2022 Fly-In Programs

Fly-in programs are all-expenses paid college visits that are usually held in the fall. They are a great way for students to learn more about a college while temporarily immersing themselves in campus life.

Although anyone can apply, preference is usually 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.

Application deadlines vary and some programs are only offered virtually this year. Check specific programs of interest for more information.

Amherst College
Access to Amherst (A2A) | Diversity Outreach Programs | Amherst College

Barnard College
Are You Barnard Bound? | Barnard College

Bates College
Prologue to Bates | Admission | Bates College

Bowdoin College
Explore Bowdoin | Bowdoin College

Brandeis University
Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED)

Bryn Mawr College
Fly-In Programs | Bryn Mawr College

Bucknell University
Journey to Bucknell

Carleton College
Taste of Carleton

Carnegie Mellon University
Celebration of Diversity Series - Undergraduate Admission - Carnegie Mellon University

Case Western Reserve University
Fall Diversity & Inclusion Program | Undergraduate Admission | Case Western Reserve University

Colgate University
Colgate in Focus | Colgate University

College of the Atlantic
Fall Fly-In · College of the Atlantic

College of the Holy Cross
Perspectives Overnight Program

Colorado College
Experience Colorado College - Colorado College

Connecticut College
Explore Weekend · Connecticut College

Dartmouth College
Indigenous Fly-In Program | Dartmouth Admissions

Davidson College
Access Davidson | Davidson

Emory University
CORE Program | Emory University | Atlanta GA

Hamilton College
Home at Hamilton - Hamilton College

Haverford College
Have-A-Look | | Haverford College

Johns Hopkins University
HOME Program | Undergraduate Admissions | Johns Hopkins University

Lehigh University
Diversity Achievers Program | Lehigh University

Middlebury College
Discover Middlebury

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Fly-In Weekend

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Oberlin College
Multicultural Visit Program

Pomona College
Perspectives on Pomona

Reed College
Senior Scholars Program

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Science, Technology, and Arts at Rensselaer Program (STAR)

Smith College
Women of Distinction

St. Olaf College
Fly-In Program

Tulane University
PreviewTU Multicultural Fly-In

Union College
Getting to Know Union

University of Pennsylvania
Penn Early Exploration Program and Penn In Focus | Penn Admissions

University of Rochester
Multicultural Visitation Program - Undergraduate Admissions

Whitworth University
Multicultural Visit Program | Whitworth University


We just came back from a visit to St. Olaf (not as a part of a fly in program). You can definitely see how these programs allow small or remote schools like St. Olaf to increase the diversity of their students.

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Great post. I’m going to pin it for a couple of months.


Washington & Lee

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Adding one more program:

Williams College
Windows on Williams – Admission & Financial Aid (deadline August 1)

Swarthmore College offers Discover Swarthmore, but applications for 2022 are closed. Here’s a link to more information on their program. Discover Swarthmore Fly-In Program :: Admissions & Aid :: Swarthmore College

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Thank you @DramaMama2021 and @gotham_mom for the additional information! I had both colleges on my original list but somehow missed them when I created the post. I updated my original post with other programs I accidentally omitted.


Thanks! This is great infomation. Tufts has a program also. I believe the applications just closed though.

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Yes, their fly-in program is Voices of Tufts. I did not include them though because the application already closed.

Deadline for Pomona is coming up on August 15…

Adding another fly-in program: Columbia Engineering Experience | Columbia Undergraduate Admissions