I’m First’s Fly-In Opportunities

Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA

Journey to Bucknell, November 8 – 10 Journey to Bucknell is an overnight diversity program for high school seniors considering Bucknell. The program provides prospective students with an opportunity to explore our campus, interact with faculty and staff, and engage with current students. Free bus transportation will be provided from Philadelphia and New York City. The overnight program is competitive, and not all students who apply will be admitted as space is limited.  Apply by September 25.  Learn More>>

Colby College
Waterville, ME

Experience Colby, October 18 – 20 Colby values diversity of all kinds and seeks to enroll students who also value diversity. Our FREE overnight campus visit program, Experience Colby, makes it possible for interested students to come for a visit regardless of financial circumstances. During Experience Colby students get to stay overnight in our residence halls, attend classes and meet professors, tour campus, meet current students, and try our delicious food. All students must complete the application in order to be considered. Apply by September 11.
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Multicultural Open House, October 3 – 5; October 31 – November 2 The Multicultural Open House, held in August and November, provides an exciting opportunity for prospective students to experience life at Colorado College firsthand. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a campus tour, visit a class, stay overnight on campus with a CC student host and participate in an admission interview and financial aid workshop. Students who are unable to attend this event are encouraged to apply for a travel grant to visit campus. Apply by September 23.               
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Columbia University
New York, NY

Columbia Engineering Experience, October 11 – 13 Underrepresented students interested in engineering are invited to apply to Columbia Engineering Experience (CE2), a three-day overnight program on campus. Students admitted to the program will learn about The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the various resources Columbia and New York City have to offer. Columbia also has a three-day program in April for admitted students; students who qualify for travel assistance will receive funding for travel to and from our campus. Apply by September 10Learn More>>

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

Native American Fly-In Program, October 11 – 13 The Native American Fly-In Program is an opportunity for some of the most promising and talented students in the country, who have a particular interest in the Native community and/or Native American Studies, to experience Dartmouth. The Native American Fly-In Program provides opportunities for students to visit Dartmouth’s campus and learn more about the college, as well as the admissions and financial aid process. Students have the opportunity to go to classes, meet current students, go to workshops and find out more about the Dartmouth community. Apply by September 3. Learn More>>

Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA

Diversity at Dickinson, November 13 -14 Discover Diversity at Dickinson is a visit designed for promising high-school seniors from diverse backgrounds and/or first generation students. This combined opportunity will allow students to see the college community as it is and celebrate its true diversity. Participants will spend the first day sitting in on classes and getting a feel for life on campus in the evening. The next day the students will join other visiting families during our fall open house prior to our first application deadline. The program will introduce students to important information about our admissions and financial-aid processes. Apply by October 2. Learn More>>

Grinell College

Grinnell, IA

Diversity Preview Program (GDPP) , October  11 – 12 Before students apply to Grinnell, the college offers a fall fly-in opportunity through the Grinnell Diversity Preview Program. Through GDPP, selected students of color and/or first-generation college students are provided a fully-funded opportunity to experience life as “Grinnellians.” Grinnell also invites select students of color and first-generation college students to fly-in, free of charge, to our April Admitted Student Programs. Apply By September 16.
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Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Cultural Overnight Residential Experience (CORE), October 15 – 17 Emory College’s CORE visit program is designed to support talented, high-achieving high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds in their college search. Students will have the opportunity to explore and stay overnight on campus, interact with current students, meet committed and diverse faculty and staff. The program is free and travel expenses are covered in full for students who live outside a 275 mile radius of Atlanta, Georgia. Apply by Friday, September 11 5 PM ETLearn More>>

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Diversity Achiever’s Program, October  25 – 26 Prospective students from different ethnic backgrounds and from all parts of the nation are selected to experience a weekend on campus. Diversity Achiever’s Program (Fall) and Diversity Life Weekend (Spring) allows the student to be fully emerged in a campus setting and learn about the multitude of resources that Lehigh has to offer while taking advantage of an overnight experience on campus. Apply by 12 PM EST September 18.
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¡Si Se Puede! , October 29 – November 1 ¡Sí Se Puede! is an overnight visit program for Hispanic and Latino students to explore a future career in math and science. The program allows students to explore careers and get an inside look at college life. Apply by October 3. Learn More>>

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA

Multicultural Visit Program, October 18 – 20 The Multicultural Visit Program (MVP) is a two-day visit to campus for high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds. Students stay overnight in a residence hall, participate in classes, interact with current students and professors, attend information sessions on admission and financial aid and interview with an admission office. Apply by September 8. Learn More>>

Wesleyan University

Middletown, CT

Transportation Assistance Program, October 11 – 12; November 10 – 11 To encourage first-generation, low-income & other underrepresented students to enroll at Wesleyan, the university arranges and subsidizes transportation for these students to attend fall open houses & admitted student weekend, WesFest. Wesleyan admissions officers also offer workshops throughout the country to provide outreach and college prep programs. Apply by September 18 & October 21. Learn More>>

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Amherst College
Amherst, MA
Diversity Open House Weekends, September 26-28; October 17-19

Babson College 
Babson Park, MA
Multicultural Overnight Experience

Barnard College
New York, NY
Barnard Bound , October 10-11; 12

Bates College
Lewiston, ME
Prologue to Bates, October 11-13; November 8-10

Chapman University
Orange, CA
Discover Chapman Day , October 31

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Diversity Hosting

Duke University
Durham, NC
Blue Devil Days, Black Student Alliance Invitational Weekend, and Latino Student Recruitment Weekend

Franklin and Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
Multicultural Overnight Diplomat Experience (MODE)

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
Diversity Overnight Program, September 20-22; October 25- 27

Lycoming College
Williamsport, PA
Open House, October 10; November 14

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
Open House , October 17

Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT
Open House, September 26; October 17; November 14

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 Additional fly-in opportunities are provided by the schools listed below.
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UNL’s Admissions Application Update

The UNL application is now officially open, but with some very important improvements to make the process quicker and easier for students:

  • Students will self-report only their core courses. Additionally, students will not be required to enter individual course titles or grades, just their cumulative GPA.
  • Students will be able to self-report their ACT/SAT score. We will still require an official test score from the testing agency before a student is able to enroll, but we will issue admission and scholarship decisions based on their self-reported score.

To apply online, go to http://admissions.unl.edu/apply.aspx.

Goucher College

U.S. News & World Report announced today that Goucher made its list of the nation’s top 10 most innovative schools—those colleges and universities that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities. An example of its innovative practices is the Goucher Video Application, which allows applicants to submit a straightforward, two-minute video application about how they see themselves flourishing at Goucher. For learn more, visit http://www.goucher.edu/.