Many graduate schools offer visitation events. These events may be paid for by the institution and offer a variety of services to assist students in applying for graduate programs.
Campus Visitations and Application Preparation
- California Institute of Technology GradPreview – Aims to make Caltech’s programs more visible to underrepresented students. Caltech provides travel, accommodations and meal costs for all Gradpreview participants. Graduate Studies waives the $80 application fee for all Preview participants who subsequently apply to Caltech for graduate study.
- Georgia Institute of Technology FOCUS Program – Participants receive application and funding information, visit classrooms and research labs in their interest areas and talk with current students and faculty. FOCUS provides travel, accommodations and meal costs for all participants.
- Howard University Visitation Program – Participants interested in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences visit research centers and graduate departments; network; learn about the admission process and various funding opportunities; and experience life at Howard University. AGEP provides hotel accommodations, meals, and the roundtrip transportation.
- Howard University and the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Graduate School Visitation Program – Participants from STEM disciplines attend graduate classes; meet with graduate faculty and students; visit with representatives from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. HUTEP-AGEP provides hotel accommodation, meals, and transportation.
- Indiana University “Getting You into IU” Campus Visit – Students from a wide range of disciplines participate in sessions on preparing competitive applications for graduate admission and fellowships; individual and group meetings with IU faculty; attend classes; tour departments and research facilities; meet with current graduate students.
- Ohio State University Graduate and Professional Schools Visitation Day – Juniors and Seniors in any field tour campus. The OSU Office of Minority Affairs will provide complimentary double room hotel accommodations and meals for students, according to the GPSVD schedule.
- The University of Alabama Graduate School Preview Day – Provides information to undergraduate students and other prospective graduate students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree at UA. Kaplan provides FREE practice GRE, GMAT, or LSAT tests.
- University of California, Davis Preview Day – Consists of faculty and current graduate student panels in STEM fields discussing tips for selecting a program, preparing personal statements, the application process, and an overview of graduate life. Students can apply for travel funding. Priority will be given to seniors and master’s students considering graduate study at UC Davis.
- University of Florida’s Campus Visitation Program – Participants meet with faculty; tour campus and Gainesville; talk with current graduate students; attend workshops on succeeding in graduate school; and apply for admission. Office of Graduate Minority Programs pays hotel costs, some meals and partial travel expenses.
- The University of Georgia Future Scholars Visitation Program – Participants visit campus and their departments of interest. The Graduate School pays for participants lodging and most meals. Up to $100 reimbursed travel expenses (including airline, shuttle and/or mileage). Participants receive an application fee waiver.
- University of Illinois Multi-Cultural Engineering Recruitment for Graduate Education (MERGE) Program – Brings graduate school prospects from diverse cultures to UI in-depth view of the outstanding programs and facilities available for graduate study. Scholars must currently be enrolled in or have completed an accredited curriculum in engineering, physics, or chemistry. All expenses paid by the MERGE Program.
- University of Michigan Biomedical Sciences PREVIEW Weekend – Provides students various opportunities to interact with faculty, current graduate students and peers. Attendees participate in activities and workshops about applying to graduate school at UM, research and campus life. Visit expenses including travel, lodging, and on-campus meals will be covered.
- University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium- Participants tour departments and research labs, interacting with faculty, staff, and current graduate students. Attendees participate in workshops about admissions and funding; and attend presentations and poster sessions by current graduate students. Event includes lunch and refreshments. Travel Grants are available.
- University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs Diversity Days - Diversity Days are a two-day program coordinated to expose students who are historically underrepresented in higher education to master’s programs at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Selected participants will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, current students, and alumni as well as experience the life of the Humphrey School and the Twin Cities metro area. Travel grants are available to participants who live further than 200 miles away.
- University of Missouri Emerge Program – Prospective graduate students from under-represented groups interested in applying to the University of Missouri. All costs of the weekend (travel, lodging, meals, all scheduled activities) are paid by the MU Graduate School.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison Opportunities in Engineering Conference – Juniors and seniors with majors in physics, chemistry, math or other physical science interested in attending graduate school in engineering visit campus and explore graduate programs in engineering. Travel, food, and lodging expenses (except travel days and Saturday) will be paid by the conference.
- University of Rochester Graduate School Visitation Program – The College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering and the Medical School host a two-day visitation program for seniors who are low-income, first-generation, or members of underrepresented groups. Participants will be provided with round trip travel, meals, and will be housed with current graduate or undergraduate students.
- Virginia Tech Graduate Preview Weekend – Designed to familiarize students with VT graduate programs, campus, the Blacksburg community, resources for student and financial support; opportunities to interact with Virginia Tech faculty, administrators, and graduate students. Graduate School provides housing, food, and travel support.