Fly-In Programs for Under-Represented Students

There are many highly selective colleges and universities that sponsor free overnight “fly-in” programs for seniors in the fall.  They are usually two days long and are designed to welcome students to campus who can then assess whether an institution would be a good fit.  At the same time, they can get to know you a little so they can put a name with a face should you decide to apply.

This program may be for you if you earn high grades, take primarily honors and AP classes, and fit into at least one of the following three categories:

  1. Neither of your parents has a four-year college degree.
  2. You come from a Low income household
  3. You are a person of color

These Fly-In programs are selective. There are essays to write and application deadlines, some of which are this spring.

College Greenlight is a website that can help you find fall Fly-In programs with their dates and application deadlines.  The dates on the website are for this current school year, and will likely be updated for next year soon.  For now, use the 2016-17 information as a guide that will let you know which colleges have programs, when they are, what they are named, and when to apply.

If any of the colleges on the list, most of which meet full demonstrated need, is of interest to you, check the college’s own website for up-to-date information about the program you might want to apply for.  If you don’t see what you are looking for, contact their Admissions Office for help.

If applications require teacher or counselor recommendations, be sure to request them a few weeks in advance.

College Greenlight: http://blog.collegegreenlight.com/blog/college-fly-dive There are many highly selective colleges and universities that sponsor free overnight “fly-in” programs for seniors in the fall.  They are usually two days long and are designed to welcome students to campus who can then assess whether an institution would be a good fit.  At the same time, they can get to know you a little so they can put a name with a face should you decide to apply.

There are many highly selective colleges and universities that sponsor free overnight “fly-in” programs for seniors in the fall.  They are usually two days long and are designed to welcome students to campus who can then assess whether an institution would be a good fit.  At the same time, they can get to know you a little so they can put a name with a face should you decide to apply.

http://blog.collegegreenlight.com/blog/college-fly-diversity-programs-2016-2017/

 

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