Many colleges and universities across the country have created free fly-in programming for underrepresented and diverse prospective students. These programs range in length and focus, but all of them give students free airfare and lodging, so they can actually visit schools on their list when it seems financially untenable. Fly-ins also focus on prospective students who are first generation college students and may need extra support with the process. However, remember that most of these programs do generally require students to submit an application to participate, so many sure you know when you have to submit your materials and what you need!

Here is a sample list of some diversity programs hosted at top schools across the US:

Amherst College – Diversity Open House (DIVOH)
Barnard College – Barnard Bound
Bates College – Prologue to Bates
Bowdoin College – Explore Bowdoin
Bucknell College – Journey to Bucknell
Carleton College – Taste of Carleton
Carnegie Mellon – Celebration of Diversity Weekend
Colby College – The Colby Commitment
Colgate University – Colgate in Focus
College of Charleston – Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience (M.O.V.E)
Colorado College – Experience Colorado College
Dartmouth College – Dartmouth Bound
Davidson College – Multicultural Visitation Program
Emory University – Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience
Franklin & Marshall College – Collegiate Leadership Summit
Hamilton College – Diversity Overnight Program
Johns Hopkins College – HOME Program
Lafayette College – Our Beloved Community
Lehigh University – Diversity Achievers Program (DAP)
M.I.T. – Weekend Intensive in Science and Engineering (WISE)
Miami University (Ohio) – Bridges Program
Middlebury College – Discover Middlebury
Pomona College – Perspectives on Pomona (POP)
Rice University – Seeking Opportunities at Rice (SOAR)
Tufts University – Voices of Tufts Diversity
University of Pennsylvania – Penn Early Exploration Program (PEEP)
Wesleyan University – Transportation Assistance Program (TAP)
Wellesley College – Fall Travel Grant
Williams College – Windows on Williams