2016 College Fly-In Programs

2016 College Fly-In Programs | JLV College Counseling Blog

Connecticut College
Location: New London, Connecticut
Program Name: Explore Weekend
Program Date: November 12-14, 2016
Application Closing Date: October 3, 2016
Description: Program is for high school seniors from underrepresented groups and those committed to issues of diversity.

Dartmouth College
Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
Program Name: Dartmouth Bound: STEM Program
Program Date: October 15-18, 2016
Application Closing Date: August 24, 2016
Description: The Dartmouth Bound STEM Exploration Program is designed to provide participants with insight into what STEM programs at Dartmouth offers. Travel costs must be pre-approved by the Dartmouth Bound program, and will be reimbursed after the program is complete.

Dartmouth College
Location: Hanover, New Hampshire
Program Name: Native Community Program
Program Date: October 9-12, 2016
Application Closing Date: July 22, 2016 (priority deadline); Final Date: September 7, 2016
Description: Students with an interest in Dartmouth’s Native community or in Native American studies who are rising seniors (a senior in the academic year 2016-2017) are encouraged to apply for this program. The program, including transportation to and from Dartmouth, are free.

Davidson College
Location: Davidson, North Carolina
Program Name: Multicultural Visitation Program (MVP)
Program Date: October 30-November 1, 2016
Application Closing Date: September 16, 2016
Description: Davidson’s MVP is designed to provide students from traditionally under-represented groups the opportunity to visit campus. Davidson will cover the direct expenses associated with the visit, including airfare to/from home airport, ground transportation to/from campus, meals, and overnight accommodations.

Dickinson College
Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Program Name: Discovery Diversity at Dickinson
Program Date: November 10-12, 2016
Application Closing Date: October 3, 2016
Description: Discover Diversity at Dickinson is a special opportunity for promising high school seniors from diverse backgrounds and/or first generation students. A limited amount of funding is available to cover expenses.

Emory University
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Program Name: Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE)
Program Date: October – specific date to be determined
Application Closing Date: August 31, 2016
Description: Emory University’s CORE fall visit program is designed to support talented, high-achieving high school seniors who are from first generation and/or underrepresented cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will purchase place tickets for students selected to attend who live outside a 275 mile radius of Atlanta, Georgia.

Franklin & Marshall College
Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Program Name: Collegiate Leadership Summit
Program Date: September 25-27, 2016; November 6-8, 2016
Application Closing Date: September 5, 2016 for September program; October 16, 2016 for November program
Description: The cost of travel and attendance is covered by the college. Program is open to high school seniors with a minimum 3.3 GPA in rigorous classes, backgrounds underrepresented in higher education, and students must have demonstrated leadership in school or the community.

Grinnell College
Location: Grinnell, Iowa
Program Name: Diversity Preview Program
Program Date: October 2-3, 2016
Application Closing Date: September 12, 2016
Description: Students can apply for a free trip to Grinnell. Applicants must be high school seniors, students of color or the first in their family to attend college, and be interested in liberal arts education.

Gustavus Adolphus College
Location: St. Peter, Minnesota
Program Name: Fly-in Program
Program Date: Varies
Application Closing Date: Four weeks prior to intended visit date.
Description: The Fly-In program includes partial reimbursement for student airfare, transportation to and from the airport, overnight accommodations with current students, and meals. Program is open to high school seniors who have applied and are admitted to Gustavus and live outside the states of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Hamilton College
Location: Clinton, New York
Program Name: Diversity Overnight
Program Date: September 18-20, 2016; October 23-25, 2016
Application Closing Date: August 5, 2016 (priority deadline); Still accepting applications.
Description: Diversity Overnight program is an opportunity for diverse seniors to visit campus and experience life at Hamilton. While all students are welcome to apply, the selection process will prioritize the applications of students from ethnically diverse backgrounds and those from families with limited financial resources, regardless of racial background. If accepted, all transportation, lodging, and meal costs for the program are covered by Hamilton College.

Harvey Mudd College
Location: Claremont, California
Program Name: Future Achievers in Science and Technology (FAST) Program
Program Date: September 29-October 1, 2016; November 10-12, 2016
Application Closing Date: August 22, 2016
Description: The FAST Program is free to all participants and includes lodging, meals, and travel accommodations. Participants will also receive a fee waiver for the freshman application. Program is open to high school seniors from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields.

Haverford College
Location: Haverford, Pennsylvania
Program Name: Multicultural Scholars Experience
Program Date: October 23-25, 2016
Application Deadline: September 16, 2016
Description: Haverford can provide need-based travel scholarships. Program is for prospective students from diverse backgrounds.

Hope College
Location: Holland, Michigan
Program Name: Fly-In Weekend
Program Date: November 10-12, 2016
Application Closing Date: Two weeks prior to program date
Description: Hope College will reimburse 50% of airfare (up to $300), and cover transportation to and from airport, lodging, activities, and food during their stay.

Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Program Name: HOME: Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience
Program Date: September 29 – October 1, 2016
Application Closing Date: September 2, 2016
Description: The program is aimed to bring to campus a diverse group of students from different backgrounds and experiences. Travel scholarships and logistical support are available for qualified students.

Kenyon College
Location: Gambier, Ohio
Program Name: Cultural Connections
Program Date: November 5-7, 2016
Application Closing Date: October 12, 2016
Description: High school seniors may use a travel grant during the fall semester for an individual visit or for the Cultural Connection Program. Kenyon will purchase a student’s airline ticket and cover 100% of the lowest advertised airfare (up to $500) if awarded a travel grant. Travel grant can be used for Cultural Connections program or an individual visit.

Lafayette College
Location: Easton, Pennsylvania
Program Name: Our Beloved Community (OBC) Symposium
Program Date: November 12, 2016
Application Closing Date: October 14, 2016
Description: OBC is a celebratory event quest for intellectual growth that characterizes the Lafayette experience. Financial assistance may be available on a limited basis to help with the cost of traveling to and from campus. Overnight hosts are available for students who are traveling from a significant distance.

Lewis & Clark College
Location: Portland, Oregon
Program: L.E.A.D. Program
Program Date: November 6-8, 2016
Application Closing Date: September 15, 2016
Description: At the College’s expense, meet current students and faculty, participate in leadership development activities, sit in on classes, spend two nights in a residence hall, try the food, have an admissions interview, visit Portland, and experience life at Lewis & Clark College firsthand. Lewis & Clark College will cover the cost for transportation, lodging, and meals.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Program Name: WISE 2016
Program Date: September 18-20, 2016; October 2-4, 2016
Application Closing Date: July 17, 2016
Description: Students who are selected for the WISE program will be provided with round-trip flight or ground transportation to attend the program.

Miami University
Location: Oxford, Ohio
Program Name: Bridges Program
Program Dates: October 30-31, 2016; November 6-7, 2016; November 13-14, 2016; November 20-21, 2016
Application Closing Date: Application will be available September 19, 2016
Description: The Bridges Program is an overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors from historically underrepresented populations or who have a commitment to promoting a deeper understanding of and appreciation for diversity. Round-trip transportation will be provided from select cities, and airports. Students who apply, are accepted, and enroll on the Oxford campus for Fall 2017 will be eligible to receive the Bridges Program scholarship.

Middlebury College
Location: Middlebury, Vermont
Program Name: Discover Middlebury
Program Date: October 9-11, 2016
Application Closing Date: August 12, 2016
Description: Program is open to seniors from traditionally underrepresented groups. Approximately 75 spaces are available with priority given to strong students who might not otherwise have a chance to visit campus. Meals, lodging, and transportation will be provided by Middlebury College.

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5 Comments on “2016 College Fly-In Programs

  1. Great list here. Do you have a list of fly-in programs for high school counselors?

    • Hello! I don’t have a list for counselors… yet. But, I am hoping to work on it very soon. For now, I recommend checking out the -ACAC affiliates. Many have summer college tour programs. It looks like the affiliate for your area (Southern ACAC) just had their summer tour (http://www.sacac.org/professional-development/sweet-tea-tours/), but most of the affiliates have summer tours every summer. In addition, the other affiliates invite counselors from out of the area to attend their programs as well.

      I am hoping to put this list together by the end of the summer. Once it is available, I will email you.

  2. What is considered “demonstrated financial need”? Does that mean you have to qualify for federal aid?

    • Hi Jennifer. You do not necessarily have to qualify for federal aid to demonstrate financial need. Instead, colleges will ask you fill out the FAFSA (and sometimes the CSS Profile – not all colleges require it) and then your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be determined. EFC will be the same at all colleges, but your Need will be different because Need is determined based on Cost of Attendance (COA) – EFC. While, for example, if you have a high EFC you might not have financial need at a low-cost public institution, you can still demonstrate need at a higher priced private institution. Does that make sense? If you have specific questions about need, it is okay to check with the college to ask your questions since they might have a little more insight into how exactly they award financial aid – hint, colleges have different formulas when awarding financial aid. Even if a college has the same COA, the amount of financial aid they award might be different.

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