College Fly-in Opportunities

Some colleges offer students who are traditionally underrepresented in higher education the opportunity to participate in free, special programming to learn more about their institution. Underrepresented populations can include students of color, students from low income backgrounds, first generation college-bound students, LGBTQ students and students from rural communities. Students (typically seniors) who are seriously considering one of the colleges below and who fall into an underrepresented category should click on any active links below or connect with their counselor for more information. 



BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY: Students Exploring and Embracing Diversity (SEED)
SEED provides a space for students to explore and engage in topics of diversity and intersectional dialogue, attend faculty lectures and information sessions and participate in a mock admissions case study. The event will take place on Brandeis's campus providing an opportunity for prospective students to connect with fellow accomplished high school seniors, as well as faculty, staff, and current students at Brandeis. 

Stay tuned! Information about SEED for Fall 2023 will be available in Summer 2023


MIAMI UNIVERSITY: Bridges Program
An overnight visit experience for high-achieving high school seniors. The program has a focus on promoting diversity and provides high school seniors with an inside look at Miami through a variety of campus experiences where they'll engage with current students, faculty, and staff.  We invite students from historically underrepresented populations, as well as students who have a commitment to diversity, to apply. We welcome various diverse identities — racial/ethnic, sexual orientation and gender, and socioeconomic.

During the Bridges Program, students can:

Visit Miami's campus to get a sense of what it would be like to be a student here.
Engage with students and professors in a Miami classroom.
Eat in our award-winning dining halls and stay overnight in a residence hall.

The 2022 Bridges Program is complete. Dates for next year's program will be announced summer 2023.


SWARTHMORE COLLEGE: Discover Swarthmore
While the Fall 2023 program dates have not yet been finalized, we typically offer two Discover Swarthmore programs, in mid-September and late October, to give students maximum flexibility. Last fall, our on-campus programs took place during the last weekends of September and October.

During our review, the selection committee prioritizes applications from students who are:

*Underrepresented students in higher education (Black, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, Middle Eastern and North African, Native Hawaiian, and Native and Indigenous American)
*First generation in their family to attend college
*Low-income students (Pell-eligible, free/reduced lunch, etc.), and students who might not otherwise be able to afford a trip to campus
*Rural and small town students
*Undocumented and DACA-eligible students

Students must be nominated. Only students seriously interested in Swarthmore should talk with their counselor. 



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