Fly-In Programs

Fly-in programs provide underrepresented and diverse high school seniors with the opportunity to get a more in depth look at a college/ university. All interested students must apply by the application deadline.

Click on a college name to be brought to the program’s fly-in website. The fly-in website has additional details, contact information and a link to the application.

College/UniversityLocationApplication DeadlineProgram DatesProgram Description
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MassachusettsAugust 2October 6-8WISE (Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering) is a free two-day program for high school students to learn what it’s like to be an MIT student. MIT strongly encourages students from underrepresented and/or underserved backgrounds to apply.
Bowdoin CollegeMaineAugust 14September 19-21 or October 24-26Explore Bowdoin is a free college visit program for high school seniors. Preference is given to applicants from lower income backgrounds, students who will be the first in their families to attend college, and those who come from rural areas. Undocumented students are encouraged to apply.
Pomona CollegeCaliforniaAugust 12 (on-campus) and September 30 (virtual)October 6-8 (on-campus) and October 24 or October 26 (virtual)Perspectives on Pomona welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds, traditionally underrepresented in higher education (including low-income, first-generation, rural, and those from underrepresented ethnic or racial groups), to experience Pomona through on-campus or virtual programming.
Amherst CollegeMassachusettsAugust 12September 28-30Access to Amherst (A2A) aims to introduce prospective applicants (rising high school seniors) to Amherst's campus, student body, faculty, and classes. The programming centers the experience of students from marginalized communities.
Williams CollegeMassachusettsAugust 1October 6-8Windows 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.
Occidental CollegeCaliforniaTBATBAThe Tiger Access Program (TAP) introduces traditionally underrepresented, first-generation and/or low-income students to Oxy’s academic and residential community.
Middlebury CollegeVermontSeptember 6October 20-22Discover Middlebury offers a window into student and academic life on campus by including opportunities to engage with other participants, current students, faculty, and staff.
Tufts UniversityMassachusettsJuly 22October 5 (virtual) and October 6-7 (on-campus)Voices of Tufts is a two-day visit program designed to introduce high school seniors to diversity and community at Tufts University.
Haverford CollegePennsylvaniaAugust 12October 27-29Have-A-Look is a fly-in program designed for students with lived experiences that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Participants have the opportunity to interact with faculty and administrators, learn about diversity and belonging on campus, and explore Haverford further.
Carleton CollegeMinnesotaJuly 26September 29-October 1Apply for Taste of Carleton and get ready to discover one of the top ten liberal arts colleges in the country! Participants in this free, three-day program will explore the beautiful campus, attend classes with #1 ranked professors, and learn more about Carleton's admissions process and generous financial aid.