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Diversity Fly-In Programs: How Do They Work?

Hey everyone, I've heard about these diversity fly-in programs that some colleges offer for prospective students. Can anyone explain how they work, and what I need to do to apply for one?

7 months ago

Diversity fly-in programs are designed by colleges to give underrepresented or low-income prospective students the opportunity to visit and explore their campus, usually for an overnight stay. They aim to give students a taste of what attending the college is like, by giving them the chances to interact with current students, attend classes, and participate in special events or workshops.

To apply for a diversity fly-in program, you'll need to meet certain eligibility criteria, which vary from college to college. Typically, these programs are open to high school seniors from underrepresented backgrounds, first-generation college students, or those with financial need. Some programs also prioritize students from certain geographic regions. Be sure to research the specific eligibility requirements for the programs you're interested in.

The application process for these programs typically involves completing an online application form and submitting supplementary materials, such as your high school transcript, standardized test scores, and letters of recommendation. Some colleges may also ask for an essay describing your background and why you're interested in attending the fly-in program.

Deadlines for applying to diversity fly-in programs are usually in the early fall of your senior year, so be sure to start researching well in advance - maybe even in the spring of your junior year. If you're accepted into a program, the college will generally cover your travel expenses, including airfare, meals, and accommodations during your stay.

To find out which colleges offer diversity fly-in programs and learn more about their specific application processes, visit the admissions websites of the schools you're interested in. You can also search online for lists of colleges that host such programs. Good luck!

7 months ago

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