Discover Swarthmore!

Discover Swarthmore 2016

Thursday, September 15 - Saturday, September 17, 2016 or
Thursday, October 20 - Saturday, October 22, 2016

Discover Swarthmore is Swarthmore College's all-expenses-paid overnight program for high-achieving high school seniors. Swarthmore Admissions pays for all transportation, meal, and on-campus housing expenses for students invited to attend the program. Attendees will experience Swarthmore first-hand as they attend classes, stay with current students in our residence halls, eat in the dining hall, and go to campus events. Prospective students will also hear from faculty, staff, alumni, and current students through a series of panel discussions and informal conversations. Take a look at last year's schedule to learn more about the Discover Swarthmore experience. 

All interested high school seniors (U.S. citizens, Permanent Residents, and undocumented/DACA students living in the United States) are welcome to apply to Discover Swarthmore, though preference will be given to students from traditionally underrepresented groups, students who are the first in their family to attend college, and students from low-income backgrounds. Student applications are due July 31, 2016.


Guidance counselors, college counselors, counselors at college access organizations, and teachers who know of good-match students for Discover Swarthmore can use this nomination form to ensure that your student receives an application. The nomination process is open now and will stay open until the nomination deadline on June 30, 2016. 

Please email or call Swarthmore Admissions at 610-328-8300 during business hours (8:30 am - 4:30 pm EST) with any questions.