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You can never truly know if the college you choose to attend is going to be the ‘perfect’ fit. Eventually you need to settle on a choice though. It was the breadth of offerings, study abroad programs, co-op programs, research, etc. that made Georgia Tech seem like a rational choice for me. I can safely say that deciding to attend Georgia Tech was the single best decision I have ever made.
I was also considering such schools as Drexel, Lehigh, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I was on the search for engineering, a fair bet for those interested in math, science, and technology. Math and science alone are typically for the advancement of theory, while engineering aims to bring theory to reality (aka technological development). Georgia Tech is at the forefront in multiple engineering disciplines. It also carries the weight of being a recognizable ‘brand’ name, which has proved most helpful post-college.
The most important thing to mention about GT is its access to quality study abroad programs, co-op programs, and research. There are hundreds of study abroad options, a few of which the school ‘hosts’ directly. Examples of these are a group of 120 students that travels to a remote campus in France, a group that tours around England, and a group that tours around Australia (while taking classes, of course). A substantial number of students study abroad. The co-op programs are strong, with big names like GE, Siemens, Bosch, NASA, Tesla, and they very often lead to full-time employment for students who stick them out. There are also numerous start-ups just off the main campus, as well as multiple opportunities to bring your own start-up ideas to realization (InVenture prize, StartupX, etc.). StartupX is as simple as a single interview, which if they believe you have a good enough project and prototype, will promptly give you $20,000 to use toward your project. InVenture is also great for getting some cash, with recognition on live TV as a nice bonus. Research is also in abundance at the school, with many ongoing projects for the military and government (as well as many that are purely academic).
A typical week day consists of 2-4 hour-long classes, followed by whatever extracurricular you engage in, and then anywhere from 2-4 hours of homework. Students study either in their common areas at the dorms, which are very popular for freshmen, or in the main ‘study’ building on campus (used more by sophomores and above). Dorm noise is somewhat dependent on what side of campus you are on. East side is where all the fraternities are, so it is ever so slightly noisier on Thursdays and Fridays. West Campus is nearly always quiet.
In terms of daily academics, introductory classes are, at their largest, 150-200 students. Most of those, though, are accompanied by a second meeting time in a smaller setting of around 30 students. Most classes use teaching assistants, and they are really hit or miss for their teaching ability; however, they almost always want you to do well and are accommodating. Homework daily totals around 2-4 hours (for Mechanical Engineering). There are very few papers, mostly lab reports for anything written. These are typically done as group projects and are no longer than 10-15 pages of written text. Faculty, administration, and support staff (counselors, tutors) are all very good. Some teachers are less accommodating than others, but that goes without saying at any school. On that note, there are an extensive number of programs to help students succeed; free tutors and a plethora of other free services are offered year-round.
Students are friendly, homogenous, techie, but not overly competitive. There is a collective spirit to succeed at Georgia Tech. Clubs relating to building cars and developing software are the most prominent on campus. The school is made up of a notable portion of in-state students, but most, if not all, remain on campus during the weekends.
The weekends are quite lively, and as there is a student body of over 10,000, there are always tons of people around. Weekends at GT unofficially run from Thursday to Saturday. Thursday and Friday are the “going out” nights, while Saturday is more often for something quiet or homework. Approximately one-third of the population is engaged in Greek life. Students can rush either semester (fall or spring), but most of rush in the fall. Parties are everything short of trashing the house. While things rarely, if ever, completely get out of hand the way you may have seen in some movies, there are water slides, themed parties, toga parties, and plenty of mayhem to go around. Students mostly use the campus bus system to get around; it is efficient, and there is an app to track where the buses are.
One thing I noticed was a lack of well-rounded, non-Greek individuals. I say this as someone who was right in the middle. I am a very social individual, but I also like my free time, my own space, and my hobbies (cooking, playing the piano, playing tennis). I too often found individuals at Georgia Tech who were either completely involved in Greek life and were otherwise unaware of other things (and people) in life, or individuals who were so absorbed in school that a night out was never going to happen. Long story short, I would not advocate Georgia Tech as a school of well-rounded individuals who know how to do their own laundry or cook their own salmon.
The college search process helped me understand the different types of opportunities that various colleges offered. This was essential for me to see how Georgia Tech stood out. As a college senior with a mid-range GPA, I was still able to take advantage of all the opportunities presented at this highly rated school …and I never once stayed up past 2:00 AM for it! I am now enjoying the job search and looking forward to a career as a Mechanical Engineering Designer. You can reach Adam Forstall at https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-forstall-8b066046/ .
For over a century, the University of Mary Washington (UMW) has continued to evolve, growing from a women’s college, to a co-ed college to a university with an expansive campus and excellent facilities. UMW is a great option for first-generation college students; about 1/3 of their undergrads are the first in their families to attend college, and the University has several programs in place to help students of all backgrounds make a smooth transition to higher education. This also helps give a certain level of diversity that may be lacking elsewhere.
During my visit I was impressed by the campus, which is deceptively big. Driving up to the university it seems nestled in a residential neighborhood of Fredericksburg, a small city halfway between Virginia’s capital city of Richmond (to the south) and Washington, D.C. (to the north), but once I arrived on campus, it was much larger than I thought. All told, between parking my car, walking to the admissions office, going on the tour, and getting back to my car was 6,000 steps, according to my iPhone. Dorms, dining halls, the library and fitness center and academic spaces are pretty spread out, so students at UMW do a lot of walking!
One thing that struck me on my visit was that UMW has many of the features of a university while combining the size and accessibility of a mid-sized college. The average class size is 22, but my tour guide (a senior) mentioned that she had a class of six last year. All of the courses are discussion based, seminar style classes and there are no graduate teaching assistants. Besides giving undergraduates greater access to research opportunities and resources, it also makes for a campus where students and faculty can forge tight bonds. I heard several stories of professors looking out for students’ welfare and going over and above the call of duty to make sure that students were healthy and succeeding. The overall vibe was of a group of educators who really wanted to help their students succeed. I think that students who want to have the chance to find a mentoring relationship with their professors should take a close look at the University of Mary Washington.
The information session and my tour guide both reinforced the idea that with over 120 clubs and organizations there is a lot to do on campus. One thing that impressed me was the emphasis that was placed on service related organizations. Quite a few student groups seem focused on campus based or community based outreach and service opportunities. UMW does not seem to have an official Greek life, but in talking to the tour guide, it appears that many of the sports teams serve as loci for gatherings and group bonding. Students overwhelmingly stay on campus on weekends and there is apparently a lot to do at school, in town, and a short drive away.
Admissions-wise, I found it very interesting to learn that (unlike, say, the University of Virginia) there is no quota requiring a certain percentage of students to be Virginians. The majority of students ARE from the Commonwealth, but UMW could be a good option for students from other states for several reasons, including the relatively reasonable cost. $37,000 is the total cost before financial aid for non-Virginians, which is a pretty competitive price.
More than 65 colleges offer free summer and fall visits for under-represented and diverse students. An * before the college name, the trip is free. A (D), trip is for first gen students. We also give you estimated GPA and test scores for each college. A great resource is http://blog.collegegreenlight.com/blog/college-fly-diversity-programs-2016-2017/#sthash.VvTC4dPp.qm0hz298.dpbs
Staged diversity picture in Humanities Plaza
*(D) Amherst College (2016)
Small private university; part of consortium, 3.7+ GPA ; mid to high test scores
Program: Fall 2016 Diversity Open House weekends (DIVOH): September 24-26, 2015 and October 15-17, 2016
The application deadline for both DIVOH weekends is Monday, August 15, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. (EST).
*(D) Babson College (2016)
Babson Park, Massachusetts (suburban Boston)
Small private business oriented college, 3.5+ GPA, mid test scores
Program: MULTICULTURAL OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE: November 6-7, 2016
Deadline: September 15, 2016 (noon EST) noon EST. Application will be released in July.
*(D) Barnard College (2016)
New York, New York
Small private all women’s college. Big city. Connected to Columbia. 3.7+GPA; mid to high test scores
Saturday, October 8 – Sunday, October 9, 2016(BARNARD BOUND – for students admitted to the Barnard Bound program)
Monday, October 10, 2016 (OPEN HOUSE – All Barnard Bound participants will be automatically registered for our Open House.)
If your student is not selected to attend Barnard Bound, she may register for the Open House only on our Open House RSVP page, available at the end of August.
Application Deadline and All Supporting Material: Friday, June 17th, 2016
For more info, visit- http://barnard.edu/
*(D) Bates College (2016)
Small rural campus; liberal arts, 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.
Prologue I runs October 9-11, 2016 and Prologue II runs November 13-15, 2016.
Application deadline for Prologue I: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Application deadline for Prologue II: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Beloit College (2016)
St. Beloit, Wisconsin
Small suburban college; 3.0 and higher GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: 2016 Summer Days: July 15, 2016; August 5, 2016. Admitted Student Open House in the Spring that offers fly-ins
2016 Summer Visit Days
Take a campus tour with a student guide. Meet our faculty. Learn about the college’s academic programs, financial aid, and scholarships. Enjoy lunch in our dining hall.
https://www.beloit.edu/prospective/visit/visitdays/Click on a date below to register:
If our visit program dates are not convenient for you and you would rather schedule an individual visit on a different date, please contact us directly by calling the Admissions Office at 800-9BELOIT (923-5648) at least one week prior to your planned visit. Or, if you prefer, you may complete an online visit request form.
*(D) Bowdoin College (2016)
Rural college, private, liberal arts. 3.2+ GPA and higher. Optional test scores.
Explore Bowdoin I: September 15-18, 2016 Application Deadline: August 22, 2016
Explore Bowdoin II: November 3-6, 2016 Application Deadline: September 23, 2016
*(D) Brandeis University (2016)
Medium private college, 25 minutes from Boston. 3.4+ GPA and higher. Mid test scores
Program: SEED-Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity, October 6-8, 2016
Application deadlines: Application opens August 1. Applications due September 9, 2016
*(D) Bryn Mawr College (2016)
Bryn Mawr, PA (Suburban PA)
Small, all women’s college
Program Date: Fall Travel Scholars: October 1-3, 2016 (for both juniors and seniors)
Application Deadline: June 13, 2016
*(D) Bucknell College (2016)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: Journey to Bucknell, November 6-8, 2016
Application Deadline: Apply as soon as possible. Both students can apply on their own and counselors can nominate.
*(D) Carleton College (2016)
Small suburban private college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle to high test scores.
Program: 2015 Taste of Carleton, October 27-October 29, 2016
Deadlines: September 30, 2016
*(D) Carnegie Mellon University (2016, Application Opens September)
Medium college, great sciences & arts, medium city, 3.3+ GPA, mid to high test scores (3.3 GPA and combined 1800 on SAT or 27 on ACT to qualify for travel aid)
Program: Celebration of Diversity Weekend- November 12-14, 2016 and January 21-23, 2017
Deadlines: November Program: Open to all prospective high school seniors
Registration will open in September.
January Program: Open to students who have applied for admission to Carnegie Mellon
Deadlines: Registration still open
January program. Open to students who have applied for admission to Carnegie Mellon.
Registration will be available in September.
(*D) Colby College (2016)
Small rural college. 3.3+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: 2016 Colby Commitment Experience –September 16-18, 2016
Application Deadline: August 1, 2016, 5 p.m.
*(D) Colgate University (2016)
Hamilton, New York
Small liberal arts college. Upper state New York. 3.2+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Program: Colgate in Focus: A Diversity Open House, Sunday, October 23–Monday, October 24, 2016
Deadline: September 16, 2016
(*D) College of Charleston (2016)
Medium public, medium city. 3.0+ GPA. Mid test scores.
Program: M.O.V.E.,Many backgrounds – One CougarNation–the Multicultural Overnight Visit Experience DATES:
- September 23, 2016
- October 14, 2016
- November 11, 2016 (all male)
- February 3, 2017
- March 24, 2017
- April 28,2017
http://admissions.cofc.edu/explorethecollege/events/moveovernight.php for more info and MOVE application.
*(D) College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (2016)
St. Joseph and Collegeville, Minnesota
Small, Catholic college. Recruits heavily from So Cal. 2.6+ GPA. Low to middle tests scores.
Program: National Fly-in Weekend Program:
|Register for a 2016-2017 fly-in weekend:
- November 12-14
- February 4-6*
- February 25-27
- March 18-20
- April 8-10
Deadline: Two weeks before weekend.
Applications will be released September 1
*College of the Atlantic (2016)
Bar Harbor, Maine
Small liberal arts college, 3.0+, Optional test scores
Program: Fall Fly-In: September 29-October 2, 2016
Program for COA Presidential Scholars
Application Deadline: July 18, 2016
*(D) College of the Holy Cross (2016)
Mid-sized, Catholic college, 3.0+, Middle test scores
Program: Perspectives Weekend is November 5-7, 2016.
Application Deadline:October 3, 2016
*(D) Colorado College (2016)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Small private college; one class at a time. 3.0+ GPA. Middle test scores.
Program 1: Tigers on a Quest: October 1 – 3, 2016
Application Deadline: *CBO Counselor nomination only: June 1 – August 17, 2016
Program 2: Flyin’ Tigers: October 29 – November 31, 2016
Application Deadline: September 21, 2016
*(D) Columbia University (2016)
New York, NY
Ivy League, top scores, top grades
Program: Columbia Engineering Experience: October 9 – 11, 2016.
Deadline: September 7, 2016
*(D) Connecticut College (2016)
New London, Connecticut
Small liberal arts. East coast. Near NY and Boston. 3.0+ GPA; middle test scores.
Program: Explorer Weekend- November 12-14, 2016
Deadline: October 3, 2016
Undocumented students may apply.
*(D) Dartmouth (2016)
Rural IVY League. 3.7+ GPA. High test scores.
Dartmouth Bound: Summer Program, July 17-20, 2016. Applications due April 8, 2016
Dartmouth Bound: Native American Community. Oct.9-12, 2016 (Deadline, Not Yet Available for 2016)
*(D) Davidson College (2016)
Suburban, private college. 3.5+GPA; medium to high test scores.
Program: Multicultural Visitation Program. October 30-November 1, 2016
Application Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2016
*(D) Dickinson College (2016)
Small liberal arts college, test optional, 3.0+ grades.
Program: Discover Diversity at Dickinson, November 10-12, 2016
Application Deadline: October 3, 2016
Limited travel assistance available.
*(D) Emory University (2016)
Medium college, mid to high test scores, 3.5+ grades
Program: Emory’s Cultural Overnight Recruitment Experience (CORE) Fall Visit Program, October 13, 2016 – October 15, 2016
Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 5:00 p.m. ET.
*(D) Franklin and Marshall College (2016)
Suburban small liberal arts, great business. 3.0+ GPA; test optional.
Program: Collegiate Leadership Summit
*Fall Session 1: Sunday, September 25th to Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Counselor Nomination Deadline: Fall Session 1 program is Monday, September 5th, 2016.
* Fall Session 2: Sunday, November 6th to Tuesday, November 8th.
The nomination deadline for the Fall Session 2 program is Monday, October 16th, 2016.
Students must be nominated to apply and participate
Requires: A minimum GPA of 3.3 in rigorous classes. Must be of a background underrepresented in higher education. Must have demonstrated leadership in his or her school or community.
(*D) Grinnell College (2016)
Small liberal arts; 3.0+ GPA; middle test scores.
Program: 2016 Diversity Preview Program, October 2-3, 2016.
Deadline for application: September 12, 2016
*(D) Hamilton College (2016)
Clinton, New York
Small liberal arts, upper state NY, 3.2+ GPA; middle test scores
Diversity Overnight Program: Diversity Overnight Program: September 18-20, 20156 and October 23-25, 2016
Application Deadlines: Priority Deadline is August 5, 2016
Application Opens July 1: http://www.hamilton.edu/admission/diversityovernight
*(D) Harvey Mudd College (2016)
Small science and engineering, 3.5+ GPA, high test scores
Program: Fall Future Achievers in Science and Technology Program (FAST): September 29-October 1, 201 and November 10-12, 2016
Application Deadline: Monday, August 22, 2016 at 11:59pm PDT
(*D) Haverford College (2016)
Haverford, PA (Suburban Philadelphia
Small liberal arts, 3.6+ GPA, middle to high test scores
Multicultural Scholars Experience Program: October 23-25 2016
Application Deadline:Friday, September 16, 2016
*(D) Johns Hopkins University (2016)
Medium, urban campus. 3.3+GPA and middle to high test scores
Program: H.O.M.E. (Hopkins Overnight Multicultural Experience), September 29-October 1, 2016
Application deadline: Monday, August 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Materials must be received by August 15, 2016
*(D) Kalamazoo College (2016 info not yet available)
Small liberal arts. 2.7+ GPA, low to middle test scores
Program: 2015 Intercultural Fly-In Program, November 6-7, 2015
*(D) Kenyon College (2016)
Small liberal arts; Midwest, suburban. 3.2+ GPA; medium test scores
Programs: Cultural Connections: November 5-7, 2016
Deadlines: October 31, 2016. Qualified students may apply for a Travel Grant by October 12 to help cover transportation costs for this event.
*(D) Lehigh University (2016)
Small to medium campus, suburban, near Philadelphia, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Diversity Achievers Program, October 9-10, 2016
Application opens September 16, 2016 at noon EST
*(D) Lewis & Clark College (2016)
Small liberal arts; 3.0+ GPA; optional test scores
Program: L.E.A.D. program, November 6-8, 2016
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016
*(D) Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT (2016)
Mid-sized urban college, 3.8+ GPA, high test scores
Program: WISE: Weekend Immersion in Science and Engineering: September 18-20, 2016 and again October 2-4, 2016
Application Deadlines: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.
*(D) Miami University (Ohio) (2016)
Small Midwest college; 2.9+ GPA; medium test scores
Program: Bridges at Miami University, Session I: October 30-31, 2016; Session II: November 6-7, 2016; Session III: November 13-14, 2016 (Out of State); Session IV: November 20-21, 2016
Application Deadline: September 19, 2016
*(D) Middlebury College (2016)
Small liberal arts, rural. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Discover Middlebury, October 9-11, 2016
Application Deadline: Friday August 12, 2016.
*(D) Missouri University of Science and Technology
Public university, large, medium grades and scores
Program: ¡Sí Se Puede!: Date: October 29 – November 1, 2015
Deadline to Apply: October 3, 2015: Capacity 25
Hispanic & Latino students. Bus service from St. Louis.
*(D) Mt. Holyoke College (2016)
South Hadley, Massachusetts, All Women’s College
Small all women’s; consortium, 3.0+ GPA; test optional
Program: Focus on Diversity. November 6-7, 2016
Nomination Form For Counselors: Friday, May 20, 2016
TRAVEL AID OFFERED BUT MUST APPLY FOR IT SEPARATE FROM EVENT.
*(D) Oberlin College and Conservatory (2016)
Small liberal arts and conservatory. 3.3+ GPA; medium to high test scores
Program: Multicultural Visit Program
2016 Program Dates and Application Deadlines
Applications will come out mid-summer. Questbridge and Posse applicants must attend first session.
Small suburban LA college; 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Multicultural Visit Program: Fall MVP:
(*D) Occidental College
October 10-12, 2016
Application Deadline: September 26, 2016
http://www.oxy.edu/admission-aid/connect-us/guidance-college-counselors/fall-mvp#When will the program take place?
*(D) Pitzer College (2016)
Small liberal arts, progressive. 3.2+ GPA; test optional for GPA higher than 3.6 and top 5% of class
Program: Diversity Program.October 27 – 29, 2016.
Application Deadline: Monday, September 12, 2016.
* (D) Pomona College (2016)
Small elite liberal arts college, 3.8+ GPA, SAT 2100, ACT 31
Program: Fall Diversity Weekend, September 17-20, 2015 and October 8-11, 2016
Deadlines: August 14 and September 4, 2015 (respectively)
Application Opens in June: https://admissions.pomona.edu/register/fall-weekend-application
*(D) Reed College (2016)
Program: Reed Overnight Multicultural Experience (ROME), October 9-11, 2016
Deadline: September 6, at 11:59PM PDT
- Eligibility requirements: Citizen or permanent resident, HS minority student, 2 short essays, SAT/ACT/PSAT scores, HS transcript.
- Supplemental info can be sent via:
http://www.reed.edu/apply/mrec/details.html or contact them at 1-800-547-4750 or email them at email@example.com
*(D) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) (2016)
Mid-size science oriented. 3.3 Average GPA, medium test scores
Program: STAR (Science, Technology, Arts @ Rensselaer):October 27-29, 2016
Application Deadline: September 23rd.
Program is for under-represented students and minorities. Picks up from NYC. Limited other travel assistance available.
*(D) Rice University (2016)
Mid-sized private college, 3.6+ GPA, high test scores
Program:Seeking Opportunities at Rice (SOAR): September 24-26, 2016
Application Deadline: Monday, September 5, by 11:59 p.m. CT.
*(D) Scripps College (2016)
Claremont, California, All Women’s College
All women’s small, consortium, 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Multicultural Outreach: Discover Scripps October 8-10, 2016 and Sunday, November 13 to Monday, November 14, 2016
Application Deadline to submit online application is September 7, 2016
*(D) Smith College (2016)
Small, all women’s, 3.3+ GPA, test optional
Program: Women of Distinction: October 14-16, 2016
Application: Applications are available August 1 and due September 14, 2016
*(D) Swarthmore College (2016)
Small, suburban, near Philadelphia. Intensive. 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Discover Swarthmore 2016: September 15-17, 2016 and October 20-21, 2016
Applications Deadline: July 31, 2016 for students to apply (Nomination deadline for June 30, 2016 for counselors to nominate students)
*(D) Trinity College (2016, App Opens in September)
Small liberal arts, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Preview Weekend: November 13-14, 2016
Application deadline: Application opens September 2016
*(D) Tufts University (2016)
Medium, private college, 5 minutes from Boston. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Voices of Tufts:
OCTOBER 20-21, 2016
ARTS & SCIENCES EXPERIENCE
OCTOBER 27-28, 2016
- Engineering Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 6, 2016 to be considered.
- Arts & Sciences Experience: Applications and all required materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on October 12, 2016 to be considered.
*(D) Union College (2016)
Small private college, 3.2+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Getting to Know Union: October 9-10,2016
|Students from the Northeast:
||September 22, 2016
|Students outside of the Northeast:
||September 16, 2016
*(D) University of Pennsylvania (2016 info not yet posted)
Mid-sized Ivy League college, 3.7+ GPA, high test scores
Program: Penn Early Exploration Program (PEEP): Sunday, October 9 through Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Application deadline: 11:59PM ET on Friday, September 9, 2016
(D) University of Richmond (2016)
Small private college, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: MOVE (Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience) Date: Sunday, November 16, 2016 (Also include Preview Day, November 14, 2016)
Deadline: To register, please call the Office of Admission at (800) 700-1662 or (804) 289-8640.
*(D) University of Rochester (2016)
Medium college, medium city, upper state NY, 3.3+ test scores, medium test scores
Program: Multicultural Visitation Program, November 14-16, 2016
Application: October 9, 2016
*(D) University of Vermont (2016)
Medium public, 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Discovering UVM 2016: October 23-25 and November 6-8, 2016
- October 7 for October 23-25
- October 21 for November 6-8
(D) Virginia Commonwealth University (2016 info not yet available)
Medium, public college. 3.0+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Primeros Pasos, November 21, 2015
Deadline: November 13, 2015
*(D) Union College (2016)
Schenectady, NY 12308
Small-medium private college, 3.0+. test optional
Program: Getting to Know Union, Program Dates: October 8-9 and November 10-11
||October 8-9 Program
||November 10-11 Program
|Students from the northeast
|Students outside of the northeast
*(D) Vassar College (2016)
Small liberal arts college, 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Vassar View:Sunday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Application Deadline: Friday, September 9, 2016
Limited travel grants outside of NY.
*(D) Wesleyan College (2016)
Small liberal arts, east coast. 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Open House Travel Program: October 9-10 and November 10-11, 2016
Deadlines: August 15 and October 12, respectively
Visit the Wesleyan website for more info.
*(D) Wellesley College (2016)
All women’s, near Boston, 3.5+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Discover Wellesley for FREE-October 16-17, 2016
Application Available: June 1, 2016
Priority Deadline: June 30, 2016
Final Deadline: August 31, 2015
*(D) Whitman College (2016)
Walla Walla, Washington
arts college, 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Fall Visit Scholarship Program I (October 13-15) and Fall Visit Scholarship Program II (November 6-8)
Deadline: Program I: September 16, 2016. and Program II: September 30, 2016
*(D) Williams College (2016)
Small liberal arts, rural, 3.3+ GPA, medium to high test scores
Program: Windows on Williams (WOW)- September 22-24 2016 and October 13-15, 2016
Application Deadlines: Application Is Available. SUBMIT ASAP
*(D) Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) (Available September)
Mid-sized private technical 3.3+ GPA, medium test scores
Program: Discover: The Diversity Experience Overnight. November 10-11, 2016
Application Deadline: October 21 at 5 pm (EDT).