives Overnight Program is for prospective high school seniors who may identify as a first-generation college student, student of color, lower-socioeconomic student, or an international student. Through the Perspectives program, we aim to provide space for students to ask honest questions, build genuine connections, and gain valuable insight into the admission process and campus community here at College of the Holy Cross."

17. Colorado College - Fall Visit Scholarship Program


DATES: October 7-9, 2023

"Experience Colorado College is open to high school seniors (class of 2024) and gap year students residing in the United States. To apply for this program, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Self-identify as a student of color (Black, Indigenous, Asian, and/or Latinx)

  • Eligible for the Pell Grant

  • Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch

  • DACA or undocumented student completing secondary (high) school in the U.S.

  • Identify as a First-Generation college student (neither parent obtained a bachelor's degree)"

18. Columbia University - Columbia Engineering Experience



"Each fall, Columbia Engineering offers a free selective program designed for high school seniors who are interested in learning about our unique engineering education."

19. Connecticut College - Explore



"Each fall, we host Explore, a special program for high school seniors of underrepresented backgrounds, as well as those committed to diversity and social justice. During Explore, you'll meet current students, faculty and staff who can share what it's like to be a student of color at Conn and all the resources that are available on campus that make our community strong."

20. Dartmouth College - Indigenous Fly-In Program

DEADLINE: July 21, 2023

DATES: October 8-11, 2023

"Dartmouth's Indigenous Fly-In (IFI) program is designed to give participants an in-person experience of daily college life at Dartmouth. Participants will learn about Dartmouth's Indigenous community and its resources, as well as college admissions and financial aid processes. IFI is open to rising seniors living and attending a high school in the U.S., who identify as Indigenous themselves, or have demonstrated an interest in the Indigenous community and/or Dartmouth's Native American and Indigenous Studies Department."

21. Davidson College - Access Davidson



"Access Davidson is a selective college visit program designed for high school seniors from historically excluded racial and ethnic groups, those who are first in their family to attend college and students from rural or low-income backgrounds.

The program is open to students living and attending high school in the United States and Puerto Rico. Students who have not been on an official visit to campus will be prioritized for participation."

22. Dickinson College - Discover Diversity at Dickinson



"Discover Diversity at Dickinson is an overnight fly-in program designed for promising high-school seniors from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to those who self-identify as students of color, LGBTQIA+, those who will be the first in their family to attend college, religiously diverse and those attending schools in rural communities. This distinctive opportunity will allow you to engage with Dickinson's dynamic community through classroom experiences, breakout sessions and firsthand accounts from our current students, designed to speak to the Dickinson experience and celebrate its true diversity."

23. Hamilton College - Home at Hamilton



"Home at Hamilton is a two-day program designed for high school seniors from traditionally under-represented backgrounds, including (but not limited to) students of color, first-generation to college students, students from families with limited financial resources, and students from rural communities."

24. Harvey Mudd College - Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST)



"The Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST) is our all-expenses-paid overnight fly-in program for high-achieving high school seniors. The program provides high-achieving, college-bound high school seniors with an opportunity to interact with Harvey Mudd students, professors and other college-bound students who share a passion for the STEM fields. The program dates are still TBD but we anticipate the program to take place in September and October."

25. Haverford College - Have-A-Look

DEADLINE: August 14, 2023

DATES: October 29-31, 2023

"During the program, participants will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and administrators, learn about diversity and inclusion on campus, and explore Haverford further. Participants will also get the chance to engage in open dialogue with current Haverford students and develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for how we choose to steward our community at Haverford. All Have-A-Look participants will be able to complete an admission interview as a part of the program. This program is for students from backgrounds historically underrepresented in higher education, including students who identify as BIPOC, first generation to college, and/or low-income. Interested high school seniors (U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and undocumented/DACA students living in the United States) are welcome to apply. Haverford will provide need-based travel scholarships for Have-A-Look participants."

26. Johns Hopkins University - Senior Visit Days


DATES: Multiple

"Hopkins Senior Visit Days are a chance for high school seniors to visit our Homewood campus, learn about the Hopkins culture and community, as well as make an informed application decision. You’ll have the opportunity to sit in on classes, take a tour of campus, learn about our student resources, and more!"

27. Lehigh University - Diversity Achievers Program

DEADLINE: September 15, 2023

DATES: October 22-23, 2023

"Lehigh University values a diverse, inclusive and vibrant campus community, and we believe the best way for a student to learn whether a college or university is a good fit is by spending time on campus. This is why we offer select high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds the opportunity to immerse themselves in life at Lehigh for two days and one night through our culturally based overnight program, the Diversity Achievers Program (DAP)."

28. Luther College - Fly-In Reimbursement Program


DATES: Multiple

"We understand the geographic distance and cost of travel make it impractical for most international students and U.S. students living abroad to visit our beautiful campus. However, we believe a campus visit is the best way to experience first-hand the unique Luther atmosphere and discover how Luther is different. Because of this, if you decide to see the campus and meet Luther students and faculty in person, we can help you offset some of the travel expenses with our Fly-In Reimbursement Program."

29. Miami University - Bridges Program


DATES: October 22-23, November 5-6, November 12-13, OR November 19-20, 2023

"Miami University is proud to present the Bridges Program, which was founded 40 years ago by Black students who wanted a Miami degree to be more accessible to students from diverse backgrounds and to ensure that their experiences here would be rewarding. The Bridges Program is an engaging experience that provides an inside look at Miami University to prospective students. This program invites high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations, as well as students who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity, to engage with our current students, faculty, and staff. The program attracts students who represent various diverse identities — racial/ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity, and socioeconomic."

30. Middlebury College - Discover Middlebury

DEADLINE: September 8, 2023

DATES: October 8-10, 2023

"Discover Middlebury is our annual “fly-in” program for students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education. 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. We invite applications from domestic students from traditionally underrepresented groups, who are also intellectually motivated and would like to pursue higher education at a small liberal arts and sciences college.

Students in the U.S. who are undocumented or have DACA status are welcome to apply. Unfortunately, international students or those living outside of the U.S. are not eligible to apply."

31. MIT - Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering (WISE)



"The Weekend Immersion in Science & Engineering program is completely free, including the cost of transportation to and from MIT. We strongly encourage students from underrepresented and/or underserved backgrounds to apply, including Black, Latinx, and Native students, as well as students who come from low socioeconomic means, rural or predominantly minority high schools, or who might be the first in their family to attend college."

32. Oberlin College - Multicultural Visit Program

DEADLINE: September 24

DATES: October 26-28 OR November 9-11

"This is a selective program that seeks students serious about Oberlin and their education. High school seniors accepted to the in-person program will participate in an all-expenses-paid trip to campus which includes a host of experiences: a campus tour; class visits; admissions and financial aid workshops; and interactive activities with current students, faculty, and staff. We will also be offering a virtual option in December. We encourage applications from students with diverse backgrounds. To be eligible for the program, a student must be from at least ONE of the following backgrounds:

  • American Indian or Alaska Native

  • Asian American

  • Black or African American

  • Hispanic/Latino(a)

  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

  • Low-income

  • First generation in your family to attend college

Participants must also be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented student currently residing in the U.S. Students applying via Early Decision, to the Posse Scholars Program, or as a QuestBridge Match Scholar to another institution are NOT eligible to attend MVP."

33. Occidental College - Tiger Access Program (TAP)



"For more than 20 years, Occidental has hosted fall and spring multicultural programs. The Tiger Access Program (TAP), formerly known as the Multicultural Visit Program (MVP), introduces traditionally underrepresented, first-generation and/or low-income students to Oxy's academic and residential community. Historically, the College pays travel expenses for high school seniors interested in Oxy to visit campus and witness firsthand what makes us unique. COVID-19 restrictions have changed our ability to offer transportation to campus, but we are committed to creating a personalized and informative experience for underrepresented students considering Occidental College."

34. Pitzer College - Preview Pitzer Program

DEADLINE: August 27

DATES: October 8-10, 2023

"As part of our commitment to our core and community values of intercultural understanding, Pitzer College will host our Fall Preview Pitzer Program starting Sunday, October 8th through Tuesday, October 10th. The Preview Pitzer Program is designed specifically for high school seniors attending school in the United States and are from underrepresented racial, gender, cultural, or socioeconomic backgrounds. This program gives students the opportunity to visit Pitzer on an all-expenses paid two and a half day trip to campus."

35.. Pomona College - Perspectives On Pomona (POP)

DEADLINE: August 14, 2023

DATES: October 1-3, 2023

"While the Fall POP program is open to all eligible high school seniors (U.S. citizens, undocumented/DACA students, and Permanent Residents), the programming is focused on furthering the academic journey of students who come from underrepresented groups, are first-generation or low-income, and whose identities are in other marginalized communities."

36.. Reed College - Senior Scholars Program



"The Senior Scholars Program is a yearlong, three-part engagement with our community. The program begins with a virtual introduction to campus that is open to all Senior Scholars applicants. Students who are admitted to Reed will then meet campus leaders and faculty during the second part of the program and receive a partially- or fully-funded travel voucher to visit Reed’s campus in the spring.

Senior Scholars is 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."

37. Smith College - Women of Distinction

DEADLINE: June 30 OR September 15, 2023

DATES: October 13-14 OR November 10-11, 2023

"The Women of Distinction Program for high school seniors highlights opportunities offered by Smith College for African American, Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and first generation college students. The program provides connection with current Smith students, faculty, and other community members. Participants will explore Smith through a series of panels and workshops on academics and student life. The Women of Distinction Program is fully funded: housing, meals, and transportation to and from campus are included."

38. Swarthmore College - Discover Swarthmore

DEADLINE: July 7, 2023

DATES: September 28-30 OR October 26-28, 2023

"Discover Swarthmore, held each fall, is our all-expenses-paid overnight fly-in program for high-achieving high school seniors. The Admissions Office pays for all transportation, meals, and on-campus housing expenses for students selected to attend one of these programs. Participants experience Swarthmore firsthand as they attend classes, stay with current students in our residence halls, eat in the dining hall, and go to campus events. Prospective students hear from faculty, staff, alumni, and current students through a series of panel discussions and informal conversations."

39. Tufts University - Voices of Tufts Diversity Experience

DEADLINE: July 17, 2023

DATES: October 1-2, 2023

"Any high school senior who attends school in the United States is eligible to apply to Voices. While Voices has traditionally attracted participants from underrepresented backgrounds – including but not limited to students of color, first-generation college-bound students, LGBTQIA+ students, students from low-income backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students from rural communities – any student interested in learning about diversity and community at Tufts is invited to apply. We seek primarily to invite students who are kind, collaborative, civically-engaged, and interested in creating a more inclusive world."

40. Tulane University - PreviewTU Multicultural Fly-In



"The fall visit program is a 2-day, in person event for prospective, BIPOC and/or First-Generation, high school seniors. The event will take place on October 15th and October 16th, 2022. Combined with our fall Campus Preview Day, students will have the opportunity to explore academic offerings, immerse themselves into campus life, and participate in a college application workshop. This program is hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission in partnership with the Carolyn Barber-Pierre Center for Intercultural Life and the Center for Academic Equity. Students traveling to campus are eligible for travel reimbursement from the Office of Undergraduate Admission."

41. Union College - Getting to Know Union



"Getting To Know Union (GTKU) is a pre-college overnight experience that occurs in the fall each year. This program is designed for high school seniors from diverse cultural backgrounds to experience all that Union has to offer. Prospective students will have the chance to experience what life is like for students at Union as well as the opportunity to interact with current students and professors, attend classes, eat in our dining halls and explore campus."

42. University of Evansville - Fly-In Reimbursement


DATES: Multiple

"Students interested in attending UE may take advantage of our fly-in reimbursement program. This program provides a one-time reimbursement of up to $500* for domestic high school seniors and transfer students (entering UE in the upcoming academic year) only. UE will reimburse you for half of your plane ticket, up to $250, following a campus visit. If you then decide to enroll, your account will be credited for the other half, up to a total of $500. Students from Alaska and Hawaii are eligible for a total of $600."

43. University of Rochester - Multicultural Visitation Program



"University of Rochester’s Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP) brings together prospective students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and allows them to experience Rochester on a more personal level. Current high school seniors attending school in the United States are invited to apply."

44. University of Vermont - Discovering UVM



"Designed to be an immersive, on-campus program, we offer two opportunities for students to experience Discovering UVM. Participants can select to attend Session 1 in October or Session 2 in November. Expect to learn more about the college application process, hear about the academic experience and student life at UVM, and have opportunities to engage with current students, staff, and faculty. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!"

45. Washington and Lee University - Diversity and Inclusion Visit Experience (DIVE)



"The Diversity and Inclusion Visit Experience (DIVE) program provides students an opportunity to visit our campus in Lexington, VA. During the three-day event, our attendees — lovingly called DIVErs — will stay in the residence halls with a current student, attend classes and talk with professors, sample the food in our dining hall or grab a sweet treat in town, and explore our student clubs and organizations. DIVErs will also learn how to navigate the college admissions and financial aid processes, while experiencing firsthand the opportunities, resources, and support for diverse students on our campus."

46. Wesleyan University - WesExplore



"Calling all WesExplorers! This Fall, discover the impact of Wesleyan’s distinctive educational experience when you connect with our vibrant, diverse community. The WesExplore Fly-In program gives high school seniors from historically underrepresented backgrounds* the opportunity to visit campus for free. Eligible students include those who identify as Black/African-American; Hispanic/Latinx; Asian-American; American Indian, Native Alaskan, and/or Pacific Islander, as well as first-generation college students and/or those from families with limited financial resources. Undocumented students are also welcome. Please note that we are unable to support international fly-ins."

47. Williams College - Windows On Williams

DEADLINE: July 1 OR August 1, 2023

DATES: September 28-30, 2023

"Windows on Williams (WOW) gives high school seniors the opportunity to spend three all-expenses-paid days at Williams. WOW is a selective program open to high school students in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit Williams.

WOW participants stay in dorms with current students, attend classes, meet with professors and learn about our admission process and extraordinary financial aid program."

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